Dear ESReality, we need your help!
Warsow is up on Steam Greenlight, and in this light I'd like to ask you, dear reader, would you play this game if it were available in Steam?
If yes, please head on over to Steam Greenlight
For those of you that are not familiar with Warsow, and not yet comfortable with the thought of leaving ESReality by clicking on the above link for some more information regarding Warsow, and possibly Steam Greenlight, let me quote some information:
Warsow is a completely free first-person shooter with a strong focus on competitive play and esports.
Set in a futuristic world and boasting a unique cartoonish look, the game avoids cliched gore and violence typically found in games of the genre. Instead Warsow puts strong emphasis on what we think FPS games should be about: speed, movement, control, aim and competitive ethics.
A perfect blend of skill and strategy, Warsow's movement mechanics offer a unique, challenging yet gratifying experience that makes Warsow the foremost skill based FPS available. Warsow boasts friendly community and is extremely customizable, offering almost unlimited creative opportunities for fans and modders.
And what's Steam Greenlight?
Steam Greenlight is a system that enlists the community's help in picking some of the new games to be released on Steam. Developers post information, screenshots, and video for their game and seek a critical mass of community support in order to get selected for distribution.
Let's see if this adventure can get some servers filled up again :-).
Edited by wn at 07:43 CST, 10 February 2013 - 8844 Hits
Yeehaa, the moment you’ve all been waiting for is here! After a combined effort of over 16 months of dedicated developing by our amazing team of dedicated hobbyists, and contributions from our own community, we can now all welcome the next milestone of War§ow: 0.6!
As with every major release, there are many improvements. For the full scoop, check out the changelog. For a quick fix, here’s some of the major improvements:
» Maps! plenty of new maps and most of the old maps restyled and redesigned for improved visuals.
» Models! All weapon models have been retextured for a more unified and modern look.
» New Gametype! Added the class-based ‘Capture the Flag: Tactics’ gametype.
» Music! A brandnew full soundtrack by jihnsius. 6 in-game songs and 2 new menu soundtracks for you to enjoy while browsing for servers.
» Prettier! Engine updates for improved and more realistic lighting.
» Better performance! Higher framerates due to greatly improved engine performance. Lower latency due to better netcode.
Warsow 0.6 weighs in at a hefty 429mb, that’s almost 200mb of added value for the same extremely low price (of nothing!). We invite the community to give feedback. If want to discuss anything else related to the new release, find bugs, or simply want to vent your opinion, head on over to the forums – feedback is much appreciated!
Now head on over to the Download page immediately to grab your free copy of Warsow 0.6! As usual, it comes in a Windows Installer package, a unified zip package (Linux + Windows) and a Mac OSX package. Additionally, you can grab the sourcecode in the Warsow 0.6 SDK (Software Development Kit), and the Warsow 0.6 Presspack for some high resolution screenshots and multiple vectorized versions of the Warsow logo! If you're scared because you don't know what you're getting, check out the brandnew batch of 0.6 screenshots on Warsow.net!
Have fun, and let us know what you think of Warsow 0.6!
Edited by xou at 01:30 CST, 20 December 2010 - 68613 Hits
Today with the 4th wave of Tek9 Sapphire Movie Contest
movies came CHO Media's (
KILLME) "Megatech Body ID 501".
It is (as far as I know) the only Warsow movie in the total of 90 submitted movies, and next to that it is the first major Warsow fragmovie in quite some time. So I figured I'd give it some exposure for the greater good of promoting Warsow ;). Go have a look, and rate it!
» FrooP's Mirror
[329mb] (720p mp4)
» Tek9 Mirror
(stream + download) « VOTE HERE, THANK YOU :)
Edited by ETR at 06:46 CDT, 13 September 2010 - 6380 Hits
There hasn't been much noise around War§ow
lately outside of our own community. We have been quietly working on the next major release (0.55), preparing some nice new features and improving on War§ow's style. A quick refresher for those who don't know: War§ow is (still) a free and fastpaced cel-shaded cartoony FPS
, inspired by a mix of classics such as QuakeWorld, CPM and Jetset Radio.
