App description: Some voices from Touch Arcade:
"Overall I am loving the game. I think if you like the TD genre you shouldn't let this one pass by without giving it a shot. It has alot of depth and options TD fans will enjoy."

This is a very challenging TD game.
Tower types, upgrading tree of towers, monster types, the data balance among them, and the level maps, all these elements are meticulously designed and tested, and make M.D. different from most TD games.
Are you tired of so many simple TD games? Or you wanna challenge where your gameplay limit is? Try M.D.!

In 2112, a war breaks out among species to fight for interstellar resources. The monster groups initiate an attack to the matrix system on our planet. As the chief commander, you are obliged to lead your army to build towers for defense. The monsters are very powerful so this will be the most challenging defense battle in history. You need to employ your strategy and make full use of the collaboration of different types of towers, before you might smash their invasion. So, join us and beat the monsters!

[BOOT CAMP]
Newbies could start it here. It guides you how to play this great game step by step.

[NORMAL MODE]
Finite play time. Take care of the monsters with halo. They can attack your towers in some way.

[HELL MODE]
Infinite play time. It's very challenging to survive as long as possible. How long can you survive? Try to get high scores and share with your friends.

FEATURES:
-The most strategically challenging TD game
-Very touch to master and get 3 stars!
-Unique design of towers, monsters and maps
-5 levels of boot camp, 20 levels of normal mode and 5 levels of hell mode
-Try to survive as long as possible in hell mode, share your amazing records in Game Center
-Some monsters have invisible armor, smash them using the right combination of towers
-Monsters with halo have special harmful effect on towers, beware of them!
-Detailed tower and monster description in tutorial page
-Universal, retina display

D19Studio's comments:
This is a very challenging Tower Defense game. If you have been tired of too many easy TD games, try this one!

In 2112, a war breaks out among species to fight for interstellar resources. The monster groups initiate an attack to the matrix system on our planet. As the chief commander, you are obliged to lead your army to build towers for defense. The monsters are very powerful so this will be the most challenging defense battle in history. You need to employ your strategy and make full use of the collaboration of different types of towers, before you might smash their invasion. So, join us and beat the monsters!

[NORMAL MODE]
Finite play time. Take care of the monsters with halo. They can attack your towers in some way.

[HELL MODE]
Infinite play time. It's very challenging to survive as long as possible. How long can you survive? Try to get high scores and share with your friends.

FEATURES:
-The most strategically challenging TD game
-Easy to play, very touch to master and beat all levels!
-normal mode and hell mode
-Try to survive as long as possible in hell mode, share your amazing records in Game Center
-14 tower types, with different attributes and abilities to master
-Some monsters have invisible armor, smash them using the right tower
-Monsters with halo have special harmful effect on towers, beware of them!
-Detailed tower and monster description in tutorial page
-Universal game, retina display

Itunes link:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/matrixdefender/id562534227?l=en&mt=8
Forum Discussion:
http://www.d19studio.com/bbs/viewforum.php?f=2

Youtube link

Matrix Defender Strategy Basic Guide
Matrix Defender is a very challenging and unique tower defense game developed by D19Studio. It is not just simply hard. On the contrast, some unique concepts and elements are added in the gameplay, and make the game has more depth and require more strategical thinking.
When you play M.D. for the first time, you might find it not so easy as other TD games, or maybe you'll get frustrated after several failures. Don't worry. This tutorial will show you some basic guidelines and tips.

1 How to play?
Monsters always come out from the yellow holes and heads for the blue holes, which is the entrance of our matrix system. You need to build the towers and kill them before your blood runs out. It's very strategically challenging. Please remember that the right combination of different types of tower are more effective than building different towers in a casual way. So pleas read this guide first if you wanna play M.D. well.

2 Basic Towers
There are 4 basic tower types in M.D. The first 3 types are used for causing direct damages to monsters while the last special tower type is for other usages. Since the crystal you have is limited and the monsters are strong, try to build them in the most effective way possible.
1) Single target attack tower: cause damage to single monster.
Tips: it's effective when it attacks one single strong and slow monsters.
2) Straight line attack tower: cause damage to all monsters on the line
Tips: its attack range is a straight line, so build it at the end of a straight path.
3) Massive attack tower: cause damage to all monsters in the area range
Tips: its attack range is a circular area, so build it close to the center of any circular path or corner.
4) Special towers: no direct damage to monsters, but have other usages and are very strategically important.
They are so important so let me explain them separately as below.

