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 (1,878 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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    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
46 of 48 people (96%) found this review helpful
15.4 hrs on record
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+ many levels
+ nice cartoon art
+ 4 towers, 8 specialized tower upgrades and over 18 tower abilities
> many different strategies
+ iron and heroics challenges
+ hours of gameplay


- the game ends :>

Kingdom Rush is absolutely nice. With beautiful natured charm.
there are 4 basic towers. arrow towers, magic towers, artillery towers and defense towers.
After a few upgrades, you can choose between two specialized towers, and each of those specializations has further upgrades and customizations.
Your towers and abilities can receive permanent upgrades. upgrades are purchased at the cost of the stars you earn from completing levels.
you can choose difficulty, passive upgrades, and a couple bonus game modes per map.
Each map is perfectly balanced to present a very hard challenge while never feeling unfair.
It's a game that teaches you how to win, level after level.
kingdom rush is an classic and 2012 best of lists.

one of the best tower defense games!


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I make this for the Community and your help is greatly appreciated :)
Posted: September 25
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
It is gooD
Posted: October 25
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
31.7 hrs on record
got this from the Android Humble Bundle, much fun to play, discovering tacticts, what towers work best...ant then doing it again on hardmode :D

also, leveling up your hero and improving towers/skills in some sort of skill tree.

I love the comic-style of this game and the catchy music, definately a recommendation, but maybe not for the tower-defense hardcore fans. I as a more or less total noob in td finished the game quite easy. after I finished the game and all achievements, i kinda lost the motivation, there is no endless wave level...

nice and fun game to play, but i guess kinda casual :)
Posted: September 27
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
46.3 hrs on record
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!
Posted: September 30
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
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.

Posted: October 1
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.5 hrs on record
Fun tower defense. Some levels are definitely tougher than other but certainly worth the effort!
Posted: October 11
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
47.8 hrs on record
I love it.
Posted: October 18
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
11.4 hrs on record
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.

Posted: October 4
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
I play a lot of TD games. I love TD and strategy games.

This game is like babies first TD. It has 4 possible towers and all the positions for tower placements are made for you.

There is an archer tower which fires fast but does light damage, mage tower which pirces armor units, siege towers which do aoe splash, and barracks which produce units to block creeps.

There is no slow towers so you have to rely on barracks to block creeps so your other towers can do something. Barracks only spawn 3 units so if there are more than 3 creeps coming then they will walk on by. The siege towers are useless because of the lack of slow. There is no point in aoe in this game. The mage towers are also lacking since they are much slower than the archers and armored units are few and far between. The strategy is reduced to spaming archer towers and barracks. Pretty boring.

It does have hero units ala some Warcraft 3 td maps but you bearly control it. You tell it where to stand and it does everything else on its own.

You have 2 hero powers. One to spawn 2 units and the other to summon a small firestorm. Both of these powers quickly become useless unless you upgrade them. However, upgrading them means you arent upgrading your towers which makes it stupid.

The story is nothing to talk about. Its toled through about 2 sentences before every mission. Throw away.

All in all this TD is extremly basic and really shows its mobile origin. If you love TDs you might be ok picking it up on sale for a buck but otherwise leave it be.
Posted: September 24
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5.1 hrs on record
It is not bad for a tower defence game.The graphic is cool and the gameplay is so awesome.
Posted: September 26
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73.2 hrs on record
Its a good TD. You dont maze in this one, just use the designated area's to build 4 kinds of towers.
Archer, Magic, AOE and soldier towers. You can also use a hero that moves on the map freely and you have the ability to use 2 kinds of powers. 1 is a rain of fire and the other one is to summon 2 soldiers that cant move but stand their ground.

Using a hero and 2 summoned soldiers is a good way to stop the advance of the enemie. Because walking enemies must attack ground units (towers will never be attacked). If you place your units in close range of towers, they can shoot at the enemies the soldiers are also attacking.

The maps are diverse and sometimes hard to beat, but when you play the map a couple of time you can find the weakness of the enemie and adapt to it.
Posted: September 26
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8.9 hrs on record
Yet Another Tower Defense game, and I have a number of them. This is nce and cartoony, pretty challenging, with upgradable towers and some pretty tough enemies.
Posted: September 26
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8.4 hrs on record
Kingdom Rush is a fun, cute, Tower Defence type game. Reminds me of Castle Crashers a bit. A bit of strategy is involved in playing this.
Posted: October 19
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50.1 hrs on record
Tower Defense is one of my favorite genres, and in my mind, nothing will ever beat Gemcraft, but Kingdom Rush is a very, very close second. There really isn't much to complain about here other than difficulty, but if you're asking me, it's a total plus. The main campaign maps are great and challenging and most people should be able to get through them, but the true test comes after you've completed them. The bonus content is phenomenal. There's more to winning than just sticking towers on the map. You must strategize, realize what types of enemies are coming from where and place your defenses accordingly - and sometimes, that isn't even enough. I can't praise the devs enough for their effort in this department. I've only got a few achievements left to grab, but I've enjoyed this game the entire way. Looked forward to more from these guys!
Posted: October 17
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26.5 hrs on record
My favorite Tower Defense Game :)
Posted: October 16
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67.3 hrs on record
a must buy game - tons of fun!!!
Posted: October 17
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45.1 hrs on record
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
Posted: October 20
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222.7 hrs on record
Love it!
Posted: October 15
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22.7 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 7
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8.5 hrs on record
Kingdom Rush is a great tower defense one of my favourites its challenging has great,heros,enemies and,upgrades but yet over all great fun game


8/10
Posted: October 11
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