Posts Tagged ‘Revenge Of The Titans’

Have You Played… Revenge Of The Titans?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.

I miss the tower defense craze of the late noughties and early tensies, seeing loads of ideas spiral out from the handful of TDs which caught mainstream attention. “Ours is polished and has funny voices!” goes one dev. “Ours has co-op!” says another. “Ours is an FPS!” “Ours is in a toybox!” “Ours is stylish and and hectic, and feels a fair bit like a regular RTS!” That last one is Revenge of the Titans [official site], one of my favourites.

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Better Than Stoke, I Guess: Basingstoke

Another day in the hive mind.

I feel like instead of picking on an individual place, post-apocalyptic survival roguelike Basingstoke should just be called Your Town. Who doesn’t feel like they’re beating back invading alien dog-things in a pitch black nightmare when they’re walking home? Or maybe that’s just a similarity Basingstoke and Glasgow share? I’ll admit this won’t feel realistic to me without the accents. The horrific wasteland that is my home aside, Alice brought news of Revenge of the Titans dev Puppygames’ last ditch effort to save themselves from bankruptcy in August. Now they’ve released a trailer and new details on what you’ll get up to.

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Puppygames’ Fate Worse Than Closing: Basingstoke

I've never been to Basingstoke myself.

I broadly assume that developers who make games I like are doing well financially, because my taste is impeccable and surely everyone shares it. Puppygames make things like Droid Assault and top tower defence Revenge of the Titans, so how could they possibly be in trouble? Oh but they are, they are. Facing running out of money before they could possibly finish their current game, Battledroid, they’re throwing everything into one final short game. Puppy are now working on a roguelike-like stealth game named after its setting that’ll fill your heart with dread: Basingstoke.

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Puppygames Fill The Humble Weekly Bundle

The Humble Puppy Bundle sounds… I really don’t know. Puppies are cute, so good. But a bundle of them, all at once? I can’t take on that much responsibility! Oh, and dogs are rubbish! Fortunately this is a Humble Weekly Bundle from Puppygames, consisting of the UK developer’s entire catalogue. And no actual baby animals. Which means you can pay what you want for Ultratron, Droid Assault, Titan Attacks and the very excellent Revenge Of The Titans, plus a bunch of soundtracks, and give a bundle of money to GamesAid. Oh, and the best video ever, featuring Ian Livingston!

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Revenge Of Revenge of the Titans

It’s more than odd to be posting about DLC for a game that came out almost exactly two years ago, but then I think it’s more than odd that dogs don’t just crap all over their owners’ bedroom floors, so you shouldn’t take my surprise seriously.

Revenge of the Titans was/is an excellent and ferocious tower defence/RTS game from the redoubtable UK indie Caspian ‘Puppy Games’ Prince, and Jim and I both fell for its unforgiving pixel-art charms back in 2010. And now it has DLC of a sort, in the form of a sandbox mode with which to battle the deathless space invader hordes on your custom-chosen terms.
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Revenge Of The Titans Overhauled, Demo

Last summer, when I originally played the beta version of Puppy Games’ charming tower defence game, Revenge Of The Titans, I had some thoughts on the game. it wasn’t finished, of course, but I had no idea that Puppy Games would go on to address all of my criticisms and then go much further. The latest version of the game (of which there is a demo, or a full version for those who have pre-ordered) radically overhauls the game, revamping refinery collection and turret reloading, and other stuff too. Research is now free, removing the game’s original cash system, which had players backing into a hole if they messed up a level. In conclusion: a rather different game, which much the same appeal. Why not try it out?