Tower Wars combines elements of tower defense, RTS, and all-out multi-player mayhem to bring you a completely unique experience, delivered with a fun and funny not-so-old world style!
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Release Date: Aug 14, 2012

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May 12

TOWER WARS SEASON 5!

TOWER WARS SEASON 5!

Beginning TODAY at 11AM PST, you may once again queue up to battle it out for the Top 100 spots on the LIVE Season 5 Leaderboards! We are carrying over the existing changes from Season 4, you can find the details below:

  • Seasons will now be shorter in length. Current season length on average is 15 weeks, this number will be reduced.
  • The downtime between Season Play will be shorter (roughly 1-2 weeks).
  • We will no longer be rewarding trophies for finishing 1st, 2nd or 3rd place but will continue sending out T-shirts to players ranked in the Top 10 at the end of each season.
  • Achievements for placing within the Top 100, 50, etc will still continue to be awarded on the subsequent Season start (once you have played a Ranked Match).

    These changes have been updated on the Official Tower Wars Wiki: http://wiki.towerwarsgame.com/index.php?title=Season_Play

    You can also view your current Season 5 Rank by visiting the leaderboards within game or clicking here: Tower Wars Leaderboards

    If you have any questions feel free to post them up on the forums, have fun and see you on the Battlefield!!

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April 21

Tower Wars Season 4 Ends - Tuesday, April 28th!!



Tower Wars Season 4 will be ending a week from today, April 28th. Don't miss your chance to place in the top 10 to claim some awesome Tower Wars prizes!! Rewards for Season 4 can be found here under the Rewards section: http://wiki.towerwarsgame.com/index.php?title=Season_Play

You can also check your ranking by heading to http://leaderboards.towerwarsgame.com/ when not in-game.

See you on the battlefield!!

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Just Updated



THEY'RE HERE! Our BRAND NEW SINGLE PLAYER Mode is LIVE!

Face off against a collection of the finest artificially intelligent opponents ever assembled...to play this game in particular! If you or a friend have been waiting for more Single Player features, now is definitely the time to get in on Tower Wars!

Key Features

  • All-NEW Single Player mode added! Challenge 10 unique AI bots with various skills and tactics!
  • New Steam Achievements for playing against and defeating the new AI bots!
NOW GET TO STORMING THOSE CASTLES!

Previously Updated

Introducing the all new co-op mode!

High above the clouds, there drifts a sad, derelict remnant of a once lively little drifter town... it was ruthlessly attacked by pirates intent on sacking the plump little plum in the sky, but in their greed they sank their own ship under the weight of the first load of plunder! A tempest wind soon thereafter arrived, driving the now un-manned island town far from where it had laid anchor for trade. The inhabitants had hastily fled during the pirate attack, but in so doing left all of their goods, munitions, and rum.... LOTS OF RUM. During one of his many pleasure cruises in his glorious, kingly dirigible, the KING happened to stumble across the abandoned stockpile. He immediately seized the derelict under his sovereign authority, claiming the rum (and other less important supplies) for his own reserves. BUT!! Providentially, the surviving pirates of the pillaging snafu had regrouped and showed up just shortly after the KING set up base, and thus found their long-lost gem in the hands of a belligerent, crown-waving buffoon. Having tasted some of the finest rum of the barrels his fat arse now reclined upon, their course of action was clear... This meant WAR!”

Key Features

  • Join up with your friends to protect the rum in the new 1-3 player co-op map, Royal Rum-Bowl!
  • Adjust and rebuild your maze after enemy pirates bomb, smash and utterly destroy your towers with randomized enemies and events!
  • Compete in 3 new leaderboards for solo, duo and trio scores!
  • Enjoy other goodies like a new environment, achievements and music!
  • Featuring the new and improved steel plate hex, state-of-the-art craftsmanship of the KING’s own forges! Unfortunately, it has virtually no affect on towers built upon them... it simply has the appearance of being tougher.
Join the fight!

