atWar, formerly Afterwind, is a free-2-play online multiplayer turn-based strategy game (Silverlight). In the best traditions of Risk and Axis & Allies, you play against other people to fight for world domination. Features free unit movement - no grids or predetermined paths. Up to 20 players in a game, simultaneous turns. Another feature is the Map Editor allowing players to create their own maps and units, giving you the chance to re-enact any battle real or imagined. If you get disconnection problems with the Desura file right after you load the game then you should disable the firewall or add a firewall exception rule... or just go to our website and play in your browser there.

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4 comments by abfahren on Aug 22nd, 2013

atWar can now be played on Linux!

Now everyone can enjoy atWar thanks to Pipelight, which allows Windows applications (including Silverlight). For more information you can go to Pipelight. This has been tested on arch Linux, you still have to use an user agent switcher, because otherwise the game does not load. Thanks to the atWar member Parakooper for finding this out.

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RookieDagro Jan 17 2013 says:

Okay so, this was fantastic, and I thoroughly enjoyed myself for about an hour.
I got a friend to install the game after telling him how awesome it was playing on the game of thrones map, we decided we wanted to play together and then we went to host a game. Here's where you completely ruined your game - you have to PAY, with REAL MONEY, to host a game of this, being that with these types of strategy game finding players is hard enough, you've built a wall that stops players from creating games altogether! I was sorely disappointed, in the game, in the poor marketing decision.

Altogether the game is a definite 9/10 on gameplay, the customisable maps and unit types that people can add in to remake scenarios is brilliant, I love it, I love the game, I love the chat systems, I love the battles.
I just hate the fact you want people to buy a "game option package" to host a game. In my eyes this has completely destroyed my view of the overall product. Poor producers often destroy a product. Take a look at War Z and how sergei titov completely ruined a game that had potential by overhyping it and promising deadlines he couldn't keep. He even ended up writing an apology letter about it.

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blargh69 Jan 17 2013 replied:

You can always ask a premium player to open a specific game for you. I know that most people wouldn't mind doing that. Also you can buy specific packs separatly if you dont wish to buy full premium and they will last forever.

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hdrakon Jan 17 2013 replied:

i agree about the good stuff you said about the game, in my opinion AW is like one of the best online strategy browser game i ever played, and i played alot of browser games believe me.
it look like you dislike the way its because the game creators need to get some revenue from this game after wasting non stop for this game to maintain it, then its not so good anymore?.
i think non payers still have a good deal, because they are able to play games for free and use their available sp to purchase upgrades and stuff..
non payers:
1.)they are allowed to play any kind of custom map.
2.)have almost all the basic game features apart from the desired ones that are kept to be used for premiums.
as long as you didnt paid cash and saw the difference from premium to non premium dont say such things about the game, and if you want a to play custom map as non payer member ask nicely from the players to make a map you want and i am sure they will be glad to help you in this tinny issue, or pay to have map/scenario pack, it cost few cents and it will help the game alot, just dont leave such wonderful game because of of tiny problems that you cause..

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RookieDagro Jan 17 2013 replied:

No, you didn't read my review. I mentioned that they had to come up with an alternative revenue source that didn't limit a player's experience and subsequently the enjoyment of the game.

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abfahren Creator
abfahren Jan 17 2013 replied:

Disapointing you can't enjoy it. Although, free to play players can join ANY of the non private custom maps (Game of Thrones being one of these) which happen frequently per hour. This is not Pay to Play and ProtoBytes will do everything to avoid that. I think the prolonged (over 3 years now) strong free to play membership is evidence of such a thing.

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RookieDagro Jan 17 2013 replied:

I did enjoy it, to the extent that I was allowed to.
It's like someone giving you a bite of a cookie for free, then making you pay for the rest of THAT cookie. My alternative was to propose that they give you that whole cookie, then offer you another cookie if you enjoyed the first one. A somewhat dodgy metaphor but I think it works.

