The Battle of Polytopia
About the Game

The Battle of Polytopia is an award-winning, turn-based strategy game developed by Midjiwan AB.

Lead one of fifteen tribes and conquer the square world! Expand your empire using an army of units, eliminate enemies in combat, and capture enemy cities! Exploit the resources in the surrounding terrain to gain population, upgrade cities, and produce more and more stars every turn! Research technologies to aid your conquest, but beware: the costs of technological research increase as your empire expands!

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

Sample Terrain

Official Description

Xin-xi Tech Tree

The Xin-xi technology tree

Welcome friends to The Battle of Polytopia, a unique turn-based strategy game involving strange lands and charismatic tribes, clever technologies, captivating magic where the ultimate goal is to rule the world. Obvs!

Scene: Enter the Square, the bizarre home planet of the Polytopians, a flat square-shaped landmass drifting in the space of an alternate dimension to ours. A relatively simple and curious folk that has a penchant for fighting, the Polytopians are 15 individual tribes spread out across the Square, each with their own characteristics, motivations, strengths and weaknesses. As a player, you will take on the role of the ruler of one of these tribes as you attempt to build your civilization in competition with the other tribes.

Will you choose to be the leader of the Xin-Xi, reserved yet adventurous traditionalists that are wary of change or outsiders? Perhaps the Hoodrick, who love archery, nature, mushrooms, and famed for their baked goods! Or maybe the Bardur, where the local tavern is their favorite place and Ullefurgh their drink choice, a delightful concoction of pine needles, hot water and rabbit fat. Deeeelicious!! But beware of the Vengir, purple rhino-pig riding warriors who, in between bouts of pillaging, like to sharpen their swords and vacation at the misty Kithkga Boneyards. You really don’t want to get on their bad side!

About the Wikia
This is the official Wikia for The Battle of Polytopia! This Wikia is developed and maintained by fans, and everyone is welcome to contribute. Midjiwan, the developer of Polytopia, is not responsible for any of the Wikia's content but occasionally visits to answer questions.
  • Want to get better at playing Polytopia? Visit the Strategies page!
  • Learn about the confirmed Easter Eggs (hidden features)!
  • Discuss the game in the Wikia's Forum!
  • Speculate on tribe origins, game mechanics, and more on the Research and Fan Theories pages!
  • Browse Funny Pictures of terrible spawns, memes, and more!
  • Share your own, fan-made tribes on their own Wikia here!

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

2020 Trailer

2020 Trailer


Find the official Polytopia blog here!


The month of October is the Quetzali tribe moon!

When the reigning Quetzali 'All-Feather' dies or resigns, a successor is chosen through the Tichitelxi Ceremony. With offerings of food in hand, Quetzali children hope for selection by the Bird Gods - a shimmer of light from the Pillar of Ixquezel at the Temple of Ixte'wop.


Find The Battle of Polytopia on Steam here! The Steam port, named "Moonrise," was released on August 4th, 2020. Notably, it introduces a new, vastly improved multiplayer server with random matchmaking and uses the Unity game engine, fixing many common issues and easing development. Other new features include player avatars, customizable maps, mirror matches, larger maps, and a Russian translation. (Translations are already available for Spanish, Italian, French, German, and Brazilian Portuguese.)

Moonrise is set to come to mobile as well, hopefully by the end of 2020. More information can be found here.

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