In the area of visuals, textures, maps, sounds and models plenty has been improved and/or updated. Weapons have been revamped, the HUD has seen some updates. War§ow will feature a real soundtrack, and some of the game announcers have been re-done. The engine has seen many improvements over the past months as well.
Anyway, this message is nothing more than a small sneak peak of what we've been working on. War§ow's development team has not been sitting still. Hope to see you soon!
For an idea of what's to come, I have attached some screenshots of some of the new or improved maps. For more detailed information on what's new, keep an eye on War§ow's devblog
, follow War§ow on
) or simply wait for the official release of Warsow 0.55 (soon©!).
Edited by Nukm at 07:51 CDT, 6 September 2010 - 33946 Hits
is finally released after a long time of hard work and a few release candidates tested by the community. With version 0.5 Warsow reaches a major milestone in its development. Feature-wise and technically, Warsow is now more complete, stable and polished than ever!
Some of the new features in Warsow 0.5:
» Weapon settings, armor settings and movement system have been tweaked and revised
» Weapons can stun players, making them unable to walljump for a short period of time after being hit
» Warsow 0.5 introduces AngelScript gametype scripting, inviting everyone to create their own custom gametypes
» Warsow 0.5 has new maps, textures, playermodels, engine features, visual effects... even a brand new weapon!
» Warsow 0.5 comes with new gametypes: Team Domination, Headhunt, Bomb & Defuse
For more details, check out the changelog
... That is, if you're not already downloading Warsow 0.5
Also go watch Warsow 0.5's trailer:
Edited by ETR at 19:12 CDT, 27 August 2009 - 30370 Hits
0.42How to play back WSW demos
Grand Finals of Warsow's CDC4 competition, between h1o (coming from loserbracket, having to win two bo3's) and scoobz. 5 mapper, all the maps of the mappool get played. Must see : ).
check out the brackets, and the rest of the demos @ http://www.warsow.net/CDC/
Edited by Nicky at 02:37 CST, 7 March 2008 - 6615 Hits
scoobz0r, BoBel, ETR and lokirulez take a seat at the bar to watch A_Spec casting live : )
Edited by ETR at 17:56 CDT, 26 September 2007 - 2829 Hits
BRUNS, JaZz and blaze and BoBel on the pc's, Tenzer, chas, h1o and ETR spectating. We had CRT's for all our games (there were 8 pc's with CRTs available, the rest had TFTs).
Edited by ETR at 10:03 CDT, 25 September 2007 - 3524 Hits
Giving a thumbs up to the great work of the Warsow Tourney Admin.
Scoobz0r, A_Spec and BRUNS behind him. Panz3rfaust in the right corner, BoBel behind him.
Edited by ETR at 10:04 CDT, 25 September 2007 - 2589 Hits
A_Spec, Rikku and chas take a break from all the Warsow action at the bar.
Edited by ETR at 09:35 CDT, 25 September 2007 - 2448 Hits
And here's proof. The man is dwarfing Rikku and chas ; D
Edited by ETR at 09:36 CDT, 25 September 2007 - 12824 Hits
A very exciting game going on between chas and BRUNS (iirc). Behind him are marrk, ETR, JaZz, nip, zerox. Sitting next to him blaze. A fair few of Warsow devteam members, and na's on the spot : ).
Edited by ETR at 09:39 CDT, 25 September 2007 - 3206 Hits
An actionpic of h1o doing what he does best; flaming and smacktalking on IRC. Get in there man!
Edited by ETR at 09:41 CDT, 25 September 2007 - 5409 Hits
Scoobz, chas and BRUNS behind the pc's, h1o speccing.
Edited by ETR at 09:42 CDT, 25 September 2007 - 2965 Hits
ETR convincing chas and JaZz of Warsow 0.4's MOARGRAV define (hahah). There was a nice little terrace setup outside, for taking breathers, enjoying the sun, jonkobreaks and beers.
Edited by ETR at 09:44 CDT, 25 September 2007 - 7760 Hits
zerox, blaze and BRUNS feeling uncomfortable in the bright light.
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chas, Tenzer, BRUNS, zerox and blaze sitting outside.
Edited by ETR at 09:46 CDT, 25 September 2007 - 2333 Hits
marrk vs h1o in one of the greatest Dance Dance Revolution battles of all times. Being filmed by QuadV, with an appropriate introduction by A_Spec, you will hear and see more about this game soon!
