GemCraft is a creative tower defense game in which evil hordes of invading monsters follow a set path with the goal of getting from their base to yours. Your aim is to set up defenses along the way to stop them from achieving that. Create and combine magic gems, put them into your towers and banish the monsters back to hell.
Actually, GemCraft has the same old story than other tower defense games such as Defender or Dungeon Defender... but this one's stand out feature is the ability to combine Gems to make a more powerful defense. Various colors of gem offer different types of special attacks. You can also place new towers next to the path, or trenches directly on it to slow the monsters down.
The game brings a lot of innovation to the other tower defense games: the new gameplay create a lot of strategic depth, and the game adds replay value by keeping track of your high score for each level, allowing you to replay for much higher scores once your wizard has leveled up and is more powerful.
This innovative new tower defense game comes from GameInABottle. Intuitive and enjoyable, GemCraft has a very nice concept and I had a lot of fun playing it: a nice long game that you can spend hours on.
Drag gems to move, throw or combine them
Click on spell buttons to select them
1-6 or B/T/C/M/W/G selects spells
Hold ctrl to create/combine as much gems as possible
Hold shift to place multiple towers/trenches
Hold shift to create multiple gems
P to pause
Click/space/enter to close tutor panels