3 Special towers
Special towers are important almost in every level. You need get familiar with them before you could beat the level or get 3 stars.
First, build a tower base, which does nothing. Then you could upgrade it to any of below:
1) Energy sword tower:
Increases the attack force of all other towers around it. When you upgrade the tower to the top level, all towers obtains 50% gain of their attacking force. Sounds great, right?
Tips: It's very wise if you build this tower surrounded by as many attacking towers as possible and upgrade this tower as higher level as possible.
2) Electric stun tower:
Releases dark electric energy to slow down the monsters. I bet every TD fans know the importance of this tower. So I won't explain more on this point. What I wanna mention is when this tower is upgraded to the top level, all monsters in its effective range are 50% slower.
Tips: Green monsters moving very fast, take care of them!
3) Armor pulse tower:
Releases dark pulse energy to destroy the armor protection of the monsters. Different with other TD games, most monsters in M.D. have armors, which can reduce the damage the attacking tower causes. The worst thing is, the basic towers might cause no damage at all if the monster has a very strong armor. The more time you play in one level, the stronger every monster's armor is.
Tips: You can ignore this tower in the first several waves. But you need to use it to destroy the armor of monsters when the monsters get stronger. Another important thing is, Missile tower is the only tower which attacking force is not reduced by the armor of monster.
4) Mining Tower:
Generate crystal automatically. It can be built only on crystal field. Build it once, and gains crystal reward continuously forever. Cool, huh? But before you consider investing on mines you'd better make sure you won't miss any monster.

4 Monsters
There are 8 monster types. The first 5 types have no ability to attack towers. The last 3 special monsters have.
1) Glider: The weakest monster, low HP, no armor.
2) Fighter: medium HP, medium armor.
3) Phantom Chaser: Move very fast.
4) Iron Tank: Extremely high HP, high armor, moving deadly slow.
5) Gold Guard: High HP, medium armor. You get high crystal repay when killing it.
6) Magician: Release its magic energy to increase the armor of all monsters in its range.
7) Dark Angel: Release its dark energy to decrease the attack force of all towers in its range.
8) Preacher: Select one tower and preach to completely invalidate it.
The last 3 monsters are very strong, and can greatly reduce the attacking force the towers output. So you'd better kill them as soon as possible when any of them comes out. Missile towers are highly recommended when facing these special monsters because they will seek for special monsters and attack them first very intelligently.

All these above are the basic guidelines you need to know. There are some more advanced tips and tricks after you know M.D. well. I'll share them with you in the next advanced guide.


D19Studio
10-03-2012, 08:35 PM
#11
Game Impressions

Yes you are right, the game looks pretty basic TD in the first place, that's definitely where we are going to improve in next releases.
However we do have a lot inside design to make it "THE MOST CHALLENGE" TD game:
1. Most of the creeps have armors, so some tower would be useless to them.
2. We have special creeps as long as special towers, the creeps can have different halos which make the location of towers quite important.
3. For some stages, I spent dozens of hours to get through it, and for several ones, only our designer knows how to pass it
4. Try the hell mode, I believe you will like it if you have played a lot TD

Thanks a lot for the try, we do hope to hear more from you guys. It's important for us.

-zy from d19

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Originally Posted by klutzb View Post
I don't know, I can't seem to .. like this game as much as I thought I would. The game looks nice, but it's somewhat slow? I think it's just because I play too much TD games, this is pretty much basic TD game with same upgrades/towers ideas you'd see in other TD games except this one is more difficult, more challenging because the enemies are stronger from the first run, you start with 5k to spend on towers which is cool because the enemies are hard and you get to add more and upgrade more first.

I honestly don't think I would spend a buck on this game, just my opinion. It's pretty much like GeoDefense, just bit harder. Thanks for the code though, I appreciate it!
10-04-2012, 12:08 AM
#12
Game Impressions



Thanks for E9EX4WR6TTRF.

10-04-2012, 07:21 AM
#13
I'd rather see innovation than the same old gameplay, only harder.
10-04-2012, 10:13 AM
#14
How to play this game

Thanks for your video. I'm very appreciated for that.
I'd like to tell you that your strategy is not the best and you could improve that by some ways. I'd like to share a screenshot of one 3-star solution for level 2 in normal mode.
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You might ask why this is a good solution. There are some important tricks which would be very likely be ignored for any novice, especially the uses of special towers.
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Here are some detailed explanations:
$300: Energy Sword Tower:
This type of tower can greatly increase the attack force of all towers nearby. Its valid range becomes larger when upgrading. You'd better build it when you have more than three towers built together.
$150: Electric Stun Tower:
It can slow down the monsters. If you play TD game a lot, you must know how important it shall be. The monsters with green color moves very fast. Kill them without Electric Stun Tower? No way...
$200: Armor Pulse Tower:
Some monsters have armor protection. This type of tower can destroy the armor protection of them, to make it faster to kill any monster. My style is building it close to the Electric Stun Tower. This is a very effective combination.
Try to make full use of these 3 towers, and you will find it easier to play this game better. But it's not all the story. Choose the right place, choose the right combination of towers, and beat them!
Trust me, this is absolutely not a simple game as you might think. There are lots of strategies and tricks worth your time.

