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Gratuitous Tank Battles Announced

Independent developer Positech Games announces Gratuitous Tank Battles, an upcoming alternate-reality RTS/Tower Defense hybrid to follow Gratuitous Space Battles. The concept behind this is that the stalemated ground warfare of World War I never broke, and the "Great War" still rages on in the year 2114, though the announcement includes this tagline: "Victory is in our sights though, and we expect it will all be over by Christmas 2114." The game is currently projected for release on Windows and OS X before this Christmas (2011). Here are some screenshots, and here's a bit from the announcement:

Gratuitous Tank Battles is an RTS/Tower Defense hybrid with online elements and customisable units. The player can take the role of the defender or the attacker in a series of top-down explodey fun. A built-in map editor will allow easy sharing of custom maps and defensive challenges with other GTB players in a similar fashion to GSB's challenge system.

GTB takes place in an alternate reality where the 'central powers' never surrender and the 'great war' continues for two hundred years. Soldiers still fight in the trenches of the Somme, although rifles have (mostly) become laser rifles and giant armored mechs stride across no-mans land. The two great armies continue to fight with patriotic zeal and little memory of who Franz Ferdinand was and what happened to him. One thing is certain: It will all be over by Christmas 2114.

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10. Re: Gratuitous Tank Battles Announced Jul 12, 2011, 16:30 SimplyMonk
Dirwulf wrote on Jul 12, 2011, 16:23:
Beamer wrote on Jul 12, 2011, 14:03:

Some more form and structure may make GSB more fun (or fun), but I'm a firm believer that tower defense games belong on the phone (where they're a great way to kill 10 minutes) not the computer (where they're casual games.)

You really should try Defense Grid. I couldn't imagine trying to play that game on a phone.

For that matter, there are a bunch of TD Maps for Warcraft 3 and Starcraft II that are a lot of fun and something I could never see playing on the iPhone. Elements TD, Gems TD and Line Wars to name my favorites.
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