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Ironhide Game Studio have announced today that Kingdom Rush Origins will release on Steam on October 18th. I've no doubt it will make it to other stores too like GOG and Humble Store like previous games, however they've only mentioned Steam so far.

I asked the developer on Twitter, if the Linux version would be released at the same time. They replied with "Yes!", so that's really great news for Linux gamers.

They don't seem to have a newer trailer up yet. Although, since it was already available on mobile platforms their original trailer won't be too different:

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Origins is the third game in the saga, although it's actually acting as a prequel, taking you right back to the beginning before the other games and so you won't need to have played the others.

Here's what features it will have:

  • Re-enter the world of Kingdom Rush: visit mysterious elven forests, magical faery realms and even floating ruins of an ancient metropolis!
  • Unleash the power of the elves with brand new towers and troops! Elf Archers, Mystic Mages, Stone Druids and the Elven Infantry make up the backbone of your army.
  • Discover new specialized tower upgrades with over 18 abilities! Vanquish your enemies with elven marksmen, runed bears, magic-wielding wizards, and even giant animated trees.
  • Take up arms against new enemies enemy types and engage in epic boss battles! Face hordes of Gnolls, giant spiders, and the terrible Twilight army.
  • Master and upgrade legendary heroes and their awesome powers and spells!
  • Rain lightning, summon reinforcements, and use each hero’s unique power to obliterate scores of enemies!
  • Immerse yourself in hours of gameplay with over 70 achievements, with three difficulty modes for the newbs and veterans alike.
  • Play different game modes - Classic, Iron, and Heroic - and prove your mettle as a master tactician.

I'm quite excited, after getting around to playing the previous games this year I was utterly hooked. They always have great visuals and the gameplay is usually pretty great for a Tower Defense.

You can follow it on Steam.

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scaine 8 October 2018 at 5:13 pm UTC
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Can't wait! I love these games - they're the best TD games out there!
sub 8 October 2018 at 5:25 pm UTC
scaineCan't wait! I love these games - they're the best TD games out there!

Oh yeah, but quite challenging, imho.
stan 8 October 2018 at 6:26 pm UTC
Yeah, they are too hard. But I’ll get it DRM-free.
hardpenguin 8 October 2018 at 7:22 pm UTC
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One of my favorite game series ever
Kohrias 8 October 2018 at 8:10 pm UTC
Nice, gonna get it on GOG as soon as it is out!
TheSHEEEP 9 October 2018 at 7:24 am UTC
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scaineCan't wait! I love these games - they're the best TD games out there!
They're quite good.
But the best would have to go to Dungeon Warfare I and II (latter is not natively on linux, but runs fine via Steam Play). No other TD game reaches that level of depth and possibility, especially of the second part with its leveling up mechanics.
g000h 9 October 2018 at 1:12 pm UTC
Love the Kingdom Rush games. Own most of them on Linux and Android so far. Yes, it's good to get another for native Linux play

The graphics and play are great. Like others have said, they are not easy games (to get to the end). The first few levels I find are of the right sort of difficulty, but then the difficulty ramps up a lot and it gets to be too hard for me, too.


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scaineCan't wait! I love these games - they're the best TD games out there!
They're quite good.
But the best would have to go to Dungeon Warfare I and II (latter is not natively on linux, but runs fine via Steam Play). No other TD game reaches that level of depth and possibility, especially of the second part with its leveling up mechanics.

Ah yes, Dungeon Warfare is a wonderful TD game and runs natively on Linux, and I've played hours of it. One aspect of the game that helps keep it from going stale is the fact that you can change your load-up completely, and take out the mobs in completely different ways. It has a good upgrade system and great balancing.

Personally, I'm disappointed that DW2 hasn't had a Linux release, considering DW1 did. I expect that it's the usual story - Not enough Linux players (i.e. profit) to sacrifice resource effort away from the more popular platforms. I have been holding off from buying Dungeon Warfare II, until there is a Linux release *or* the price is very low, e.g. discounted on sale. Good that it works okay on Proton.
stan 9 October 2018 at 5:46 pm UTC
Oh, I didn’t know DW had got a sequel. I’m actually re-playing DW1 at the moment! I never managed to finish it though, like Kingdom Rush. But yes it’s a great TD. I won’t bother buying v2 until they release it for Linux though. Their reason "we don’t own a Linux PC" is so lame I don’t know what to think…
fabertawe 10 October 2018 at 9:50 am UTC
Have to also agree on the difficulty level. Loved the first game but the second got too hard too quickly and I gave up I'm afraid to say. I don't see a problem with having difficulty levels for the casuals like me, couldn't be that hard to implement.
scaine 10 October 2018 at 7:53 pm UTC
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Hmmm, never consideed myself to be a hard core gamer, but while the Android/IOS versions of this game are nuggets-hard (to encourage micro-transactions), I've always thought the Linux versions to be fair and perfectly balanced. I ran a series of ( admittedly awful) YouTube videos on how to beat each level. Maybe someone will find it useful. I'll link to the series later... on the mobile right now and it's too much hassle.
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