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Get ready for an epic journey to defend your kingdom against hordes of orcs, trolls, evil wizards and other nasty fiends using a vast arsenal of towers and spells at your command! Fight on forests, mountains and wastelands, customizing your defensive strategy with different tower upgrades and specializations!
Release Date: Jan 6, 2014
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The Fungal Forest is live!

April 3rd, 2014

A new evil has risen! From the depths of the Rotten Forest a terrible foe is infecting the lands!
The elves seek your aid! Will you be able to help them?

The update includes a new stage, one new enemy and boss. As well as new three achievements and a new hero... Thor!!!

Changelog:

Kingdom Rush 1.18

-Added The Fungal Forest stage!
-Added new hero: Thor.
-Added pops.
-Minor bug fixes.

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Fungal Forest coming April 3rd!

March 31st, 2014

Hi Steam fans, welcome to the Fungal Forest campaign!

A new evil has risen! From the depths of the Rotten Forest a terrible foe is infecting the lands!
The elves seek your aid! Will you be able to help them?

Check out the update features that are coming next 3rd April and for FREE:

- New stage: The Fungal Forest!
- Boss fight: Face Myconid and his Rothshrooms that are plaguing the area!
- New Hero: The Mighty Thor joins the battle!
- New Achievements & Easter eggs!
- Minor bug fixes and improvements.

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About the Game

Get ready for an epic journey to defend your kingdom against hordes of orcs, trolls, evil wizards and other nasty fiends using a vast arsenal of towers and spells at your command!

Fight on forests, mountains and wastelands, customizing your defensive strategy with different tower upgrades and specializations! Rain fire upon your enemies, summon reinforcements, command your troops, recruit elven warriors and face legendary monsters on a quest to save the Kingdom from the forces of darkness!

Key Features


  • Epic defense battles that will hook you for hours!
  • Command your soldiers and see them engage in hand to hand cartoon battles!
  • Full screen High definition awesome illustrated cartoon art!
  • 8 specialized tower upgrades to customize your strategy! Mighty Barbarians, Arcane Wizards, Forest Rangers to name a few.
  • Over 18 tower abilities! Have your Sorcerers summon earth elementals and polymorph your enemies!
  • Over 45 different enemies, from Goblins to Demons each with their own skills! (Beware of the mountain Trolls!)
  • 7 Epic Boss Fights! Face the unstoppable Juggernaut, the unbeatable Troll Warlord and the humongous JT!
  • 9 Legendary Heroes! (All unlocked with no additional cost!) Bring them to battle to face the hordes of evil!
  • The classic 12 stage core campaign: Defend the Kingdom from the forces of Vez'nan!
  • The Winter Storm 2 stage mini-campaign.
  • The Rise of the Bandits 2 stage mini-campaign.
  • Bonus stages: The Ruins of Acaroth, The Rotten Forest and The Lair of Sarelgaz!
  • Hours of gameplay with over 50 achievements
  • Extra game modes that will challenge your tactical skills to the limit.
  • In-game encyclopedia with information from your towers and enemies.

Coming soon (and free):

  • The Fungal Forest Bonus stage!
  • More Heroes: Oni the demonic samurai, Hacksaw the gnome tinkerer and Thor the demigod!
  • The *NEW* Curse of Blackburn campaign! Will you be able to lift the curse that plagues the Blackburn state?

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP Service Pack 3
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0 compliant with 512MB of video RAM.
    • Hard Drive: 1500 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP Service Pack 3
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0 compliant with 1.0GB of video RAM.
    • Hard Drive: 1500 MB available space

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X Lion 10.7.5
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0 compliant with 512MB of video RAM.
    • Hard Drive: 1500 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X Lion 10.7.5
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0 compliant with 1.0GB of video RAM.
    • Hard Drive: 1500 MB available space

Linux System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0 compliant with 512MB of video RAM.
    • Hard Drive: 1500 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0 compliant with 1.0GB of video RAM.
    • Hard Drive: 1500 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
727 of 822 people (88%) found this review helpful
486 products in account
3 reviews
8.3 hrs on record
I've played more of Kingdom Rush on my iPad than any other Tower Defense game I've ever played - It's absolutely fantastic.

