GemCraft - Chasing Shadows – Dark fantasy tower defense.

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Release Date
April 20th, 2015
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Classic tower-defense with bite.

Beloved by fans as a Flash series for its challenging, strategic gameplay and replayability, GemCraft - Chasing Shadows is an engaging tower-defense game by Game in a Bottle. On the heels of a seemingly unstoppable enemy, players journey across challenging maps where they must fend off the monstrous swarms that attempt to overwhelm their base. By using mana to call various gems into existence, players can craft attacking towers and traps with unique elemental and magical properties, combine jewels into new, more powerful types, or use them to bombard their enemies from above. With nearly two hundred stages, hundreds of achievements, unlockable skills and highly customiseable difficulty, GemCraft - Chasing Shadows will bring you back again and again.

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Grow and Unlock Your Power
Grow and Unlock Your Power
Earn experience as you level up to gain new skills, and discover talisman fragments that will impart special bonuses.
Manipulate and Combine
Manipulate and Combine
Clever players can create new gems to attack from towers or lie in traps to slow, poison, or otherwise affect enemies.
Packed With Replayability
Packed With Replayability
Replay old levels with different types of enemies in various difficulty configuations for more experience and treasure.

About The Game

Multi-faceted tower-defense.

GemCraft - Chasing Shadows is not your typical tower defense game. Players will need to plan and strategize as they play to take advantage of each stage's unique layout and challenges, and adapt to seemingly insurmountable odds.

Powerful spells and skills await.

As you complete levels, you'll grow in power and unlock points to spend on skills, and even whole new difficulty settings. Replay any level and make it feel fresh and challenging by picking new requirements and enemy buffs for even greater rewards.


Listen to GemCraft - Chasing Shadows

Composer David Orr transports you to a magical but dangerous realm in this heavily atmospheric soundtrack filled with ominous yet grand tones sure to awaken the wizard within.


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About The Developer

Unleash the game.
Peter Hargitai has been an indie developer for over a decade, and his hugely popular, long-running tower-defense series GemCraft has been a staple of real-time strategy fans for nearly as long.
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