HexDefense brings the arcade intensity of tower defense to iOS – Free

Blacksburg, Virginia – Gotow.net today is pleased to announce the immediate availability of HexDefense for iPhone and iPad. Originally developed for Android, HexDefense has been downloaded more than 300,000 times and featured on the front page of Android Market and the Amazon App Stores. We broke all the rules building it for Android first, so we’ve making up for lost time and giving way HexDefense for iOS.

With explosive OpenGL-based graphics and 3D stereo sound, HexDefense is bringing the arcade intensity of tower defense to iOS like never before. Navigate thirty-five challenging levels, building and upgrading towers to create mazes that leave enemy creeps marching to their death! Watch creeps explode and rockets fly across the hexagonal playing field as you defend your home tile against wave after wave of attackers. With advanced maps featuring challenges like creep teleporters and multiple spawn points, HexDefense will keep you playing. The game is fast and intense-easy to play, but very tough to master.

Rich strategy, arcade intensity gameplay, stereo sound and graphics that might give you epilepsy. Yep, we’re pretty excited about this one! Download the app today for free and unlock maps as you earn achievements and kill wave after wave of enemies! Can’t wait to get to the good stuff? Buy credits via in-app purchase and we’ll throw you a private party! (Or, at least, let you unlock maps to your heart’s content) Please see the HexDefense web site for screenshots and additional promo materials. Review copies are available upon request.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* 9.6 MB

Pricing and Availability:
HexDefense 1.0 is available now on iOS and Android. Unlocking maps purchasing credits, and transferring your profile between iOS or Android devices requires internet access. Pick up a copy today and stop spending those long bus rides staring off into space.

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A Knights Dawn in Review – The dusk of side-scrolling Tower Defense

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The Lord of the Rings: Middle-earth Defense in Review – My preciousssss tower defense.

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AutoRobot TD reinvents the tower defense game genre for the mobile age

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Tweet Defense Promethium Marketing Group, Tweet Defense – $0.99

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