Defense Task Force Featuring Large Scale Procedurally Generated Tower Defense Battles with FPS Quality Visuals and Infinite Waves. 10 tower types, with different attacks , 3 levels plus boosts. 25 Enemy alien species: Regulars, Swarmers, Racers, Cloakers, Healers, Boss Units and Spawners.
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Mixed (11) - 45% of the 11 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Jun 19, 2018
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July 6

Balancing Update V01.07.26 - 06/Jul/2018



As a small team at Defense Task Force our development goal has always been to build the game where gamers who invest in the game would play the game not just for a few hours, days or weeks but for months and years. Achieving this goal is a Big Hairy Audacious Goal (BHAG). During our last update on 29 June we deployed a balancing update reducing the strength of the missile and tessla towers as both these towers were significantly over powered, unfortunately as a side effect this increased the difficulty levels in the game significantly we thought we had done something usefull, we had kept up the night but its a learning lessons for us as we realise there’s more to not getting enough sleep. It can have an impact on the people who have invested in you. Thanks to the community who provided feedback in the forum we were able to pick this up.

This update addresses this issue by rebalancing the game and having difficulty levels such that:
  • Easy: This would enable a player who is new to tower defense
    to give the game a shot
  • Medium: For a player who are familiar with tower defense
    but just want to play the game for a short period prior to getting totally immersed.
  • Hard: Reasonable challenge
    for those commanders who are pro with Tower Defense and need something to challenge them for the day
  • Insane: Extremely hard, we think this explains what happens when a player chooses this option



We want you to have the best experience and to address this we took the day off today from our regular jobs cause this game is our dream and it matters that we provide value. Hopefully, by us sharing the truth which can be taken as a weakness we really do hope we could bring about a dialogue between you and us to build a relationship over time. For us it matters that the gamers who invest in us get value from the work we have provided. We are not competing for being the top game. We are competing to build a game that you will remeber in a good way.
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July 2

Short time horizons - Release Update V01.07.24



It's always the case we tend to do our best work when we're excited about something. Excitement moves into motivation and then work begins. We love our customers who have invested in our game and that motivates us. We have received constructive criticism and then feedback that can put your morale down from people sitting on the fence with opinions. As an indie team we had a choice to burry our heads into the ground and sulk or take the feedback received and deliver something that would help our current players.

So here's what we have been upto recently:

Added Extractor Capacity upgrade in global research options.

We have added another global research option to allow the player to increase the energy income from each mission to a higher value. The default income can now be doubled through this research option.



When you receive feedback on different aspects of the game, you have a chance to break things up into smaller tasks and get going, you stand a better chance at being motivated :-) with this thought in mind we got a few additional tasks out the way.

Added Damage done by towers statistics system during gameplay:

Deploying a combination of towers is great. But how do you know which ones are performing? asked one of our players :-) hmm that was a valid suggsuggestion. To address this we have added damage counters on all towers. This measures the total damage done to enemy alien units as well as health and shield separately. We also added the ability to reset the damage done counters of all the towers.
We hope this will be an invaluable tool when evaluating your strategies.



We have significantly reduced the explore costs for regions and sectors:
The high explore costs for regions and sectors ended up contributing to a grinding aspect in the game. In order to remove this we have significantly dropped these explore costs.

Added a 1/4 speed (very slow) mode to the game
Sometimes even a great commander needs a breather, or perhaps you want to analyze your tower strategy in detail. The quarter speed mode allows the player this ability. Watch the trajectory of every missile in slow motion simply take a breather.

Rebalancing of Tesla and Missile towers:
Both Tesla and Missile towers were significantly over powered, this was an accidental oversight which came to light when play testing with the damage counters upgrade. The damage done by both these towers has been reduced by 50% such that they are in line with the other tower types.

Bug Fixes
  • Disable weather and weather volume under settings now remembers the chosen values. This was raised by a few players and has been fixed with this update.

That's all for now Commanders. Thank you for supporting the game. It does mean a lot to us.
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About This Game

Defense Task Force is an infinite waves tower defense game for PC. Featuring Large Scale Procedurally Generated Tower Defense Battles with FPS Quality Visuals. 10 tower types with different attack behaviours, each with 3 upgrade levels, plus many levels of boosts. 25 species of enemy alien units plus 3 which are spawned by other enemy alien units. Enemy alien classes include Regular Units, Swarmers, Racers, Cloakers, Healers, Boss Units and Spawners.

Your role as commander is to defend the platform that's built to harvest energy and power Earth. You can defend by strategically building fortification towers to defend the harvesting platforms against aliens called Kraken. As commander it's upto you how you use your resources against the Kraken.

Gameplay Series on Youtube


By Xterminator - in English
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIZUaaQxZI0
By Heisenberch zockt - Spiel Video auf Deutsch - (In German)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KD-nvmwTQzU
By Nooblets - In English
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OB_FWF_na6c

Game Overview


The game is staged on a beautifully rendered planet with dynamic procedurally generated scenery. Many elements of the game including the enemy waves are generated procedurally offering a unique experience each game. Rather than a single master solution to each game level there are a whole multitude of possibilities. Instead of a linear 20 mission campaign, each mission is in part designed by the players choice of planet region, sector, and game level layout. Additionally a tech research tree provides an opportunity for the player to develop even more strategies as they progress through the game.

