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War of the Web

War of the Web - Armora Title Screen

War of the Web - F.A.C.E Title Screen

War of the Web - Jiggs Title Screen

War of the Web - Kong Title Screen

War of the Web - New Geo Title Screen

Developers Jiggmin
Publishers Armor Games, Facebook, Kongregate, Newgrounds
Rating T
Genres Real time strategy
Release Date 2012-01-01[1] (Beta)

2012-03-17[2] (K) (N) (F)

2012-03-21 (AG)

War of the Web is an Adobe Flash online multiplayer real time strategy video game developed by Jacob Grahn that was released on 2012-03-17. The game is a spiritual successor to the Jiggmin's Village forum game, Conquest.

Pre-Release History

On 2011-01-21, the same date a redesign of his website launched, Jiggmin hinted a new game in an announcement blog, regarding it as a grander version of Conquest.[3] An update was posted a week later showcasing multiple website's favicons as flags, implying they would be battling each other.[4] Jiggmin confirmed after another week that War of the Web would allow players to login with their accounts on the previously revealed websites, along with a possible unnamed sixth that was ultimately scrapped.[5] Each website's soldiers were also shown to have unique appearances towards the end of the month.[6]Exact gameplay details remained unknown, with the next update showcasing various weapons coming in late March.[7]

The project was put on an unofficial hiatus for several months until Jiggmin began livestreaming its progress from October to December, the last of which he announced that a beta would be posted for testing in the coming days.[8] In between livestreams, he also posted several blogs detailing multiple buildings.[9][10][11][12]

Gameplay

War of the Web Gameplay

Kong and Neo Geo soldiers in a battle.

War of the Web is a real time strategy game where players choose from one of five websites to fight for and are then pinned against every other team. The game's main objective is to get the player's team to collect enough research via Launch Sites and reach Mars first, after which they're immortalized in the Martian Hall of Fame and research resets.

Each player starts with $9,999, maximum turns, and 13 plots where they can place buildings. Buildings are unique for each website and cost coin to erect that are earned with turns, which automatically replenish at a rate of nine per minute. Players can build armies, train them, and purchase various weapons to attack and destroy buildings of enemy websites or protect themselves, with the most powerful weapon available being unique to each team.

Updates

See also: War of the Web/Update History

Trivia

  • This was the last game Jiggmin finished and released on other websites.
  • Early photos of each websites' soldiers showed Jiggs' were originally going to be aliens rather than cactus'.
  • While it was originally published on Armor Games[13][14], the website rejected the game after a couple days and removed it indefinietely.[15] Its file is accessible, though, and players can still fight for Armora.
  • Jiggmin hosted several livestreams while he developed the game.
  • While accounts are saved to a server, they're purged after several weeks of inactivity, the only one of Jiggmin's games to do so.
  • A remix of Vital Mission from the SNES game Metal Warriors, titled Vital Mech by MF-Greth, was briefly used as the building theme, though it was replaced with the current music to avoid potential copyright issues.
  • Due to several issues, it's currently impossible to fight for Kong, Jiggs, and F.A.C.E.
    • While Jiggs' file is still public, Jiggmin's website shutting down prevents players from logging in.
    • F.A.C.E's file was linked directly to Jiggmin.com rather than published directly on Facebook, unintentionally taking the game down.
    • Strangely, Kongregate removed the game on 2016-07-26, the same day other multiplayer games that Jiggmin shut down were despite still running. Its comment section and forum can still be accessed, however.
  • This is the only non-Platform Racing 2 multiplayer game that's still officially supported as it's hosted by pagodabox.com instead of Jiggmin himself.[16]

Gallery

References

  1. http://web.archive.org/web/20120105150255/http://jiggmin.com/entries/44395
  2. http://web.archive.org/web/20120606040728/http://jiggmin.com/entries/49932-War-of-the-Web-Released!
  3. http://web.archive.org/web/20110209004155/http://jiggmin.com/entries/21210
  4. http://web.archive.org/web/20110209004200/http://jiggmin.com/entries/21382
  5. http://web.archive.org/web/20110209000207/http://jiggmin.com/entries/21593-4-outta-5-(or-6)
  6. http://web.archive.org/web/20110228162016/http://jiggmin.com/blogs/1-Jiggmin?s=07fec2292e0e841088f7149e77fc43a9
  7. http://web.archive.org/web/20110626235250/http://jiggmin.com/entries/22861
  8. http://original.livestream.com/jiggmin/video?clipId=pla_eaca39a5-5560-4924-abff-14ebd23a537c
  9. http://web.archive.org/web/20120109042839/http://jiggmin.com/entries/42651
  10. http://web.archive.org/web/20120105172221/http://jiggmin.com/entries/43193
  11. http://web.archive.org/web/20120105141507/http://jiggmin.com/entries/43865
  12. http://web.archive.org/web/20120110174729/http://jiggmin.com/entries/43947
  13. http://web.archive.org/web/20120326150027/http://beta.armorgames.com/play/13060/war-of-the-web
  14. http://web.archive.org/web/20120323135942/http://armorgames.com/category/strategy
  15. http://armorgames.com/community/thread/9261994/war-of-the-web
  16. http://web.archive.org/web/20120217161218/http://jiggmin.com/blogs/1-Jiggmin?s=81adcaf9c1bfd4a80532156231f47f9d

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