Towering Majesty: Defenders of Ardania

By Jim Rossignol on March 8th, 2011 at 5:10 pm.

The good old Barbecue Tower
Ah, the sweet smell of tower defence in the afternoon. Paradox’s Defenders of Ardania is a fancy-lookin’ take on the genre with one of those “you can also be the attacker” type spins on proceedings that bestrides both a single-player game and 4-player multimangaming. It’s set in the world of Majesty, with all its characteristic overwrought fantasy silliness, and is looking pretty slick. Take a look at the first trailer below.

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  1. Commisar says:

    interesting, a tower defense game with majesty’s humor

  2. satsui says:

    Looks like it’s running the same engine as Majesty. I can’t see standalone tower games ever being successful.

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    Lars Westergren says:

    I thought it was set in the silly fantasy world of Magicka. Seems I was wrong.

  4. alice says:

    Maybe I just am used to seeing the name all the time now, but have Paradox always been this busy with the releases or is this a new thing?

    • Archonsod says:

      They’ve always had a fairly solid output. Actually marketing them is new though. They used to be like JoWood, steady stream of releases and zero advertising.

  5. Plivesey says:

    I am pretty disappointed at how little it looks like a Majesty game.

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  7. Shadram says:

    Since I can’t comment on the front page…

    “Better than a bag full of dicks.” Really? That’s Quintin’s work, surely?

  8. geldonyetich says:

    Looks a lot like a re-skinned Defense Grid: The Awakening to me. Probably isn’t, though, since I’m pretty sure Hidden Path isn’t in Paradox’s pocket.

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      Man Raised by Puffins says:

      Indeed, although I quite liked the Defence Grid approach to tower defence so seeing it cloned isn’t entirely bad news in my eyes.

  9. MrEvilGuy says:

    I don’t like the music – it sounds just like the music in Majesty 2. And I didn’t like the music in Majesty 2.

    I hope they have that Sean Connery sound-alike playing some role in this game.

  10. Tokamak says:

    I’m not one to normally bitch at graphics, but the attack/effects animations look extremely amateurish. When the core of the game is so simple, you’d thin they’d at least try to make it a bit more polished, no?