What is this?

GateWars is a long-running (12 years!) persistent browser-based game (PBBG) with a Science Fiction theme. It involves resource and population management, as well as player versus player combat, trade and espionage. Cooperation between smaller players in alliances often helps them take down larger targets. Learn more about how to play GateWars: Main.


The main three games - between which accounts are linked through the ascension process - are Main (since '05), Ascended (since '06) and New Grounds (since '12).

Additionally, the GateWars family has three 'side games':
Quantum resets every 90 days, fast paced game, 47th round to start.
Chaos resets yearly, current incarnation of '08.
Origins is a persistent, slow paced game, started in '09.

Portal Links

Access various environments of the GateWars family.

Click an icon to access the particular game of your choice!


Live games:


Development servers: