Abandonware DOS title

The Ancient Art of War

Broderbund released The Ancient Art of War in the year 1984; it's an old strategy game, part of the Ancient Art of War series. The Ancient Art of War is abandonware, runs on DOS and can be played in single player mode. The Ancient Art of War includes a level editor. It's available for download.
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Facts, trivia and collector's notes are licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. These texts use material from this Wikipedia article.

The map editor provides a fixed palette of identically-sized tiles with a variety of terrain features, with which one can fill in the details on a fixed-size rectangular map. The severity of certain terrain features, such as whether moving through mountains is merely slow or potentially deadly, is controlled at game time with options, not via a property of the map.

There is no element of the economic management (mining, gathering or construction) which is a common feature of later real-time strategy games.

players: single player

Abandonware DOS popularity: low

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