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!
04-30-2012, 08:50 PM
Lead Wars v1.5 has just been approved!

What's New in v1.5:
  • Staff Sergeant Campaign Missions
  • New Standard Map, 'Tribridge'
  • Pencil shadow effect
  • Minor bug fixes
So anyone who had previously completed the Single Player Campaign and was on Staff Sergeant will be glad to hear there's 20+ new missions letting you now rank up to Sergeant First Class!

Apps: Lead Wars (TA Thread) | Coming soon: Super Grav (1-4 player Thrust-style racer/shooter)
DemonStudios Ltd | Indie Game Developer
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06-29-2012, 08:15 AM
Just a heads-up - Lead Wars will be going FREE for the first time EVER on 4th July for INDIEpendence Day!

Won't be free for long, so ensure you pick it up!

(Normal price is $2.99 USD / 1.99 GBP)

Apps: Lead Wars (TA Thread) | Coming soon: Super Grav (1-4 player Thrust-style racer/shooter)
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06-29-2012, 09:00 AM
Good to know! I already own it but I know my son old not mind having it!
07-03-2012, 01:38 PM
Free now
07-03-2012, 01:39 PM
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Location: London, UK
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Still an amazing game. Best strategy app on iOS

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07-04-2012, 06:28 AM
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Location: Forge World
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This game is brilliant. I love the moving/shooting mechanic and the sound effects are great.
Ive only done the tutorial and the first few missions but I can see this being one of my fav turn based games on my iPod.
07-04-2012, 12:59 PM
Thanks to this 4th of July free promotion, the game's getting about 500 new players every hour at the moment, so now is a great time to try out the LIVE online mode -- it's better in many ways than the normal (Asynchronous) online mode in that you get to watch your opponent's moves in true real time (even where they're looking!).

Also, if they quit out they surrender the game immediately, so there's always an end to the battle and none are left hanging unfinished like can happen with async games.

NOTE you can search for a Live online opponent in the background while playing the single-player Campaign or even asynchronous games - then as soon as it finds a live opponent it will auto-save and pop up and ask if you want to battle them.

Just ensure you click the "Online (Live)" tab in the Game Setup to start a live online search. Also, once it starts searching, you can even change the game setup for new games and it will remember what it was set to when you started the search for your online game.

Another tip: If you tap 'Invite' on the "Online (live)" tab, it shows how long roughly it will take to find an opponent.

Trust me if you like the game you'll love the live mode - it's way more fun than async mode! I'll be starting some Live game searches myself later on (in an hour or so) - so if you play against me LOTS OF LUCK!

Newcomers to the game, please try and complete all the Training before playing online - this game takes quite a bit of skill to be any good at it! But 10 minutes following Training carefully and you'll be a pro.

Lead Wars - full game free for a limited time - Happy 4th of July

Apps: Lead Wars (TA Thread) | Coming soon: Super Grav (1-4 player Thrust-style racer/shooter)
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07-08-2012, 06:36 PM
Thanks for the promotion. This is so much fun
07-08-2012, 08:15 PM
I'm probably going to end the promotion tomorrow, so this could be your last chance to pick the game up for free.

Lead Wars has had about 200,000 downloads over the last five days which is pretty great, and the other day it was the #1 Strategy game in 23 countries! So thanks to you all for playing. It's great to see so many people playing online, particularly the Live mode!

Thanks especially to those who've given words of encouragement and those who've taken the time to rate it and write reviews. If you read this whole thread you'll see the game itself has evolved as a result of feedback from reviews and feedback from you guys here on TA - so an extra special thanks to those who bought the game early on and helped me improve the game.

Apps: Lead Wars (TA Thread) | Coming soon: Super Grav (1-4 player Thrust-style racer/shooter)
DemonStudios Ltd | Indie Game Developer
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09-05-2012, 02:56 PM
Lead Wars v1.6 is out!

Lead Wars v1.6 just got approved!

What's New in Version 1.6:
  • All-new sticky note message system
  • Rank shared online with insignia shown in-game
  • New button click and message sound effects
  • Twitter integration - Tweet your victories
  • Minor bug fixes
So yes I've finally got rid of those horrible blue standard system popup messages!
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Apps: Lead Wars (TA Thread) | Coming soon: Super Grav (1-4 player Thrust-style racer/shooter)
DemonStudios Ltd | Indie Game Developer
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