Nude Ascending A Star: Naked War Free! (Mostly)

By Kieron Gillen on December 11th, 2008 at 5:33 pm.

Like the intro of Dallas... WITH DEATH.
Some great Naked War news here. Ste of the Pickford Brothers announces that their turn-based cute-skirmish game (Think Laser Squad Nemesis meets Worms with a distinctive wiff of Sensible-Software-esque playfulness) has passed their 100,000 turn served mark. Relevantly, this is changing how they’re allowing people to play. Basically, it’s gone free to play with optional subscriber options. That’s “basically”, I stress. I’ll explain more beneath the cut, but if you haven’t played it, you should download it and challenge a mate to a battle. Because it’s so lovely that even someone with as little taste as Dave McCarthy gets it. A game really has to be good to manage that.

Okay, traditionally Naked War works by challenge credits. If you download the client, you have one, meaning you can start one game with someone else. After that, you can only play games when someone challenges you – and to get those challenge points, you have to subscribe or buy points or… oh, it doesn’t matter anymore, as that’s all out the window.

Now, there’s Free Play mode. While you only have a single challenge point if you download, if you press a button on the website, you get another one instantly. Meaning that basically you can play as many games as you like. You can still subscribe, and if you do, you gain the ability to play multiple games at once and a load of more stuff.

In short – this is a great e-mail based Skirmish game, which you can now play much more before having to consider giving any money. If you haven’t played it, I urge you to give it a shot. Just don’t challenge me, as I have work to get done over the weekend. No, I mean it.

Here it is in action…

And, yet again, you can get it from here. Hurrah for videogames!

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6 Comments »

  1. The Poisoned Sponge says:

    Surely you’re not suggesting your will is so weak that the mere temptation of a game would render you helpless to resist?

  2. manintheshack says:

    ‘Just don’t challenge me, as I have work to get done over the weekend.’

    You musn’t let all that book-signing get to you…

  3. Chis says:

    Bonus Duchamp reference! Extra bonus if it was an Apollo 440 reference (despite that last album being crap).

  4. sinister agent says:

    Naked War is excellent, and I am a fool for forgetting to play it for so long.

  5. Gunrun247 says:

    Talking of other free games how come there is no mention of Savage 2 becoming free within the last week.

  6. Grandstone says:

    I downloaded the game on your recommendation and am now awaiting a friend’s reply to my challenge. I toyed with the sandbox mode a little. Looks fun. I love this kind of thing, so I’m surprised I hadn’t heard of this game before.

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