I feel like Rampart is one of those games that probably should be more iterated by modern developers. A multiplayer arcade game about building defenses in one phase, and then unleashing weaponry hell on your opponents in another, it felt kind of like it was before its time. But thankfully, in the age of independent development and digital distribution, the time has come for Rampart games to flow…well, maybe not freely since there’s not an obvious flood of them out there. There was Zen Wars ($0.99) which had 3 player online multiplayer with Game Center voice chat (amusing anecdote: the developer was shocked that fewer games had voice chat since it was supposedly really easy to implement). Now, Pixelpocalypse Games is set to unleash a build-then-attack game onto the world called Castleparts, and they need help beta testing.
Here, you’ll use tetromino-like pieces to build your base, expanding out into the wilderness, then attacking enemies including using spells to unleash chaos on your enemies. What’s cool is that there will be cross-platform online multiplayer between iOS, Android, and Steam versions of the game. Hermits and recluses fear not, though: there will be singleplayer modes to enjoy as well. Castleparts is near completion, but it needs some last minute feedback from the community to make sure everything’s good to go. Check out the forum thread for more details and instructions on how to sign up for the beta test.