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!
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (1,884 reviews)
Release Date: Jan 6, 2014

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July 4

The Curse of Castle Blackburn is out!

Hello Steam fans!! We're happy to announce that The Curse of Castle Blackburn is now available!

From its unholy castle, Lord Blackburn has risen and threatens to enshroud the realms in perpetual darkness. Prepare to face dread and despair, as you embark on a quest to lift The Curse of Castle Blackburn!

Update features:
- 4 new stages of dread and despair! Battle through cities of the undead and forbidden cemeteries to reach the legendary cursed castle!
- 8 new unholy enemies! Undead hordes, revolting rat-men, fallen champions, and even wicked broom-flying witches!
- Boss fight: Face Lord Blackburn in an epic battle that will shake you to the bone!
- 5 new achievements!
- Easter eggs, specials, legendary monsters... and more!

We hope you enjoy it :)

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June 27

The Curse of Castle Blackburn out on 4th July!

We're happy to announce that The Curse of Castle Blackburn will be available next 4th of July!

We hope you enjoy it :)

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About This 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?

System Requirements

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Linux
    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
    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
    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
13 of 18 people (72%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
It is gooD
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
46.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
Addictive, fun, fast-paced tower defense game. The best I have played from this genre so far. My six year old son loves it too!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
I played the free Flash version of this game several times and when the full version came to Steam, I got exicted.
The full version has far more gameplay and if you never played it before, the Flash is a perfect way to try it out.

If you enjoy Tower Defense, interesting art style, funny gameplay, then this game is for you.

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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
Fun tower defense. Some levels are definitely tougher than other but certainly worth the effort!
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
Fun tower defence game. I picked it up during a steam sale.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
bestgameever
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
42.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
Best tower defense I've ever played!
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
222.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
Love it!
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
47.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
I love it.
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
Er..it's a creative and fun tower defense, try out the free version on kongregate to see if you'll like it.

i guess
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3 of 16 people (19%) found this review helpful
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
Voice over script writtem by the one guy in the office who thinks he's funny and no one has the heart to tell him otherwise.

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5.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
The game is good, and I wanted it so much to appear on Steam, BUT... when it did, and I bought it, I felt much time had passed. This game has aged. Its features are now much too simple, and a bit boring. If you NEVER played a TD (Tower Defense game), I do recommend this game. Play it, great introduction. If you played just one or two, this game could interest you, depending on which ones you played (bad or good ones). If you played many, you can forget this game, sadly. I look forward its sequel. I still recommend it when on sale. For now, Cursed Treasure or Defenders Quest among many are much, much better.
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14.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
This game is really fun and challenging for everyone who likes towerdefence games...
There is the main campaign (kill the evil wizard), once you finish that one you will unlock 3 other campaigns which are harder and even more fun!

I've played a lot of TD games... but this one is without question my favorite.

Pros:
- funny, cartoonish art
- good story/good gameplay
- lots of levels and the levels get harder
- upgrades! (you can get stars on levels = upgrade points)
- every level has challenge modes
- every tower has unique abilities
- awesome heroes that will help you

Cons:
- some levels will take some time to complete (no speed up button)
- addictive... not sure if this is bad :P

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55.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Grapics:
-Not pixelated
-Oldish
7/10

Sound/Music:
-Music is fricking awesome
-Phrases for towers and heros get old quick
8/10

Combat:
-Tower Defense is my favorite kind of combat and is done well for the game
-The heros is a good add to the game making it not easier to beat the level, but interesting
-However the heros lack character, they seem like the same generic character, the only difference is stats and look, which is all you really need, but still.
-The upgrades for each tower are great. Once you level them up to 3, you have a choice between to upgrading paths, and they have different abilities.
-The towers are, Barracks, Archer Tower, Dwarven Bombard, and Mage Tower and they work very well, even though there's only 4 different towers, they play it off very well.
8.5/10

Difficulty:
-It can be very hard at times, never in the beginning but once you beat the campaign and get additional levels, those are very hard
-The villians are strange, some are harder to beat than others, but why do some of the easier ones come up later in the game? Like the Giant Rats, they are easy and the Skeletons are harder to beat, yet it takes a couple more levels to get to
7/10

Story:
-The story is that there's this bad guy who wants the kingdom and you have to stop his forces using the king's, at one point you get to use the king to win the main campaign.
-It's not that important to know the story but it's still informational
8/10

The rating for this game is a 7.7/10, I would definitly reccomend this to anyone that wants a good game for a long car ride, or just a good old tower defense game.
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45.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
Pros: Great map and tower designs, great graphics, entertaining bits of humor, and plenty of ability to challenge yourself with heroic and iron modes
Cons: If you're simply looking at the campaign and don't care about your ratings for each stage, it's a fairly short campaign. However, attempting to get 5 stars on every map, then going to heroic and iron modes, will triple the playtime of this game
Recommendation: A must-have for fans of tower-defense games
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16.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
Simple, yet amazingly fun and even one of the hardest tower defense games I've ever played. Just a few bucks for a lot of hours.
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9.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
Great TD game (second only to Defender's Quest in my opinion). I have played this (and the follow up, "Frontiers") to death on Android tablet and am just about to give it a spin on here partly just for old times sake but also because there is some extra content in the Stream version.

The initial campaign is fairly short but there is scope for quite a lot of replayability if you take into account the adjustable difficulty levels and the star rating system per mission (assuming that you are the kind of player who wants to get the max score on the hardest difficulty rating and don't manage to achieve that on your first run through). Plus you might choose to replay some missions using new heroes, as you unlock them.

Well worth picking this game up.
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19.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
It's a good game if you're someone like me who likes the feeling of upgrading things (i have an upgrade fetisj). It's worth the money, sometimes the map contains a nice little "easter egg". Thow only buy it if you're really into tower defense games.
11/10 because making sheeps go boom by clicking on them is fun
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22.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
This game is a masterpiece of tower defense games, with great graphics (I run on minimal, but it still looks gr8), fun levels, and really tough bosses that pass the exit when you thought you had them, like that piece of $%&@ Blackburn with his %#$@ing tower disable right before I was going to kill him.
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48.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
A very nice tower defense game. Each level is interesting and requires it's own tactics to beat.
The only downside is the fact that kingdom rush has zero replayability. Once you've beaten the game that's it.
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