If you're new to Naked War you'll find out all you need to know to get started on this page. You may have received a strange email from a friend challenging you to a game, or you might want to know what this game is all about, or maybe you've seen enough already and want to jump straight in and join the Naked War community by subscribing.
Click one of the links below to jump straight to the section explaining what to do next:
If you still have questions about the game, read our FAQ.
Naked War is a light hearted, turn-based, battle game for two players, played on Windows PCs over email. Its what we call a Community Messaging Game.
Each game is played on an island where two squads of up to four soldiers battle each other for supremacy. The player takes the role of a military officer, issuing strategic commandings to his / her squad, then watching the resulting battle unfold.
Games are started by players sending out Challenges to anybody they know - either exisiting Naked War players in their in-game address book, or real life friends or acquiantences via their email address list.
Each player takes it in turn to plan the movement of their four units. Each unit is allowed up to seven 'moves' per turn, and can move, attack, enter buildings, drive tanks and other vehicles or use items, etc., each move. Once the player has set up all the moves for their four units, he / she clicks the send button, which sends an email to their opponent notifying them they have a turn waiting for them on the zee-3.com website, and a download link. The turn then plays out on the sender's PC, showing the results of the planned moves.
When a player receives a turn notification email in their inbox, they simply on the click to download the attachment from the zee-3.com website. They then run the turn to launch Naked War, watch their opponent's turn play back then set up their own turn in reply.
Each soldier in the game starts with a 'doofer', but looses it to their attacker if the damage inflicted is great enough to 'demob' the soldier, losing their uniform and making them naked! The aim of the game is for one team to defeat the other by gaining control of all the doofers, and the winner is declared at the end of the turn where the last doofer changes hands.
Each turn is played offline at whatever time is convenient to the player. There is no need for both players to be on-line at the same time, or playing at the same time. Turns can be replied to instantly, during lunchtime, or at the end of the day, or they can wait on the zee-3.com website for days until the you are ready to respond.
The average turns take only a few minutes to set up and play back, and a game can take anything from as little as 10 turns, up to 50 or more before there is a winner, depending on the complexity of the map and the relative skill of the players involved.
OK, you've just received a strange email from a friend entitled Naked War Challenge, talking about downloading strange files. Don't worry - its not spam, and its not a virus!
Your friend has challenged you to a game of Naked War, and the email contains a link to download the Challenge. Don't download it yet! Windows won't know what to do with a Naked War turn file. If you want to accept the Challenge you will need to download and install the Naked War client. This is a small video game for Windows PCs. Its completely free to download and play, and it won't damage your computer or install anything nasty. It doesn't require a fancy video card, although it is in 3D, and should be playable on all any PC less than 5 or 6 years old.
Follow the instructions below get Naked War, and start playing:
OK, maybe you don't want to wait for a friend to Challenge you first - you want to jump right in and try out this game for yourself. That's fine, you can issue a Challenge and start your own game, completely free! Maybe you've already played against a friend, but want to issue your own Challenges and join a team (in that case just skip past 1, 2 and 3). Either way, here's what to do:
OK, you've created your Zee-3 user account, downloaded and installed Naked War, maybe even played a game and registered your copy. You're now ready to subscribe and join the Naked War community!
Naked War is now in Free Play mode, so we no longer sell subscriptions. However, if you really want a subscription, check out the Why Buy page to find out what a subscription brings, and how to get one for free.
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