The tried and tested tower defence genre is one of the easiest to jump into. The formula is simple: you must fortify and defend your base with a set of ‘towers’ against an invading force.
11 Bit’s Anomaly series found success by turning this worn formula on its head, putting gamers in command of the attackers. In Anomaly Defenders the stanza is flipped back, putting gamers in charge of defending.
But, to offer up a new perspective, the defenders just so happen to the bad guys from previous games…
“The original incarnation [...] had players controlling humans fighting alien invaders. Now, the tables have turned. The human counterattack is underway and the alien homeworld is under threat. Defend the planet from the human scum in the final battle of the series.”
Anomaly Defenders is an impressive and fiendishly tactical game that, like the entries it follows, cements 11 Bit Studios as masters of the genre.
- Fix and boost your towers with Repair, Rage, Explode and other options
- Deploy towers to force change the aggressor’s route
- 24 unique levels with 8 unique, upgradeable towers
- Three difficulty levels
System requirements for the Linux version request a dual-core Intel or AMD processor running at 2.4GHz or higher, an Nvidia Geforce 9600 GS or AMD Radeon HD 4000 (or better) graphics card and at least 2GB RAM. You’ll also need at least 1GB of HDD space free for installation.
Anomaly Defenders goes on sale on Steam for Windows, Mac and Linux at 4PM GMT, 12PM EDT on May 29, 2014 priced at $9.99.