Dummies Guide on Brainstorming Turret in Tower Defense


What is a turret?
A revolving armored tower equipped with a gun. Commonly found on aircraft, tank, castle, or ship.
In Tower Defense Games [TD], these towers are constructed nearby a path. However, games like
Desktop Tower Defense provides player the flexibility o create their own path via tower placement.

What kind of turret I could add into my tower defense game?
Below is a list of common turret ideas that you might be interested to add into your TD!

Basic Tower
– Cheap
– Targets land and air units
– Targets an enemy unit 1 at a time.

Stun Tower
– Medium Expensive
– Targets only land
– Targets all units nearby via Splash Damage.

Air Tower
– Medium Expensive
– Targets only air
– Able to multishot multiple air units at a time + has further range.

Poison Tower
– Medium Expensive
– Targets land and air.
– Deals damage over time. Damage stacks. Splash Poison.

Freeze Tower
– Medium Expensive
– Target land and air.
– Deals little damage but able to slow an enemy movement to a crawl.

Support Tower
– Expensive
– Does not attack.
– Increases the damage, range, speed of nearby towers.

Tower Defense Turret Template
This template helps tower defense developers on creating their unique towers to be placed in the map.

Cost
Cheap , Medium , Expensive
Upgrades are all cheap/medium/expensive.
Upgrades grow from cheap to expensive.

Target
Single Target , Splash Attack
Target only air , Target only land , Target both land and air
Slow attack speed , Medium attack speed , Fast attack speed
Target unit that has slow/average/fast speed , Target boss/creeps
Target furthest/closest enemy , Target enemy closer to exit , Target enemy furthest from exit
Target enemy with highest/lowest/medium HP [hitpoints]
Specify a target for all to attack.

Tower Special Ability
Chain Lightning – Deals damage to several enemy, each chain reduces damage.
Freeze – Slow enemy’s movement.
Poison/Venom – Deals damage overtime.
Stun – Stun enemy for few seconds, stopping in their track completely.
Flame – Burn multiple enemy. This cause them to run faster but damage keeps growing.
Confuse – Confuse enemy to go to the opposite direction.
Tornado – Remove enemy from path, toss them like ragdoll in merry-go-round for few sec.
Instant Death – Kill enemy regardless their hit points. This is determined by probability.
More money – A successful kill gain additional income.
Strafe – Fast attacking speed.
Multishot – Attack multiple unit.
Explosion/Inferno – Creates a big explosion in an area, dealing splash damage from far.

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One response to “Dummies Guide on Brainstorming Turret in Tower Defense”

  1. votrem says :

    this helps a lot, im creating a sort of tower defense game and these standards are great

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