This story takes place in a place vaguely reminiscent of modern-day Japan. In the twenty years since the first Human Tank was developed, the war raging between the Empire of Japon and the Kingdom of Japon has turned into a proxy war fought between Human Tanks on both sides.
The Empire of Japon once ruled the entire land of Japon. Now diminished and cornered, the Empire prepares to make its last stand as the tanks of the Kingdom of Japon draw close to its capital. Shoutaro Daihon’ei, Lieutenant of the Imperial Army moves out to the battlefield, followed closely by the loyal Human Tanks in his company.

- Fast-paced strategic battles in over 30 maps
- Use resources earned from battles to develop new tanks
- Customize your tanks with various modules to deadly effect
- Multiple endings based on your performance
- Replay the story keeping your previously earned units and resources
- Free battle mode to practice and gather extra supplies
- English localization features two all-new bonus maps, hand-drawn battle backgrounds and an improved user interface

War of the Human Tanks is supported for Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 operating systems.

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The Mighty Bundle

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The Mighty Bundle from Indie Royale has 6 super strong games for you. We've got Waveform; Avadon: The Black Fortress; Zafehouse Diaries; Derrick the Deathfin; Tidalis and War of the Human Tanks.

First up in The Mighty Bundle is Waveform from Eden Industries. This fantastic game sees the player navigate the beauty and hazards of the solar system while riding on a wave of light in an innovative action-puzzle game. Gaming Nexus said "controlling a wave of light is executed flawlessly through beautifully rendered levels and a challenging, but addictive gameplay experience". Waveform is available on Windows and Mac from Steam, on Desura and DRM-Free for PC, Mac and Linux.

Next we have Avadon: The Black Fortress from Spiderweb Software. This epic role playing fantasy saga sets the player the task of protecting The Pact to save the day. RPG Fan said it "reminded me of some of the best games I've ever played" and gave it an Editor's Choice award. It's available from Steam & DRM-Free for Windows, Mac & Linux and on Desura. We've also got a hint book if you need it!

Next up is Zafehouse Diaries from Screwfly Studios. It's a tactical game of survival, planning, resource management and problem-solving. Zafehouse: Diaries uses a text diary-based interface for a game which is different every time you play it. We've got it for Windows on Desura and DRM-Free.

Following along in The Mighty Bundle is Derrick the Deathfin from Different Tuna. An underwater papercraft game that's also a fast paced arcade game. Derrick the Deathfin is available on Windows through Desura and Windows & Mac DRM-Free.

Another strong game in The Mighty Bundle is Tidalis from Arcen Games. A block-based puzzle game with casual appeal, hardcore depth, and an addictive "streams" mechanic. Eurogamer said "Tidalis is a charmingly lo-fi package that positively drowns you in content." The game is available for Windows from Steam.

Finally we have War of the Human Tanks from Fruitbat Factory. In this story driven strategy game that pits the group of Human Tanks commanded by the player against the opposing Commanding Officers and their forces. We've got it on Windows from Desura. It's also on Steam Greenlight now and we've got the soundtrack.

Those who pay $8 USD or their currency equivalent during The Mighty Bundle will get Darkman007's heavy chiptune album: Chiptunes 2012. This album is available in MP3 and FLAC format.

We've started to put interviews with some of the developers whose games we've featured in different Indie Royale bundles on our YouTube channel; check in for the latest videos.

You can find more information on The Mighty Bundle, including real-time statistics and its current price, on its official website or via its Facebook, Twitter and Google+ pages. Grab this bundle now while the price is still low (unless kind purchasers lower the price) so that you'll have hours of heavy-weight indie gaming fun to look forward to!

Human Tanks place 4th in Indie Strategy of 2012

Human Tanks place 4th in Indie Strategy of 2012

2 years ago News 0 comments rated the top 10 Indie Strategy Games of 2012 - War of the Human Tanks was came in 4th!

Eclectic Delights of the Human Tanks

Eclectic Delights of the Human Tanks

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Human Tanks have appeared in the Bundle in a Box - Eclectic Delights bundle!

Fruitbat Factory's Halloween Sale

Fruitbat Factory's Halloween Sale

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In celebration of unveiling our next game, 99 Spirits, we’re having a big sale: you can purchase both versions of War of the Human Tanks at a 25% discount...

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Contest: Guess the Game

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We are having a contest about our next release and celebrating it with a week long discount. Guess Fruitbat Factory’s next game release and win a free...

