App description: Lead Wars is a turn-based strategy game requiring smart thinking and physical skill. It simulates the real life paper war games played in the days before portable gaming devices which needed only a pencil, some paper and lots of imagination!

Charted #1 Strategy Game in 23 countries!

Control a fleet of planes, tanks and artillery units by taking turns to flick a pencil around a hand-drawn battlefield on a piece of paper, making long curve shots and strategic moves to try and outwit and out-skill your opponent.

Reviews: - "The execution is what makes Lead Wars shine. Startlingly unique, a fabulous little game." 4.5/5 - iOS Game Of The Day - "Surprisingly deep", "From a strategic perspective, Lead Wars is a beautiful achievement." 4/5 - "You'll definitely love this game." 4/5 - PadGadget Recommended! "Some battle are easily solved puzzles, while other start to feel more like chess games." 4/5 - "a brilliantly implemented game"
iTunes review - djflippy: "Lead Wars has a rare quality; the simulation is actually better than that which it simulates." 5/5

Note this is not your typical path-drawing game - this is a simulation of the real life game played with a real pencil.

The flick mechanic works just like it does in real life (try it!): Point a pencil straight down onto some paper, holding it by the top with just one finger. While pressing down firmly, slowly tilt the top of the pencil - beyond a critical angle the tip will suddenly slip away leaving a line drawn on the paper. This line determines your move or shot on the battlefield.

Lead Wars simulates this mechanic using the touch-screen as if you're touching the top of a real pencil. See videos of the real life game and Lead Wars in action:

Main Features:
Online Multiplayer - battle live or asynchronously*
2-player tabletop / pass 'n' play
Single-player vs-CPU
Single-player Campaign - rise up through the Army ranks
Map Creator - create your own battlefields
Instant Replays - replay all moves and shots in latest turn
26 Game Center Achievements (some secret!) + Leaderboards
Training missions and 150+ Campaign missions
Visual 'MoveAid' system and tips for beginners
16 built-in battlefields, store up to 75 custom maps
Have up to 25 local games on the go at once
Have up to 30 Asynchronous online games on the go
Highly configurable Game Setup
Choice of 4 paper styles + 3 pencil leads
Doodle graphics and verbal sounds - just like the real game!

* Online multiplayer requires Game Center. Asynchronous online play requires iOS 5.0 or later.

Technical Features:
Universal app supporting Retina Display
Share maps via the system Clipboard
Game Center turn alert push notifications*
Auto-rotating interface - play in any orientation
Allows iPod music in the background

* Turn alert sounds and settings can be controlled in Settings | Notifications | Game Center.

The best thing about playing Lead Wars on your iOS device though is you're not having to rub out your previous moves, there's no arguments whether a shot hit or not and no dangerous flying pencils! The physical dexterity required to make your move makes the game challenging but ultimately more fun and rewarding, particularly when you make that near-impossible curve shot around a wall to win the battle!

DemonJim's comments:

Actual in-game video showing gameplay, including Game Center live multiplayer:

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Video showing a REAL LIFE game of Lead Wars - to explain the crazy play mechanic!

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Full Training Walkthrough:

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Map Creator Demo:

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Lead Wars Major Update Revision History:
v1.9 (Oct 14) - First Sergeant Campaign Missions + 1 New Map
v1.8 (Dec '13) - Master Sergeant Campaign Missions + 3 New Standard Maps
v1.7 (Dec '12) - Sergeant First Class Campaign Missions + 3 New Standard Maps
v1.6 (Sep '12) - New sticky note message system + Twitter integration
v1.5 (May '12) - Staff Sergeant Campaign Missions + full iPad Retina Display support
v1.4 (Mar '12) - Added Instant Replays
v1.3 (Nov '11) - Added Asynchronous online multiplayer
v1.2 (Jul '11) - Added single-player Campaign
v1.1 (Apr '11) - Added single-player vs-CPU and Map Creator
v1.0 (Nov '10) - Featured multiplayer only (local and Live online)

Hope you enjoy the game!
11-26-2011, 05:41 AM
This game is really awesome.

