Block Fortress (Foursaken Media) - Minecraft + Tower Defense

12-19-2012, 03:51 PM
#1
Block Fortress (Foursaken Media) - Minecraft + Tower Defense





Hi everyone, we'd like to officially announce our next game, Block Fortress! Block Fortress is a free build Tower Defense game with the ability to literally create your base any way you want! Obviously heavily inspired by Minecraft, we've taken the sense of total freedom that game provides and made it into something completely unique. We're hoping players who like Minecraft, and/or players who like any form of Tower Defense will love Block Fortress!

FEATURES:
  • unique mix of TD and FPS game-play!
  • complete freedom to build your base any way you choose, from towering fortresses, to sprawling castles!
  • over 30 building blocks!
  • 16 advanced turret types!
  • tons of weapons and equipment to gear your avatar up with!
  • tons of support blocks - from generators, to depth charges, land mines, spotlights, look-out towers, and more!
  • day and night cycle - build lights and spotlights to prepare yourself for the harsh night!
  • several game-play modes, including a "free build" casual mode and a more hardcore survival mode












Last edited by Foursaken_Media; 02-11-2013 at 11:10 AM.
12-19-2012, 04:05 PM
#2
Holy crap, holy crap, holy crap!

This looks great!!!

12-19-2012, 04:19 PM
#3
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Another stunning Foursaken game to look forward to!

MADE THE FRONT PAGE ON TA!
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12-19-2012, 05:03 PM
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Another unique genre combinaton by Foursaken media. It started by Bug Heroes (rpg+TD) and it's unique even now, few years (?) after release.

I have never played minecraft (I'm too old to play games but this damned iPhone.. You know) but I'm really looking forward to this one.
12-20-2012, 10:57 AM
#5
Thanks everyone!

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Originally Posted by bramblett05 View Post
Wow I don't like minecraft but this looks cool.
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Originally Posted by GR3NADE View Post
Another unique genre combinaton by Foursaken media. It started by Bug Heroes (rpg+TD) and it's unique even now, few years (?) after release.

I have never played minecraft (I'm too old to play games but this damned iPhone.. You know) but I'm really looking forward to this one.
Yeah, we really think that a lot of people will be able to enjoy Block Fortress... Minecraft players will love the complete freedom to build anything you want, while typical TD players will love the... well... Tower Defense core We've added a lot of cool game-play elements to really make things interesting!
12-20-2012, 01:35 PM
#6
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Any chance of us getting a trailer soon?
12-20-2012, 02:33 PM
#7
*Mouth Drops*


You guys never cease to further amaze my time after time. BOOOOOOOY am I looking forward to this gem!

Questions...

- Will I be able to customize my Avatars look/clothing?

- Will I be able to also carry a weapon of some sort to defend myself outside of building towers (i.e. sword, shield bow, great-sword, hammer, axe, scythe, mace, pike, dual wield, gun, etc...)?


EDIT: Are Turrets upgrade-able? Pardon the excitement...

Game Center: Diligence

Last edited by GodSon; 12-20-2012 at 02:38 PM. Reason: More questions...
12-21-2012, 05:34 AM
#8
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Originally Posted by Foursaken_Media View Post
Yeah, we really think that a lot of people will be able to enjoy Block Fortress... Minecraft players will love the complete freedom to build anything you want, while typical TD players will love the... well... Tower Defense core We've added a lot of cool game-play elements to really make things interesting!
The idea of building the actual maze itself combined with the TD genre sounds amazing.
12-21-2012, 10:48 AM
#9
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Originally Posted by GodSon View Post
*Mouth Drops*


You guys never cease to further amaze my time after time. BOOOOOOOY am I looking forward to this gem!

Questions...

- Will I be able to customize my Avatars look/clothing?

- Will I be able to also carry a weapon of some sort to defend myself outside of building towers (i.e. sword, shield bow, great-sword, hammer, axe, scythe, mace, pike, dual wield, gun, etc...)?


EDIT: Are Turrets upgrade-able? Pardon the excitement...
Actually I'm glad you brought this up... we've been going back and forth between actually having an avatar and being able to walk around freely on the ground, vs what it currently is (no avatar, more of a "godlike" view). We actually had that element in the game before, but found that there is already just so much global stuff going on (managing an economy, building turrets and walls, repairing stuff, targeting dangerous enemies, etc), that it doesn't work as great as it sounds like it would. Keep in mind in Minecraft you don't have the level of action that you will have in Block Fortress.

So again, right now its more focused on the base building aspect, rather than running around as an avatar...

But I'm curious to see what people think about that? Is having an avatar that you can do some damage with something that people would really love? - keeping in mind that with that it would naturally heavily take away from the base building TD aspect...

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Originally Posted by Dazarath View Post
The idea of building the actual maze itself combined with the TD genre sounds amazing.
Actually Block Fortress is not quite like the "maze builder" TDs... enemies have the capabilities of attacking any part of your base (though your main objective is to defend your barracks). The cool part is that it makes it so careful planning is much more important, especially when things like elevation increasing turret range, line-of-sight, and other strategic elements play a role.

But this is also a mode we're toying with (more of the traditional TD).
12-21-2012, 12:29 PM
#10
I freaking love you.

In the words of the great GLaDOS: "Keep on trying 'till you run out of cake."
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