Earlier this morning, Eli and I spent a good chunk of time with Subatomic Studios' mega awesome Fieldrunners 2 on iPhone. On the surface, it's a super smooth tower defense game that packs in just about any kind of standard tower defense mode, tower, enemy, and even special ability that you could possibly want in a tower defense game. Looking deeper, it has a flair and character that you don't see in other TD games. Super smart AI behaviors and an engine that can render tons of dudes on-screen round out the package.

Obviously, we'll be giving Fieldrunners 2 a much more in-depth look later when it hits worldwide later tonight. But, we did want to give you a little taste of what to expect. Our guess is that if you like TD games, this probably was already on your radar. If it wasn't, though, consider giving this a look:

  • AlecShobin

    "Get this, the sequel to Fieldrunners 1." Ha! We should use that as a quote in our App Store description :P

  • Bluangl27

    I was so disappointed when I purchased fieldrunners 1 and got slammed with another iap for more maps. On top of that after purchasing the maps they never even worked. The game was deleted after frustrating -many- attempts of reinstalling etc.. So, my question is this. Will ALL maps be included in the original purchase? I'm honestly looking forward to this game for a while and don't mind shelling out 3 bucks. But, I won't be buying if that's the case again.

    • AlecShobin

      There are about 25 maps in the campaign and they're all included in the first purchase. :) I hope you take the time to check out our game!  Let us know what you think after you've had a chance to play. Feel free to post any other questions you have - I'm more than happy to give you details directly from our team here at Subatomic!

      • Bluangl27

        Thank you for your response! I love seeing the involvement of developers that care about their gamers. I will be purchasing the game tonight and look forward to a better experience this time around. ;)

  • http://twitter.com/jdeegz James Degruttola

    Hillarious review, Where did you get your Masters Degree in Tower Defense? I'd like to avoid that school if possible :D

    • AlecShobin

      Hahaha, don't be cruel :)

  • Flare_TM

    OMG day 1 purch if EVER there was one!

    But I don't wanna watch this video because it will spoil it for me!

    Wanna see it 1st hand tonight on my device, can't wait!

    • AlecShobin

      Awesome! :D

  • 1@N

    Will there be IAP?

    • AlecShobin

      No IAP at launch and we haven't planned any IAP for now.  If people really like the game, we'll probably make some new levels and what not.  Overall, we wanted to make the type of game that we, as gamers, enjoy and that kind of removes IAP from the picture. In the end, it will entirely depend on fan feedback, so make sure your opinion is heard!

      • 1@N

        It's great to see a member of the team active and answering any questions :) thank you :)
        Can't wait to get the game tonight !!!! :)

      • Flare_TM

         Subatomic are one of, if not thee, most responsive developers I know

      • AlecShobin

        Thank you very much! It's always talking with such smart folks about a game you love :D

  • 1@N

    Insta purchase regardless

    • AlecShobin

      Thank you, kindly :)

  • zman2100

    Anyone know if the iPad version be a universal update or a completely separate purchase? I know they had two desperate versions for the first game but that was also ages ago.

  • NYCrooner

    Where do I sign up??? This is about as insta-buy as it gets. Gonna murder this on my vacation.

    • AlecShobin

      Awesome :) Thanks for your support!

  • http://www.facebook.com/martin.pedersen.127 Martin Holm Pedersen

    You guys are Hillarious..

  • ImJPaul

    The only good thing coming out this week.

  • iHateU

    I love this game. Its such an improvement over the first one. Good job guys!

  • http://twitter.com/nathantschultz Nathan Schultz

    I was also wondering about the separate apps vs universal. If its universal (or will be) I'm buying it tonight, but otherwise I'll wait and get it on the iPad.

  • http://twitter.com/nathantschultz Nathan Schultz

    I was also wondering about the separate apps vs universal. If its universal (or will be) I'm buying it tonight, but otherwise I'll wait and get it on the iPad.

  • spockgold007

    Spinal tap

  • araczynski

    years in development and still no ipad version? WTF?  is the ipad merely a passing 'fad' or something?  you guys want to be like squirtenix or something? :(

    • AlecShobin

      Oh man, the day Secret of Mana gets rereleased on iPad with retina support... I will be so happy!  That is to say, I feel your pain! We want the game to be really perfect for each platform, so we decided to launch one device at a time.

      • B30 B30

        Makes me a bit sad, but I rather wait for the iPad version

  • AlecShobin

    Hey guys! Just a quick heads up that a few folks from our team will be livestreaming a Fieldrunners 2 tournament at 6PM Eastern Time tonight (50 minutes from now)! If you're interested in stopping by, chatting about the game, challenging our skills, and getting a behind the scenes look, use the following link to join us: 
    http://www.twitch.tv/fieldrunners2

    Big thanks for all your support! Can't wait to hear what you think of the game :)

  • Ruof

    Really great work. Can see the work you guys put into this. Awesome. Fieldrunners was one of my favourites. Can't wait to try it out. Glad this is working out, again, appreciate the time. Nice work.

    • AlecShobin

      Thanks for the kind words! We really appreciate your support :)

  • Optic-9

    Looks great!

  • Eegah

    so hey anyone know where i can get a shirt that just says FISH