Robot Entertainment released Orcs Must Die 2, the sequel to the mysteriously named Orcs Must Die for the PC. If you are unfamiliar with the original Orcs Must Die Robot Entertainment combined action and strategy/tower defense game play. Orcs Must Die 2 costs $14.99. (more…)
Colossal Games and Chillingo Games released Commmando Jack, an iOS game offering a unique combination of first person shooter and tower defense game play for $0.99. You can buy more cash in the game for an addition $0.99.
You must defend the earth from an alien invasion in different geographic locations like Paris, Tokyo, Cairo and good old New York. For each level you place turrets and defenses around your main position. Then you toggle to the first person shooter perspective where you can fire at the aliens as they approach. Within the FPS mode you can toggle between a close up view and longer distance view. The close up view helps improve your accuracy when you shoot the weapon. Commando Jack offers a fun strategic and action oriented game play for IPhone and IPad users. (more…)
Would you like to see a military general wearing tidy whitey underwear? Maybe not. Would you like to see the trailer to the sequel of one best strategy war video games released in the last few years? Rubicon Development unleashed this game trailer above for the sequel to their award winning strategy war game called “Great Little War Game”. They have creatively named the sequel “Great Big War Game” which features the General as well as many of the same characters from the first game. (more…)
Canadian based Green Pixel Games would appreciate your financial support of their upcoming game called The Pocalypse Defense. Green Pixel describes The Pocalypse Defense as a RPG Tower Defense video game which they will release for the PC and IPad presumably later this year. They are raising funds on the IndieGogo platform. They based the game on their web comic The Pocalypse. (more…)
Positech Games released the Gratuitous Tank Battles downloadable demo although you can purchase the full version of GTB now for $22.95 through their site, Steam, Gamers Gate and Impulse Driven. (more…)
Imagine, if you will, that the Great War, (World War 1) never ended and continues raging for over 200 years with tanks, turrets, mechs and infantry armed with laser rifles. Positech Games, an UK based indie game developer of games like Gratuitous Space Battles, Kudos 2 and Democracy 2, released (more…)
Synaptic Wave, a Ukrainian game development company decided to offer Tower Siege for free for a limited amount of time. Synaptic Wave pointed us to the game play video trailer above for their extremely similar game called Tesla Wars because they don’t have one for Tower Siege. We have played both Tower Siege and Tesla Wars each to the 10th level and they are both identical so far, except Tower Siege is free for the time being.
Both games are a twist on the tower defense genre without the strategy but require much more eye hand coordination. You must direct Tesla type electrical energy strikes towards black stick figures attacking both your power tower and the fence. You earn points for how many you kill and taking no mercy on the injured stick figures crawling away from your attacks.
The tanks are coming! The tanks are coming. Gamers can now pre-order Gratuitous Tank Battles for $22.00 from Positech Games. Cliff Harris, Positech Games’ sole makes elaborate strategy and simulation video games like Gratuitous Space Battles, Democracy 2 and Kudos 2. Gratuitous Tank Battles takes place in a alternative version of future earth where the great war (WW1) still rages on. The game contains elements of strategy, tower defense and real time management game mechanics.
Here’s Positech Games Description of Gratuitous Tank Battles:
Gratuitous Tank Battles, the alternate history ‘World-War-1-with mechs’ strategy game has entered Beta, and is available for pre-orders NOW. Gratuitous Tank battles is a new PC strategy game that blends the best bits of tower-defense, real-time-strategy and simulation / management games. A spiritual (if not actual) successor to Gratuitous Space Battles, GTB takes the tower defence genre by the scruff of the neck and stamps on it with heavily armored mechs-feet.
GTB differs from conventional Tower Defense in many ways. Firstly, you can play either side (attack/defense), secondly all the units are customised both simulation-wise and visually. Thirdly, the game has a built in map-editor and map-sharing feature to encourage widespread custom-map-making. Fourthly, GTB lets you save out your own attacking decisions, then play against them as defender. And lastly, the game also features optional ‘adaptive’ AI rather than just pre-scripted waves of enemies (although these are available as well).
Set during an alternate future where world war one never ended, and continues to be fought with mechs and laser-tanks, GTB blends hardcore strategy gaming with a light-hearted sarcastic sense of humour. The war has raged for 200 years, but our superior officers are convinced it will all be over this Christmas, however many poor beggars have to be crushed into the dirt to make that happen.
Future Mark Studios released a lite version of their 1950’s Sci-Fi themed tower defense game called Unstoppable Gorg for the IPad. The game takes place in earth’s orbit where you must build weapons to defend the satellites and ultimately earth. As the Gorg’s various attacking space ships approach you can change the orbital positions of the defensive weapons during the battle to maximize the damage inflicted in the Gorg crafts. (more…)
FutureMark Studios released their “revolutionary” tower defense game called Unstoppable Gorg, which pays homage to the classic sci fi alien invasion movies from the 1950s. Consumers can buy and download Unstoppable Gorg from Steam on sale for the PC and Mac computers for $8.99 (10% off the normal $9.99 price) and thru the Apple App store for the IPad for $4.99. The Gorg attack our planet after we send two good will ambassadors to their planet to say “Hey What’s up?” (more…)