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PICS Towers of Defense is mobile platform, allowing players to take the core tower defense game and mold it before sharing it amongst their friends
We’ve built the ability to easily design new levels, swap art assets, and to share your creations with other players.
Friends could then rate and comment on your creation with the option to share it amongst their friends. They may even make improvements of their own and you could view the history of all those that have come before you.
First and foremost, we believe in solid strategy gameplay that stands on its own. All too often, mobile games are made as temporary distractions with brief shelf lives. By letting players further define gameplay, we can create a mobile gaming with long-lasting appeal and a true sense of community.
- Build your own Towers, Maps, and Enemies! You control everything!
- A variety of abilities and features for both towers and enemies for you to choose from!
- You control what will appear on the map! Where the enemies go, and even what enemies will appear!
- Become famous through publishing YOUR maps, and having friends and strangers alike play them!
- Download, play, and improve the maps of others, building upon the shoulders of those who came before you!
The wonderful people at 148apps have published a preview on our upcoming game!
“Game creation is not easy. Edmund Koh and Personae Studios want to change that with the upcoming PICS Tower of Defense – a way for players to make their own tower defense levels, and eventually their own tower defense games, as a way to lower the barrier that comes between having an idea for a game, and actually creating it.” – Carter Dotson
We’re heading to GDC guys! And with it, we’re going to be showing off the game! For those of you curious about how the map editor system functions for our game, we’re giving you this infograph.
PICS Towers of Defense is still in development, and it may change in the future.
PICS stands for Play, Improve, Create and Share. Your average game ships and then people play it, with the developer putting out updates for the game further down the line. The PICS system aims to create a community of players around a game and tap that community to create more content for the game thus creating a self-sustaining player base.
PICS can be applied to any type of game from side scrolling shoot-em ups to RPGs. The initial PICS project supports the tower defense genre but in the long run we hope to extend PICS support to many popular genres.
Whist there is a broad based demand for games, creating games is still not easy enough with the current technology. There are significant portion hobbyist game developers that desire more accessible game making tools.
Generally most consumers will go through any content a game company makes faster than the game company can create content. This can create lulls in the release schedule that may result in the loss of valuable players.
Many businesses and websites currently rely on User Generated Content (UGC). Blogs, Wikis, companies such as facebook and YouTube are all built around tapping into the consumer’s desire to create their own content. By providing a platform for content they incentivize their users to create content which draws in more users who want to view the content which in turn prompts the content creators to create more. This creates a self sustaining cycle where the business itself doesn’t need to do much in terms of content creation.
Personae Studios hopes to solve these problems by leveraging UGC with its new PICS Platform.