Ever heard of the term “real time” computer strategic games? Well, if that sounds too nerdy, let me make it simpler for you! Basically, Tower Defense Games or real time computer strategic games are those computer games where the main aim is to prevent the opposition from crossing a certain portion of the map by building towers around the enemy forces. These towers are basically build to safeguard your territory of the map- hence the name “tower defense” games.
If all this sounds too jittery and flowery to your ears, do not worry! TD games are actually one of the most common varieties of computer games that are played online today. I am sure that even you would have played a few of these, without actually realizing that you were indulging yourself into a “tower defense” game, technically.
Desktop Tower Defense and Bloons TD are two of the most popular TD games that have been built- ever. X-box actually unleashed a whole new line up of this game genre, with the launch of the X-box 360 and took this market by storm. Almost every game vendor has rolled out a tower defense game in the recent past.
After the exceptional increase in the popularity of computer based TD games, a number of console based defense games have also been rolled out. Apart from the X-box 360, consoles like the Playstation-3, Defense Grid (on the PC), Pixel Junk Monsters and savage Moon have had their share of tower defense games to their credit. Today, even handheld gaming consoles, such as the NinjaTown and Nintendo DS boast of a wide array of tower defense games.
Looking at the unprecedented popularity of the desktop and console versions of these games, many online gaming hubs have rolled out free online games, to cater to the needs of those who like playing on a larger network. These free games are not only more exciting than single player games (since these are played on the network, in real time, and against a huge number of competitors from all around the globe), these are easy on the pocket too. Some of the most popular online tower defense games are Onslaught, Vector TD series and Gemcraft.
One of the most addictive genre of games to have been rolled out- ever, TD games continue to find new takers with each passing day. Having been built as niche specific, real time strategic Play Cool Games(to be played on computers, specifically), today these games have crept their way into every console in the world. Besides, tower defense games have also gone on to become the most popular online flash games and have a profound presence in almost every online gaming hub/community that you could think of. Seductive, deadly, interesting and highly addictive- these are some of the adjectives that describe TD games in brief!