PRESSKIT "Core Defense"


A roguelike tower defense game with a dash of deckbuilding. Survive fifty waves without losing your core. Choose a reward, update your build, survive the next wave, repeat. Highly replayable through permadeath, randomization and challenging difficulty levels. Just one more wave, just one more run!


Core Defense is a singleplayer spinoff from Coregrounds, a multiplayer tower defense game released in 2018, and shut down in early 2019 due to various reasons. After the shutdown, lead developer Mario "ehmprah" Kaiser still had an itch that could only be scratched by reinventing the tower defense genre yet again, this time with solo project Core Defense.



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Quick Facts

  • Developer: solo dev ehmprah, based in Berlin
  • Platforms: Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS
  • Release: January 16, 2020 (First Access on
  • Release on Steam, Play Store, App Store later in 2020


"Good bread doesn't need butter ... Core Defense has always left me with that 'just one more wave' thirst."
– Óscar Morgado, Rubber Chicken

"Core Defense will not leave you hungry, proving to be effective and well designed."
– Charlotte Benoit, Game Guide

"Addictive Tower Defense"
– Calum Fraser, AlphaBetaGamer

"A Tower Defense game that's trying to be a little different"
– Liam Dawe, GamingOnLinux

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