Game 13: Quadradius and Game 14: Desktop Tower defense.
Hello again! I know it seems as if we are just chugging along through this journey, but I assure you they wont always be up this quick, its just easy to get a quick assessment on the last 14 games because of the types of games they are.
Game 13: Quadradius
This game is available over at http://www.quadradius.com. Two man team and they’ve gotten some pretty good reviews from some big sites in the 5 years they’ve been around.
Now, I’ve been racking my brain trying to think of an accurate description to tell you all what this game could be compared too or what it is. The only thing that I could think of for it was Futuristic Space Checkers!
Each player starts with 20 “checkers” on an 8 by 10 board. The object? Capture all of your opponents pieces. However, there is no diagonal moving, you can move forward backwards and side to side one square at a time. They also drop “powers” or power ups around the board to well obviously to give you powers to use to destroy your opponents pieces. There are no kings or anything equal to that so move where ever you have to, in order to straight pwn your opponents n00b a$$ and all that jazz. Now the game lets you play as a guest which lets you experience the full game, however you can also sign up for a subscription which takes away the name length limit and the GUEST it adds to whatever you type in. Just like all competitive web games you will have to deal with players that take their sweet ass time in hopes of boosting their stats with an easy win. Enjoyable for a while but I wouldnt pay for a subscription. However, I am only one person. Give it a shot.
Game 14: Desktop Tower Defense.
This game was launched in March of 07, and surprising made 100k off of 40 m loads in the first year. Makes me wish I was a game coder…. The game is so simple yet so addicting. You can get lost for a few hours.
Anyhow, The game goes as such, Desktop TD is a fun flash based puzzle / strategy game where you have to protect your desktop from invaders by spending money on attacking pieces and building a maze for them to follow. Strangely addictive yet stress relieving… how many levels can you survive?
Weapon placement and upgrading is key to longevity. This game was a huge influence on tower defense games to come. A game in which graphics really dont matter because people will play. This game still gets a pretty decent amount of hits on a per hour basis. You can go to http://www.handdrawngames.com/DesktopTD/News.asp and view the up to date stats for each hour.
Statastic Stats for the last hour Current Number of Players: 191 Games Played: 1071Scores Submited: 42 Towers built: 0.05 MillionCreeps killed: 0.9 Million, this is from the hour I was writing this. Noon, on 3-4-11.
Chachi Says: sometimes the simplest game can suck you in. You’ll keep trying and trying until you run out of time. Then you may come back, you may not. either way, these games served their purposes.