Defender's Quest: Valley of the Forgotten (DX edition)
Defender's Quest is a Tower-Defense/RPG Hybrid tightly focuses on three things: tactical depth, customization, and story.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (2,172 reviews) - 97% of the 2,172 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 30, 2012

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November 22

DQDX Patch #9 -- Version 2.1.0c

Hey everyone!

New patch just in time for Thanksgiving!

Current status:
Windows ANGLE: Yes
Windows GL: Yes
Mac: On test_public beta branch
Linux: On test_public beta branch

Update Dec. 5 2016
Version 2.1.1 is now up on test_public, which includes Macintosh and Linux builds (64-bit only from now on, you can keep using archived Linux 32 bit builds by opting into the "linux32" beta branch).

Here's a brief changelog:

- Conventional controller support
- Steam controller support
- Fixed performance bottlenecks
- Fixed some various crashes
- Added soft keyboard overlay for gamepad text input
- Includes initial stab at Japanese / Korean input if you are using those locales. Could be totally wrong! Please provide feedback if you're Japanese or Korean.
- Fixed incorrect wave count bug in endless battles
- Fixed bug in overworld where you could click on off-screen battles
- Fixed unselect defender on select bug
- Fixed journal crash when resolution is small
- Fix glitch with some HP bars
- Fixed tileset glitch at desktop resolution
- Fixed missing lines in cutscenes

A note on performance:
There's been some issues with slowdown in endless battles before, and I *think* I've finally tracked down the issue with this latest performance patch. I used a profiler and found some pretty big slowdown issues and solved them. As with all patches, I could have introduced a regression that slows things down on configurations other than my own machine, so do let me know if you think the performance is better or worse and I'll take another look -- and please confirm that you're actually running version 2.1.0c (title screen, lower right hand corner has the version number). Also note that I can't guarantee solid performance on x16 speed when you've got levels slammed with enemies -- my goal is just to get to reliably solid performance at x2 or x4.

A note on localizations:
This patch adds some new interface text to the game and I haven't had time to get the new text localized. So if you're playing in another language and see english text in various places, that's why.

Bug reporting
Please report all bugs you find over here:
http://www.github.com/larsiusprime/tdrpg-bugs

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July 20

DQDX Patch #8 -- Version 2.0.8b

Lot of updates in this one, including a fix for a notorious bug -- the "final battle white overlay"

Status:
- Windows: YES
- Linux: YES
- Mac: YES

2.0.8b:
- Fixed skill upgrade green numbers & missing stats
- Fix infinite white screen bug in ET battle
- Fix typos in tips & the journal
- Fix sneaky video button in battle via accessibility
- Fix too long names in redesign menu
- Fix missing dialogue images in ET battle
- Fix offset icons w/ bad tooltips in enemy status effect preview
- Fix bleed effect visual
- Fix post-ET puppet show
- Make ET's dark heal spell look different
- Fix "book of blood" + "zap" spell insta-murder bug
- Fix untranslatable reward text in map preview
- Fix untranslated tutorial/dialogue
- Fix crash
- Hide level of certain bosses
- Fix "upgrade all weapon" achievement
- Fix stat boost special for certain items
- Show numerical value of enemy "barrier" stat (ET)
- Localization:
- Add goodies/mod files
- Fix german journal
- Fix many (but not all) text overflows
- Fix some english typos
- Update spanish text
- Lots of other things
- Fix untranslatable text files
- Fix untranslated text in many screens
- Fix problem with spell icon text in non-english locales
Steam Cloud, Steam Workshop, and Steam Controller support are coming soon. I'm also due for another performance pass for those of you running into issues with the endless levels.

And finally, I've been updating the mod documentation for the DX version, a work in progress can be found here:

https://github.com/larsiusprime/tdrpg-mod-docs

And I'm proud to announce that a community member has started work on a DQDX mod editor! It's still quite early but I will give it as much support as I can:

https://github.com/Autoquark/dq1-unofficial-mod-editor

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Reviews

"It's Brilliant."
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

"Incredibly Fun."
8.5/10 – Destructoid

"Excellent"
4.5/5.0 – RPGamer

Special Edition



Defender's Quest Deluxe (DX) Edition is here! Improved graphics, more story, better performance, more of everything you love!

About This Game

Defender's Quest is a Tower-Defense/RPG Hybrid (Think Final Fantasy Tactics meets Tower Defense). It focuses on three things: tactical depth, customization, and story. That means no random encounters, no spikey-haired emo kids, no forced time sinks, and no tedious, repetitive battles.

The battle system builds off of tower defense, with individual characters taking the place of towers. Each character levels-up, learns skills, and equips gear individually, allowing the player to customize their battle experience and strategy. The overall game structure is similar to "tactical" RPG's, but with a real-time battle system. Game speed is adjustable, and commands can even be issued while the game is paused.

It also features an engaging, character-driven story written by an actual English major! The story strives to be fast-paced, snappy, and always relevant to gameplay with minimal exposition. Finally, it's got options and accessibility settings out the wazoo, so that you can have the best possible experience!

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NOTE: this game is currently locked at 30 FPS. This is mitigated by three factors:

  • You have full control of time, so it doesn't affect reactions.
  • The sprite sheets wouldn't animate any faster at 60 FPS anyway
  • A full HD/60 FPS upgrade is coming soon as a free upgrade.

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System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP
    • Processor:1.5 Ghz, single core
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:N/A
    • Hard Drive:100 MB HD space
    • Sound:Any
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows XP or better
    • Processor:(2.0 Ghz, single core) or better
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:N/A
    • Hard Drive:100 MB HD space
    • Sound:Any
    Minimum:
    • OS:10.6 or Newer
    • Processor:Intel 1.5 Ghz, single core
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:N/A
    • Hard Drive:100 MB HD space
    • Sound:Any
    Recommended:
    • OS:10.6 or Newer
    • Processor:Intel (2.0 Ghz, single core) or better
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:N/A
    • Hard Drive:100 MB HD space
    • Sound:Any
    Minimum:
    • Processor:Intel 1.5 Ghz, single core
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive:100 MB HD space
    • Sound:Any
    Recommended:
    • Processor:Intel (2.0 Ghz, single core) or better
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:N/A
    • Hard Drive:100 MB HD space
    • Sound:Any
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