War, the Game sees players take the role of a military commander directing armies across the globe. Vermeij hopes to strip some of the unnecessary mechanical complexity from the strategy genre, challenging the player with a devious AI system instead.
"War, the Game aims to bring back the thrill of beating the AI by using ones' brain," explains the developer on the . "All units are visible during the game. There is no scripting magically generating an enemy wave you're not expecting. If you fail in a particular level you only have yourself to blame. If you succeed it is because of your wits, nothing else."