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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 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
Comments  (0 - 10 of 33)
jsiso Dec 15 2014, 8:06am said:

Extra Desura key for Tenshu General:


Please comment if you use it so others will know it's taken. Thanks!

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khardio Dec 15 2014, 11:51pm replied:

Taken. Very appreciated :D

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Gwarokk Jul 10 2014, 12:12pm said:

Hello is there a way to manually change the resolution for linux in case you have multiple monitors

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kamaradc Aug 13 2014, 9:40am replied:

sorry for the late reply. You cannot set the resolution mannually from the game, as it populates it with the information received from OpenGL. However you can try to set it in the prefs.prop file and see if thegame runs.


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kamaradc Jun 30 2014, 3:42pm said:

You can now get Tenshu General as part of the Indie Gala Bundle Indiegala.com Only this week, so get it now!

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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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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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