Ink Wars is a real-time strategy game in which several players on a paper map compete for the land's only resource: ink. Ink is used as the raw material for combat and scavenging units, which can then be sent towards resource patches or an enemy presence. Whoever owns the last standing base building is the winner
“Playing war on paper” was the guiding metaphor for the design of Ink Wars. In addition to the ink-based manufacturing, the user interface is also themed around this concept. For example, where most strategy games allow players to draw a rectangular selection around several units, Ink Wars instead requires drawing a circle around them, as if circling them with a pen on paper.
Ink Wars runs on Windows and is played over the network.