Shattered Horizon creator Futuremark Games Studio has been teasing a trio of games, but the most interesting one of the bunch was revealed this afternoon. Unstoppable Gorg is a tower defense title that draws heavy inspiration from World War II-era sci-fi and the new theatrical trailer released certainly proves that FGS has a handle on the gag.

To get just a tad more specific, Unstoppable Gorg will have you protecting the entire solar system from alien attack. In order to beat back the alien hordes, you’ll be tasked with deploying satellites around planets, moons, and even space stations. Curiously, and this is a point made very clear in the announcement materials, you’ll be able to grab and move your satellites after placing them down.

"With Unstoppable Gorg we have been inspired by classic sci-fi films to create a game of flying saucers, rubbery aliens, dodgy effects, and earnest heroes,” an FGS representative said in a statement. "[It] builds on the core tower defense mechanics that fans love while shattering the genre's conventions to provide exciting new experiences."

Shattering genre conventions is something Unstoppable Gorg will need to do in order to succeed on the App Store. There are a billion other tower defense games to choose from, all of which have benefitted design-wise from the genre’s sudden explosion on the ‘Store. Here's a free weapon idea, Futuremark: cat cannons. No other game I know of has them. Oh, wait, here's another one: nets, like the kind Cyrax throws. I know, I know -- I'm a genius.

No release date has been set, by the way. Thus far we’ve only got a general 2011 release window for iPad, PC, and Xbox Live Arcade.

  • Anonymous

    Love the video - but never love only a video.

  • Tim Lord Gek Jordan

    They mixed their own graphics in so seamlessly with the old news footage!

    • OrionnoirO

      I know 🙂 It looks very cool, only wish it were on iPhone/iPod as well ;*(

  • KiwiGummy

    Dont like tower defense games, but this video is amazing.  Very nicely done!  Reminds me of those neat 50's sci-fi movies, as well as Starship Troopers.  

  • Guy

    I love the old sci-fi films of the 50's, and I'm really looking forward to this one.

  • John Gerald

    Cool use of old footage!

  • mee

    Hahahaha, the movie looks great!

  • Whilum

    I've been noticing these game trailers barely show any game play.  This one didn't show any.  Not a good sign. 

    • KiwiGummy

      Yeah it'd be nice if game trailers showed more game, but in this case I cant complain since the trailer is so cool and entertaining.  Whether the game is good or crappy it really doesnt matter.  🙂

  • Karldove

    That is cool but game is USA and not uk?

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  • FM_Murqs

    Big thanks to Touch Arcade and Brad Nicholson for the article.
    Also thanks to all the people who took their time to read and comment on it.
    We are extremely delighted to hear so many of you enjoyed to trailer.

    Futuremark is happy to announce that the game will be out tomorrow, so be sure to get yours!

    More info on the game at
    Making-of pictures can be found at