Forward Defense is a top-down 3D singleplayer tower defense game. Join the United Coalition Force and defeat incoming waves of insurgent forces in a war-torn region of the Middle East.
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Jun 1, 2022

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Early Access allows us to get community feedback while we further expand the game with new features, mechanics and units.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We expect Forward Defense to remain in Early Access for at least a year. We're a very small team and do not wish to rush the development.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The Early Access version of the game only features the most important core mechanics. We plan to flesh out the game more with additional levels and features like Upgrades and a progression system.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game is roughly 50% finished and features only a select number of levels. This allows us to tweak gameplay based on community feedback and fine-tune the statistics of our defensive structures.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Yes. We expect the full version to be about twice the price of the Early Access version. We may also raise the Early Access price once we've added in new content, but only if we believe this to be fair.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We listen very carefully to suggestions, ideas and complaints. You can find us on, Youtube, Facebook and Twitter. You can of course also reach out directly through Steam.”
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About This Game

Forward Defense combines fast-paced turn-based gameplay with the look and feel of classic military style RTS games. Join the United Coalition Force and defeat insurgent forces who will stop at nothing to overrun and destroy your defenses. Build and repair a wide array of Turret Structures ranging from high velocity Smoothbore Cannons to Howitzers firing 155mm air burst shells. Use Hesco Walls to provide perimeter protection. Your choices truly matter, as each defensive structure has their own unique pros and cons.

Balanced Unit & Turret Design

Choose from six different Turret designs and learn which ones work best in different situations. Rotary Cannons will work well against lightly armored targets, while Missile Launchers will be your best bet against long range hostiles. An easy to read Information Window will show you the stats you're looking for.

Unique & Detailed Maps

Visit uniquely detailed locations across a vast Middle Eastern country. Hold the line at a sabotaged oil refinery, defeat enemy forces in a war-torn destroyed city and defend fertile farmland near a mountainous village. Each level has a completely different layout so you have to take the environment into account when considering Turret placement.

The Backstory

"On June 6 2028, the United Coalition Force invaded the sovereign state of Kardastan. After a brutal three year war, the UCF succeeded in hunting down and assassinating the Kardastani dictator Haddar Sharif. The war sparked civil unrest and led to the rise of the Revolutionary Freedom Army, an insurgent faction who wishes to avenge Haddar Sharif."

For the Players

Forward Defense is launching in Early Access first, so you'll be able to play the game very early on. We're very open to community feedback and want to slowly expand the game with new features, while keeping a close eye on performance. If you have any ideas or concerns, we would love to hear from you!

Full Ultrawide Support

Forward Defense is optimized to work at both 16:9 as well as ultrawide resolutions.

System Requirements

For optimal framerates at high resolutions we recommend using a mid-range CPU and a mid-range GPU. Some of our levels feature large amounts of units onscreen which will run best on a modern graphics card.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7, 8, 10 or 11
    • Processor: Intel Pentium Gold G5400 or AMD Athlon 3000G
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 or AMD Radeon RX 550
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 7, 8, 10 or 11
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 10400 or AMD Ryzen 5 3600
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super or AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 4 GB available space

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