FAQ

Frequently asked questions

Kickstarter: How do I get access to the beta?
Kickstarter: When do I get my physical rewards?
Kickstarter: I need to change my shipping address!
What is War for the Overworld?
When will the game be released?
Where can I keep up with development?
What is the Bedrock Beta?
I have a bug to report! Where should I go?
Where should I post feedback or suggestions?
How often will the Bedrock Beta be updated?
Is the Bedrock Beta only available on Steam? What if I don’t want to use Steam?
What platforms can I play WFTO on?
I missed out on Kickstarter and would like to get my hands on one of those awesome Kickstarter reward tiers, is that possible?
What are these Humble Store widgets?
What’s the difference between purchasing on your website and purchasing on Steam?
What do I get in the Underlord Edition of the game?
Is it possible to upgrade from the standard edition to the Underlord Edition?
Is there a demo available?
Will you continue to support WFTO after release?
Will the game have modding support?
Will multiplayer be added to the game?
Press Inquiry?
I have a question that isn’t answered here… help!

Q: Kickstarter: How do I get access to the beta?
A: Head on over to this page for some wonderful step-by-step instructions.

Q: Kickstarter: When do I get my physical rewards?
A: The physical rewards will be manufactured and dispatched after release of the final game. Keep an eye on the Kickstarter updates for more information!

Q: Kickstarter: I need to change my shipping address!
A: We’ll be handling shipping address changes when we’re closer to dispatching the physical rewards.

Q: What is War for the Overworld?
A: War for the Overworld is a brand new Dungeon Management Game (equal parts God Game & RTS) from Subterranean Games. Within WFTO you take on the role of an Underlord who has the power to dig your own dungeons and fill them with rooms, devious minions and defenses, as the goodly heroes attempt to infiltrate your dungeon in a vain attempt at glory or riches your army will dispose of them, though you could always help by casting vicious spells and rituals… before beginning an assault on their own lands.

Q: When will the game be released?
A: The full game will be released in 2014, however the Bedrock Beta is available now on Steam Early Access!

Q: Where can I keep up with development?
A: The best place is our forums, website and newsletter (coming soon), but you can also follow/subscribe/etc our Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Twitch profiles, or join the official WFTO Subreddit.

Q: What is the Bedrock Beta?
A: The Bedrock Beta is the foundation of War for the Overworld that will be regularly updated with assets, bug fixes, and features. Our goal with making the game available so early is to allow us to gather valuable feedback and criticism whilst allowing you to enjoy the opportunity to watch the game grow as we progress from beta to the finished product.

Q: I have a bug to report! Where should I go?
A: Head on over to our Bedrock Beta Bug Reports forum. Thanks for the help!

Q: Where should I post feedback or suggestions?
A: Feedback should be posted in our Bedrock Beta forum, suggestions should be posted in our Suggestions forum.

Q: How often will the Bedrock Beta be updated?
A: The aim is to push an update out every 2-3 weeks, but at the very least there will be one per month.

Q: Is the Bedrock Beta only available on Steam? What if I don’t want to use Steam?
A: The Bedrock Beta is only available through Steam as it provides a significantly better environment for testing than any other distribution platform. If you purchase the game through our website (using the Humble Store widgets), a DRM-Free download of the game will be available to you at release. Please note that the DRM-Free version will not support any Steamworks-powered features and may have limited multiplayer functionality.

Q: What platforms can I play WFTO on?
A: WFTO is available on Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Q: I missed out on Kickstarter and would like to get my hands on one of those awesome Kickstarter reward tiers, is that possible?
A: Unfortunately not, however we may make certain things available in the future. Any Kickstarter-exclusive items will only ever be available under special circumstances (contests, charity, etc).

Q: What are these Humble Store widgets?
A: The Humble Store is a checkout system created by the wonderful folks behind the Humble Bundles. You can find out more information on the PC Gaming Wiki.

Q: What’s the difference between purchasing on your website and purchasing on Steam?
A: Purchasing WFTO on our website through the Humble Store widgets will provide you with a Steam Key and a DRM-Free download of the game on release, we also get a larger percentage of the revenue which lets us keep the lights on. The Humble Store widgets also allow you to provide an additional tip if you wish! Please note that the DRM-Free version will not support any Steamworks-powered features and may have limited multiplayer functionality.

Q: What do I get in the Underlord Edition of the game?
A: The Underlord Edition includes the exclusive Sovereign Dungeon Theme, a soundtrack download, and a copy of The Dungeoneer’s Guide to the Underworld, a digital companion book for all your Dungeon-Building needs. Please note that these rewards will not be available until the release of the game. Every Kickstarter backer who pledged above £15 will automatically get the Underlord Edition extras.

Q: Is it possible to upgrade from the standard edition to the Underlord Edition?
A: Not currently, but we will make this option available at launch.

Q: Is there a demo available?
A: Not at the moment. We may make a demo available or have a free weekend on Steam closer to release.

Q: Will you continue to support WFTO after release?
A: Yes, we plan to release patches and content updates for the foreseeable future. Please read this thread for more information on our plans for post-release support.

Q: Will the game have modding support?
A: We aren’t yet ready to announce our plans for modding support. Please keep an eye on the updates.

Q: Will multiplayer be added to the game?
A: Yes! Multiplayer will be added to the beta in the coming months.

Q: Press Inquiry?
A: Please see our Contact Us page.

Q: I have a question that isn’t answered here… help!
A: We love feedback as much as we love answering questions, the best (and fastest) way to get a response is to post a thread on our forums. Alternatively, you can send a message to our Facebook or Twitter pages, or email us here. If you are a Kickstarter backer, you can message us through our Kickstarter page.