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App description: From a team of former Blizzard & Riot developers comes the most delicious tower defense game! Help Eggperor Shellemane and the Eggbirds keep their cakes safe from an onslaught of persistent insects. The game begins when you place your tasty cake castle on the map. Choose carefully; there are armies of ants on their way to steal a slice! After that, its time to plan your strategy. Build your maze to outsmart the mischievous ants and protect your prized cake. Use watermelon slingshots and frosting guns to thwart the onslaught of bees, rocket snails, and ants on scooters!

Key Features:
- Tower Defense that requires strategic thinking and tactical timing to defend your Cake from an onslaught of hungry bugs
- Place your Cake, you decide where the path will lead
- Strategically shape the path using Toast Walls, and create a maze for the enemy bugs
- 18 challenging levels, each introduces a new enemy to contend with
- 6 unique defenses with 2 upgrades each
- Day/Night cycle: Take as much time as you like to plan your defenses during the Day, then when youre ready, fend off waves of bugs in real time at Night by Powering Up your defenses
- Can you top the leaderboard? Test your best defense in Score Attack!
- Over 9,000 calories of fun
- All the cake you can eat... WAIT NO!

machina's comments:

Hello everyone!

We are an independent team of 3 Blizzard and Riot alumni and we are super excited to finally bring Defend the Cake to mobile after launching on Steam this last December.

With Defend the Cake, we set out to create a tower defense game that is more palatable to a wider audience while still providing enough strategic depth for players that really want to sink their teeth in. We cooked up a cute and cartoony art style to entice players who are hungry for something different, and a smooth difficulty curve designed to be accessible to players unfamiliar with the genre. However, even seasoned tower defense veterans will find reaching the top of our leaderboards to be a considerable challenge!

See you in the Cakedom!

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02-08-2018, 02:09 PM
Thoughts about this one? looks good, but seems a bit expensive...

02-08-2018, 05:40 PM
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 1,585
Im very intriuged by this, but I have a particular bug bear when it comes to make your own path TDs, in that I hate it when they introduce enemies that ignore paths and fly over. It used to really annoy me about Fieldrunners.

Im well aware that I may be completely alone in this but if the Dev happens to read this Id appreciate an answer, more than happy to pay a premiumish price for a good TD but I cant do with the aforementioned Path ignoring....

Or alternatively Ill buy it anyway in an hour or so after a few more glasses of wine.
02-08-2018, 06:12 PM
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 1,585
Well that didnt last long, I watched the trailer then hit the buy button.

Ok, with a couple of caveats this is ace. Its got some really interesting TD mechanics going on. Basically you get a certain amount of actions to perform before every wave - building a wall, a tower, harvesting material etc. Then on the actual turn the wave starts and you kind of upgrade/power your towers while the wave attacks you, but you can only perform an action when youve got a free slot to do so (4 at the start of the game), and every time you do something theres a wait time until your engineer gets home again.

My only real issue so far is that Im confused with what your actually doing when you upgrade your towers during the wave itself, I dont think your upgrading, I think you might be boosting power, purely because your towers never change appearance. It was explained in the tutorial but I dont think I was paying attention and I cant find a way to replay it.
My other (very minor from my POV) issue is that theres no auto rotate.

Im only 4 levels in but mightily impressed so far, its doing something a bit different (at least Ive never come across it before), it looks and sounds great and Im not for one moment regretting the five quid Ive spent on it.
02-09-2018, 12:13 AM

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Did a quick look. Love this game!
02-09-2018, 11:19 AM
Joined: Jan 2018
Location: Oakland
Posts: 12
We just released a small update:
Added a Total Score leaderboard. If you complete at least one Score Attack, you will see your Total Score (sum of your high scores across all levels) on the World Map.
Added Game Center support.
Tweaked some text that was too small on phone screens.
A few other minor tweaks and fixes.
02-10-2018, 07:05 AM
Just bought it but right after the short tutorial the game crashed on my iPad Pro. Please fix and add iCloud synch. Thx
02-10-2018, 11:49 AM
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 1,585
Im surprised this isnt getting more attention, its a really good variation on the TD genre and a lot of fun, I suspect unfortunately that the price tag might be putting some people off but its a quality title and well worth it.
02-10-2018, 12:13 PM
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 1,585
Originally Posted by ttcool View Post
Just bought it but right after the short tutorial the game crashed on my iPad Pro. Please fix and add iCloud synch. Thx
Ive just updated it and Ive got the same issue now, it crashes on me every time I try to start a level, was working fine beforehand so its got to be the update thats screwed it.

Hopefully itll get fixed soon, the Devs been posting in here so with any luck theyre aware of it.
02-10-2018, 02:48 PM
Joined: Jan 2018
Location: Oakland
Posts: 12
It looks like the 1.2.1 update introduced a crash bug. We're working on a fix now, will publish ASAP. Sorry for the inconvenience!