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Diploma in Information Technology
Franklin Lim, Wei Sin, Tanrio S.J, Sheng Yan, Zhi Hua
Alvin Tang (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tower Defense games have existed since 1990, in the form of “Rampart”, by Atari. However, the genre was not popular until 2007, when games like Flash Element Tower Defense and Desktop Tower Defense came out. Other fairly well-known ones include GemCraft, and Plants vs. Zombies.
However, most of the popularity revolving many of these games died out fairly quickly, as the concept is usually very similar: build a Tower, fend off enemies, build more Towers, fend off more enemies, unlock better Towers, enemies throw harder and stronger monsters at you, repeat. While the games are very addicting when you first play it, after a while you’ve seen it all.
Tower Runners is our attempt at bringing forth a relatively new kind of game, dealing in both the concept of Tower Defense, and Player versus Player VS.
Tower Runners sets 2 players up in a 1 versus 1 situation. There is a “Tower” side, and a “Runner” side. At the start, players will be given time to do their own preparation, which involves changing the formation of the runner waves and placing down special runners which requires gold from the “Runner”, and Towers along a grid for the “Tower”.
After a certain amount of time has passed, the wave will begin and the runners will start appearing at the live play area and charge towards the finishing line. The towers will attack the runners and prevent that from happening. Some of the runners destroy these towers in order to limit the effectiveness of the tower formation and guide their fellow runners to safety.
The timer ticks on and the next wave will start to count down even as this happens. The faster it takes for the towers to kill all of the runners, the more time the “Tower” has in order to prepare for the next wave. On the contrary, the “Runner” can start preparing for the next wave the moment the previous wave starts.
This will continue on for 10 waves. If the “Tower” has depleted all 50 of his lives before the end of the 10th wave, the “Runner” wins. If the “Tower” manages to hold out until the end of the 10th wave, the “Tower” wins.
Tower Runners can become a fun and enjoyable game played by people of all ages. It can also become a game played competitively in the future.