Stick War: New Age is a stickman-fighting and survival side-scrolling game based on real-world physics and partial ragdoll mechanics. The player, via their stickman avatar, fights other stickmen across 40 levels of treacherous terrain. They must attempt to prevent their stickman from dying while killing every opponent in their path. If they fail, they're bumped back to the last checkpoint.
The environments in this game evoke dreams and nightmares. Land masses are suspended in the air in the background and above the main path that the player directs their stickman fighter to follow to complete every level. The player must worry about more than other stickmen carrying guns. The path features many dangerous objects and traps, including falling rocks and spears, lightning strikes, bouncing circular blades, spiked balls hanging from chains, fire, spears, toxic gas and whirlwind pits, and stone platforms that fall away.
That said, Stick War: New Age supplies the player with easy-to-use controls and a variety of helpful areas and objects. For example, some areas have high cliffs and ancient ruins that the player can hide their avatar behind before an attack. The game also offers natural trenches that the player can hide their stickman in until an opponent comes close enough to strike.