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App description: Hey Alex! Our playground has been taken over! Only you can help us take it back!

Prepare for an epic battle to defend your treehouse against those pesky kids from the next street over!

Playground Wars features:

Gorgeous, detailed art and animation!

112 HAND CRAFTED levels spread out over 4 unique seasonal campaigns!

5 different weather conditions, 4 locations and night and day scenarios allow for an insane amount of variety!

Take command of your hero Alex, and recruit 9 additional friends to take on the bully menace!

Defend against a variety of enemy units, including 4 bosses before encountering the very special, epic final Mega Tank!

Unlock unique and powerful PERKS to use in battle to gain a crucial advantage!

Earn MARBLES and MEGA MARBLES to spend on over 400 upgrades! Level up your units, buy them armor, give them splash damage, increased movement and attack speed, and special offensive and defensive capabilities.

An advantage system balances the units against each other - the big guys don't like getting wet, triker units fear the pikemen and, of course, the bosses don't know what to do about Alex!

The weather and time of day system gives strength and weaknesses to your friends. The soakers are great in the cold, less effective in the rain. Your little toddlers cost more to recruit at night but love to play in the snow! Learn these affinities to plan the perfect strategy for each level!

iCloud enabled!

Original soundtrack comprising 5 epic songs accompanying detailed and thrilling sound effects!

Finely tuned unit AI and combat mechanics!

Playground Wars is a highly accessible defense game with an underlying layer of depth that takes the genre to an unprecedented level! Will YOU answer the call and take back the playground? The battle is on - in PLAYGROUND WARS!

** Note for iPad 2 and iPad Mini users : Playground Wars is a complex, memory intensive game. Although we've tested the game heavily on all devices, you may need to close all other applications before playing in order to have the best possible experience with the game!

glowdot's comments:
Playground Wars is a 2D castle defense game for iOS (and soon, Android and Facebook). In the game, you command Alex, a boy who's playground has been invaded by bullies from the next street over. Recruit your friends and use special perks and upgrades to battle for the title King of the Playground over 112 hand crafted levels!

iOS (Universal): Out now!
Android: Out now!
Mac: Out now!
Facebook: Very soon!

Playground Wars features:

* 4 locations, each with night and day settings
* 5 types of weather
* 10 friendly units
* 14 enemy units including really great bosses
* 9 special attacks
* 112 levels
* and something like 450 upgrades. I lost count.

The strategy is in the combinations of all of the above. Some units have bonuses or penalties depending on the weather or time of day. For example, some cost more at night, or have weaker attack when it's snowing. The units themselves all have very noticeable differences -- some have really long reach, some fire projectiles, some have high levels of HP or armor. And then the units themselves have bonuses or penalties against other individual units and unit types.

Its pretty complex, which keeps the game interesting over 112 levels. And we spent the last 4 months just on the level design. When you get comfortable with one strategy we pull the rug out from under you and force you to really think about how to win the round.

Playground Wars is FREE!

Click here to preview Playground Wars in your browser!
12-05-2013, 03:27 AM
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 1,783
Look fun, gonna try!

12-05-2013, 11:39 AM
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Posts: 481
Thanks kenken11! Please let me know what you think of the game
12-06-2013, 02:47 AM
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 1,783
It's colorful and remind me of paladog overall a nice game
12-06-2013, 02:49 AM
Joined: Apr 2012
Posts: 3,644
A nice game, as same as Army of Darkness. It's funny. Are playing it.

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12-06-2013, 10:37 AM
Joined: May 2012
Location: France, Nord
Posts: 247
The game's actually great. Looks deeper that most of the other games of the same kind.

BUT it's very very slow on iPhone 4, and crashes a lot. I do mean a lot. I have not been able to play much because of this. Anything you can do mister glowdot ?
12-06-2013, 12:24 PM
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Posts: 481
Thanks guys!

Bewi: we're still trying to optimize for the older devices like the iPhone 4 but it should still run if you close all of your open apps (and maybe restart the device just to make sure all your memory is free). This is only an issue on the iPhone 4/4S and for some people with iPad 2/Mini.

The game uses a good deal of memory -- especially in later levels where there are hundreds of units on screen at a time. So it stresses some of those devices.

** Especially if you upgraded to iOS 7. We noticed that iOS 7 uses a lot more memory than iOS 6.
12-09-2013, 02:31 PM
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 610
Reviewed as Otomeheart in the US appstore

This is such a fun little game! The character designs are just perfect and the art/graphics are great Each character looks different and unique. Moreover, the music is rather catchy, though can get repetitive. The gameplay while fun at first, it can get boring after a while. While I enjoyed it at first, I got bored after a bit of time. Nonetheless, a cute little game

Thanks so much!
12-09-2013, 08:19 PM
Reviewed as Adisus in US store.
Realy love this game, remember me with old time
12-09-2013, 09:00 PM
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 7,853
Downloading now!