Chainsaw Warrior is a classic 1987 Games Workshop solo board game being brought to mobile and desktop by Auroch Digital. Now available on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch and Android (via Google Play) and PC (via Steam). Join us on Reddit to chat about our games or sign up to our newsletter for the latest news!

Below is information to help you with the game. They are organised by platform. Please check though the article before emailing us, as you may get an answer quicker that way! For more on the game, see here. NB: We also makes games over at our newsgaming project, If you’ve come here looking for support for those titles, then try here.


iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch (iOS) Support

Achievements on iOS

Please note that for the achievements to work you need to have Game Center enabled and to be logged in. It is a free service with lots of great features. So if you want to track your progress and unlock them all, please make sure you have it running. If you made it active after you’ve completed something that should have rewarded you with an achievement, then the system won’t have picked it up. It will only pick them up from the point where Game Center is enabled.

General Smooth Running on iOS

As a game with lots of graphics, animations and effects, it may push your iOS device hard. To enjoy the game optimally we suggest making sure the battery is fully charged and/or the device is plugged into the mains. You can also ensure that your device has plenty of free memory by fully quitting applications you are not using, as pressing the home button to close an app does not mean it is not still running in the background. For more on closing app to free up memory see this video.


Android Support

Game Speed & Sensitivity

With Android devices, when you run an app and then close it, more often than not the app is still running in the background taking up a bit of memory and processor time. If there is a lot running in the background it can seem like the game is slow and/or the sensitivity is low. You can try to fix this by killing all the apps running in the back ground that you don’t need. To do this:

  • Select ‘Settings‘.
  • Then select ‘Applications‘.
  • Now select ‘Manage applications‘.
  • Then select the ‘Running‘ tab at the top of the screen. This will then list all of the running applications.
  • Simply select each one and then press ‘Force stop‘ before hitting the back button to select the next one.
  • Repeat until all are closed. Now also quit Chainsaw Warrior, if it is running.
  • Quit out of the Manage applications area and try running the game again. (See this video for more help.)

Google Play Licence Issues

If you get a message that the game not a valid copy and then it closes and you did buy it legitimately, then check the following:

  • Check that your internet connection is working. The phone needs to check with Google Play to confirm it is valid.
  • Then go to Google Play. Please then log out (if logged in) and log back in. This should refresh the cache storage of the licence so you can play without problems.

Save Game Storage

The game needs a bit of space on your phone to store the saved games. So if you have filled your phone to the brim with photos of chainsaws, then you need to clear a little space. Here is how to check:

  • Select ‘Settings’ then ‘SD card and phone storage’ on your phone.
  • Check the ‘Available space’ figure. If it is less than 1MB we suggest you free up more storage for the save files to work properly.


PC and Mac Support

For Steam released questions, please see here.


Linux Support

To run the standalone Linux build (Ubuntu):

  1. Unzip the contents of the file.
  2. Right Click on the chainsawwarrior.x86 file.
  3. Go to properties, go to the permissions tab.
  4. Click in the "Allow executing file as program".
  5. Run the chainsawwarrior.x86 file.

For more info including command line versions of this process, see here.


Reporting an Issue

If none of these answer your problems, then email us at gtn at aurochdigital dot com and we’ll do our best to answer them. We’ve done our best to make the game work fully and be bug free, however it is inevitable that we’ll miss things. If you spot something that is a problem then you may wish to help us and your fellow gamers by reporting the bug to us so we can try to fix it.

There is some additional information which would be a huge help if you could gather.

  • If you are using an iOS device: It helps for us to know what type of device it is (iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch) and what version, that is a huge help. Just add this information to the email. If you don’t know then these guides will help – iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad version guide. It also helps us to know what version of the iOS operating system you are currently running. There is a guide to identifying the iOS operating system version number here.
  • If you are using an Android device: It is a huge help to tell us what sort of phone or tablet it is? There is a guide to the device here. If you could also tell us what operating system the device is running too? It is below the red arrow in the link above, where it says ‘Android version’.
  • If you are using a PC: It is a huge help to know what sort of PC it is and what version of Windows you are running (help to find out is here).
  • If you are using a Mac, then it helps us to know the model and the version (help is here) of the operating system you are running (help is here).
  • For all platforms: If you can tell us what happened in the game when the bug occurred – the more information you can give us, the easier it is to track down the problem. If you can grab a screenshot, that is a huge help too! (How to screenshot with iOS, Android, Mac or PC.)

Thanks and good luck playing the game – you’ll need it!