Artificial Defense

  • Artificial Defense

Firing off miniguns, launching Hellfire missiles, dropping incinerating Hades-Bombs and colossal asteroids, deploying mighty railgun and acid towers and spawning your own Intrusion Counter Measures (ICMs) to reconquer corrupted databases and firewalls are just some of the actions you can take while fending off the creeps. Earn RAM and upgrade your arsenal and hardware-level. Start as an analog punch-tape system and evolve into a quantum A.I. mainframe.

There are three modes you can play, check out the descriptions below:

There are 21 offensive weapons available, reaching from outdated flintlocks, over maverick-missiles to devastating meteors and neutron-bombs. You can switch between three pre-loaded weapon categories and launch the installed weapons every few seconds. Each round you fire costs you RAM and each weapon type has its own unique cooldown so you must choose wisely and adapt quickly to different situations. But beware, aiming requires some skill. Creeps are moving targets and your projectiles need some flight time before impact. You can unlock and install new weapons in the uplab.[/b]

There are 21 defense towers available, reaching from pistol-sentry-towers, over incinerating flame-throwers to powerful long-range railgun towers. In addition there are 7 production towers which produce your main resource: RAM (Random Access Memory). Yes, building up a small RAM economy is very important, in order to keep your system routines running. Towers must be deployed by an expensive capsule drop and you have to find the sweet spot between the right amount of resource production towers and the performance of your defense perimeter. You can unlock and install new tower versions in the uplab.

Spawn Intrusion Counter Measures (ICMs) in order to conquer corrupted system-structures like databases, honeypots and firewalls. Databases e.g. spawn datablips, which carry valuable data and head for your backup-devices. Every datablip successfully arriving at its destination releases a certain amount of RAM, so you should do your best to protect those important but vulnerable convoys.

Hi guys, The Summer Update is online and brings some new flavor for this summer. New stuff: * 1 new Summer Skin * 1 new Music Track (You can deactivate the skin in the settings) Changes: * minor performance increase * some minor bug fixes * some minor balancing improvements If you encoutner any issues with this update, just tell me :-) Have a great summer! Thiemo


Hi guys, The new update to v1.5 is online. Changes: Some new GFX effects Higher texture and font resolution Much smaller UI scale Tutorial tasks refit (a lot of bug fixes and some additions) Improved Controller Support Early-game balancing (higher rewards) Lower Upgrade-item costs Preparations for the upcoming Summer Update A ton of minor bug fixes and improvements Issues?...


Hi guys, As I announced last week I am working on a new update (Version 1.5) for you guys. I am not totally done with it, but I already shipped a BETA update for those who want to take an early look and maybe even want to help with the QA - getting the last bugs fixed. How to play the BETA version? Right-click Artificial Defense in your library Select Properties in the dropd...


Hi guys, I am currently working on a new update, which will: get rid of some minor issues, which were reported in the last weeks. re-scale the UI for larger displays and higher resolutions. add some new GFX effects increase texture size and quality for high resolution displays introduce a new summer skin and a totally new music track re-balance upgrade prices and tutorial rewards improve the tutorial, concerning early game experience a few more (no yet confirmed) features Most of the changes are...


Hi guys, This is for new players having problems with the difficulty of the game, especially after completing the tutorials and starting with the real missions – using the basic equipment. Important: I did not change anything for the Gold difficulty players, so the game did not become easier in general, just the lower difficulty levels got an update. Changes Halloween Mode d...





  • OS: Windows 7 or higher
  • Processor: Intel Core i3 2.00 GHz or AMD equivalent
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 450 or higher with 1GB Memory
  • Storage: 500 MB available space



  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i3 2.00 GHz or AMD equivalent
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 450 or higher with 1GB Memory
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
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