Arcane's Tower Defense now wowing people in the Marketplace

We've been waiting on Arcane's Tower Defense for what seems like forever. Actually, it was way back in October when we saw the first rumbling of the epic tower defense game, then a more detailed look in February

Well, the game is finally a go in the Marketplace, selling for a fair $1.99. Unfortunately, there is no trial (sad panda) but if you like tower defense, just watch the video after the break--the game kind of sells itself and we have to say with our brief hands on: wow, epic, [insert superlative here]

Amazing music, great sound effects, excellent tutorial, custom maps. Folks, we may be jumping the gun here, but this could be one of those games, you know, a must have? Sure, you can wait till our review goes up, but we're gonna go ahead and suggest that if you like these types of games then just go ahead. Now excuse us, we're off to kill some goblins...

Update: One of the developers of ATD let us know in comments that there should be a trial version and that there's probably an error in the Marketplace. They're trying to fix it as soon as possible.

Update 2: Trial is now available! No excuses now.

Grab Arcane's Tower Defense here in the Marketplace for $1.99. Video after the break. Thanks, Eric I., for the tip!

"You represent the only hope of the Triggerfartch nation, attacked by Goblins, Your Role as War Chief of the Fartchi nation is to build defenses strong enough to stop this invasion and repel the green horde to the sea .The Fartchis are known for their extreme ability to build strong and effective defenses. And for good reason: each goblin who falls in battle, gives gold. The more the battle continues, the more goblins are powerful, and thus, gives more gold. With this gold you will be able to build towers and improve them with the help of a technical tree composed talents, the effectiveness of their shots, but also your mental faculties. It is possible to cast spells on the battlefield to support the ground defenses. Finally, five technological ages allow the player to improve the overall characteristics of its towers and access to new tricks, skills and spells. One goal ? Last as long as possible and defeat the Goblin chief. The game comes with a free 3D map editor for an infinite lifetime of playing."

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.