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For Obsidian's crowdfunded love letter to Infinity Engine games like Icewind Dale and Baldur's Gate, I was impressed by its willingness to pull back the curtain and let me see the machinery behind it.
We've all been there. Everyone remembers that mission. You and your partner are climbing up the mountains in the snow, striving to pull some slick clandestine operation about getting some intel on a bad guy, or something similar (because let's face...
Part tower defense, part RTS and part mathematical puzzle, "Defense:
Evolution" is a minimalist game of territorial expansion and control that will engage players thanks to its simple yet deep strategical gameplay and high replayability factor. Players' task is to wisely place a limited number of red units/cells anywhere in the play-field with the purpose of protecting the "beacon" (green cells) by an upcoming invasion (blue cells). Each cell population evolves and interacts with others according to Conway's "Game of Life" set of mathematical rules, originating an unexpected yet rigorous action in every play.