Unleash is a Tower Wars game, set in a dystopian future, where gifted children known as Dreamers are exploited by ruthless fighters to unleash hordes of monsters into arenas filled with massive guns.
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Unleash strives to offer fun and satisfying challenges for all Tower Defense players, new and experienced. The first game mode is loosely inspired by the Line Tower Wars mod from Warcraft 3: Frozen Throne (™). Unleash also features a Tower Defense game mode experience from the start. Unleash aims to revitalize the genre and provide players of the genre with a memorable experience. The game equips players and AI with a large variation of defenses and monsters to toy around with, thus producing near infinite strategic possibilities. Unleash reinvigorates the Tower Defense genre through its competitive singleplayer and multiplayer experiences, as well as through its numerous planned modes.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Our current plan is to release the game within 6-12 months.”

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

“In the full version we will have more monsters, more towers, better visual effects, more maps, stronger AIs, matchmaking and better UI. Furthermore, we plan to significantly improve the music and sound effects. We are also hopeful the community can help us finetune and balance the game.

We plan to add ‘Champions’, which are controllable spellcasters, with special strengths and weaknesses. We believe that champions will provide a new dimension to the game, further deepening the decision making which facilitates skill-based tactical gameplay.

Additionally, there are several new game modes planned, including singleplayer and cooperation (co-op) modes.

Currently the game includes 4 damage types: Physical, fire, ice and lightning. We plan to incorporate at least 2 more damage types: Light and Dark.

Furthermore, we are also planning on releasing one or more ‘editors’, enabling players to mod the game in a limited capacity, e.g. by creating their own scenarios for the Tower Defense game mode and sharing these through Steam Workshop.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game is fully playable, including supporting online multiplayer, with rich content, careful balancing of monsters and towers, and many features for deep strategic and tactical game play. Up to 8-player multiplayer games are currently supported. Players can find each other in the lobby system, or directly invite their Steam friends to a game. Playing alone is also possible, since the game includes four levels of AI bots at differing difficulty levels.

Currently the game includes 19 unique monsters with four upgrade levels each, for offensive purposes. 13 unique towers with three upgrade levels each, as well as 3 types of walls.
The monsters and towers deal four different damage types: physical, fire, frost and lightning/electrical. Monsters are resistant against certain damage types and vulnerable toward others. This provides a rich tactical gameplay, since attackers may attempt to counter bases using specific monsters. Additionally, the in-game “Game Overview” allows for keeping an eye on opponents and their progress, which may aid players in meta-game evaluations; e.g weakening their own offense in order to pressure a different player.

Furthermore, there are several “utility” monsters that help other monsters, in different ways, e.g. by regenerating health, shield or by disabling enemy towers. Similarly, there are “utility” towers which aid the other defensive towers in combating incoming monsters, e.g. by slowing the monsters or increasing certain vulnerabilities.

The game has 2 modes, plus a sandbox mode. The Line Tower Wars mode is still available, along with a Tower Defense game mode. The sandbox is an open environment with unlimited resources where you can play around and get familiar with the monsters and towers in Unleash. Additionally, the game has an in-depth tutorial in 3 parts.

Unleash features extensive scoreboards for both game modes with ranking for all players that engage in human versus human games for Line Tower Wars, and any victorious playthrough for Tower Defense.”

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

“We currently expect to increase the price as additional content and features are added.”

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

“The community is a vital part of our development process. Several parts of Unleash need input during the process of completing the game. Areas such as monsters, towers and balancing - all currently and in the future - need input, feedback and ideas from the community on each single item in the context of the game as a whole. Furthermore, community suggested ideas are central to making the game even more fun and engaging, and we highly value the input of each individual member of the community. Additionally, community-driven modding or content creation is planned to have a huge impact on the game as well. To support community driven feedback, we are active on the Steam forums, social media accounts, YouTube, Twitch, Discord and other channels, where we can receive any feedback and provide answers to questions.”
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June 22

Update :: 0.3.3536.236



Additions:
  • Chinese localization is now in the game.
  • Russian localization is now in the game.
  • Added a button to discover new scenarios on the Create menu.

Changes:
  • Headers have a new font, which should be more in tune with the rest.
  • Selected item in the Scenario Editor can now be closed by double-clicking rather than right-clicking. Right-clicking now always open the context menu.
  • New Mouseover and click sounds.
  • Music intensity is now based on Monster level as well as count.

Bug Fixes:
  • Finding the next expeditable wave always works as expected, also when testing from a specific wave in editor.
  • Duplicating a Reinforcement entry will no longer copy the structures (as that makes no sense).
  • Various minor bug fixes to UI.
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June 19

Get Creative with Modding in Unleash!



A new major feature update has been released today, including the ‘TD Scenario Editor’ - which allows players to design, create and share their own Tower Defense scenarios, using Steam Workshop.

