We first caught wind of the Crescent Moon Games and Blowfish Studios collaborative effort Siegecraft [99¢] back in July with some early screenshots, and got our first glimpse of it in action the following month with a brief teaser trailer and an intended release date of early October. And, just as promised, earlier this week Siegecraft went live in the App Store.
Siegecraft is something of a fixed-turret tower defense game, but with a more hands-on approach than your typical title. Your job is to defend against approaching enemies by firing on them with various weaponry, like arrows, catapults, and more. You accomplish this by simply touching and dragging on the weapon to set the speed and/or trajectory of its ammunition and letting go to fire.
It’s a bit like pulling back and firing the slingshot in Angry Birds, except instead of launching birds into rickety structures you’re launching brutal objects through the bodies of medieval warriors in spectacularly gory fashion. Check out the official launch trailer for Siegecraft to get an idea of what the game is like:
We’ll be bringing a full review of Siegecraft shortly, but since it has launched at the introductory price of 99¢, we thought that many of you might just be happy downloading the game and checking it out for yourselves. I’ve been playing around with the game since it came out, and despite some instances of inaccurate aiming, I’ve been enjoying the game a great deal. Especially the same device multiplayer mode, which is exclusive to the iPad. It’s just too much fun.
Speaking of features, besides Universal iPad support with the same device multiplayer, Siegecraft will also have asynchronous multiplayer via Game Center just as soon as the iOS 5 software update is available. On the single player side of things, there are currently 25 levels across 5 campaigns to play through, with 3 different factions to play as – the Vikings, the Knights, and the Samurai – as well as an endless survival campaign. For a dollar, there really is a ton of content here.
Keep your eyes peeled for our review of Siegecraft in the coming days, or if you like to live life on the edge and recklessly spend dollar bills, the download link is below.
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