Indie developer Clapfoot announced today that their tower defense, 3D strategy title Fortified will be launching on Xbox One and PC February 3rd, price at $14.99. I'm digging the art style of this 50's sci-fi throwback, and look forward to checking out more of the game shortly. In the meantime, check out the full press release below, along with the release trailer.
Earth is Under Attack February 3 in Fortified From
Independent Developer Clapfoot
New Strategy and Base Defense Game To Launch on Xbox One and PC
Toronto – January 20, 2016 – We interrupt your day with a terrifying news alert. A large armada of robotic space invaders will attack Earth February 3 with the release of upcoming strategy and base defense, third-person shooterFortified from independent video game developer Clapfoot. Launching on Xbox One via the ID@Xbox self-publishing program and on PC, Fortified will be available for $14.99 and Xbox One gamers can pre-order Fortified starting today.
Inspired by 1950s sci-fi films, Fortified is an action-packed base defense game that expands upon the genre by adding third-person shooter mechanics and real-time strategy elements that are used in tandem to save Earth from robotic invaders. Players take control of one-of-four character classes as they fight swarms of enemies with an arsenal of Cold War era weapons and experimental alien technology. In Fortified players protect the city by building a network of defensive structures, commanding army units and pulling the trigger on dangerous skyscraping attackers. Gamers can battle the invaders alone or team up with other players in four-player co-op mode.
"We’ve always been interested in the strategy elements of tower defense games, but we felt the genre had become repetitive and it seemed gamers did too,” said Mark Ng, co-founder of Clapfoot. “By adding co-op and third-person shooter mechanics into Fortified, we are making a fresh approach to the genre and giving players a more robust playing experience that will change what they think about tower defense games."
Clapfoot is a video game studio located in the heart of downtown Toronto. The company started by making a variety of mobile games, but has shifted focus in recent years toward creating rich multiplayer experiences on consoles and PC. We believe in growing beyond our boundaries with each successive project, pushing the envelop in game design, and in fostering a creative, yet healthy environment for game development.