Boring Tower Defense Game Spices Things Up With Poop

I don't care for carrots. I don't enjoy eating carrots. Throughout my lifetime, the few times I would knowingly eat carrots is when I'm consuming bahn mi, curry, or pot pies. Luckily, my disdain for carrots is only in the real world because saving carrots is literally the point of this tower defense game — Carrot… » 4/22/13 7:30am 4/22/13 7:30am

The Battle for Steam-Powered Tower Defense Supremacy Begins on Facebook

Why aren't there more tower defense games on Facebook? Is it because they tend to be more difficult than the normal Facebook fare, or because they aren't particularly social? Arcadelia challenges both of those notions with Apoteos: Steam Wars, a competitive multiplayer tower defense and attack game aimed squarely at… » 2/08/13 5:35pm 2/08/13 5:35pm

Tower Defense Games As a Psychological Metaphor

I'm not particularly good at any video game genre, unless Tetris can be considered a genre all on its own. Naturally I have my shining moments, but these tend to occur at times when there is no one around to respond positively when I shout, "Did you see that?" except for, of course, my cat, who never pays attention… » 7/09/12 9:00pm 7/09/12 9:00pm

This Skyrim Tower-Defense Mod Looks Surprisingly Great

I've been having a lot of fun with Skyrim mods lately, from subtle graphical enhancements to complete texture and gameplay overhauls. » 4/02/12 9:00pm 4/02/12 9:00pm

Fight Trolls With Towers In Towers N' Trolls

Gamers' reactions to tower defense games tend to go one of two ways. In one camp you have the devotees, the strategy junkies who need no excuse to set up towers and traps on their phones or desktops. In the other you have the haters, people who would rather do laundry or gouge out their eyes with nail files than spend… » 2/21/12 12:10pm 2/21/12 12:10pm

Little Empire is a Massively Multiplayer Backstabbing Simulator

Camel Games' high-polished "massively multiplayer online" empire building game Little Empires neatly demonstrates why we should never open ourselves up to the inevitable pain that friendship brings. Pretty heavy for a game with cartoon elves, right? » 1/17/12 9:30am 1/17/12 9:30am

Tetris Plus Tower Defense Yet Again, But Better This Time.

In game designer Eitan Glinert's mind peanut butter must be tower defense and jelly must be Tetris, because for the second game in a row, the young creator has smushed the two great gaming styles together. He's just done it radically different this time, as if switching from making PB&J sandwiches to—I don't… » 8/31/11 6:00pm 8/31/11 6:00pm

How a Wish and A 9-Year-Old Led To a Great Game

Tanks and Hovercrafts rage against the evil purple Flamions. Shots are fired on both sides as the player attempts to subdue the oncoming hoard of enemies. Sounds like a fun game, if not a little common in it's setting. But Allied Star Police, and how it came into being, is anything but typical. » 7/21/11 7:30pm 7/21/11 7:30pm

Basement Defense? Anomaly Warzone Earth Turns Tower Defense On Its Head

I think the moment where Anomaly Warzone Earth—I don't see a colon on the game's website; letting all three words of the title evenly plod from the mouth pleasingly highlights its Eastern European pedigree—really grabbed me was the first time I rerouted my caravan of tanks and mechanized walkers to loop to endlessly… » 4/12/11 3:40pm 4/12/11 3:40pm

The Battle For Hoth Comes To The iPhone

The huge list of video games depicting the opening battle from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes back gains another entry with Fluffy Logic's Star Wars: Battle for Hoth for the iPhone and iPod Touch. » 7/15/10 11:40am 7/15/10 11:40am

Plants VS Zombies Pollinating Other Platforms

One of the strangest tower defense variations around is spreading its seed, as PopCap Games reveals plans to spread the Plants VS Zombies PC love to other platforms. » 7/10/09 12:40pm 7/10/09 12:40pm

Plants vs Zombies Micro-Review: The Seeds Of Success

While tower defence games have seemingly been done to death, there's still room for innovation in the genre. Like the kind that PopCap Games' Plants vs Zombies provides. » 5/15/09 2:30pm 5/15/09 2:30pm

Plants vs. Zombies Music Video Causes Cute Overload

PopCap Games' Plants vs. Zombies sounds weird, plays well and looks so cute in this music video, it makes me want to dance and puke at the same time. » 5/07/09 7:00pm 5/07/09 7:00pm