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Tower Defense game

03-22-2013, 02:13 AM
#1
Joined: Mar 2013
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Tower Defense game

Hey guys,

Just want to see what everyone's opinions are with tower defense type of games. Do you all feel that TD type of games are strictly male and play in landscape mode only? How can we create a TD game possibly appeal to female audience along with a relatively casual gameplay?
03-22-2013, 12:55 PM
#2
Joined: Mar 2011
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Pick and properly execute some widely appealing theme. Girls don't dig swords and lasers too much. It doesn't have to be Unicorns vs. Care Bears, but animals in general or some other cute characters could do the job.

03-22-2013, 01:15 PM
#3
Look at Bloons TD (1 through infinity) for inspiration on a TD that appeals to males and females alike.

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03-25-2013, 03:33 AM
#4
Joined: Mar 2013
Location: Spain
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Quote:
Originally Posted by gsxr824 View Post
Hey guys,

Just want to see what everyone's opinions are with tower defense type of games. Do you all feel that TD type of games are strictly male and play in landscape mode only? How can we create a TD game possibly appeal to female audience along with a relatively casual gameplay?
Hi!

I think the Tower Defense Games isn't the best type for female audiences, but i agree with the other opinions: with an attractive and colorful visuals (and casual gameplay) this can be different.
11-19-2013, 04:11 AM
#5
Joined: Nov 2013
Posts: 1
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Originally Posted by Blackharon View Post
Look at Bloons TD (1 through infinity) for inspiration on a TD that appeals to males and females alike.
Yeah I love this game. It really changes how I play tower defense games. This game is made by ninja kiwi and its on their 5th version. I hope they'll do another one. See some strategies here if you're having a bad time with special missions.
11-19-2013, 04:34 AM
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I wonder how a brainstorming session would go if you substituted the idea of Collection in place of Destruction in the form of a tower defense game. Something zany like a petting zoo, where each animal has to be hugged/loved a certain amount before it passes by, or else it will be sad when it has to go sleep in its cage at night. (Just throwing out whatever ideas...) Good luck reinventing this genre, looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

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11-26-2013, 04:31 AM
#7
Supercell did notice this early on with Clash Of Clans. I think this is why they launched Hay Day. I know for a fact that this appeals to the women of my family!
11-27-2013, 11:54 AM
#8
We released Pirate Legends TD in August this year and the demo was around 90% male. Definitely a genre I'd stay away from if your looking for a very broad market but there are a lot of real gamers in there so you can make money.

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11-27-2013, 12:26 PM
#9
Joined: Sep 2013
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Originally Posted by BlindAlbino View Post
I wonder how a brainstorming session would go if you substituted the idea of Collection in place of Destruction in the form of a tower defense game. Something zany like a petting zoo, where each animal has to be hugged/loved a certain amount before it passes by, or else it will be sad when it has to go sleep in its cage at night. (Just throwing out whatever ideas...) Good luck reinventing this genre, looking forward to seeing what you come up with!
I agree that the destruction has to be replaced. Could also be kids or packing lunchboxes or serving coffee to clients. Good luck and tell us what you decide in the end

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11-27-2013, 02:40 PM
#10
Joined: Sep 2013
Location: Auckland
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I'm kind of surprised that no one else mentioned it before, but plants vs zombies is basically a tower defence game, and that seems more aimed at women than men. Basically, a game concept does not limited gender, it is game content that starts to control the market segment.