The White Laboratory, created by Tao, is a sandbox style tower defense game about reusing the onslaught of geometric blocks in an abstract world. It explores shapes and combinations for making modular defense towers, whose material are obtained from dead bodied of the enemies.
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Positive (37 reviews) - 91% of the 37 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 6, 2012

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The White Laboratory, created by Tao, is a sandbox style tower defense game about reusing the onslaught of geometric blocks in an abstract world. It explores shapes and combinations for making modular defense towers, whose material are obtained from dead bodied of the enemies. In the laboratory, you will experiment with permutations and survive the invasion just out of those block pieces, no tricky level upgrades.

For more information, visit http://labtd.com.
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Positive (37 reviews)
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AaToSMeD
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 21
Where is the full game?!
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xXIllumin4t1Xx
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 31, 2015
A different take on the classic TD genre
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Dusk Hound
( 5.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 7, 2015
the game is a phenominal game in where you defend your Triad from a seemingly endless onslaught i want more!!!
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Le Fanu
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: November 18, 2014
Really nice and addictive. Must have for all fans of logical, puzzle games like portal and others. A pretty good Tower Defense as well. But as someone else mentioned, there could be some tutorial in full game. I hope this work will be continued, cause I'd like to have full game!!!
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alel
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: October 26, 2014
good for brainstorming...but lack of help or guide or tutorial make hard to understand the full concept of the game...
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arfWignack
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: September 29, 2014
Really interesting idea for a game. Hard enough to be challenging and fun.

Works flawlessly in stereoscopic 3D, and looks terrific!
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Coathanger
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29, 2014
VERY AWESOME GAME. you have these modular parts that you get from killing enemeies and you can combine them in all different ways!
like a k'nex tower defense game.
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Nemesis 851
( 10.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 21, 2014
HECK YA!!! I recommend this title. I got the Demo, looking for some stuff my senior citizen parents might be amuzed with, but dang!! I like this myself!!
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Kodyd194
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 7, 2014
The White Laboratory is a tower defense game with a Portal aesthetic. The game is of decent length for and indy "demo" but its not complicated so you can just pick up and play. I enjoyed playing The White Laboratory and I am sure you might as well, especially if you are a fan of tower defense games.
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felix.meow
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: February 24, 2014
great fun. oddly reminiscent of Portal.
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-Glorious-
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: January 29, 2014
I think this game is great! The graphics are amazing, and make me want the full version! Can't wait for the full release!
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TiffanyAK
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: December 31, 2013
This is a really fun demo, and it should be made into a full game as soon as possible. Essentially, it's a tower defense game on steroids, with graphics right out of games like the Portal series (as one reviewer mentioned), all of which you can kind of see from the screenshots. While it takes some getting used to at first, it'll have you scrambling to marshal your defenses in very short order, trying to figure out how to survive the round. The gameplay itself isn't really taught to you, other than via some helpful diagrams in the background, but it doesn't have to be. The learning curve is very small and what to do is extremely intuitive, for the most part. The only real challenge is in how exactly to do what you know must be done, and that does quickly become a true challenge indeed. The only real downside that I've found is that it is very addicting.
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Eslar
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: December 24, 2013
a realy great game I hope it will be a full game in the future.
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pixeltime
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: December 12, 2013
This game is awesome and the graphics kind of look like they should be in Portal 3, which is why I like it.
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EF
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: November 15, 2012
I was randomly looking thru steams demo's and found this. It's another tower defense game, yeah. Like Defense Grid, Sol Survivor, and probably a hundred other titles.
But in all reality, TWL beats all other tower defense games in terms of originality while sticking to the basics of a TD game. I would say if you like TD games, give this one a shot!
Create your own custom towers. They could be able to spin while shooting 1-5 shots, and have it effect it realistically in terms of physics. You can block enemy paths or add to your towers using pieces of enemies you've destroyed(TWL's way of leveling up).
I thought this was a demo to a game going to be released later, but found out it was just a submission to Intel's Level Up 2011 Game Demo competition. Valve also got involved, allowing winner(s) to appear on Steam and including a possible contract.
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Nuthen
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23, 2012
Woah this game is great. Just a game demo but it's free, so try it! A cool tower defense where you build your own towers out of any shape, very physics based. If you like tower defenses of any kind you really should try this, it's great!
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Pentadact
( 14.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 12, 2012
Fascinating and physical modular tower defensey thing. I don't understand it yet! I intend to!
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Cyb.org
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 10, 2012
Dziwne skojarzenia z Aperture Science... :] Pozytywnie.
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koala fritz
( 6.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 10, 2012
I hate Tower defense games. But this is different. If you're like me and hate all the TDs out there, you'll still enjoy toying around with the bits and pieces the level throws at you. The stacks could be a little more rigid, though…
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Keavon
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 7, 2012
It's quite an interesting concept. Basically it's a tower defense game, but you don't just build towers and leave or upgrade them like normal tower defense's. You physically build your towers by dragging different block parts and building different types of towers, so there's a lot of manual work, but it makes a lot of sense! It's a very cool game, and I like the style. Back end graphics could be improved (like resolutions settings and anti-aliasing), but it's free and definitly worth a shot!

