Tower Defense

Game genre theme

Strategy sub-genre where player is limited to building defensive towers and has no movable defenses (or moving them is hard/detrimental) to protect something, and never goes on the offense.

382
games
35
platforms
"Tower Defense" was oddly enough trademarked by Com2Us in 2007 (in U.S., serial number 3442002) despite there being plenty of games with tower defense in their title by then. They have enforced this trademark on several occasions since, notably on Apple's platforms.

The first Tower Defense video game was released in 1990.

Trendy Entertainment, Origin8 Technologies and Ironhide Game Studio published most of these games.

Parent groups

Defense game, Strategy

Related group

Game genre
Tower Offense

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Platforms

Linux 138
Windows 71
Android 35
Mac OS X 32
iOS 24
X360 12
PS4 12
Flash 7
Xbox One 6
PS3 5
Wii U 5
Wii 4
3DS 3
Nintendo DS 3
PSP 3
NES 2
Zeebo 2
Amstrad CPC 1
BSD 1
TizenOS 1
Arcade 1
SNES 1
WinCE 1
Pandora 1
Mobile 1
Switch 1
Master System 1
Mega Drive 1
Lynx 1
GBC 1

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