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App description: Artificial Defense is a one man made, real time strategy orbital-shooter game in an artificial, virtual reality setting. You are the machine, a mighty computer-system defending its servers against swarms of intruding creeps.

Short Action description
Firing off miniguns, launching Hellfire missiles, dropping incinerating Hades-Bombs and colossal asteroids, deploying mighty railgun and acid towers and spawning your own Intrusion Counter Measures (ICMs) to reconquer corrupted databases and firewalls are just some of the actions players can take while fending off the creeps. Earn RAM and upgrade your arsenal and hardware-level. Start as an analog punch-tape system and evolve into a quantum A.I. mainframe.


Artificial Defense has 3 major game mechanics

1. Offense
There are 21 offensive weapons available, reaching from outdated flintlocks, over maverick-missiles to devastating meteors and neutron-bombs. You can switch between three pre-loaded weapon categories and launch the installed weapons every few seconds. Each round you fire costs you RAM and each weapon type has its own unique cooldown so you must choose wisely and adapt quickly to different situations. But beware, aiming requires some skill. Creeps are moving targets and your projectiles need some flight time before impact. You can unlock and install new weapons in the uplab.

2. Defense
There are 21 defense towers available, reaching from pistol-sentry-towers, over incinerating flame-throwers to powerful long-range railgun towers. In addition there are 7 production towers which produce your main resource: RAM (Random Access Memory). Yes, building up a small RAM economy is very important, in order to keep your system routines running. Towers must be deployed by an expensive capsule drop and you have to find the sweet spot between the right amount of resource production towers and the performance of your defense perimeter. You can unlock and install new tower versions in the uplab.

3. Conquer
Spawn Intrusion Counter Measures (ICMs) in order to conquer corrupted system-structures like databases, honeypots and firewalls. Databases e.g. spawn datablips, which carry valuable data and head for your backup-devices. Every datablip successfully arriving at its destination releases a certain amount of RAM, so you should do your best to protect those important but vulnerable convoys.


More details

RAM
There is only one single resource in Artificial Defense called RAM. It is used during the defense gameplay to pay for your actions and after shutdown to upgrade your arsenal in the uplab menu screen.

Upgrading
After you initialize a system shutdown you will be redirected to the score board. You will be rewarded with a certain amount of RAM based on your performance, which you can use in the uplab to upgrade your offense, defense or hardware level. There are 49 individual upgrades by the way, so you should be busy for some time.

Systems and Challenges
There are 7 unique systems in the game. Their color indicates the difficulty level starting from blue, over green and red to black. Every system comes up with an unique music-track and 7 different challenges, which you should try to complete during the standard gameplay, in order to get a massive RAM boost and to unlock user rights for the next system (next level access).

Hardware
Apart from the offense and defense equipment you can upgrade your hardware level, which determines your initial system integrity (health) and your ICM capabilities. You start as a punch-tape machine and need to invest RAM to evolve into more powerful systems like: tube computer, microchip system, quantum computer, molecular computer, A.I. mainframe.

Eli's comments:

Artificial Defense

Thiemo Bolder
Genres: Games Action Strategy
GAME CENTER ENABLED
Free


Quote:
Fairplay: NO IN-APP PURCHASE FRENZY there is just one single, buyable item: Full Version - and by the way: There are NO ads.

Including 13 different music tracks!

The game in 2 sentences:
Artificial Defense a real-time-strategy, orbital-shooter game in an artificial, virtual reality setting. You are the machine, a mighty computer-system, defending its servers against swarms of intruding creeps.

What is your job?
Fire off miniguns, launch hellfire missiles, drop incinerating hades-bombs and asteroids, deploy mighty railgun and acid towers and spawn your own Intrusion Counter Measures (ICMs) to re-conquer corrupted databases and firewalls. Earn RAM and upgrade your arsenal and hardware-level. Start as an analog punch-tape system and evolve to a quantum A.I. computer.

In Detail?
Well, the game has 3 main game mechanics:
1. Offense
There are 21 offense weapons available, reaching from outdated flintlocks, over maverick-missiles to devastating meteors and neutron-bombs.
2. Defense
There are 21 defense towers available, reaching from pistol-sentry-towers, over incinerating flame-throwers to powerful long-range railgun-towers. Additionally there are production towers which produce your main-resource: RAM (Random Access Memory). Yes, building up a small RAM economy is very important.
3. Conquer
Spawn Intrusion Counter Measures (ICMs) in order to conquer corrupted system-structures like databases, honeypots and firewalls. Databases e.g. spawn datablips which carry valuable data out of the system (backup). In this case you will have to secure a safe path to the backup-devices, by using your offense and defense equipment.

Devices:
The game is technically is a pretty good shape, because I put a lot of effort into the optimization. Hence, the game runs smoothly on an iPad 2 or an iPhone5. It even runs on older hardware like an iPhone4, but you should give it a try, before unlocking the full version.

Have a great time.
Thiemo












Supported Devices:
  • iPhone4
  • iPad2Wifi
  • iPad23G
  • iPhone4S
  • iPadThirdGen
  • iPadThirdGen4G
  • iPhone5
  • iPodTouchFifthGen
  • iPadFourthGen
  • iPadFourthGen4G
  • iPadMini
  • iPadMini4G
  • iPhone5c
  • iPhone5s
  • iPhone6
  • iPhone6Plus
  • iPodTouchSixthGen

Minimum iOS Version: iOS 7.0

Download Size: 66.8MB

11-11-2015, 10:28 AM
#2
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 3,824
Has anyone found a way to invert the movement? I actually like the idea behind the game. I like the gameplay and I really like the premium unlock. But the movement is making me pull my hair out and I cannot seem to locate in setting a where to reverse or invert the movement.

Billy

11-11-2015, 11:24 AM
#3
11-11-2015, 11:49 AM
#4
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 105
Glad it was free. Found it boring and the text is to small to read. Deleted.
11-12-2015, 07:19 AM
#5
As Lordshadows said, we are in dire need of a toggle to invert controls. I'm finding them very counter intuitive. Love the game, but please address and update. U have my unlock support. I want to play, not suffer. Thanx one man dev team. Best of luck to ya!
11-12-2015, 10:06 AM
#6
Inverted controls notwithstanding, I really enjoyed it. Learning curve is slightly steeper than what you'd expect nowadays, but I enjoyed it quite a bit and I expect to keep it on my device for a while. Plays like: Zombie Gunship + TD + Galcon-lite.
I'd recommend it.
11-16-2015, 07:14 AM
#7
Might also be nice to just tap on intended target to launch. At any rate please allow inverted controls. Thnx, fun game elsewise.