northernguard2[dropcap]T[/dropcap]ower defense games and RTS have been overlapping a bit lately, and what’s been popping out of that odd little union are some great, fast paced light strategy games, and the newest entry to the genre is Bruce McLavy’s Northern Guard: Assault, an RTS about a few Canadian super heroes.

In Northern Guard: Assault, you will command a team of unique and powerful superheroes, all working together to defend a point, tower defense-style. These heroes will all have unique capabilities and be able to interact with the environment in a variety of ways to outsmart and defeat the minions of the most nefarious and totally bad evil people. Each hero has a unique identity, and every one of them can be leveled up in numerous ways, making character building part of the strategic gameplay. Each character has their own role in the team and their own personality, mixing up combat and deepening the strategy by making different combinations work better and awarding bonus XP and buffs to those who do what they do best. Northern Guard: Assault will also feature an interesting story written by a long-time fan of comic books with branching pathways.

Northern Guard: Assault is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter, with an initial goal of $52,500 and plans to release on iOS and Android devices if the goal is met. Stretch goals include more heroes to play with and multiplayer functionality, and backers can expect all kinds of physical merchandise in addition to the game itself.


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