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:
MacReview.com - "The execution is what makes Lead Wars shine. Startlingly unique, a fabulous little game." 4.5/5
GamePro.com - iOS Game Of The Day - "Surprisingly deep", "From a strategic perspective, Lead Wars is a beautiful achievement." 4/5
TouchReviews.net - "You'll definitely love this game." 4/5
PadGadget.com - PadGadget Recommended! "Some battle are easily solved puzzles, while other start to feel more like chess games." 4/5
iPhone-Experience.com - "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: http://www.youtube.com/DemonStudiosLtd

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!
12-08-2010, 09:40 AM
#31
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 2,208
Ill try it!
12-08-2010, 11:56 AM
#32
Last code gone - nice one

For everyone else not sure how it plays, I've finally slapped together a video - it's not easy filming while trying to play two devices at once but it shows the gist of the gameplay, particularly over Game Center - so far people have said it's really cool how you see what the other player is looking at so wanted to show that too.


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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
www.demonstudios.com
Follow: Facebook | Twitter

Last edited by DemonJim; 06-03-2011 at 12:20 PM. Reason: fix video link

12-09-2010, 06:06 PM
#33
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: Planet 10 (by way of the 8th dimension)
Posts: 6,654
This game really deserves more hype than what it gets. Really enjoying it. Thanks.

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12-10-2010, 09:40 AM
#34
11 US Promo Codes Available!

Quote:
Originally Posted by CygnetSeven View Post
This game really deserves more hype than what it gets. Really enjoying it. Thanks.
Thanks very much - it's not easy for a new unknown indie developer with zero budget to get noticed.

I've got 11 *US-only* promo codes left to hand out here so anyone who's not got it reply to the thread if you fancy a try and I'll PM you the code! If you like it I really appreciate it when people leave a rating/review and post links on facebook + twitter.

Apps: Lead Wars (TA Thread) | Coming soon: Super Grav (1-4 player Thrust-style racer/shooter)
DemonStudios Ltd | Indie Game Developer
www.demonstudios.com
Follow: Facebook | Twitter
12-10-2010, 09:54 AM
#35
I definately want to try it!! CODE pl0x!

I will post a lengthy review on the app store!
12-10-2010, 09:57 AM
#36
Quote:
Originally Posted by DemonJim View Post
Thanks very much - it's not easy for a new unknown indie developer with zero budget to get noticed.

I've got 11 *US-only* promo codes left to hand out here so anyone who's not got it reply to the thread if you fancy a try and I'll PM you the code! If you like it I really appreciate it when people leave a rating/review and post links on facebook + twitter.
I'd love to give it a try, thanks!
12-10-2010, 10:05 AM
#37
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Austin ,Tx
Posts: 26
A code would be great! This has looked so interesting! Then I can show it off to my friends and make them get it too.
12-10-2010, 10:21 AM
#38
Thanks so much DemonJim, I'll leave a fitting review. The game looks fantastic, I'm not sure how I haven't seen this thread before now. Lead Wars is right up my alley.
12-10-2010, 10:23 AM
#39
Joined: May 2009
Location: Daydream
Posts: 3,375
Why, I'd love a code of course, this looks mighty interesting.
12-10-2010, 10:47 AM
#40
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: New York
Posts: 362
Would love a code for this... Thanks!

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