Hydraulic Empire is a Tower Defense game with RPG elements focusing on strategy, interactions between mobs, and persistent upgrades. Hydraulic empire is a must have for any true Tower Defense fan, and for those that are not it is a gateway into the tower defense genre.
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Mixed (40) - 42% of the 40 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jul 31, 2015

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June 15

Review issues

So here it is in one place.

I did not know the rules of steam. And as such people that have been afiliated with the game posted reviews in the past.

I had no malicious intent here, and where as ignorance is not a great excuss it is what happened.

All of the reviews that do not meet the policy of steam have been removed, and now knowing the rules will not happen again. And I whole heartedly appolgize for any hardship or confusion I have caused.

I truely hope that the community can forgive my ignorance. I really should have read more of the terms and services...


I have been thinking about this all day (and laying in bed thinking about it all night) and here is what I have come to...

If for any reason you feel that you have been mislead by any of the reviews in question I will refund your money no matter how long ago you made the purchase (if you can still get your refund from stream that is probably a better option as it will get it to you faster). This goes for all my games.

I am not here to hurt people. I want(ed) to make games in order to bring joy to people not sadness.

I will need 2 things in order for me to do this:

1) your steam receipt so that I know how much you spent (just send me a friend request and send me a screenshot of it).
2) your paypal account to send the money to (dont post it here, send me a friend request and share it privately).

I dont have a company paypal account but I will start setting one up tomorrow in order to facilitate this. If I run out of money, which is a very real posibility being as I have very very little right now, then you may need to wait until I get more, but I will get you refunded...

It doesnt matter that I did not know the reviews were improper, what matters is making sure no one was/is hurt by them. Again I appoligize in advance to anyone hurt by this.
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About This Game

"Hydraulic Empire looks to be that entry into the genre that I have been waiting for." - indiegames.com

What is it?

Hydraulic Empire is a Tower Defense game with RPG elements focusing on strategy, interactions between mobs, and persistent upgrades. What we are doing with Hydraulic Empire is taking the best of what we have experience over the years, and then we are adding elements that are unique.

How much Content is there?

We have over 20 levels (21 at launch and we will continue to add more as time goes on), 10 mobs, 10 towers, a builder that levels as you play, and tons of mob interactions. All in all at launch there is about 15 hours of gameplay.

Whats Different about our TD?

Tower Defenses are not new, and they are not evolving much anymore. We aim to change that by adding in a variety of unique mob interactions. We are also adding in tons of RPG elements and we have a hero/builder that will allow you to take part in more of the battle.

Mob interactions are our major innovation. Where as they are not 100% new to the tower defense genre, they are typically simple or not very interesting. We have taken this to the next level, and centered our game squarely around them. Mob interactions will take place all over a level, and will change where and how you choose to build in a level. The interactions vary greatly based on which mob die in which order. This aspect of the game has given the game almost endless replay ability. Most of our mobs will interact with at least 2 or 3 other mobs. Some interactions open up new interactions, and others will lock out some interactions.

A Taste of the Story

"Peace had been a dream, and the light of its hope has been overshadowed by a new enemy. My own people have turned on me. For what reason, I do not yet know. But there is no option but to fight, if for nothing else but the undying dream of peace at least. I am the First Lieutenant General of the Great Mech Army, but you may call me the Keeper, for I protect the dreams of many. And I call to you for aid. The mobs close in, thirsty for the land we won through fearsome attrition. And I am the only one who now stands in their way."

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Atom Z3740D
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Integrated HD4000
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 450 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Integrated Card
    • OS: Windows 8.1 or above
    • Processor: Intel i5 2600k
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD 6850 or above
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 450 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Integrated Card

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