An all new editor makes it easy to create new battle maps, characters, and mods. Steam Workshop makes it easy to share those creations and for others to find, download, and play them. Check out the Tower Wars Workshop to get started.

Steam Workshop

About This Game

“Hello there, good sir! Or is it madam, perhaps? Well, that’s neither here, nor there! Matters of far greater importance are at hand! It would appear that, through the peculiar optical contraption that you’re staring into, you have managed to find yourself here! Where is here, you ask? Why, in the midst of Tower Wars, of course! I must say, it’s jolly good to have you on board! We need all of the fodder.... ERRR... HELP... yes, yes... all of the help we can get.”

Tower Wars is a new and unique spin on the competitive multi-player tower defense genre! The game combines elements of tower defense, real-time strategy, and all-out multi-player mayhem to bring you a completely unique experience, delivered with a fun and funny not-so-old world style!

Key Features

  • Play Tower Wars online in 1v1, 2v2 and 3v3 ranked or unranked matches!
  • Build and upgrade unique towers, creating lengthy mazes to punish incoming enemy units!
  • Upgrade, assemble, and unleash multitudes of specialized units in massive attack waves!
  • Unlock and upgrade technologies to bolster the stats and functions of your units and towers!
  • Compete in the online leaderboards!
  • Steam! Features include achievements, leaderboards, matchmaking, and stat tracking!
  • Need a break? Play one of our offline classic tower defense maps for a quick Time Trial diversion!
  • Get on board! Help us bring you MUCH MORE! The future looks bright for Tower Wars!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum (or Recommended)
    • OS: Windows® XP SP3/ Windows® Vista SP2/ Windows® 7
    • Processor: Dual Core processor with 2.0GHz or greater (Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 1.5 GB
    • Video Card: Video Card with 512MB dedicated memory and DX9.0c support (Shader Model 3+) *Video cards with shared memory technology are not supported.
    • DirectX®: DirectX® version 9.0c
    • Sound: Windows compatible sound device
    • Additional: Tower Wars online ranked and unranked multiplayer matches require a broadband internet connection.
    Minimum (or Recommended)
    • OS: Snow Leopard (10.6.X)
    • Processor: Intel Core Duo Processor (2 GHz or better)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 1.6 GB
    • Video Card: ATI Radeon 2400/NVIDIA GeForce 8600
    • Additional: Broadband Internet Connection
Helpful customer reviews
7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 16
I was looking for a tower defense game wherein I could sit and play the game for more than an hour and not get bored. I found Tower Wars on sale and immediately grabbed as I'm a fan of worlds created with hexagonal terrains put together.

The game resembles Tropical Tower Wars, a custom WarCraft III map that I used to play. Instead of having a fixed pathways and a place for your towers, you create the maze yourself. The world is made out of hexagon tiles separated into different islands. Three gold mines for each team are randomly placed in the map to create diversity for your mazing strategies.

Controls
[+] Not much to say on this as the game uses the most conventional controls for any Tower Defense game. In the time that I played I haven't felt any type of discomfort even once.

Graphics
[+] As I said before, I am a fan of game terrain made out of hexagon tiles.
[+] The maps for different modes was well made allowing different kinds of strategies to be put to use.

Balance
[+] The bots are good for people who are learning the game. They start from easy and eventually gets more challenging as you defeat more of them one by one.
[+] The game gives you freedom on how you want to handle your mazes.
[+] It also has a route detector to make the game eye-friendly despite building a big amount of towers and stops you from messing up in case you get confused in your own maze.
[-] Although it gets challenging as you pick higher level of bots. The only difference you see is the rate of how fast they upgrade their towers, and mines. They keep recycling the same strategy over and over.

Others
[+] Variety of maps to choose from.
[+] You can either play defensive, offensive, or balance depending on how you wish to control the game.
[-] Few people are playing and on that "few people" even fewer people plays Human vs. Human. Thus, expect long queues when you want to play multiplayer.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Lots and lots of micro management, no breaks, unhelpful tips, very limited game modes, very little replay value. I gave it 3 hours and 5 games and I am pretty unimpressed. Its difficult to manage both your lanes and the waves to your opponent. It feels like they tried to cram 2 games into one and it does not work. Avoid.

