Posted: 6 months ago, last updated 4 months ago.
Lairchitect is a unique take on a tower defence strategy game. As the villain, you must prevent adventurers from taking your life force which is stored in special gems. You have various monsters at your disposal which vary depending on the terrain you click on. Your aim is to block the hero's path with skeletons, carnivorous plants and rats.
You can build passages to lead the heroes away from your precious Soul Stones to treasure chests and traps. You can also mine for resources and build up your arsenal. Some of your minions will attack not just the hero but your other monsters, so be careful where you place things.
The result is an unusual strategy game with a retro aesthetic, similar to games from the 1980's. There's a surprising amount of depth and planning required, to stop the heroes succeeding. A great fit for anyone with an interest in strategy and fantasy role playing but with limited time to play.
Contains pixelated violence in a fantasy world against animals and people. Graphics are cartoon-like.
9+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Requires strategic thinking and planning.
- Subscribe (from $2.99) to get one new game every month
- Purchase a season of 8 games ($18). Season #1, Season #2, Season #3, Season #4, Season #5, Season #6, Season #7, Season #8, Season #9, Season #10.
- Purchase a Super Bundle of all the games ($199.99). Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.
Lairchitect has 3 levels of increasing difficulty, plus an endless mode.
Game icons are very small and the 8-Bit style makes some objects difficult to distinguish from each other, especially when they are on the same block.
There are no instructions or tutorials within the game, so you may have to source internet videos or look to the Community page on Steam for guidance on how to play and strategies to employ.
The game does not save your progress within each level, it only saves the unlocks for each level.
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