Watch the promo trailer here.

This marks a major feature on the current roadmap version, and represents the first step towards rich modding capabilities in Unleash. We’re looking forward to seeing all the amazing, creative and challenging TD scenarios that will start showing up on Steam Workshop.

To see the full changelog for the latest update, read more here. You can also read more about this and other new features in the latest development blog post.
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Reviews

“Hordes of monsters, strategy, epic base-building – these elements work in tandem to deliver a game greater than the sum of its parts.”
8/10 – EnomView

“Lots and lots of crazy great stuff ... So yeah, I’m liking what I’m seeing from Unleash.”
Smash GaminG!!

“If you are a fan of the tower defense genre, or you’re wanting to relive some nostalgic memories from Warcraft 3’s tower wars, then you really ought to check out Unleash early access.”
Lou’s Reviews

Get Creative with Modding!

A new major feature update has been released today, including the ‘TD Scenario Editor’ - which allows players to design, create and share their own Tower Defense scenarios, using Steam Workshop.

Watch the promo trailer here.

This marks a major feature on the current roadmap version, and represents the first step towards rich modding capabilities in Unleash. We’re looking forward to seeing all the amazing, creative and challenging TD scenarios that will start showing up on Steam Workshop.

To see the full changelog for the latest update, read more here. You can also read more about this and other new features in the latest development blog post.

Current Proposed Roadmap



This Roadmap is our current vision for the development of Unleash. We are super interested in feedback from our community - do you agree with our roadmap? Are there features we are missing? Are the priorities right? Should we drop something?

Voice your opinion today and engage in discussions with us!

FIRST UNLEASH TOURNAMENT 24th OF JUNE



The results for the First Unleash Tournament from the 24th of June, 2018:

There were hard fought battles between the 4 players who qualified for the knockout phase of the tournament. After semi-finals, a third-place playoff and a highly entertaining final...

.. the winner was Loumani[FR] / Link!

Second place goes to Almighty / Almiighty

Third place goes to Kawasakisan[FR] / Kawasaki Sama

You can find the end game screenshots (missing the semi-final between Almighty and Kawasakisan, unfortunately): imgur album.

Thanks to everyone participating!

About This Game

Unleash Otherworldly Nightmares Upon Your Enemies


Unleash is a competitive, multiplayer Tower Wars game, while at the same time featuring a Tower Defense game mode. You build mazes of towers and walls, while spawning monsters to battle your adversaries.
The larger hordes of monsters you release, the better the income you gain. Coordinate spawns and defenses to enhance their combined potential. Evolve and upgrade your forces at the right time to gain an edge over your enemy, both in offense and defense.
Experience intense competitive action and find out what kind of tactician you are. Outsmart your opponents by unleashing a vast selection of monsters and towers on the battlefield.

Features:


  • 19 unique monsters with 4 upgrade levels.
  • 13 towers with 3 upgrade levels, and three levels of walls.
  • Up to 8-player online multiplayer.
  • Multiple game modes, including Line Tower Wars, Tower Defense, Tutorials and a Sandbox mode - the first two both multiplayer and singleplayer.
  • Powerful AI, both in single- and multiplayer matches.
  • Deep and powerful tactics and strategies at your disposal.
  • Find out your ranking within the game’s Scoreboards.
  • Supports offline gameplay (with no Internet connection).

Story


In the not so distant future, voices from the darkness reach out through the dreams of gifted children and start feeding on mankind’s negative emotions. These children are known as Dreamers. They have the ability to materialize the monsters haunting their nightmares.
Opportunists see value in controlling Dreamers and their power to draw monsters into our world. Underground tournaments are created where fighters battle each other with summoned monsters.


Unleash establishes the player as a competitor in life and death tournaments where the goals are to build up defenses for your base and to spawn hordes of abominable monsters to attack and destroy everything in their way through the enemies’ bases.
That is where you come in. As a new fighter you must make your mark. Are you brave enough to face the monsters spawned by mankind?

DeSync Studios


DeSync Studios was born out of a passion for AI, Monsters and Line Tower Wars mods. We are driven by our fascination for the Warcraft 3 modding community, producing mods such as the Line Tower Wars mod, and other variations such as Wintermaul Wars and many more. We are making Unleash for the fans of the genre, for the nostalgic gamers, as well as for players who love Tower Defense in general. Our ambition is to add to the genre, and ideally to create the ultimate Tower Defense experience, both for single- and multiplayer. However, our ambition also goes beyond this. We appreciate the modding heritage, and in time, we want to give back to the modders, the indies and the newcomers to the genre.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 or newer
    • Processor: i3 or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 or ATI Radeon x1950 or better with 512MB VRAM or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Minimum resolution: 1366x768
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 8.1 or newer
    • Processor: i5 or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
    • Additional Notes: Recommended resolution: HD (1920x1080) or more
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