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Fight off hordes of evil mutants created by a cataclysmic event in Nival’s new tower defense meets collectible card game, Defenders.

"Must play for any tower defense enthusiast."
– Daniel Tack,

"Nival has nailed the core concepts of the genre."
– Jeremy Duff,

"Fantastic game."
– Joshua Dennison,

Prime World: Defenders combines classic tower defense gameplay with collectible card game elements. Your towers, your spells and your traps are all magical cards that you can collect and upgrade. Earning random sets of cards after each battle allows each player to create unique and exciting strategies!

Freeze, burn, poison, explode and slash countless enemies attempting to stop you from gathering artifacts from the old kingdom. Choose your cards carefully and play them strategically - there will be heavy resistance along the way. Battle everything from small mutated fungi to powerful giant goblins and nagas!

In addition to the story-driven single-player campaign in Prime World: Defenders, each players’ experience is unique thanks to custom generated missions!


• Full Retina support with beautiful 3D graphics!
• Customize and create your own towers by forging and merging their abilities!
• Over 20 tower types and 25 upgrade levels for each tower!
• A full PC game that you can now play on mobile!
• Leaderboards and over 100 achievements!
• 36 types of violent monsters and ferocious bosses with special weaknesses!
• Captivating storyline with 23 missions, extra boss levels, and randomly generated missions!
• Use special placement near buildings and anomalies to boost your powerful attacks!

Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 4S & higher, iPod touch 5th generation, iPad 2 and iPad mini & higher.

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Please note that the game is free to play but you can purchase some items in it with real money. However, this is not essential to get a perfect game experience.

What's New in Version 1.7.4

- New Year theme disabled.
- Minor performance improvements.


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Customer Reviews

Bad mechanics and SOOOOO BORING!!!

I tried 2 levels and it is so boring. Reading other reviews I see that this game gets exponentially hard to force people into paying real money to progress further. No thanks, this game is just too awful and the text is crazy tiny with a horrendous yellow background. I have 20/20, so it's not my eyesight. Tip, if you have give the user a paragraph as a "tip", then you're not doing it right.

In addition, unlike other tower defense games, things are not explained/demonstrated well such as a counter for when the next wave will show or how much extra gold (or whatever currency) you will get for starting the next wave early. The options when you select a placed tower are not intuitive, in the beginning there is one option that only shows a number, I clicked it thinking it might be an upgrade, and it sold my tower for less that half the price BEFORE I even started the level.

IAP's don't ruin it

This the ONLY game I know with IAP's where they are not required. You don't have to pay to win. You don't have to wait to continue playing. (Have game publishers forgotten we all have a family, a job and school?) I have enjoyed this game gradually over many many months. The progression and balance is amazing. Whenever I get stuck I just mix it up and try new towers and combinations. Now I believe am on the last level! A quality, superbly crafted game and I salute the developers. Thank you for not being greedy IAP publishers! I prefer to pay once and play, even over ads.

Great so far

I'm playing on an iPad Air 2 and have had no problems. No bugs, no crashes. The game is truly gorgeous. I really like TD style games, there are a lot of them out there but I haven't been this excited about playing one since Field Runners and Sentinel. Defenders seems above and beyond so far. There's depth, a decent story, terrific graphics. A lot of folks don't like the in-app-purchases. I haven't spent any money yet. I'll have to wait and see if it becomes too hard without paying. I don't mind spending a little in support of a good game. That's how it ought to be.

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.7.4
  • Size: 430 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian
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Rated 9+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence

Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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Top In-App Purchases

  1. Rare card pack$2.99
  2. Unique forge pack$4.99
  3. Upgrade Set$1.99
  4. 2000 Silver$0.99
  5. Bonus level "Ancient Shrine"$0.99
  6. 59 Stars$4.99
  7. Unique card pack$9.99
  8. Rare forge pack$1.99
  9. Starter pack$1.99
  10. 20 Stars$1.99