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Aegis Defenders
Platforms: PC, Mac
Languages: English
Jul 30, 2014 @ 8:04am
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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!

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Rustfire Jan 15, 2017 @ 9:41pm 
You're taking your sweet time, but this game is gonna be a doozy :2016popsicle:
ichnicero Aug 30, 2016 @ 2:53pm 
This game's pixel art style and the score is phenomenal!!! I saw the KS campaign for this a while back... Waiting patiently for that release date :)
Draknath Jul 23, 2016 @ 11:39pm 
This game looks MARVELOUS!
mamaun30 Jul 6, 2016 @ 1:07am 
Any News from developers?
WuFeeei Jun 30, 2016 @ 12:25pm 
dream a little dream on it .....
WhoobaDeDo Jun 12, 2016 @ 1:53pm 
i hope you guys make it this game looks amazing
Aetherborn Apr 27, 2016 @ 4:50am 
The screenies + the video are still breath-taking. All the best to you, devs. I love you.
TooLofWorr  [author] Jan 15, 2016 @ 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!