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Aegis Defenders
Platforms: PC, Mac
Languages: English
Jul 30, 2014 @ 8:04am
Aug 18, 2014 @ 6:46pm
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Moved Release Date/Approaching Alpha
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Release date: Winter 2015

In a world where control over ancient technologies equals power, a ruthless and power-hungry Empire has arisen. You play as a pair of Ruinhunters searching for the one thing that can save their village - a legendary weapon known as Aegis.

Aegis is a Miyazaki-inspired 2D action platformer with tower defense-style, strategic combat and a unique character switching mechanic. We like to explain the game this way: EXPLORE. BUILD. DEFEND.

  • Discover the world of Elam, a beautiful yet dangerous place lost to time. Brimming with dangerous beasts, forgotten ruins, and powerful relics, Elam is brought to life with uniquely handpainted pixel art style.

  • Level up and customize unique character classes - Engineer and Hunter to start. Monk and Assassin are stretch goals! With the right materials, the engineer can also craft new weapons and unlock new abilities for the other classes!

  • Fight off enemies from all sides - but you won't have to do it alone. With Dynamic Character Swapping, switch between multiple characters on the battle field, position your characters carefully, and utilize their passive abilities effectively to survive.

  • Various Tower Defense Scenarios- Defending one point can be hard enough but that's just the beginning. As the game progresses, you'll need to defend moving targets, targets that have dynamic abilities like activating doors/weapons, and even targets that don't want to be protected.


Discover the world of Elam, a beautiful yet dangerous place lost to time. Brimming with dangerous beasts, forgotten ruins, and powerful relics, Elam is a world begging to be explored by Bart and Clu in the extensive single-player campaign.

Bart The Engineer

    A tinkerer with knowledge of the old world, Bart's determination and ability to bring relics back to life is second to none - even when it is deemed forbidden. Despite his carefree and happy exterior, Bart is burdened with a heavy guilt from his past and worries about what will happen to Clu when she grows up.

Bart's Arsenal

  • As an engineer, Bart is able to craft static defenses like turrets, barriers, and drones.

  • Bart isn't great at melee combat but he wields a giant hammer that can be used for melee combat in a pinch.

  • When not the active character, Bart's passive ability is to repair nearby structures

Clu The Hunter

    As an orphan whose parents were killed by the Empire, Clu has difficulty trusting others and puts others at a distance with her sharp tongue and knack for sarcasm. The lucky few that she does befriend, however, she loves absolutely.

Clu's Arsenal

  • Clu wields a variety of powerful firearms - ranging from crossbows that can shoot platformable bolts to shotguns with powerful knock-back.

  • From explosive mines to slow fields, Clu can be set deadly traps that offer a wide range of utility.

  • Clu's passive ability is continual fire, allowing her to function like a mobile turret.


    Here is a look at some of the bosses in the world of Aegis Defenders. Bart and Clu will have to combine their unique abilities to defeat these monsters.


Aegis is in active development. We anticipate the game will be ready for release in late 2015. If you'd like to keep up with development, check out our website or hit the sidebar for a link to our Kickstarter campaign!

Popular Discussions View All (10)
Aug 31, 2014 @ 11:38am
Questions or concerns?
Feb 3, 2015 @ 5:06am
Ввод игры
Aug 29, 2014 @ 5:54am
nice game
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The screenies + the video are still breath-taking. All the best to you, devs. I love you.
TooLofWorr  [author] Jan 15 @ 5:42pm 
Steam won't allow me to change the release date for the game on here - But its on a timetable for some point within the year.
Gutchalicious Dec 31, 2015 @ 2:30pm 
This is still going to be released winter 2015 right? ha...right? got a few more hours left...go team!
Gutchalicious Oct 26, 2015 @ 3:58pm 
I cannot wait for this! I remember seeing this about a year ago and me and my bro freaked out about how cool it looks!!
Wig Bang Oct 23, 2015 @ 4:26am 
I am excited that this game will definitely launch within the next two months.

I've followed this developer for awhile and he has the type of integrity where if he ended up not making his release date, he'd have removed it or updated it.
Forgotten & Lost Oct 20, 2015 @ 7:36am 
Man, its so beautiful :d
Royal_jam Jul 3, 2015 @ 10:38am 
Hello, me again,
Just checking in if there's another slacker backer campaign due out? I'd love to be a part of this before it actually happens!
[AegisDefenders]GilloD  [author] Jun 8, 2015 @ 10:53am 
Thanks for the kind words- Kickstarter BETA Backers now have access to BETA content via Steam!
g! Jun 7, 2015 @ 3:30pm 
hot damn this looks fantastic
saymenana Jun 6, 2015 @ 7:55pm