One of my favorite series of computer games of all time has got to be the Warcraft series. I must’ve spent more time during my senior year at RPI playing Warcraft II than I actually spent at class. Of course, back then the third-person, real-time strategy genre was just revving up… Warcraft II propelled that genre much the same way Doom did for the first-person shooter. Today, the latest MMORPG version of the series, called World of Warcraft, has entered pop culture’s lexicon aided by the viral YouTube video of Leroy Jenkins.
Anyways, here is a Flash-version of one of the popular Warcraft concepts introduced in a Warcraft III bonus level… tower defense! The player is challenged to position offensive towers along the enemy’s path with the hopes of wiping out large groups of advancing baddies. The concept is simple but the strategy is complex and challenging. For the Warcraft gamer this is some quality guaranteed time-kill.