Defense Task Force features 25 different types of enemy units versus 10 types of towers deployed by the player. Each tower features completely different attack behaviors, 3 upgrade levels and individual attribute boosts. The player needs to invest their rewards from winning each game level into researching a deep technology tree to unlock these before they may be used in game. The choice of which technology to research has a direct impact on the strategy options available to the player. Great care is being taken with respect to game balancing such that there is no single super tower. The attack behavior of the ten tower types are both different and complementary to each other.

Once each mission is won you may proceed to the next mission or continue and try survive as many waves as you can.

Game Features


  • Large Scale Procedurally Generated Tower Defense Battles with FPS Quality Visuals.
  • The main storyline features a campaign of 20 missions which would provide at minimum 15 hours of gameplay. The campaign structure is significant non linear aspects which make each level replayable in multiple different ways.
  • The enemy waves are procedural generated with randomness for infinite mode gameplay of never ending waves. Additionally when playing the same mission a second time the wave composition will be different. The waves are composed of a total of 25 different types of alien enemy units plus 3 additional units which are spawned by other units. Each type of unit has differences based on speed, hit points, shield, strengths/weaknesses against tower types and special abilities providing for a large multitude of strategies to beat the players towers.
  • The game features dynamic environments based on: procedurally generated background terrain and weather. Additionally the game level itself is based on a combination of environment and player selected game level layout (blueprint). These combinations provide very high replayability and variability of the same mission.
  • The campaign is divided into 5 regions each containing 4 sectors to create a total of 20 missions. However the game level layout of each mission is dependent on the blueprint (energy mining platform) which the player researches and deploys for the mission.
  • Ten types of towers are provided each with 3 upgrade levels. Additionally the third level tower can have its individual attributes such as rotation speed, damage, etc... upgraded individually. All of these upgrades must first be researched in a deep skills tree before they can be used in the game. Each tower type has a unique attack profile allowing the player to build a very wide variety of tower combinations. No tower is superior to others and to win the player must use a range of towers.
  • Skills, unlock and research tree. The player uses energy gained from winning missions for both unlocking and researching. For the missions each region and sector must be unlocked before they can be played. Each blueprint (game level layout) must be researched before it can be deployed. Each skill such as global skills as well as tower upgrades must be researched before they are available in game.

System Requirements


Absolute Minimum Lowest Spec for lowest graphics quality at 1280 x 720
Laptop Video Card: NVidia GTX 620m / AMD Radeon 5570
Video Card Memory (VRAM): 1GB or better
CPU: Dual Core I3 CPU 2.4 GHZ or better
Ram: 4GB or more
Note: With this spec launching the game with anything higher than lowest graphics quality will most likely crash the game. Framerate may drop on large blueprints due to the minimum CPU spec

Minimum Spec for low quality at 1920 x 1080 resolution or medium or high graphics quality at 1280 x 720 resolution
Video Card: NVidia GTX 650 / AMD Radeon HD 5830
Video Card Memory (VRAM): 1GB or better
CPU: Dual Core I3 CPU 2.4 GHZ or better
Ram: 4GB or more
Note: Framerate may drop on large blueprints due to the minimum CPU spec

Recommended spec for high graphics at 1920 x 1080 resolution
Video Card: NVidia GTX 680 / AMD Radeon HD 7970
Video Card Memory (VRAM): 2GB or better
CPU: Quad Core I5 CPU 3.0 GHZ or better
Ram: 6GB or more
This system specifications should comfortably support high graphics quality.

Enthusiast spec for 60 FPS at highest quality graphics with full 4K resolution of 3840 x 2160
Video Card: NVidia GTX 980 / NVidia GTX 1080
Video Card Memory (VRAM): 4GB / 8GB
CPU: Skylake Quad Core I7 CPU 3.0 GHZ / AMD Ryzen or better
Ram: 6GB or more

THE TEAM

Defense Task Force is made by an indie team of 2 best friends plus 1 developer. As a team we have bootstrapped this project to bring this game alive and will continue to extend the game keeping it fresh and entertaining to our players. We hope to raise the bar in the Tower Defense Genre.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: windows 7 64 Bit sp2+, Windows 8.0, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU 2.4 Ghz or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DX11 (shader model 5) GPU 1GB VRam (NVidia GTX 650 / AMD Radeon HD 5830) or better
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0-compatible, 16-bit
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: windows 7 64 Bit sp2+, Windows 8.0, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
    • Processor: Core I5 3.0 GHz Quad Core Processor or better
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DX11 (shader model 5) GPU 2GB VRam (NVidia GTX 680 / AMD Radeon HD 7970) or better
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0-compatible, 16-bit
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