It does, however, lack the addictiveness of other tower defense games when your towers aren't being destroyed and waves keep on coming in in large hoards. Neat concept, but it could be a bit better... but it's just a game concept! Give it a shot!
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2013
This is a really fun demo, and it should be made into a full game as soon as possible. Essentially, it's a tower defense game on steroids, with graphics right out of games like the Portal series (as one reviewer mentioned), all of which you can kind of see from the screenshots. While it takes some getting used to at first, it'll have you scrambling to marshal your defenses in very short order, trying to figure out how to survive the round. The gameplay itself isn't really taught to you, other than via some helpful diagrams in the background, but it doesn't have to be. The learning curve is very small and what to do is extremely intuitive, for the most part. The only real challenge is in how exactly to do what you know must be done, and that does quickly become a true challenge indeed. The only real downside that I've found is that it is very addicting.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
14.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 12, 2012
Fascinating and physical modular tower defensey thing. I don't understand it yet! I intend to!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 10, 2012
I hate Tower defense games. But this is different. If you're like me and hate all the TDs out there, you'll still enjoy toying around with the bits and pieces the level throws at you. The stacks could be a little more rigid, though…
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2013
a realy great game I hope it will be a full game in the future.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 7, 2012
It's quite an interesting concept. Basically it's a tower defense game, but you don't just build towers and leave or upgrade them like normal tower defense's. You physically build your towers by dragging different block parts and building different types of towers, so there's a lot of manual work, but it makes a lot of sense! It's a very cool game, and I like the style. Back end graphics could be improved (like resolutions settings and anti-aliasing), but it's free and definitly worth a shot!

It does, however, lack the addictiveness of other tower defense games when your towers aren't being destroyed and waves keep on coming in in large hoards. Neat concept, but it could be a bit better... but it's just a game concept! Give it a shot!
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2013
This game is awesome and the graphics kind of look like they should be in Portal 3, which is why I like it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 23, 2012
Woah this game is great. Just a game demo but it's free, so try it! A cool tower defense where you build your own towers out of any shape, very physics based. If you like tower defenses of any kind you really should try this, it's great!
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 29, 2014
I think this game is great! The graphics are amazing, and make me want the full version! Can't wait for the full release!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 21, 2014
HECK YA!!! I recommend this title. I got the Demo, looking for some stuff my senior citizen parents might be amuzed with, but dang!! I like this myself!!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2012
I was randomly looking thru steams demo's and found this. It's another tower defense game, yeah. Like Defense Grid, Sol Survivor, and probably a hundred other titles.
But in all reality, TWL beats all other tower defense games in terms of originality while sticking to the basics of a TD game. I would say if you like TD games, give this one a shot!
Create your own custom towers. They could be able to spin while shooting 1-5 shots, and have it effect it realistically in terms of physics. You can block enemy paths or add to your towers using pieces of enemies you've destroyed(TWL's way of leveling up).
I thought this was a demo to a game going to be released later, but found out it was just a submission to Intel's Level Up 2011 Game Demo competition. Valve also got involved, allowing winner(s) to appear on Steam and including a possible contract.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 24, 2014
great fun. oddly reminiscent of Portal.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 7, 2014
The White Laboratory is a tower defense game with a Portal aesthetic. The game is of decent length for and indy "demo" but its not complicated so you can just pick up and play. I enjoyed playing The White Laboratory and I am sure you might as well, especially if you are a fan of tower defense games.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 29, 2014
VERY AWESOME GAME. you have these modular parts that you get from killing enemeies and you can combine them in all different ways!
like a k'nex tower defense game.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 10, 2012
Dziwne skojarzenia z Aperture Science... :] Pozytywnie.
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 29, 2014
Really interesting idea for a game. Hard enough to be challenging and fun.

Works flawlessly in stereoscopic 3D, and looks terrific!
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1 of 7 people (14%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 26, 2014
good for brainstorming...but lack of help or guide or tutorial make hard to understand the full concept of the game...
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Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 18, 2014
Really nice and addictive. Must have for all fans of logical, puzzle games like portal and others. A pretty good Tower Defense as well. But as someone else mentioned, there could be some tutorial in full game. I hope this work will be continued, cause I'd like to have full game!!!
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
Recommended
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 7, 2015
the game is a phenominal game in where you defend your Triad from a seemingly endless onslaught i want more!!!
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Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 31, 2015
A different take on the classic TD genre
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Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 21
Where is the full game?!
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