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Tenshu General is a casual strategy game with a board game look and feel. Set in the time of the samurai in early Japan, players control a Tenshu castle from where they rule their land. Moving their armies from province to province they try to close in on the enemy’s Tenshu and destroy it. Tenshu General mixes traditional Risk and Stratego elements with RTS mechanics, in which the player has to define a strategy based on deduction and tactical skills. She can play against human like opponents which can have different characters and play style such as opportunistic, defensive, casual or Gung-Ho.

  • Map Editor
  • New challeging 4 player map
  • New custom map Lakes
  • Beginner map screenshot Tenshu General
  • Detailed art in-game screenshot
  • Screenshot of a battle result
  • An army attacking a Tenshu
Map Editor coming this month


Map Editor coming this month

We are opening up Tenshu General to the community by enabling you to play your own maps.

Nov 10, 2013 News
TrollTest.de reviews Tenshu General


TrollTest.de reviews Tenshu General

For all the German speaking gamers on Desura, take a look at this great review from TrollTest.de by Lasse Gerlach.

Oct 13, 2013 News
Review out on Tenshu General


Review out on Tenshu General

Hi Everybody! James Allen from Out of Eight did a review on Tenshu General.

Oct 3, 2013 News
Tenshu General ready for release on Monday


Tenshu General ready for release on Monday

Tenshu General, a rich strategy game condensed into a casual experience with a board game look and feel. You can play it for only € 3,99!

Aug 30, 2013 News
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HadBabits Dec 31 2013, 7:37am said:

No demo?

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talkinrock Nov 1 2013, 2:13am said:

Thanks, I'm looking forward to hearing who the composer is! Anyway, thanks again, and I appreciate it!

P.S. - Your name sounds Dutch, do you by chance live in NL? I live half of the time in a tiny town called Haarkstee (most Dutch people know it as Harkstede, but in Gronings we say it differently), and half of the time in California, USA.

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joostsidy Nov 1 2013, 7:55am replied:

That's right, Casper and I (Joost), who form SmartArt Game Studio are actually based in Groningen!

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talkinrock Nov 1 2013, 2:48pm replied:

Seriously? Groningen is only 20 minutes away from Haarkstee; I didn't realize that you lived that close! During the part of the year that I'm in the Netherlands, I actually go in to Groningen for business almost everyday (it truly is a beautiful city!).

Anyway, thanks again for looking up the composer, and I'll go check that website out...


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Evropi Oct 30 2013, 5:47pm said:

Solid game in all aspects... online multiplayer would make this much better though.

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Evropi Oct 30 2013, 6:12pm replied:

And a map editor! Or *a lot* more maps, pelase!

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joostsidy Nov 1 2013, 7:59am replied:

More maps are coming soon! Did you notice that the current maps are mostly assymetrical? That means choosing another starting location makes the play experience different.

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talkinrock Oct 29 2013, 6:55pm said:

Love the game, especially the cartoony graphics(!), which is not very common for turn-based strategy games.

I do have a quick question though, and that is that the soundtrack is FANTASTIC! Do you have a way that I can obtain/buy it? That would be greatly appreciated!

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joostsidy Oct 30 2013, 10:42am replied:

As the graphics designer of this game, thank you for the compliment! The graphics were specifically designed to be both entertaining but also functional with a clear style.

We bought the music from a 3rd party, it is available commercially. I'll look up the composer for you.

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joostsidy Nov 1 2013, 7:49am replied:

The title track of the game is available through audiojungle.net. The name is 'Japan Koto 01' and the composer is 'Buzzrec'.

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