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Welcome to the open beta of Ancient Warfare 2!

You can follow the development here(Weekly devblogs): Devblogs

If you prefer social media, here is my twitter account: Twitter

Or you can write me an email: janniknickel.info@gmail.com

What is Ancient Warfare?
Ancient Warfare is a low poly third person game.

You take control of a small blue unit and fight against the large blue empire or you can watch battles of blue vs. red!

You can use different melee weapons and shields to kill your enemies and cut them into pieces.

Create custom battles with the new custom battle editor, choose terrain, conditions, place enemy and allied troops and get ready for heavy battles!


WASD -> Move

Mouse -> Look around

Left Mouse Button -> Attack

Right Mouse Button + Left Mouse Button -> Throw current weapon

E -> Control Shield

Right Mouse Button + E -> Pick up weapon

Escape -> Pause game

Units in game

  • Axe fighter
  • Archer
  • Flame Archer
  • Catapult
  • Crossbow gunner
  • Cavalry (different types)
  • Mace fighter
  • Mace fighter with shield
  • Pikenier
  • Pikenier with shield
  • Spear thrower
  • Sword fighter
  • Unarmed
  • Ballista

Much more are in development!

Update 25.10.16


-Fixed all known bugs like units won't move to far targets, ...

-Added all weapons that are currently developed

-Added a few new units(not all, I want to keep half of the units for full version)

-Added support for using bows and crossbows(pick them up in a battle)

-You can pick up shields

-Updated Assembly to the current development version

I hope this will make the beta much more playable. Enjoy it!

You want to support development?

You can donate a dollar or give me some feedback to support the development.

Anyways, thanks for playing and enjoy!


You can use this game to create lets plays and other videos.

But please add the link to the game to support it.

I would like to see your videos!

More information

Published22 days ago
StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, Mac OS X, Linux
Release date22 days ago
Tags3D, blocks, Destruction, low-poly, Minimalist, Tactical, Third Person, War
Average durationA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Mouse
Player countSingleplayer


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

AncientWarfare2_Beta_Win64bit[Update1].zip 29 MB
AncientWarfare2_Beta_Win32bit[Update1].zip 27 MB
AncientWarfare2_Beta_MacOSUniversal[Update1].zip 41 MB
AncientWarfare2_Beta_LinuxUniversal[Update1].zip 41 MB
AncientWarfare2_Beta_Win64bit[Legacy].zip 22 MB
AncientWarfare2_Beta_Win32bit[Legacy].zip 20 MB
AncientWarfare2_Beta_MacOSUniversal[Legacy].zip 33 MB
AncientWarfare2_Beta_LinuxUniversal[Legacy].zip 34 MB


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Great game! Well... I can't play with more than 140 units or my game crash... but thats still good! But i have a question: Why is the cav so weak? Like they get insta-kill from every unit in the game and rarely they kill someone. I would like to see when the cav have pikes (or spears) they would low their spears so they could first hit the enemy :)

Thanks for your feedback! The idea with the spear horses is very good, thanks for that. The game needs some balancing in the next weeks.

I want to love your game, but for some reason the only thing I can do on the Mac version is the Custom Battle. When is the (Full Release) coming?

The full version will release in about 4-6 weeks.

I'm looking forward to release a beta patch next tuesday(25th October) to fix the bugs of this version.

There won't be much new content because it's just the beta.

In the patch will be:

  • All bugfixes I did until now, like:
    • Units won't attack long ranged enemies
    • No blue horses
    • Many music bugs
    • Shield and weapon bugs
    • much more...
  • The new unit behaviour
  • Better performance
  • Maybe a few of the new units (There are currently 36 different units in development build)

This patch will make the game much more playable!


I like this game, it's fun. It has the stuff I wanted in a game, melee fighting, mini wars with AI and Player controlled fighter, dismemberment that makes sense(not like if you swing a sword at the persons hand, the entire arm comes off) and much more. My only problem is that on Mac, it says to find the delete button to delete units but I couldn't find one so I thought it might be the Delete key on Mac but that didn't work either. So I'm probably either really stupid and couldn't find it or a glitch happened. If you can, can you tell me where to find the Delete button?

First of all: Thank you for your feedback!

I'm using Unity's default input system, so, I don't think it's a glitch...

This image shows the position of the delete key on a default windows keyboard:

This is the key I have used in Unity's input system.

I'm not sure if this is equal to a mac keyboard or how unity will handle this button if it won't exists, but I think a mac computer should at least have some key combination to simulate this key.

Google says that you will have to press the fn-key + delete key(The one with that you will remove text).

The only bug I know: You can't delete units while hovering the UI with your cursor.

I hope this will solve your problem.

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Nice game, but its broken. Could you please make the enemies go after the allies from a longer range. Also could you add crossbows for the player, and armoured units. That would be great!

Yeah I want to add crossbows and bows to the player. The enemy problem is fixed, but not in this beta version, I think I have to upload an update with the fix.

About the armored units: I haven't thought about this idea yet, but I will look into it!


I like but not much like Ancient Warfare 1 style I like more action driven by self, but, okay, each with their tastes: D, do not let the Ancient Warfare 1 Back please :)

(Translated by Google Traductor :V)

Thanks for your feedback. I think it's really difficult to add self driven action, but I'm working on it.

And I will add more Ancient Warfare 1 gameplay, especially in the large campaign.

Ok :D

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I'm back! :v, lets test the game on Linux :D

Cool, please give me some feedback. I can not test it on linux at the moment.


Already a great game but has some major bugs such as the A.I. not attacking each other unless they are like right next to each other. Other than that, a great game and very addictive.

Thanks for your feedback!

Yeah I'm currently working on the AI, the enemies aren't really intelligent...