The one problem with the iOS version was that (as is sadly standard for the platform) it had microtransactions - there was a store that let you buy consumables (for gold you earned in-game or purchased) to use in levels, as well as one-time purchases to unlock Hero characters. The Steam version fixes this, and has no DLC or microtransactions at all - all the heroes are included in the game, and it doesn't even have the consumables store anymore.

The Steam version also includes a bunch of the bonus maps/mini-campaigns added in updates to the iOS version after launch, with the promise that the rest are coming soon in a free post-launch update that will also add a new bonus campaign exclusive to the steam version.

My only small disappointment with the steam version so far is that there's no way (that I can tell) to add a keybind to call the next wave early. There does seem to be some sort of nonfunctional keybind-manager in the game launcher, so hopefully that's something they'll add soon. (UPDATE: This is no longer true - there's now a keybind for this!)

Kingdom Rush is, in my opinion, the best TD game out there, and this Steam release is the definitive version. At $7.50 it's a steal (I can't tell you how many hours I've sunk into this game), and I strongly recommend it to anyone who even remotely enjoys TD games.
Posted: January 6th, 2014
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244 of 300 people (81%) found this review helpful
715 products in account
6 reviews
19.6 hrs on record
Kingdom Rush is fantastic. I've played a lot of tower defense games over the years because it's one of my favorite genres (ever since it was invented on Starcraft/Warcraft custom maps), and this is right up there in the top 5 of all time. I first played it a couple months back on Android after it was featured in one of the Humble Bundles, and it is the only game out of that bunch I played for more than an hour or so. I literally would step away from my gaming PC once or twice a day to go lounge around with my phone and play this... It's that good.

A lot of people are concerned about microtransactions in this game because that was the main way they made money from the mobile app, but the new PC version is completely different. You don't have to buy heroes, and the gem store -- which was still intact in the premium version I played on Android despite having all heroes included -- has been removed. So in addition to rebuilding the game with the Unity engine instead of porting the Flash version, they've re-balanced the difficulty of certain levels or challenges that used to be really difficult to complete without consumable power-ups.

Don't be fooled by those complaining about the $10 price tag (or $7.50 currently, at launch). A free, outdated browser version or cheaper mobile app with microtransactions is not in anyway equivalent to the brand new PC version. You could play them as sort of a demo to try out the game and see if you like it, but then you should come back to Steam and buy the best and most complete version there is or will ever be. Ironhide Games has put a lot of work into making the game look good at high resolutions and of course the interface and controls have been updated to support the keyboard & mouse. New content updates are on the way (for free), and they're dedicated to quickly fixing bugs and refining features. I'm happy to support them for their efforts in bringing a great game to the greatest platform, and once you get a taste of this TD, I think you will be, too.
Posted: January 6th, 2014
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137 of 195 people (70%) found this review helpful
165 products in account
6 reviews
11.4 hrs on record
This game holds well from its conversion from flash. It's missing a couple otpions, but it doesn't really detract from the experience. All of the strategy and fun is still there. Well worth shelling out a few dollars to get to be able to play it without a constant internet connection.
Posted: January 6th, 2014
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115 of 173 people (66%) found this review helpful
504 products in account
5 reviews
31.5 hrs on record
Still awesome as ever. Do you like Tower Defense games? Well, I'm an assiduous TD player, and after inumerous games, I can guarantee to you: Kingdom Rush is one of the best and funniest td ever. Balanced Gameplay, balanced challenge and a beautifull and stylish cartoon-like art.

New stuff in this PC version: HD Resolution, All heroes unlocable without aditional purchases, new levels and an small additional campaign... well, what you are waiting for? BUY IT. NOW.
Posted: January 6th, 2014
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76 of 112 people (68%) found this review helpful
615 products in account
13 reviews
18.9 hrs on record
Amazing TD game (easy to learn) even better on PC (IMO) I have played this game on IoS for quite some time even thouh i beat it. Its still a fun game to come back to. I prefer this PC version over the IoS in my free time at home due to no micro-trans. You can unlock every hero by just playn the game. This game does have more content that will be released from the looks of it. I also hope they have plans to add KR/Frontiers into this game or on steam. It's more than worth what you have to pay for this game. Plus you achievement junkies this is a game you could easily 100% just by play'n for a little while.
Posted: January 6th, 2014
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Game of the Year 2011 - Jayisgames
Strategy game of the year 2011 - Jayisgames
Best Strategy Game - Mochiawards 2012
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