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marrk, BoBel, JaZz, hangy, BRUNS, lokirulez, Tenzer, ETR, chas, h1o, blaze and zerox!
(had to be done after #1
Edited by ETR at 09:51 CDT, 25 September 2007 - 2762 Hits
We didn't get into this bar. Was it us screaming "Warchooo" on arrival, was it the fact these people have never seen people from other places. Was it the fact we didn't had our clogs on? We'll never know.
Edited by ETR at 09:52 CDT, 25 September 2007 - 7485 Hits
This was one shit place to end up in, but we had our brew before deciding to go back to wzzrd (it's the safe thing to do, you'll know you'll be with fellow gamers and geeks : D).
h1o, blaze, chas, zerox, hangy, BRUNS, JaZz
Edited by ETR at 09:54 CDT, 25 September 2007 - 2516 Hits
The Warsow crew on hungover sunday (right?)
blaze, Tenzer, chas, zerox, hangy, h1o, BRUNS, JaZz, marrk, BoBel and ETR.
Edited by ETR at 09:55 CDT, 25 September 2007 - 3853 Hits
BRUNS made it to 3rd place, and went home with 200€, a brief interview by TosspoT (check out the VOD of the ceremony @ www.quadv.com
Edited by ETR at 09:56 CDT, 25 September 2007 - 2516 Hits
h1o got the second spot, took the 400€, and it felt great!
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BoBel has proven his consistency at cdc3. Winning the majority of the online cups and competitions last season, he performed very well at cdc3, taking home #1 spot and 600€ to go with that!
Edited by ETR at 09:58 CDT, 25 September 2007 - 4129 Hits
That one can go on the wall
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After all games had been played and we were free, before everyone would slowly split up, we've had a session of chats and looked back at how awesome this event had been : ).
ETR, A_Spec and BoBel
Edited by ETR at 10:00 CDT, 25 September 2007 - 4140 Hits
There will be more soon, I'm waiting for lokirulez' picture with everyone photoshopped in!
Front row: h1o, Trib, ETR, hangy, chas, Tenzer
Back row: lokirulez, BRUNS, JaZz, KoFFie
Edited by ETR at 10:01 CDT, 25 September 2007 - 3634 Hits
Crossfire's Devotii Challenge 3 hosted the first every major money LAN for Warsow in Europe (can't overlook the E-Sports Stadium 2007 Series
in Japan). This event was the perfect oppurtunity for the Warsow community to meet. CDC3 attracted crazy sowians from all over, we've had a car from Sweden, someone from Denmark, people from Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, they were coming from all over to show their support and celebrate this first event.
We had a fair amount of devteam members on the spot, long time contributors, and highskill players, all staying in Enschede in one cabin. It was a weekend of alcohol abuse, highskilled Warsow duels all day, hangovers and early games. Here is an outtake of the Warsownews.net
photogallery! Much love and respect to crossfire, TosspoT, the Warsow players, and everyone who made this CDC3 possible!
Edited by Nicky at 06:31 CDT, 28 September 2007 - 13853 Hits
There's a new unofficial Warsow
Beta around on the net! Note it's nothing official or public, but the url was posted on the forum
so I assume it's not as internal as stated :p.
This is the first release after the official alpha (0.2) release of 2003. It contains three (unfinished?) maps and all weapon models, but missing sounds. Still very playable for a silent internal release :). So Grab it
and start playing!
This could help you to wait some more weeks until next public release :
Warning, this build isn't in any way supposed to be some kind of official alpha release. This is only internal stuff, ok ? ^^
I've played it a bit, doesn't feel really solid but that's understandable as it's far from complete. So don't judge it from this beta :p. The movement system is very interesting imo, kindof q2-ish with an unreal twist :) (the (wall)dodges). Can't wait for the official public beta :).
By the way I'm just assuming it's ok for me to post this as it is readable to all on their forums. And I'm not sure wether this should be a newspost or forumpost, as I don't understand a whole lot of ESR.
Edited by ESR|Nicky at 23:12 CST, 19 February 2007 - 38718 Hits