Heavy Devil is my latest game, check it out! AppStore GooglePlay
12-01-2011, 04:57 AM
The 0.69 / $0.99 Black Friday Sale ends today! This is the only time the game has ever been 99c so grab it quick!

Tomorrow (2nd Dec) the game goes back to its normal price of 1.99 / $2.99.

Thanks so much to those who have bought and enjoy the game!

Apps: Lead Wars (TA Thread) | Coming soon: Super Grav (1-4 player Thrust-style racer/shooter)
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12-09-2011, 06:56 PM
As a small Christmas bonus for a lucky few I've added 10 promo codes to my signature so get in there quick! (in sig so only registered members can see them).

These the the last of a batch I'll be giving away on TA for a while - the rest (10 more) will be on Twitter @DemonStudios and Facebook over the next few days.

Apps: Lead Wars (TA Thread) | Coming soon: Super Grav (1-4 player Thrust-style racer/shooter)
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12-09-2011, 07:35 PM
Y43RJT9XE7AY thanks Jim. Very clever putting them in your sig.

Now playing: Squids, Shantae, Mage Gauntlet, Roboto, Emberwind, Cordy, Whale Trail, Aquaria, Super Crossfire, Extraction, Crazy Hedgy, Terra Noctis, Pocket RPG, Glowfish, Steambirds, Edge Ex, SANDWICHES!!, Goat Up, Bean's Quest, Last Rocket, Blobster, Run Jump Kill, Don't Run WAPS, Jap Werewolf, Space Tripper, Sonic CD, Sleepy Jack.
12-09-2011, 07:44 PM

Perpetually interested, never mustered enough courage to purchase it.

My impressions are likely to be WOOT DIS GAM IS AWEZOME! type affair. I can almost remember the amount of time I lost in primary school classes playing this type of games with my friends
12-09-2011, 08:16 PM

At last,my first redeemed code, and an awesomen I'm sure, thanks Jim...
12-10-2011, 03:13 AM
Just like the real thing! Except everything is digital and conveniently drawn/placed/moved/removed for ya! Now I missed 'accidentally' messing entire battlefields with the rubber to invalidate an impeding defeat

Love the degree of randomness and pencil pushing technique that mimic the real thing so closely. However, I don't remember curved shots being able to curve around objects so effectively though (it almost feels like cheating).

Wish the pencil can move faster to imitate the thrill of a flying (read: traveling) pencil.

Plus: drawing on paper never sounded so good

*Edit: I'm not too far into the tutorial but, can I rotate the paper?

Last edited by gunxsword; 12-10-2011 at 03:16 AM.
12-10-2011, 03:25 AM
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Good to see people still enjoying this. Possibly the best "relatively unknown" iOS game I've ever played.

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12-10-2011, 04:20 AM
Joined: Nov 2011
Location: UK
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Used JE3N6RJ4P6T4.

Many thanks.
12-10-2011, 07:58 AM
Yep curve shots were added to give that extra skill element and add variety - it is indeed pretty much impossible in real life, but is theoretically possible (if you could move at lightning speed / were Superman). The game effectively slows down time during the move, allowing the direction of slip to be changed mid-way through. I thought this added an element to the game the real version really would have benefitted from. So yes, it is a bit of an embellishment

I have always wanted to have the pencil fly off under physics when you release it (and fall if you let go and have it roll around freely on the paper) - this is something I definitely plan on revisiting for a future update.

Oh and yes the paper is fixed to the screen orientation, so to rotate the paper you need to rotate the device (the HUD will rotate to always be the right way up). This is because I found it would often suddenly rotate the paper when you don't want it to (not ideal when you're in the middle of taking a shot!)

Great to hear new people are still discovering and appreciating the game!

Apps: Lead Wars (TA Thread) | Coming soon: Super Grav (1-4 player Thrust-style racer/shooter)
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