Whether it’s yesterday’s “A Frog Game”, or previous reviewed “M.A.C.E.” and “Tap Blox”, EntwicklerX is a publisher that’s been on my radar the last couple of hundred days. Somehow I missed them in the early going, as yesterday’s game was from 2009. Today’s not quite that deeply hidden a gem, but it is from 2011 at least.
“Swamp Defense” is, as the name suggest, tower defence. How does it differentiate itself? Well, a couple of ways. For one, some of the weapons offer “splash damage”, a rare feature for tower defence games (where you normally have a tower attacking a specific enemy. For another, the difficulty is on the higher side, a nice change for a genre that I often find errs to the easy side of the equation. I also really like the presentation, with swamp-themed art that looks good, and “towers” that are represented by members of your swamp-living family. At the end of the regular levels (including unlockable ones), there are procedurally-generated waves for unending challenge.
Here’s what the publisher (EntwicklerX) has to say about the game:
“Swamp Defense is a classic tower defense game for any beginners or defensive specialist. Fight your way through a large number of levels with different routes. Unique tower types help you to defeat the Swamp Monsters. Features: 5 different Towers (the family) , 8 types of enemies, 15 unique Levels with interesting routes, Endless waves (if you are good enough ;) ) unlockable levels”