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quillsaga Dec 24 2012 says:

I'm definitely voting for this game in Greenlight, can't wait for it to get on Steam ;D Thanks for such a cool game!

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PhleBuster Dec 24 2012 replied:

Thank you for the support, glad you liked it! Every vote counts on Greenlight too :).

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Toryu-Mau Dec 20 2012 says:

It's Great to see a Doujin game make it to the western shore, especially with excellent localization such as this (though soon I would be trilingual and be able to play in the original language, which is indeed the best after all, but not everyone is like that, I suppose.) proper localization is very important to the western fan base, especially when it comes translation of the Humorous texts.(and I say Text, as in subtitle. the audio/voiceover is always better to be kept in original language.) It's good to see there are Circles that pay attention to this.

Oh, and I sure did Up-vote on Steam, so pass me a Cookie won't you? ^ - ^

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echoMateria Dec 20 2012 replied:

Thank you for your support! We need all the help we can get if we are to survive the Battle of Greenlight!

Everyone, please go to and give 'War of the Human Tanks' a YES!

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Lime_God Dec 16 2012 says:

Seems neat so far. I'm not that far in it, and I actually thought this was another game I played quite some time ago that was sort of similar. I'm kind of glad it's not- that was more an advance wars clone with cute anime characters, and this seems more original.

Also, props for the super ridiculous song intro. I was pretty amused. :D

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Splitmek Dec 11 2012 says:

Eh...Way too much reading before we're finally introduced to the game, and then there doesn't seem to be any sort of tutorial. It wasn't hard to understand how to play, but it seems pretty boring. I mean, I'm probably missing something but all I did was move some lolis around some fog of war, found enemies, shot them, got shot, and I lost mission 1 even though I had some units left. If the tutorial was in the was too lengthy and I skipped it all.

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PhleBuster Dec 12 2012 replied:

Hi, thanks for playing. WotHT is pretty old school in that it doesn't hold you by the hand with extensive tutorials, but the gameplay is quite intuitive and fast to get into. You lose the mission if you lose all your Command Tanks (in mission 1 that means Heshiko), or Masamune. You can check the victory/defeat conditions from the Object button in combat. We also have a very extensive "Let's Play" guide which can be found from the link in the launcher, or

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Splitmek Dec 12 2012 replied:

I don't mean to be rude but "old school" is just code for "bad design." I don't mean that the game is bad, but it really could have been designed to play better.
Either way, the story just isn't my thing. I don't think it's worth it to me to play.
I do however enjoy the soundtrack.

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echoMateria Creator
echoMateria Dec 15 2012 replied:

The combat is a mix of chess and battleship. You lose if you lose your commander (king), each unit (piece) moves and attacks differently and there is a constant fog of war involving firing blind salvos and hoping to hit all squares of bigger units (battleship).

The story segments are of usual length for Japanese games, even shorter than the usual for the other games that use the same VN style.

All in all I don't believe "I don't mean that the game is bad, but it really could have been designed to play better." deserves the 1 rating that you gave. A 1 would be absolutely unplayable, downright broken piece of software that you'd hardly call a game.

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Splitmek Dec 15 2012 replied:

I gave the game a second chance and got through the first battle and it wasn't as bad as I originally thought, but still, it really isn't my kind of game, mostly because of the VN style. I personally like VNs, but I either want to read a VN or play a game, not both, so the VN style of this game was really intrusive because I just wanted to play it.

Also, I tend to rate games either 1 or 10 as a "bad or good" rating. My rating isn't meant to be so harsh as you make it out.

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echoMateria Creator
echoMateria Dec 15 2012 replied:

Sadly this isn't a thumbs up, thumbs down rating system, that's why it has 10 levels instead of 2. Your 1 dropped the average rating of the game from 9.3 to 8.7.

The day after the release we got a troll vote of 1 from a guy who voted a series of games 1, including Portal 2. And now yours, a few more of these and we'll be the lowest rated game on Desura even with all the praises the game is getting.

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Splitmek Dec 15 2012 replied:

You're being pretty silly. Your game has more than a few baseless perfect 10's. My vote is really just leveling out the score, and it's just silly to think this game would get the lowest score on Desura because of some "trolls."
Just like some people will blindly love your game, some people will hate it for no reason. Not trying to be rude here, but get used to it.

However, i'll consider (re)writing out a fair review based on my feelings about the game soon, instead of just giving it a score of 1, in the interest of fairness, as I understand where you're coming from.

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graspee Dec 12 2012 replied:

Maybe you think in this case that "old school" just means "bad design" but it certainly isn't universally true.

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