CastleStorm blending Angry Birds with RTS

Given how popular Angry Birds is, it's surprising that there aren't more attempts to build the idea into a more complex game. Zen Studios is stepping up to the plate with CastleStorm, announced today, which combines catapultery with TD and RTS elements.

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Given how massively popular Angry Birds is, it's surprising that there aren't more attempts to build the idea into a more complex game. Pinball FX2 developer Zen Studios is stepping up to the plate with CastleStorm, announced today, which combines 2D catapult shenanigans with tower defense and RTS elements.

Once again, those trouble-making vikings and knights are at war, trying to conquer lands by smashing each other's castles to pieces. As well as blasting different types of ammo from your catapults, you deploy troops to charge across the battlefield, and can zap away with spells.

You also get to build your own castle, partially because making castles is fun, but also because your fortress affects the forces and resources you have in battle.

CastleStorm is coming to Xbox Live Arcade and unspecified "other digital platforms" this year.

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    May 30, 2012 10:00 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, CastleStorm blending Angry Birds, RTS and tower defense.

    Given how popular Angry Birds is, it's surprising that there aren't more attempts to build the idea into a more complex game. Zen Studios is stepping up to the plate with CastleStorm, announced today, which combines catapultery with TD and RTS elements.

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      May 30, 2012 10:16 AM

      That actually looks like a lot of fun.

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      May 30, 2012 11:51 AM

      This kinda reminds me of King Arthur's World on the SNES... I absolutely loved that game growing up!

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        May 30, 2012 1:22 PM

        I was just going to post the same thing. King Arthur's World was great.

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      May 30, 2012 1:17 PM

      Wow -- that looks cool. Definitely would play that on the iPad.