Take on wild beasts, ruthless soldiers, and ancient gods in this 2D Action-Platformer inspired by Tower-Defense combat.
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Very Positive (64) - 81% of the 64 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Feb 8, 2018

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February 23

Easy Mode Update

Hey Everyone!

A new update just went live for PC that adds a new difficulty option: "Easy" and a new lighting option for those with performance issues.

You should be able to select easy mode at any time in game through the difficulty options in the pause menu

Easy mode has a couple changes that should greatly decrease difficulty, especially in Tower Defense portions of the level:

- Players take half-damage from attacks in both Tower Defense and Exploration
- In Tower Defense, the Player phase has been doubled from 60 seconds to 120 seconds. This should give you a lot more time for setup and resource collection!

The new lighting option can be accessed here

This turns off most of the shadows and lighting for the game, so performance should increase for most people when using it. Its worth checking out even if your computer is getting good performance since it's arguably a more "pure" retro experience, but we do reccomend keeping it on default if you're unsure.
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“A fantastic game that looks and sounds great, and more importantly, it's really fun! Highly recommended.”
9.1/10 – GBATemp

“The level design is inspired, challenging players to adapt their playstyle on the fly, and the gameplay is riveting and enjoyable.”
9/10 – Critical Hit

“Aegis Defenders is a smooth, well-thought-out ride. The original art, charm, and in-game universe only add to it, and I'd love to see more.”
8.5/10 – Destructoid

About This Game

In a world where control over ancient technologies means power, a ruthless Empire has arisen. You play as a team of Ruinhunters searching for the one thing that can save their village - a legendary weapon known as Aegis.

Explore, build, & defend in this 2D platformer that blends Metroidvania style combat with Tower Defense strategy.

  • Discover the world of Elam, a beautiful yet dangerous place lost to time. Brimming with dangerous beasts, forgotten ruins, and powerful relics, Elam is brought to life with uniquely handpainted pixel art style.

  • Level up your items and weapons in the shop to take in bigger and badder enemies.
  • Adjust your strategy on the fly with the "Fusion Build" system. Try fusing different combinations of items together to change your defensive setup.

  • Fight off enemies from all sides - but you won't have to do it alone. With Dynamic Character Swapping you'll need to switch between multiple characters on the battlefield, position your characters carefully, and utilize their passive abilities effectively to survive.
  • Various Tower Defense Scenarios - Defending one point can be hard enough but that's just the beginning. As the game progresses, you'll need to defend moving targets, targets that have dynamic abilities like activating doors/weapons, and even targets that don't want to be protected...

  • Play through the game in either single-player or split-screen coop.
  • Build blocks, turrets, and traps to defend an area from hordes of enemies in our Tower-Defense inspired combat.
  • Learn the secrets of the ancients and the origin of an empire in our extensive story mode.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E5200
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 9800GTX+ (1GB)
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 560
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • OS: Mac OS 10.7 Lion
    • Processor: Intel Core i3
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 470
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • OS: Mac OS 10.12 Sierra
    • Processor: Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 570
    • Storage: 2 GB available space

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