Our universe feels like an offshoot universe. We were created as an alternative to a universe where the tower defense genre kept growing and expanding, consuming all before it like a gloopy blob of evil. The top game over there—on their Squeam digital distribution platform and running on SqueamOS—is Half-Life 3: Citadel Defense. We spiraled off and ended up with League Of Legends and DOTA 2. But we’re still connected, so occasionally a visitor pops over and attempts to make contact. One brother from another mother is the splashy strategic sci-fi Defense Technica that’s coming to Steam on Oct 24th. Trailer is all the way down there.
If you’re now reading about Ricky Martin’s face or the cast of the OC you’ve gone too far. Up here! This is billed as “the next evolution in hardcore tower defense strategy games”, if you can imagine such a thing? They are perhaps over-stating the case a bit, but on top of the typical strategic tower-selection, with towers of power defending you with flamethrowers, missiles, machine guns, mortars, and lasers, is a dynamic battlefield. The terrain reconfigures to funnel the enemy around different paths, and a dynamic weather system will force more tactical rethinks.