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SNAFU Tower Defense Version 1.0.4 Released

September 13th, 2008 Comments off

An updated version of SNAFU Tower Defense has been released. This version includes the following changes:

  1. Fixed session restoration for returning users. Game settings will now persist between sessions again.
  2. Fixed keyboard listener. Hot keys now work again.

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SNAFU Tower Defense Released

September 6th, 2008 Comments off

SNAFU Tower DefenseSNAFU Tower Defense has been released. SNAFU Tower Defense (TD) is my take on the mazing tower defense genre. Inspired by Desktop TD and Xeno Tactic, I wanted SNAFU TD to provide more variety in the design of each map.

SNAFU TD also introduces the concept of barricades. Barricades are built like towers, but they do not attack the creeps. In previous mazing tower defense games, players are required to build mazes out of the lowest cost towers. As the levels progress, the damage that these towers cause is negligible, but the towers still eat up processing time to calculate targets and projectile movement. Barricades do not eat up any processing time.

SNAFU TD also incorporates a system of creep defense versus a tower armor penetration rating. This system ensures that not all towers perform at the same level against all creeps. As towers are upgraded, the armor penetration rating is boosted. Players will be required to use a combination of towers to balance their defenses.

SNAFU TD allows the player to select the targeting AI for each tower individually. Targeting algorithms include: Closest To The Goal (default), Strongest and Weakest.

For each mission in SNAFU TD, the player can be awarded up to 3 achievements with three levels (gold, silver and bronze). Achievements are awarded for the percentage of creeps eliminated, remaining health, and the speed at which each mission is completed.

Experienced tower defense game players will likely find that some of the missions in SNAFU TD are on the easy side. My hope is that the achievement system, and leaderboards will provide these players with added value to replay each mission many times. Also, newcomers to the genre should be able to successfully complete their first mission in a small number of attempts.


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