Defining Tower Defense Gameplay with Defense Grid

Role-playing survival game is willing to take risks

For this week’s Dissecting Design, I looked at the tower defense genre through the game Defense Grid. While there were plenty of free mods for the genre, Defense Grid was one of the first serious attempts at elevating and setting the foundation of the design.

  • 00:00: Intro
  • 00:53 : Basic gameplay
  • 18:33 : Advanced gameplay and mazing
  • 34:35 : Limitations of Tower Defense Gameplay
  • 41:39 : Final Thoughts