From the developers of Element TD 2 comes a Mazing Tower Defense where you expand the map layout itself. A huge arsenal of towers and a wide variety of enemies clash in a battlefield that shifts on your whims. Engage in single, cooperative, or roguelite gameplay.
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Mostly Positive (17) - 76% of the 17 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (258) - 91% of the 258 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Aug 2, 2023

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We want to get community involvement and player feedback on the core game. This is important to do before developing the more intricate features and expanding content.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The Early Access period will be about twelve months long.”

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

“We plan for the following during Early Access:

  • Finish the campaign with 40+ levels.
  • Expand Survival Mode with multiple and extensive scenarios.
  • Add Steam Workshop support!
  • Many more maps including additional Co-op maps.
  • Localization for multiple languages.

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Axon TD: Uprising is both fully playable and polished. Everything mentioned in "About This Game" is implemented.”

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

“There will be a small increase in price due to new content and features being added.”

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

“Player feedback has significantly improved our games over the years. We will use Steam forums and also our Discord server to continue this tradition.”
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About This Game

Axon TD infuses a new layer of strategy into Mazing Tower Defenses. Typically, you build towers on the path to obstruct enemies and make the path longer. But what if you could take control of the map layout itself and expand things directly? In Axon TD, you're given a brush, and the map is your canvas!

A Shifting Battlefield

The name of the game is map manipulation. Place down tiles to make longer paths and support more towers. Tiles can also bridge to various islands scattered around the map; these provide entire new chunks to maze with. On various maps, you can even place a new destination point!

Survival of the Fittest

A roguelite mode where you face the gauntlet of randomized maps, towers, and techs. Adapt to a rapidly expanding map area and take advantage of an accelerated tower technology progression. Surviving earns you a place on the global leaderboard.

Story Driven Campaign

You play as a defense contractor on a routine mission. As you arrive, your ship is shot down, and you're attacked by a robotic force called the Axons. Your only way off the planet is to fight. Build towers against hoards of enemies, progress through a tech upgrade tree, and defeat epic bosses! You may even find out the truth behind the ongoing war…

Craft the Experience Yourself

While we have created a lot of singleplayer and co-op maps, there is no doubt that unique and novel experiences which we didn’t think of exist. One of the founders of our studio started game development by modding games back in WarCraft 3. So, we understand the importance of player created content. The map editor gives you all of the tools needed to create any singleplayer or co-op map that we could create ourselves.

Bring Your Friends

Online co-op supports up to 4 players. With maps designed for 2, 3, and 4 players you'll find a wide variety of battlefields to conquer and make your own. A global leaderboard allows you to see how you compare to other teams. Will your team come out on top?

Towers, Lots of Towers

With so many map layouts at your disposal, you want a huge arsenal of towers to play with. Dozens of towers, each with their own effect, fulfills that need. Towers also have three possible upgrades, and these upgrades add either new effects or change existing ones.

Cunning Enemies

What complements a ton of towers and a lot of maps? A wide variety of enemies having different abilities, of course. From those that move faster around corners to those that teleport nearby enemies forward, the Axons are devious in their onslaught.

Early Access Features

  • 36 Towers and Traps
  • 8 Castable Abilities
  • Mechanics for Map Manipulation
  • 30+ Unique Enemies
  • Co-op with up to 4 Players
  • Roguelite Survival Mode
  • Partial Campaign with 32+ Levels
  • 21 Quickplay, 15 Co-op, and 3 Survival Maps
  • Leaderboards for Quickplay, Co-op, and Survival
  • Map Editor with Steam Workshop support

With a wide selection of tower variations to upgrade and an array of complex strategic maps to test your defenses, even the most skilled Tower Defense players will meet a challenge in Axon TD.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS *: Windows 8
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.6+ GHz Intel or AMD
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024 MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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