Cheers,
D19Studio

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sanuku View Post
YouTube: video

Thanks for E9EX4WR6TTRF.

Last edited by D19Studio; 10-04-2012 at 10:16 AM.
10-04-2012, 10:27 AM
#15
How to achieve 3 stars in Beginning level of MatrixDefender

I see some people complaining it's impossible to achieve 3 stars in MD even for the first level, I'd like to share some experience playing this TD, also I want to show how I understand the towers in MD:
1. As I understand, all the towers can be divided into 3 kinds: single attack, AOE and special towers. The special towers are quite important for almost every level, and as for when to choose single attack or AOE towers, it really depends on the level and monster. In Beginning level, I'd like to use both of them.
2. There's one kind of monster which can disable one of your tower, be careful with that. I will build some small towers for them to disable.
3. Stun tower is quite important, the challenge always comes from monsters moving too fast.
4. We need to build Armor Pulse Tower to deal with monster's armor, otherwise the monsters will be too strong for to kill.
5. Like most TDs, Energy Sword Tower is always useful, which can increase the attack of towers around it.
6. The path is quite long in Beginning level, take advantage of it is quite important if you want to achieve 3 stars.

This is the screenshot of my play, I hide some details of what towers I built. You can make your own strategy and get most fun from it.
Enjoy it! Again, I want to say it's really the most challenge TD ever in the world
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Last edited by zyzyandzyzy; 10-04-2012 at 10:35 AM.
10-04-2012, 10:39 AM
#16
Hell mode has a different playing style. But the basic strategy is the same.
We will release more promo codes tomorrow
10-05-2012, 12:39 AM
#17
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: Shanghai, China
Posts: 369
Good tips!

Thanks for your tips. Now I'm playing better. It's true that special towers are very important and should be built in the combination of other towers.
Besides, I think it's very effective to build AOE towers in the beginning of the path for mass destruction, and build single attack towers in the end of the path for the remaining monsters. That's what I learn from your screenshot

Quote:
Originally Posted by zyzyandzyzy View Post
I see some people complaining it's impossible to achieve 3 stars in MD even for the first level, I'd like to share some experience playing this TD, also I want to show how I understand the towers in MD:
1. As I understand, all the towers can be divided into 3 kinds: single attack, AOE and special towers. The special towers are quite important for almost every level, and as for when to choose single attack or AOE towers, it really depends on the level and monster. In Beginning level, I'd like to use both of them.
2. There's one kind of monster which can disable one of your tower, be careful with that. I will build some small towers for them to disable.
3. Stun tower is quite important, the challenge always comes from monsters moving too fast.
4. We need to build Armor Pulse Tower to deal with monster's armor, otherwise the monsters will be too strong for to kill.
5. Like most TDs, Energy Sword Tower is always useful, which can increase the attack of towers around it.
6. The path is quite long in Beginning level, take advantage of it is quite important if you want to achieve 3 stars.

This is the screenshot of my play, I hide some details of what towers I built. You can make your own strategy and get most fun from it.
Enjoy it! Again, I want to say it's really the most challenge TD ever in the world
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10-05-2012, 04:49 AM
#18
Not bad. I like it.
But only the scores in hell mode is uploaded to leaderboard, uhhh
10-05-2012, 04:52 AM
#19
More promo codes

5 More promo codes are available now. Feel free to pick one and any feedback will be appreciated.
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Cheers,
D19Studio
10-05-2012, 07:27 AM
#20
Joined: Jun 2012
Location: Georgia, USA
Posts: 33
Thanks for XRHJEXJ4YWW9!!

Initial thoughts. Whew! Have to echo what others are saying.....it's really tough. That's not a bad thing tho, yet. I just hope it doesn't become one of those games where you lose over and over on the same level and it gets frustrating so you just give up and delete it. Right now, however, I appriciate the challenge.
The tutorial is very descriptive in describing each tower and even gives tips on how and when to use em. But in the description it doesn't match the pics with the description. I assumed it went by the price of each--cheapest to expensive. I had to just build a base then build each tower and read the name in the description box. Maybe number each tower in the pic with their description??
I like the amount of towers you have to choose from. Also like the upgrade "tree" each tower has. Having all the choices is great. It adds alot of depth to the game.
Overall I am loving the game. I think if you like the TD genre you shouldn't let this one pass by without giving it a shot. It has alot of depth and options TD fans will enjoy. I will gladly post more feedback as I (hopefully) get deeper into the game. Thanks again!

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