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[Beta] Dash or Defend PvP - Reverse Tower Defense vs TD

06-12-2017, 03:38 AM
#1
Joined: Jun 2017
Location: Sweden
Posts: 7
[Beta] Dash or Defend PvP - Reverse Tower Defense vs TD


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At independent Sweden-based game studio Dual Decade we are proud to present our first game: Dash or Defend. We hope you want to try it out in our beta that has just started. Sign-up instructions at dashordefend.com (basically we just need an email adress, so Apple TestFlight can send you a redeem code).

Dash or Defend was heavily inspired by the tower defense genre, but it adds enough new elements to be considered as the first game of its own genre. It's a two-player game, where you choose either the tower side (Defend) or the side of the little guys and gals who have to try and run past the towers (Dash). The two sides have almost nothing in common, so it's really like two games in one. Yet, they are balanced so that the stronger tactician will win, no matter which side he/she is playing. The maximum length of one game is five minutes, so it's more intense than most TD games, but if you loose one game you almost always will have time for one more...

If you have ever wanted to defend against a human opponent instead of pre-defined waves, or if you have ever longed to help out those poor guys and gals that get bombarded by non-caring towers, then Dash or Defend might just be the game you didn't know that you were waiting for. Please try it out! Any feedback we receive will be used to make the game even better before release later in 2017.


Late game situation for Dash player. The cards at the bottom are the various effects and units that this player has chosen to take into battle.



Similar situation for Defend player. Effects can either boost towers or disrupt the dashers, while the towers are the main damage dealers.



As you gain experience, you will unlock new cards. You can only take 10 into battle, so you will have to choose which goes best with the strategies you want to use.



The main gui is kept very simple, with the next battle a button-click away.

Last edited by Etherbottle; 06-19-2017 at 01:41 AM. Reason: embedded trailer
06-13-2017, 11:19 AM
#2
Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 2
Hello, here is a link to a full game in action https://youtu.be/j7xIawt3VxI

06-13-2017, 12:01 PM
#3
Joined: Jun 2017
Location: Sweden
Posts: 7
Link to a commented game

Here's a sample of a pretty intense game, from the reverse tower defense point of view:


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Let us know if you have any questions. It would be great if we could start a two-way communication around this game.

Ciao!

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06-13-2017, 02:00 PM
#4
Joined: May 2011
Location: Seattle
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Unfortunately I'm not a beta tester, but will for sure be keeping my eye out for the release date for this one - looks very cool !!
06-14-2017, 06:05 AM
#5
Joined: Jun 2017
Location: Sweden
Posts: 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wrath View Post
Unfortunately I'm not a beta tester, but will for sure be keeping my eye out for the release date for this one - looks very cool !!
Thanks for the encouragement!

The app side is finished already, but we need the beta to stress-test the server side systems with more concurrent users. It wouldn't feel right to release before we have verified beyond doubt that we can handle large amounts of users playing at the same time.

Looking forward to facing 'Wrath' online once we have released!
06-15-2017, 11:18 AM
#6
Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 2
New trailer

I just have seen this trailer for the game:

https://youtu.be/wyK5hkkhWyw

Pretty heavy action for a strategy game...!
06-17-2017, 04:01 AM
#7
Joined: Jun 2017
Location: Sweden
Posts: 7
Beta times this weekend

The active beta sessions will take place during 10-11 am and 9-10pm CET this weekend (CET = UTC time zone + 2 hours). During those times you can be sure to find an opponent quickly. At other times, ask a friend to join in order to be sure.
Visit http://dashordefend.com regularly for updates and further information.
Enjoy!
06-19-2017, 11:32 AM
#8
Joined: Jun 2017
Location: Sweden
Posts: 7
Tutorial of the user interface

I just posted a new video explaining some details that are not covered in the in-game tutorial:


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It's not very professional looking, but I hope it's helpful just the same

(Feedback is welcome)
06-22-2017, 06:53 AM
#9
Joined: Jun 2017
Location: Sweden
Posts: 7
Changes to monitored beta times

1. Monitored beta gaming time on weekends is from now on concentrated to one time slot: 21:00 - 22:00 central European time.
Other days of the week there is an additional time slot between 15:30 and 17:00, CET.

2. Friday, June 23:rd is a big holiday in Sweden (Midsummer's Eve), so we will cancel the monitored beta during this day.

As always: Feel free to play also during non-monitored beta. Have your friends sign up and battle against you at any time.
Sign up instructions at dashordefend.com.

Have a great Midsummer!
Yesterday, 08:09 AM
#10
Joined: Jun 2017
Location: Sweden
Posts: 7
Award for most successful beta player

The DoD team would like to honor the most successful beta player (up until now) with a small award. This award goes to the player who has won most games in the beta so far.
The reward is either 100 gems, or one epic card of the winner's choice.

And the winner is 'Viking', who has achieved more than 50 wins so far!

Since we have no way of knowing the email address of this account, please get in touch and let us know your choice of award.

Keep playing, and please take a moment to submit feedback, either in this thread, on our Facebook page or through email.
All feedback is appreciated!