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Defense of the Oasis

By Electrified Games, Inc.

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Explore, Build, Fight, Prevail!

With only 85 turns to build your empire, can you repel the barbarian hordes? This award-winning game design is a unique blend of strategy and puzzle gameplay.

A mysterious fog has covered your empire. As a Pharaoh of Mythic Egypt, you must explore the land to sweep away the fog and learn what remains of your kingdom. Once you have found the cities and mines that have been lost in the fog, you can rebuild your empire by building trade routes and developing technology. But don't take too long! After 85 turns, the barbarians attack. Will your empire withstand their assault, or will your enemies smash it into rubble?

Defense of the Oasis has won numerous awards, including the Independent Games Festival's prestigious Seumas McNally Award for Game of the Year. It has been described as a cross between Minesweeper and Civilization. Tycho of Penny Arcade has described it as "A Minesweeper RPG."

Algorithmically-generated levels guarantee that every game of Defense of the Oasis is completely unique.

A single level can be played in a few minutes, but you will want to play for hours.

Whether you're a casual player or a die-hard gamer, you'll find a suitable challenge.

Follow the stories of nine different Pharaohs in "Up the Nile," "Plagues of Egypt" and seven other multi-level adventures.


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Customer Reviews

A Throw back to the

The game is very enjoyable, easy, and fast to learn. As someone who grew up with the games of the '90's: Sim City, Sim Tower, Sim Ants!, the original Command & Conquer, Warcraft, this game is a real reminder of those glory days.

There is thought involved, but not complicated. As mentioned above, it is fast to learn. In addition, the graphics, for this type of game, are excellent, smooth, clean.


Civilization - in 2 minutes!

This game is fantastic! A super-streamlined version of Civ, and each game online takes a couple of minutes. Glad to see it on the app store - buy this immediately!

Closer to Minesweeper than Civ, but still good

This is a fun game that feels a little light on strategy. Could use a couple of additional layers of depth (Ex/ Control of different research options, control of city placement, control of weapons placement etc..). Seems a little too linear for me. Still a good way to spend 5min - 2 hours - your choice.

Defense of the Oasis
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  • $4.99
  • Category: Games
  • Released:
  • Version: 1.0.55
  • Size: 10.3 MB
  • Language: English
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Rated 9+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence

Compatibility: OS X 10.6.6 or later

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