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Def: tower defense devolved. With pheromones ! Def is a unique 'minimalist' tower defense/RTS hybrid with interactive fiction story elements.

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I'm releasing Def on OUYA - check out the trailer !

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Yep, you read right. I'm releasing Def on the OUYA first. I really like my little OUYA box, and once I refined the gamepad controls Def actually ended up playing very nicely on it. It's not quite as easy as a keyboard and mouse (I've actually made the default difficulty on OUYA 'easy' rather than 'normal' to account for this), but panning around with the right stick and positioning the crosshair to place defences with the left stick and D-pad is more than accurate enough with just a little practise. In fact, playing with a gamepad just feels cooler for some reason - and this is coming from someone who can't play an FPS using a gamepad to save their life.

Haters gonna hate

I'm always a little puzzled by the amount of hate that has been piled on OUYA in recent months. Sure the plucky little startup has made a bunch of missteps in the early days of their console launch, and some Kickstarter backers have a few legitimate reasons to grumble ... but let's not forget that from a developer and player perspective they are also doing a helluva lot of things right. Bottom line: there are a bunch of fun and unique games on the platform (soon to include Def !), it shines when it comes to local multiplayer games nights, and the hardware is cheaper than some AAA+ launch titles. I like my OUYA, and amongst a sea of naysayers I admire the tenacity of the 'little console that could'. So Def will arrive there first, as a little nod to those trying to do something different.

Unless there is some unexpected delay, Def should be available on OUYA Discover on October 10th, 2013, with a special launch price of $1.99 to unlock the full game. That's probably stupidly cheap, so get it before I decide I'm selling myself short and raise the price :) Oh, and check out the trippy trailer !


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RaptorJesusGames
RaptorJesusGames

you should release this game on the gamestick too. its another android console

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pansapiens

I'm definitely thinking about GameStick eventually, but I currently don't have one and from what I can tell they aren't quite as simple and easy to deal with as the guys at OUYA. Certainly something I'm considering over the next few months though.

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