Darkwind: War On Wheels

062008 01 Jul 2008

3D turn-based multiplayer wargame.


Developer website: Psychic Software

Darkwind: War On Wheels is a turn-based, 3D persistent-world multiplayer wargame set in the near future, which combines the depth of detail inherent in turn-based games, with long-term strategic elements that keep the challenge going for months/years. The game is staged on a sparsely populated continent, one of the few surviving areas of civilisation. The focus of the game is on vehicular combat - cars with guns - both in the wilderness and in manmade arenas and racing circuits. Gameplay is split between a Web interface (for strategic management) and a 3D interface which supports Windows and Mac OSX (for control of your characters and vehicles during a combat or race).

What's New

Version 062008:

Quoting Sam Redfern, Lead Developper and designer: "It's nearly 6 months since the last official update, and the most significant feature you might be interested to know about is the introduction of pedestrians. The introduction of characters-on-foot allows players to get out and run away from a broken car before it explodes, engage in carjacking fun, and also to turn over a 'turtled' car. I spent some time working on pedestrian-specific features, for example they can crouch down behind cover and the game automatically figures out an angle from which they can fire rather than blasting away into their cover. I have also spent significant time improving the Artificial Intelligence of NPC cars and pedestrians. They now have much improved pathfinding, as well as tactics - getting their peds to seek out and fight from behind cover, getting their cars to move themselves to their optimum range for their weapons, getting them to avoid becoming isolated in a combat. If you're interested in reading up on some of the in-game happenings from a roleplaying perspective, our player-run bi-weekly (in game = bi-monthly) Darkwind Gazette is a good place to start. The 2046 season has just started, and runs for the next 12 weeks. So now is a great time to try out the game again, and try your chances in our 13 different leagues and ladders, all of which are free to play in. This season sees the introduction of pedestrian combat leagues, including a paintball one." A big thank you to the community for providing new vehicles skins. You guys rule!


Mac OS X 10.3 or later, Internet connection (modem included) 32 mb video card minimum


Current Version (062008.x)


Version Downloads
Games / Strategy and War
01 Jul 2008
OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32