"I spent the first few hours playing as a defender – until the amazing adaptive AI starting kicking my ass. I decided to switch to Attacker and instantly felt like I was experiencing something completely new." - IndieGameMagaziine
"It’s a bold and compulsive take on the tower defense genre, though, with a flabbergasting range of options to play with, and some of the most focused tweaking I’ve ever seen." - Honest Gamers
"With quick, furious battles and scads of customization options for both attackers and defenders, I can see this one eating up many enjoyable hours." - Gaming Nexus
About the Game
Gratuitous Tank Battles is a unique hybrid of Tower-Defense, Strategy, management and conventional RTS. The game is set in an alternate-history never-ending world war one, with the battle of the somme fought by laser guns and Mechs (and tanks!) Played from a top-down 2D perspective, the game takes the traditional tower-defense design and drags it into the modern age, combining a single player campaign with custom map editing, online challenges and customisable units. Unlike it’s predecessor ‘Gratuitous Space Battles’, GTB allows the player to place units, set targets, and set preferred routes (for attacking units) in the middle of combat. Essentially, all the unit-customisation of Gratuitous Space Battles has been transplanted into the most feature-rich and original tower defense game available for the PC.
Unique Features (why GTB is different from every other tower defense game).
- GTB allows you to play in either the role of attacker or defender on any of the maps
- GTB has support for ‘adaptive’ Ai instead of pre-scripted waves of enemies, making the gameplay far more complex and fluid.
- There is a built-in easy-to-use map editor that makes changing an existing map or creating a new one accessible for everyone.
- An integrated online-challenge system allows you to easily download and play any map that any other player of the game has made and shared, for infinite gameplay variety.
- Every unit in the game is designed and customised by the player. No more stock units. GTB relies on a high degree of player customisation.
- You can play an attacking game, then save out a recording of your attack, then play against yourself in a defenders role.
- The game is easy to mod, adding new units can be done by anyone with a paint program and notepad.