After releasing the relaxing "moving hidden object game" Living Classics on Facebook, Amazon Game Studios has taken a different approach with its second game, and its first on mobile: Air Patriots. Air Patriots offers tower defense play on both iOS and Android devices, as well as Kindle FIre / HD, and gamers can track their Kindle Fire achievements and progress via GameCircle, Amazon's own version of Apple's GameCenter.
The tower defense play in Air Patriots sees players controlling an army of planes with varying strengths and costs. By tapping on a plane and dragging a line across the screen, they'll create a flight path for that particular plane, which will automatically fire down on any enemy under said path. Planes may need to take multiple passes along an enemy wave to actually destroy them, and it's not uncommon to have multiple waves of enemies appearing from all sides of the screen at once.
As players defeat enemies, they'll earn resources that can be used to call in additional planes, but as the screen becomes more crowded, gamers will need to use a bit of strategy to make sure that their planes don't crash into each other, ruining their flight paths in the process.
"When we created Air Patriots we wanted to make a game that was easy and engaging, and the simplicity of drawing paths for planes was something we thought would appeal to players," said Ernie Ramirez, Executive Producer at Amazon Game Studios, via a company release. "We think customers will find Air Patriots both familiar and fresh, with a degree of challenge that keeps them engaged and enthused to play more. We are very excited to bring Amazon customers Air Patriots today, and Amazon Game Studios looks forward to bringing our fans even more great games in the future."
You can now download Air Patriots on iPhone, iPad, Android, and Kindle Fire devices for free. Stay tuned for more on Amazon's first mobile game, and check out the game's launch trailer below to see it in action.
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