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Oct 23, 2010 | 3:23 PM EDT
  • Daily 2nd Place October 24, 2010

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Access Denied 5 Points Kill 200 enemies.
Core collector 10 Points Save 50 data cores.
Hack the system 50 Points Complete level 25.
Sector unlocked 50 Points Complete all 25 levels.
L33t Haxor 100 Points Save all 250 data cores.

Author Comments

Explore cyberspace and battle rogue AIs in your mission to take back control of the internet. Place towers and add upgrades to programs. Use scripts to directly attack enemies and interact with the map. Gain new programs, upgrades, and scripts as you explore 25 unique levels.

Some general hints:
-If there's multiple entrances, place towers after the paths merge together.
-Usually the best place to put towers is in spots where they hit different parts of the path that are far away from each other. Hitting one long stretch of path can be worse then hitting two small far away sections of the path.
-Watch what enemies are listed for each level and plan your towers and upgrades based on that.
-Scripts only temporarily use memory. You never lose memory using them.
-Recycling towers gives you 100% of your memory back.

Version 1.1:
-Gave more starting memory to a few levels
-Removed extra Data Core capacity on Bugs and Reaper Virus

Version 1.2
-Added link to walkthroughs for each level
-Gave more starting memory to a few levels

Version 1.4:
-Fixed resizing problem
-Fixed start level being disabled in certain circumstances.

Version 1.5/1.6
-Minor bugs fixes and balance tweaks

Version 1.7:
-Minor bug fixes and balance changes
-Improved the color randomization so that it can no longer generate two similar color sets in a row.
-Added new mode when you collect all the data cores

Version 1.8:
-Added Easy skill level (+50 starting memory and +25% extra memory from enemies)
-Added keyboard shortcuts for changing game speed.

Version 1.9:
-Fixed some sound bugs.
-Added and updated some hints



Rated 5 / 5 stars

Tower Defense

This game was great.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Brilliant Tower Defense

I really liked the upgrade system and how you could attach any attribute to (almost) any tower. I also liked how tactical this game was, you had to really think about the strategy since you could only use a couple of towers. The difficulty was just right, trying to save all the data cores added quite a bit of challenge to some levels. I couldn't stop playing until I got every single one. Great job!

For some reason I can't unlock the L33T HAXOR medal... I have all the cores, but it just sits there mocking me.

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CoreSector responds:

It's possible the original request to unlock the medal didn't make it to the newgrounds server.

Anyways, try reloading the game, waiting 10 seconds on the title screen (the one right after the core sector logo), and then click anywhere to go to the load game screen. The medal should unlock there. I'll see if I can improve the medal resubmission code so that waiting isn't required.

Also, I still can't figure out why the popups don't show in game (the newgrounds api doesn't seem to like flex).


Rated 5 / 5 stars

so fucking cool!

you made this game so cool


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Great game with a perfect challenge.

its one of the best defense games ive played in a while bu a few levels are a bit hard


Rated 5 / 5 stars

I really liked it,...

I really liked it. It's definitively a unique "tower defense" game, but at the same time very different. In particular I like how you use fewer towers than you'd typically use in a traditional tower defense game. I would say that this is more of a "smart tower defense game" because it requires you to think more.

What I really didn't like was the random colors. Clearly if you waited long enough you could get any color combination. The only "limitation" is you can't have all the same color. What I would prefer is to ditch the random colors all together and just let the player use any upgrade they want, as long as they don't fill each upgrade circle with all the same color (Example: 2/2 blues, 3/3 blues). To me the game was hard enough without random upgrade slots... It's more annoying than anything else.

I also think the "Command Shell" is quite usless until level 12. Would be better if it had 3 upgrade slots instead of two (All the upgrades you want for it are red). The "Compressor" is useful for early parts of the game, but later on it's just too weak.

I found a good combination on quite a few levels was the "Sentry Tower" + "Linker" + "Optimizer" + "Range". Two of these in close proximity covering the entire map is deadly (Not on level 12, or any with a lot of enemies that reproduce). Sometimes I like to substitute "Range" for "Fork".

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