The Crystal Tower

Goblins like your tower. Don't let them in!

Zarguuf is on a holiday somewhere south, staying in a very nice tower. For some reason the local goblins desperately want to stay in the same tower! Stop the goblins by powering up the nearby magic turrets with some crystal energy sources.

Important!

We recommend the Windows build - the WebGL build has some issues with mouse panning especially if you have multiple monitors.

How to play

  • Look at the minimap to see where goblins are coming from.
  • Select an energy source by pressing number keys 1-4 or by clicking.
  • Connect the energy source to a turret. The connection is not instant, the energy source will travel to the turret.
  • The turret will shoot at goblins within its range if it has an energy source connected.
  • You can change the connection to another turret later on! Simply select the energy source again and choose some other turret.
  • You can connect at most 2 energy sources per turret.
  • There are 4 different energy sources and they each produce an unique effect. Ice for example slows down enemies.
  • Combinations of the energy sources also provide unique combinations.
  • There is a wait time between each goblin wave. This can be skipped to gain a score multiplier for a time.
  • Hover over the tower icons to see what the currently connected energy sources do.
  • You may click & drag on the minimap to change the view.

Keys

Key Action
Mouse pan Pan the camera
Mouse scroll Zoom in / out
Mouse left Select / action
Mouse right Cancel selection / action
Number keys 1-4 Select energy source
Esc / Q Open pause menu

Hectic defense

Fire and lightning

Voting results

Overall
6th
38%
6.333
Graphics
6th
38%
7.083
Audio
5th
31%
6.667
Gameplay
7th
46%
5.750
Originality
8th
54%
6.583
Theme
8th
54%
6.750

This game entered in the Team competition (13 entries).

Comments (10)

Mills !
(@Mills_Himself) • 1 year ago • 

That was not bad

With a few more days I think it could have been pretty nice, the small things I didn't like were the size of the map (especially when you can zoom out) or the fact that you can't link a crystal to multiple tower (I don't know if it's on purpose, but it's frustrating)

So anyway, could have been great, but it's "just" not bad

matote
 • 1 year ago • 

Chill strategy game and nice music ! Congrats :)

Banana
(@ThetacticalBanana) • 1 year ago • 

Really good music and decent graphics, though a sense of progression seems to be lacking and wouldve been good if you could upgrade the towers in anyway.

Juutis
  • 1 year ago • 

Thanks for the feedback guys!

@Mills_Himself, yeah, being able to connect a crystal to a single tower at a time is by design. By the size of the map do you mean it was too small or too large?

Yaro
 • 1 year ago • 

Very cool game, I love the visuals and also the music!
I enjoy the tower defence games a lot and your has some interesting ideas to offer!
The different element combinations gives you the desire to find them all and a satisfying feeling when you understand the effects!
The map in the corner is a useful feature too.
I enjoyed it a lot!

DiningPhilosopher
 • 1 year ago • 

This looks pretty good and runs fluently too (even in the browser for me). I just can't think of any good strategies, except maybe connecting the crystals to far away towers and then to close ones to benefit from them twice? That's a lot of boring work though. It would be nice if crystals had multiple charges, and the map had routes that allow some tactical choices. Landscape features that affect which crystals are effective might help too. The idea of combining the crystals is really nice, although I couldn't really find special applications. Audio is chill but does not really seem to fit the setting - although Zarguuf is on vacation of course.

wolfingame
 • 1 year ago • 

This game need something. Some tower upgrades or something like that. Map should be smaller (enemy can go slower then). Graphic is very good.

hattoum
 • 1 year ago • 

I like the concept of the game. It could have been more fun if there were more strategy involved. The concept is great but the game just doesn't let you play with it as much I'd like personally.

AaronBacon
 • 1 year ago • 

Nice looking game, took me a second to figure out what all the towers do but other than that its a solid Tower defense game. The Towers at the edges are maybe a bit pointless since by the time the tower assigned gets there, any sort of threat is already out of range =P

Regardless, nice work for 72 hours =)

treslapin
 • 1 year ago • 

I love tower defense games! So glad to see one here. I like the artstyle, very nice. The idea was pretty good too, I think you can take it even further. Maybe the energy source can connect to multiple towers, but gets weaker as it goes? I really like that combining energy sources gives different results.

Wish the map was a bit smaller, and everything was a bit faster. Good job :)

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