The Battle of Polytopia
About the Game

The Battle of Polytopia is an award-winning turn-based world-building strategy game developed by Midjiwan AB. Lead one of fifteen tribes in a quest to conquer the square world! Build a mighty military, training an army of units, engaging enemies in combat, and capturing enemy cities to expand your empire! Develop your economy, using the resources in the surrounding terrain to increase population, upgrade cities, and produce more and more stars! Research technologies to help your conquest, but be warned that technological research costs increase as your empire expands!

Play quick single-player matches, striving for the highest possible score in 30 turns and a chance to get on the global leaderboards in Perfection or ruthlessly destroying every single opponent tribe in Domination, or thrilling multiplayer games, either with players around the world online or with your friends and family in Pass & Play!

Official Description

The Zebasi technology tree

The Battle of Polytopia is a unique turn based strategy game about ruling the world, fighting evil AI tribes (or other players), discovering new lands and mastering new technologies. You take on the role of the ruler of a Tribe, starting with one advantage over the other tribes, and attempts to build a civilization in competition with the other tribes.

Wander in the dark cold forests of Barduria, explore the steamy Kickoo jungles or claim the lush field of the Imperius empire.

Each match takes around 30 minutes to complete while still providing a deeply strategic and challenging gameplay. It is intended to be a bite sized alternative to other time consuming 4x strategy games.

About the Wiki

The former background of the Polytopia subreddit, featuring 12 of the 15 tribes

This is the official Wiki for The Battle of Polytopia! This Wiki is developed and maintained by fans, and anyone can add to and/or edit its content. Midjiwan, the developer, is not responsible for any of the content in the Wiki but occasionally visits to answer questions.
  • Want to get better at playing Polytopia? Visit the Strategies page!
  • The Battle of Polytopia contains at least four confirmed Easter Eggs (hidden features). Find out more about them here!
  • For discussions about the game, check out the Wiki's Forum!
  • For community research on spawning, tribe origins, and more, go here!
  • Fan Theories is the place to go if you like theorizing about possible lore and history of the tribes.
  • For glitches, memes, and terrible spawns, go to Funny Pictures.
  • Want to share your own, fan-made tribes? There's an entire separate wiki for made for fan-made tribes!

Note: Due to past issues, new users might not be able to edit. That's okay; discuss with our community in the forums instead!


2020 Trailer


Find the official Polytopia blog here!


When Kickoo sailors aren't sailing, they prefer to play sports! Footraces, wrestling, and canoeing are common, but the most popular sport is Hak'ilani, which is similar to tennis but played by 4 players on a specially-made floating platform. Don't fall off! 

Find out more about the tribe moon here!


Wishlist The Battle of Polytopia on Steam! The Steam version is set to release in Summer 2020. It will cost $9.99 USD and include all 12 regular tribes. Matchmaking is greatly improved in Steam, with the ability to play random matches and add friends by their username. Furthermore, Steam introduces a Sandbox mode and a “Custom Game” option (in addition to Perfection and Domination). In custom games, you can change the amount of water (through presets like dryland and archipelago) and the number of opponents to your liking! Moreover, the largest map size has increased from large (324 tiles, 18x18) to massive (625 tiles, 25x25), allowing you to play against all of the other tribes at once. 


Polytopia is proud to have new official translations in Spanish, Italian, and French in addition to the existing ones in German and Brazilian Portuguese! For some other languages, fan-made translations are available here.


Currently, Polytopia is being ported to Unity. This will fix many common issues and bugs and facilitate the release to Steam.

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