The Tower Defense genre is one of the most popular genres to create games for next to the 2D platformer. While the mechanics are simple, there are so many ways to alter and twist them to make your game standout. From RPG mechanics in Defender’s Quest to making the “towers” move in the Anomaly series. Space Run is an interesting case by making you the tower in a high speed space journey.
It always seems that I’m behind when it comes to finding great games to play and for today’s game, I’m just about two years late. Thanks to a recent sale I decided to pick up Defender’s Quest and I’m glad I did as it features a great combination of two seldom together genres.
As the Tower Defense genre has become popularized, it split into two different styles over the years: real time strategy based and shooter based. We have great titles like Defense Grid in the former, and Robot Entertainment’s first foray into the latter with the series: Orcs Must Die. Last year OMD became a hit for the new studio and they have recently followed up with the sequel: Orcs Must Die 2.