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RookieDagro Jan 17 2013 replied:

Overall rating of the game is a 4/10, purely because you have to pay to play.
Gameplay (when you can find a game) - 9/10.
Music - 7/10
Sound effect(s) - 4/10
Chat system - 7/10 - easy to use, have to click the chat box to talk every time you finish troop movement, rather than pressing enter as with most games.
Graphics - 9/10 for this type of game, they are better than is to be expected from the genre of riskesque games.
Ease of game hosting and playing with friends - 1/10 - if you're lucky you can join a game with a friend before the 5 turn limit, but don't think about making any private games for you and your friends, that'll cost you money.
I believe you shouldn't have to pay to host. There should be something else, such as a general system, an avatar you can attach to units to give bonuses and you can buy items for the general to equip him with different abilities (nothing overpowered, just like +1 attack +2 defence, etc.)
There are alternative options such as an item transaction store, rather than forcing players to pay to enjoy the game to it's full extent.
I hope you take my -somewhat- review seriously and review an alternative method that makes the game free-to-play with a paid option, nothing like it is now - pay-to-play.

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iom2010 Jan 17 2013 replied:

I disagreed with you with that statement ‘purely because you have to pay to play.’
This, in my opinion, is free to play because there are a lots of games to join with your friends to play world maps, Europe maps, custom maps etc without having to pay.

atWar doesn’t force players to enjoy the game to its full extent. You will notice that there is a lot of non-premium* players at high ranks (takes a long time to rank up) and they still love playing atWar.

Sure you have to pay to host games but it doesn’t mean it will prevent you playing with your friends and there are usually games to join that you can play with your friends with you instead having to host games.

You can even ask in the lobby for a specific game you want to play, even private games! You may have to ask more than once sometimes though.
atWar will get more popular, means it will have more games.

If you really love atWar, you should consider buying premium. It will be worth it because I bought it myself : )

P.S. atWar is one of the best games I ever played, 10/10.

*Premium players who have bought packages such as game option package.

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iom2010 Jan 17 2013 replied:

Sure you have to pay to host private games*

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CaptainTorry Jan 17 2013 says:

Yes, this looks great! Too bad its multiplayer only! Just don't have the time to play these kinds of games.


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abfahren Creator
abfahren Jan 17 2013 replied:

You should probably try the casual game method then. You have 12 or 24 hours to take your turn, much more suited to people with not much time on their hands but still feel the need to go all Genghis Khan on someone else

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RookieDagro Jan 17 2013 says:

It looks fantastic, and it's free.
This is what a real indie game is.
A group of off-handed developers making a game in their spare time that they want to play and enjoy doing it, thus making a polished final result.
I have to say this is one of the better things I've seen on Desura, by far in my top 10, possibly around number 6 or 7. Usually I don't get this excited about trying out an indie game, let alone one on Desura (which has let me down far too many times) I'm glad that I didn't choose to abandon Desura, little gems like this are the reason I continue to browse the craptent (content) on this bloody thing. I hope this lives up to expectations.
I will add you to my watch list to wait for future releases, paid or free, if they're anywhere near the same quality as this, I wouldn't be averted to paying for your next game. :)

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varatan Jan 17 2013 says:

The game is all in all pretty good. But the one thing that is utter bullcrap is the fact that you cant make a private game without buying some bloody subscription pack.

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blargh69 Jan 17 2013 replied:

a good idea to not be disturbed is going to the casual games and open your game because usually there is only 1 or 2 people there, so nobody will disturb you ;)

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abfahren Creator
abfahren Jan 17 2013 replied:

Hopefully its not too much of a problem... If you ask people nicely to not join your game that is an easy solution.

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risedm Jan 16 2013 says:

wierd.. my mouse keeps flyiing to top of screen in game, anyone else have this issue

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abfahren Creator
abfahren Jan 17 2013 replied:

I havent heard of it before... post this on the forum, in the game. There will be an answer

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Highest Rated (6 agree) 10/10

I tried many in-browser games, and this game really just takes the lead in the games I tried, there isn’t more than around 100.000 players active, so it’s pretty easy to get friends and chatting in room and in all other lobbies. The gameplay is nice and easy to learn, but like in all free2play games there is something they could have done better. In the game you mostly see a lot of games and cause of the new update you are able to play from the middle-age and all the way to the future. In AtWar…

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