Between all of us here, there’s very little that stirs in the gaming universe that doesn’t pop up on somebody’s radar. Whether it’s the simple genius of Peggle or some random freeware project somebody stumbles across, we go to great lengths to entertain and amuse ourselves. Simple, hopefully free (or at least very close to it), and entirely worth looking into. Freeware, shareware, cool demo,thing you have to try out. Bright, Shiny Things.
I thought perhaps we could start sharing some of these nuggets that folks may or may not be aware of. These are not going to be earth-shattering new things, but I often find that what one person has been playing for two years, someone else just found out about yesterday.
With that in mind I give you the first entry in Bright, Shiny Things: Desktop Tower Defense. I found this randomly one day while looking for info on something else and found it to be a great and entertaining diversion. Now up to version 1.5, DTD is a puzzle strategy game where where you have to keep invaders from successfully making it across the square in one piece.
You place different types of turrets on the board in an effort to blow up all the different types that get thrown at you in waves. The idea being to come up with just the right kind of maze to handle the increasingly more difficult-to-kill little buggers in all their different varieties…fast, flying, group, etc. The more invaders you blow up, the more money you can spend on more turrets, new types of turrets, upgrading turrets, etc.
Simple, wholly entertaining, and good for a distraction whenever you crave one.