Cyclic Reactor

Cyclic Reactor

  • Henry Haak
  • 1 year ago
  • 19th

Defend your reactor from invaders!

In Cyclic Reactor, you place towers to defend a path that loops around your reactor. Enemies will shoot down your towers in an attempt to make a clear line of sight towards your core, so you'll need a strong defense to repel them. With nine different kinds of towers, the possible layouts are almost endless, and a high score table will let you compare how well you do between runs.


All you need to play is the mouse

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When you upgrade a tower, it heals to full.

Every time an enemy makes a loop around the reactor, it gets stronger. Try to kill enemies quickly!

You'll see the same rounds repeating after a while. Each time it repeats, the enemies become stronger, and a few more enemies are spawned that round.

You can speed up and slow down the speed of the game in the bottom right corner. You can also skip the preparation time between rounds if you don't need it.

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  • Daxterapid
    Daxterapid Daxterapid Level 4

    OK, this sort of game is hard to put down. Once you get the hang of it, it becomes addictive. Graphics could be improved, tho.

    • Henry Haak Henry Haak
      Level 31

      Thanks, this was my first jam by myself and I'm not used to doing the art side of things. I'm glad they were at least serviceable, and that you enjoyed it enough to have trouble putting it down!

  • Kylazaur
    Kylazaur Kylazaur Level 5

    intresting spin on a tower defence type game, i feel it a little hard with the enemies able to shoot from a far instead of the traditional if they get to the base they take some health but nice entry ^^ (edit)

    Played it a few more times and now i understand how it works really enjoy what you did here (even though i still think it's a little OP :P)

    • Henry Haak Henry Haak
      Level 31

      Thanks, I think a tower defense game was a little ambitious for 48 hours, not because it was hard to code but because tower defense games kinda live or die based on their balancing. I think the balancing is pretty good, but it could certainly be a little more polished. I ended up not having a ton of time for playtesting, so I just got it as close as I could.

      Thanks for playing it though, and I'm glad you enjoyed it!

  • qst0
    qst0 qst0 Level 2

    Really enjoyed this, I thought I had broken it at first with my tactics, but I was a fool and neglected my duties as the core protector...

    Game-play, music, art. It's got it all. Well done.

    A great (presumably endless) tower defense. 98200 Points is my score.

    Here is the highlight from the stream:

    • Henry Haak Henry Haak
      Level 31

      Thanks, always fun to see someone play your game, and I'm glad you enjoyed it!

  • WangleLine 🌸

    This was actually super fun, I wish there would have been more waves!

    My highscore currently is 78300 :D