Uninstalling.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
34.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 4
Great Game! Head to Head Tower Defense in its purest form. Steep learning curve, highly competitive. Games can take a long time once you and your opponent both master the game. I only ever play unranked since ranked is so highly competitive that I don't stand a chance. Hosting games for my friends and family in a more casual environment this game is spectacular. I truly enjoy this title. We play it madly for a few days at a time then return to it one or two months later and play it madly again. endless replayability when you have friends or family who also enjoy it. The closest comparison I can make to this title would be Swords and Soldiers which is also one of my favorite games, just far more casual than this one.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
Bought this game to play with friends as a 2v2 or 3v3 but the community is so small that I am unable to do so. It's a nice concept and the graphics are good but not having a community base just sucks. Till it grows, I wouldn't recommend it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
Tower Wars is a title that launched pretty successfully, and got the thumbs up from players and critics. Unfortunately, due to awful handling of multiplayer rankings and accounts, unwarranted bans and poor tutorial elements, this one started rolling down the ratings hill shortly after release, and has come to rest somewhere near the bottom.
Most of the problems of this game stem from handling of multiplayer, and while there are strong reasons not to buy it, there is also a fantastic hex-based strategic tower defence game here for the right players.

Highlights

Tower Wars has a great art style and hero gimmicks, and the hex based placement atop towering maps works really well visually. The gameplay is also new and unique enough for the genre that it does stand out a little. Most importantly, the gameplay is genuinely fun and has some strategic elements, resource management, and more. There are plenty of things to think and worry about while playing each game.

* Detailed statistics, unit and damage reports at the end of the match help you understand how you're playing
* Two types of economy and battle mechanics mean that balancing elements of your battlefield is key, and changes from match to match

Mistakes

The vast majority of Tower Wars' problems stem from crappy handling of multiplayer. At the time of review, multiplayer is all but dead unless you play Ranked matches, and many players simply don't care about the ladder.

The landscape of multiplayer on the Ranked system is frankly a horrible mess. The nature of games means that your first few moves in a multiplayer game can determine whether you'll win or lose. In games like Starcraft, for example, you can make a decisive early move, but the seasoned enemy can overcome it with their skill. In Tower Wars this isn't the case, and you can sometimes tell you've lost a game after just a handful of moves.

Couple that with the fact that there are people abusing the ranking system by intentionally losing matches and reducing their ranking, just to play against easier opponents, for whatever reason, and you, as a new player, will encounter basically 2 types of matches:

* Your opponent is drastically better than you and will stomp you in the first few moves
* Your opponent is drastically better than you but is intentionally losing their ranking score, so will let you kill them within the first few moves

This makes the game all but pointless in multiplayer for most, and is unlikely to change in the foreseeable future. The only realistic approach, for many, is finding friends or groups who still play this game, but due to the problems mentioned above, those are now very rare.

As for single player, it has problems too:

* There's no compelling reason to keep playing single-player other than the gameplay. If you don't enjoy playing games for their own sake, there's no new units, new abilities or interesting changes to keep you playing other than a different map and a harder difficulty.
* The A.I. difficulty is extremely hard in the final single-player levels, and may be too much even for a committed player

Recommendations
Priced at just £5.59/7.99€/$7.99, Tower Wars clocks in at around 3-4 hours gameplay in the single-player campaign, and would be really good value for money if there were an active multiplayer. Unfortunately the public multiplayer is all but a waste of time unless you are a glutton for punishment, or you can find people to play with.

* There are some fantastic multiplayer guides and tutorials from the community which may make uneven multiplayer worth suffering through for some
* Tower Wars has Steam Workshop support, but is almost empty and can be ignored, but does offer a couple extra maps for those inclined
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