I enjoy the occasional tower defense game. There’s something about building up towers that can rain death upon the enemy I like. However, most titles in this genre are all the same. You’re playing as a faceless godlike person just dropping down structures and hoping they kill off everything in time. Not so in Pillow Zombies TD. There’s much more to it than that.

Pillow Zombie TD

In addition to dropping defenses on a map, you’re actually in the middle of the fray. It’s not the first time I’ve seen this done in a tower defense game, but it’s great to see nonetheless. In addition to attacking yourself and making sure your turrets are kept alive, there’s also a unique card mechanic. During the game, you can pick up cards that can enhance either yourself or one of your towers. Equip it on a type of tower, or on yourself, and it’ll boost you against these undead abominations.

Which brings me to the other interesting aspect I really like about Pillow Zombies TD. Instead of traditional zombies like you’d expect, it’s a different kind of undead you’re fighting. You’ll be staving off waves of creepy, but cute and fluffy, stuffed animals. That’s right. The campaign has you killing off pillow creatures. Hence the name of the game. Duh.

Pillow Zombie TD

All of the above things are almost enough to get me to back Pillow Zombies TD. Almost, but not quite. Not because I don’t like it, but because I’m already stretched thin on funds. If I had the money, I wouldn’t hesitate to back this one in a heartbeat. Still, with over $21k being asked for it’ll still be an uphill battle. I do hope they slay this beast, though.

About the Author

Serena Nelson

Serena has been a gamer since an early age and was brought up with the classic adventure games by Sierra On-Line, LucasArts, and Infocom. She's been an active member on Kickstarter since early 2012 and has backed a large number of crowdfunded games, mostly adventures. You can also find her writing for Kickstart Ventures and evn.moe.

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