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War For The Overworld

4 months ago

War for the Overworld gets DLC, huge update, and more dungeons to master

The original Dungeon Keeper was one of the first sims to let you be a truly evil monster, but the kind of monster with farty demon underlings who helped you engage in all manner of hijinks. Bullfrog Entertainment's 1997 masterpiece spiritually lives on through War for the Overworld, which is probably something the good folks at Brightrock Games are tired of hearing. Before it's a…

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2 years ago

War For The Overworld Is Redecorating With Expansion

Also known as Dungeon-Keeper-without-the-copyright, War for the Overworld [official site] left Alec's glasses bright pink - it was just similar enough to the old dungeon management game to make him nostalgic of the old days, but it didn't manage to conjure up the magic of the original. Since release in April 2015, though, the developers have been busy renovating. Yesterday marked their 40th patch, and…

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3 years ago

Feature: At last: this one's a keeper

Dungeons 2 review

Dungeons 2 [official site] is a strategy-management game which borrows heavily from Dungeon Keeper - to whit, you're an evil overlord building a vast underground lair then training up a bestial army within it. After a series of disappointments, might this be the much-needed heir to Bullfrog's classic? It's out tomorrow, and here's what I think. There's a room type in Dungeons 2 called The…

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Feature: Dungeon Keeper 2.5

War For The Overworld review

Dungeon Keeper has always felt important to me, and I’ve rarely analysed why, for the same reason I don’t question why I like cheddar cheese or very tall buildings. For my young sensibilities, it was the right game the right time, and as such it feels like it’s almost always been there: “I like Dungeon Keeper” is simply something I’ve always been able to say.…

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Feature: The Making Of War For The Overworld

How To Remake Dungeon Keeper

War for the Overworld [official site] creative director Josh Bishop uses the word ‘ridiculous’ quite a bit. It’s understandable. The 22-year-old is on the verge of releasing what is intended to be the first faithful follow-up to beloved strategy/management/Imp-slapping title Dungeon Keeper in 16 years. He leads a studio which has reached as many as 20 members, he’s received £200,000 in Kickstarter pledges, he’s had…

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5 years ago

Feature: IT'S ALIIVE

Dungeon Keeper Vs. War For The Overworld

Giant corporations traducing classic games to swing a buck – dontcha love 'em? A top-of-the-line current example is EA Mythic's ongoing brutalisation of first Ultima and now Dungeon Keeper into bad freemium tablet games. “If you want to play Dungeon Keeper or Dungeon Keeper 2,” says senior producer Jeff Skalski, flipping the bird and using a golden zippo to torch the Bullfrog logo, “go to…

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Will You Dig The War For The Overworld Trailer?

You know the bit in action movies where Manly Heroman chases Singular Badman around a corner and there's a pause in the action? Everyone is sad because the movie has stopped, but then Heroman comes running and is being chased by Multiple Badmans and we're all happy to see more action? Well, that's kind of what's happening with Kickstarter. Except Heroman is a Kickstarter backer,…

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6 years ago

Green(light) Means Go: Leisure Suit Larry, More Steamified

Steam Greenlight continues to make dreams come true - you know, assuming those dreams are hoisted atop the shoulders of marketing savvy, inherent appeal to a very specific audience, and sometimes implausibly fortuitous happenings, anyway. Ultimately, though, the results are usually quite nice, and this time around appears to be no different. Ten more games have been granted eternal respite in Valve's hallowed halls, and…

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War For The Overworld Recruits Dungeon Keeper’s Voice

The trouble with games with long names is that it can become impossible to write non-prosaic headlines. For this reason, I demand that War For The Overworld be removed from the internet this instant, and its creators thrown into a fire. ...Which would be be a very silly thing for me to want, given it's a remake/sequel of one of the games I most love,…

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