More Defensive Gaming

“Casual” games makers never seem to hesitate to create clones of popular game types. Stephen Totilo of MTV loves Desktop Tower Defense, and now your mom can take on a challenge remarkably similar to that game of the year.

I came home tonight to find my wife playing Garden Defense on Real Arcade.

The idea of garden gnomes blasting bugs out of my backyard is pretty appealing. Those guys have to get up and walk around when I’m not looking. They’re creepy.

 The design of Garden Defense hews closer to the original with set paths for the creeps to follow and a more focused design. I’m still not convinced the game is worth of being on anyone’s end of year list, but clearly its influence continues to spread.

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