The Game

Shadows of War is a 2D Real-Time Strategy sidescroller game.
Classical RTS elements combined with new one, into a 2D game.

Massive maps
Fight in massive battlefields against your worst foe!
Challenge your friends in a 1v1 battle, show them who is in control.
Some maps also have unique elements, that requires you to change your tactics. The bigger the map, the harder it will be. You always need to have an eye on every section of the map. Be fast to take counter measures of the enemy's attacks!
Old-School gamer?
The game also offers the Hardcore mode, for old-school gamers that needs a challenge.
You are low on money, which means you can order less units onto the battlefield.
Support strikes will be rarely used, since they're costing too much.
Keep track of your tickets, you can't lose a single one!
You really need to do everything to prevent the enemy from marching into your land.
Always do your best! Else, loosing can't be prevented.
Remember the good old days, where games hadn't got any XP system?
You only played for fun, not for unlocks or that stuff? Like that?
Then SoW is the perfect game for you, no DLC, no XP, no Micro-Transactions.

The Story

1944, a German Science project, was sealed and hidden.
It was never meant to be found. But in 2013, a new Federal Chancellor was elected.
Then, old research projects were activated again, this is where everything began...
One of the projects, were a bomb, not a casual one.
They built the bomb after the blueprints they've found.
Then they tested it, the bomb detonated successfully, with a devastating effect.
A world was left, that were pushed into the shadows, no hope, no life as it is known.
Nations in despair, began to wage war. The world, at the brink of total destruction.
Now we are here. No alliances, all fighting for survival.
Russia, now facing Germany again, on the battlefields of Europe.

Short Facts

  • A 2D RTS Sidescroller Multiplayer game.
  • Multiple Modes: Conquest, Rush, Classic Skirmish.
  • 20 different unit types including: Dropship, MBTs, Helicopters.
  • Over 5 support strikes: Artillery Barrage, Tomahawk Missile, Harrier strike.
  • The story of the war, told in text-logs.
  • Big and unique maps.
  • Intense Online multiplayer battles
  • Competitive (1v1) multiplayer modes.
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Greenlight & Epocu


The Greenlight campaign has now been going on for a while, but it is kind of stuck at the moment.
That is why, we need help to spread the word to get more votes,so that Shadows of War can get greenlit!

To embrace exactly that, we decided to use the platform Epocu.
It works just like thunderclap, if you want to support it, you sign in with your Social Media account,
and then you either choose "Support with a Tweet" or "Support with Facebook".
Then on a chosen date, a message will be posted from your account,
spreading the word about the Greenlight campaign onto Facebook and Twitter.
Even if you do not want to do that, please share the link with your friends
and get them to share it with their friends.
Every Vote helps reaching our goal!

Vote on Greenlight
Link to: Epocu
You can also buy it on Desura if you want.
Currently it is 75% off, so it would be a good time to pick it up ;)

Beta Update

Beta Update


Update 0.8.1 is out now and bringing Shadows of War to the Beta phase! What is new? What are the changes?

Alpha Launch

Alpha Launch


Shadows of War has launched as an Alpha version on IndieGameStand.

Delopment Progress update #1

Delopment Progress update #1


The Roadmap of SoW and launch on Steam Greenlight.

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Shadows of War Light Beta [0.8.1]

Shadows of War Light Beta [0.8.1]


The second version of the Light Alpha (Beta) release. It's limited compared to the full Beta, but it should give you an idea about the game.


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XDXD Awesome!

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Hello, i have a problem with Alpha 0.6.2... The game does not open, exe runs but the game is "not visible" or "closed". I have an Windows 8 with intel B987 dual 1.5GHz processors. GPU is custom intel ((BY DEFAULT)). I have full access to the PC with admin rights and i tried all modes with your game. I am looking forward for this game.

That game is interesting. -Toby

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TheSgtConti Creator

Are your Graphics drivers up to date?
And how much RAM do you have?
Im sure we'll figure a way to get it running for you :)
- Conti

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Price change coming soon to SoW, the price will be set to 4.99€ ($4.99) within the next days across the different stores.

Jun 26 2015

It's funny to see Shadows of War have a more positive review score than Batman: Arkham Knight. Technical problems do affect reviews heavily.

Jun 23 2015

Awesome news for Steam gamers, refunds are finally there! Great move by Valve. #TipsHat >>

Jun 2 2015

Soon it is time for some major changes and lots of overdue fixes in a new patch for Shadows of War, right? #Chipmunk

May 19 2015

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May 15 2015

The Desura version of SoW wont get any new updates and we stopped the sale of the Desura version. The IGS version is now available as a .zip

May 9 2015

Shadows of War patch 1.8.6 is now out on Steam, Desura and IGS. Changelog:

Mar 25 2015

Congratulations to all Nominees of @DerDCP (German Game Awards), sadly Shadows of War is not even on their list of ALL submitted games.

Mar 17 2015

The crash issues in Shadows of War have been resolved and it should be running stable again with the latest updated build.

Feb 20 2015

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Feb 5 2015