A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

Buy Now$9.99 USD or more

A roguelike tower defense game with a dash of deckbuilding

Core Defense takes the best out of the tower defense genre and infuses it with roguelike mechanics and adds a dash of deckbuilding to create a simple, yet enticing gameplay experience which will have you craving for just one more wave, one more reward and just one ... more ... run!

  • Enjoy hundreds of hours of challenging gameplay
  • Play in short sessions of under an hour
  • Unlock and discover different rewards with every run
  • Explore many playstyles and strategies
  • Blissfully despair at 20+ difficulty levels
  • Unlock dozens of elusive achievements
  • Save and share infographics about your runs

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StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Release date Jan 15, 2020
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(4 total ratings)
Made withInkscape, PixiJS
TagsDeck Building, Difficult, Minimalist, Roguelike, Roguelite, Sci-fi, Singleplayer, Tactical, Tower Defense
Average sessionAbout an hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, Gamepad (any), Touchscreen
LinksSteam, Homepage, Twitter, Steam, Community


Buy Now$9.99 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $9.99 USD. Your purchase comes with a Steam key. You will get access to the following files:

core-defense-win.zip 90 MB
Version 2.3.2
core-defense-mac.zip 92 MB
Version 2.3.2
core-defense-linux.zip 93 MB
Version 2.3.2

Download demo

core-defense-demo-win.zip 90 MB
Version 2.3.2
core-defense-demo-mac.zip 92 MB
Version 2.3.2
core-defense-demo-linux.zip 93 MB
Version 2.3.2

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