A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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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 like permadeath or procedural generation and adds a dash of deckbuilding to create a simple, yet enticing gameplay experience which will have you crave 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 or binge for hours on end
  • Discover different rewards with every run
  • Explore many different playstyles and strategies
  • Loose yourself in the addictive loop of reward, build, battle, repeat
  • Blissfully despair at the many challenging difficulty levels
  • Unlock dozens of quirky and elusive achievements
  • Share exportable infographics about your runs

When Core Defense gets released on Steam later, all itch.io owners will get a free Steam key for the game!

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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. You will get access to the following files:

core-defense-win.zip 104 MB
Version 1.5.1-beta
core-defense-mac.zip 104 MB
Version 1.5.1-beta
core-defense-linux.zip 110 MB
Version 1.5.1-beta

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Download demo

core-defense-demo-win.zip 103 MB
Version 1.5.1-beta
core-defense-demo-mac.zip 104 MB
Version 1.5.1-beta
core-defense-demo-linux.zip 104 MB
Version 1.5.1-beta

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