It’s hard to feel emotionally attached to the various citizens in property-building games. Sure, they might be customizable, or have names pulled from your friends list, but there’s really no better way to feel invested in someone than to send them out to fight and die for your cause. That line of thinking is what’s gone into Castle Champions, an upcoming iOS “tower building / RPG hybrid” from TriplePoint client Gamenauts. The game is due out in mid-March, and will finally allow you to erect and design a sprawling living area for your digital citizens, and then task them with actually defending it. I might still be playing Tiny Tower if the place had just seen a siege or two, once in a while.
From the press release:
The coveted honor of being the Castle Champion is up for grabs! Players must battle against fearsome enemies such as the Cerberus, Minotaur, and other medieval menaces in the Amateur and Pro Leagues to claim the prestigious title. Train an army with warriors of nine different character classes, including Mages, Crusaders and Paladins, as well as one of six Heroes serving as team captain to increase the army’s battle prowess!
The army, of course, would not exist without a formidable castle in which to train. Players must build a castle from the ground up to house not just their warriors but also civilians who will earn the player valuable gold and crystals for being employed in the castle’s businesses. Heroes must also be ready at all times to repel the horde of castle invaders!
Castle Champions will release for free on March 14th.