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Freeverse Unleashes Hordes Of Orcs
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 34 comments

Freeverse and MrJoy today released Hordes of Orcs, a new "tower-defense" strategy game which challenges players to hold off a massive attacking army of the monstrous invaders. Players must construct walls and lethal towers to prevent the orcs from reaching the human village. If too many orcs make it to the village the defenders fail.

"We're very happy to release Hordes of Orcs with MrJoy.  I've found that fighting orcs that are running across my screen is infinitely more fun than getting actual work done.  Personally, I'm hoping this game may reduce productivity amongst Mac users by a full ten percent.  That's what we're going for!" said Ian Lynch Smith, President of Freeverse.

Hordes of Orcs is a “Tower Defense” game in which you must build walls and lethal towers to defend your village from the Orcs emerging from, what the village elders call, “The Glowing Portal of Really Bad Things That We Should Have Bricked-Up a Long Time Ago.” Sadly, the Portal is un-bricked and the Orcs are very, very hungry. If 20 Orcs make it to your village, you’re toast.

To kill the Orcs, buy some Towers. Arrow Towers are cheap and weak, Radiation towers are expensive and deadly. Each Tower has its own unique abilities, and each tower can be upgraded to do more damage or to have more range. Click on a tower to see its stats and upgrade cost. Should you build lots of Arrow Towers? Or a few Fire Towers? Well, that’s where the strategy comes in!

Hordes of Orcs is proud to use the +7systems Balance Engine to collect game-play information. The more info the Balance Engine collects, the better future versions of Hordes of Orcs can be tweaked, resulting in an awesome game only getting better. Only game-play information is transmitted back while you play Hordes of Orcs. At no time do we access any personal information (unless you count doing 683 damage to an Orc personal). You can opt out of this at any time. Click on Options in the main menu and select Other and un-check the “Participate in +7 Balance Engine?“ option.
Hordes of Orcs is available for $24.95 from the Freeverse online store and requires the following:
- Mac OS X 10.3.9 or Better
- Intel GMA950 or better video card
- 384MB of RAM
- 1.83Ghz CPU (Intel or PowerPC)
- 35MB of disk space
More information about the game, including a full demo, screenshots, and what is described as "the strangest game trailer ever made," are available at the link below.

Hordes of Orcs

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