I spent way too many hours playing Desktop Tower Defence last year. When I met Paul Preece, the man who destroyed my productivity for months, and heard that he was working with David Scott, a guy whose game Flash Element Tower Defence had even more gameplays than DTD, I was quite interested in hearing about what they were working on next.
I’m a big believer in applying the principles of web 2.0 to gaming: fast development cycles, user generated content (ie multiplayer games) and a direct to consumer distribution model (often free and viral).
Casual Collective, Paul and David’s new company, is applying all these principles to create a free-to-play social gaming site, and Lightspeed are excited to be seed investors in the company. In addition to the newest version of DTD and FETD, check out some of the new great games there, including the real time naval strategy game Desktop Armada, an addictive social wordgame called Farragomate and the joyful platformer Buggle Stars. But don’t expect to get much done today!