Critically-acclaimed Defender's Quest launches major FREE update!

The Tower Defense/RPG Hybrid that Rock, Paper, Shotgun called "Brilliant" and Destructoid called "Incredibly fun" has just released a major FREE UPDATE!  This applies to all paying customers on Mac, Windows, and Linux.

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKe54cEGYto

Playable demo: http://www.defendersquest.com/play_demo.html

Besides massively updated new graphics, the crown jewel of this version 1.0.0 update is a huge New Game+ mode, which unlocks when players have beaten the regular game. Each enemy type is replaced with a new, NG+ mode-exclusive variant with special new powers and abilities to foil even the most devious players. 

Also, in NG+, unique items from the normal game can be upgraded in exchange for magic skulls, a new battle reward. These new items have special new powers and abilities beyond just being stronger.

There's also 7 new sidequests in the expanded mode, which provide new tactical challenges as well as more story scenes, 14 new bonus challenges, including endless modes, and equipabble "magic books" that change the rules of battle.

The update also includes an upgraded interface that allows for more advanced targeting options, a more balanced play experience, new accessibility options, and hundreds of bugfixes and general usability tweaks.

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Defender's Quest is available for sale NOW at www.defendersquest.com!

Everyone who buys the game will receive FREE updates to all future versions of the game. 

The games original soundtrack is also available for sale for $1.99 when bundled with a purchase of the game. 

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Features:

-  DRM Free!

-  Import save file from the demo!

-  Runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux!

-  Tower-defense style tactical battle system!

-  Customizable characters!

-  Story written by USDA certified English major! *

-  ~100 Uniquely designed battle challenges over 34 maps!

-  Extreme challenges for Hardcore types!

-  Casual challenges for Your Mom! **

-  Skippable / pausable cutscenes!

-  Accessibility features for gamers with disabilities!

-  Bonus "endless" challenge modes! (Not available in demo)

-  Multiple bullet points!

*The U.S. Department of Agriculture does not certify the freshness of domestically grown English Majors.

**The USDA has certified, however, that your mother is a classy lady. You should call her sometime, she misses you.

-  Things we didn't include:

-  40+ hours of padding

-  Zillions of random battles

-  Pointless fetch quests

-  Whiny emo kids

-  Deliberate micro-management

-  Cumbersome menus six layers deep

-  $60 price tag

-  Aeris dying

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Nice things people have said:

"It’s brilliant."

-Adam Smith, Rock, Paper, Shotgun

"Incredibly fun."

-Jordan Devore, Destructoid

"It's a mix between Tower Defense and a 

traditional RPG and it's REALLY fun."

-Robert Boyd, Cthulhu Saves the World

"The RPG aspects are a real credit to the game... 

this is the first time I've been so engaged by 

tower defense in a while!"

-Rodain Joubert, Desktop Dungeons

"Pretty much the perfect expression of tower defense in its traditional form."

-Tom Auxier, Nightmaremode.net

"Productivity = Gone"

-Andrew Smee, Rock, Paper, Shotgun

"Hands down, one of the best tower defense titles you'll find, but it's also simply just a clever, funny, engaging game period."

-Dora B, JayIsGames

"Defender's Quest ultimately succeeds because the raw tower defence gameplay is some of the best you'll find anywhere. Pay attention, folks, because this deceptively deep hybrid deserves to take 2012 by storm."

-Jonathan Lester, Dealspwn.com

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Nice articles people have written:

Rock, Paper, Shotgun

http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2012/01/24/hours-of-towers-defenders-quest/

http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2011/10/11/thats-my-productivity-gone-defenders-quest/

JayIsGames

http://jayisgames.com/archives/2012/01/defenders_quest.php

Joystiq Indie Pitch

http://www.joystiq.com/2012/01/21/the-joystiq-indie-pitch-defenders-quest/

Destructoid

http://www.destructoid.com/tower-defense-meets-rpg-in-ambitious-defender-s-quest-220062.phtml

Nightmare Mode

http://nightmaremode.net/2011/12/preview-defenders-quest-14555/

http://nightmaremode.net/2011/10/defenders-quest-impressions-and-the-future-of-the-tower-defense-12731/

DealSpwn

http://www.dealspwn.com/defenders-quest-review-90417

DIYGamer

http://www.diygamer.com/2011/10/lars-doucet-making-defenders-quest-accessible-interview/

http://www.diygamer.com/2011/10/lars-doucet-defenders-quest-final-fantasy-crystal-defenders/

StructureGaming

http://www.structuregaming.com/2012/01/17/hands-on-preview-defenders-quest/

 


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