Besieged 2 now available for Android, notification bar spam included

Besieged 2, the latest castle defense game from Leviathan Games, is now available in the Google Play store. It's fun as hell. Skeletons keep coming, you keep shooting arrows at them to stop their advance. Kill enough, and you'll get gold to upgrade your castle's defenses and archers arrows. You can buy the materials to upgrade as well, if that's how you roll. As a bonus, you can share your scores and achievements to Facebook to brag to your friends about how many pixels you killed today. It's also pretty nicely done. It's a bit cartoony, but the animation and gameplay is butter-smooth on every device I've tried it on. To top things off, it's free.

Sounds like a winner, right? Wrong.

You'll love playing it, but the problem comes when you stop playing. After a while, the game notices you haven't come back and gets a bit lonely. To lure you back, it drops a spammy notification in your drop-down. This is not a way to win my love. In fact, this was an instant uninstall, never to return. I hate notification bar spam. I hate it enough to not play a very fun and addicting little game that's perfect for waiting at the doctors office or to pass the time on the porcelain throne. 

Maybe you don't mind a bit 'o spam, and that's fine. Diff'rent strokes for diff'rent folks, and I realize I get worked up over the silliest things sometimes. But I can't recommend this one, no matter how fun or well done the app is. If notifications like this don't bring out your rage face, you can grab it from Google Play at the link below, and the press release is after the break.

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Defend your kingdom against numbskulled minions of darkness in Besieged™ 2

Leviathan Games’ castle defense strategy game unleashes on iOS and Android!

Boulder, CO —June 14, 2012– Prepare to defend your walls at all costs! Leviathan Games, a developer of digital experiences specializing in the interactive entertainment space, is happy to announce that Besieged™ 2, the sequel to its classic castle defense strategy game is available now on iOS and Android.

The undead have risen and General Skel’s merciless army of bumbling skeleton warriors is at your gates. Build your castle, draw your bow, and prepare to defend your walls using any means necessary. Besieged 2 will test your speed, strategy and survival skills as you furiously fend off General Skel and his undead army of bone-blundering warriors. Defend against an endless onslaught of giants, skeleton wizards, bombers, red knights and any other mischievous minions headed your way while also earning coins, stones and diamonds to build up your kingdom and unlock a vast array of weaponry for added mayhem.

The game features a completely new castle defense game experience improving on the original by including all new friendly toonstyle graphics, a castle construction system, new weapons, dozens of quests to solve, new enemies with unique animations and combat logic, and social integration.

Key features include:

  • Endless Strategic Action– Defend your home against never ending waves of blundering boneheaded soldiers.
  • General Skel’s Army – Battle numskulled giants, bombers, archers, mages, armored knights and more.
  • Enchanted Arrows – There’s more than one way to “skin a skeleton”. Unlock Volley, Flame, Frost, Lightning arrows and more to defeat General Skel’s forces.
  • Fortress Upgrades - Earn coin and stones to upgrade your kingdom and keep your upgrades even in defeat.
  • Level Up – Keep leveling up to earn rewards and unlock new quests.
  • Quests  – Earn achievements and earn additional XP on your path to become the greatest Archer your kingdom has ever known.
  • Share Your Progress – Post your achievements and scores to Facebook and share your victories on the battlefield with all of your friends.

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Join the fight to defend the kingdom by downloading Besieged 2 for FREE at:

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Jerry Hildenbrand
Senior Editor — Google Ecosystem

Jerry is an amateur woodworker and struggling shade tree mechanic. There's nothing he can't take apart, but many things he can't reassemble. You'll find him writing and speaking his loud opinion on Android Central and occasionally on Twitter.

  • I hate how samurai vs zombies does that
  • +1 on svz. Seems more and more apps are hijacking the notification bar. No good.
  • Can here for Samurai vs Zombies - was not disappointed. Hated that shit ... instant uninstall after the first occurrence!
  • I'm guessing there isn't a paid version without the spam? Maybe that's what they need to do. If you wanna play free you'll have to put up with ads and notification bar spam, but if you buy the app it'll be free of all those annoyances.
  • Only on the Apple Store is it "Besieged 2". Everywhere else it's "Besieged".
  • I say we boycott every app that spams you in the notification bar!
  • I have always uninstalled any app that has given me spam in my notification bar. I'm glad it was mentioned in the review. Sounds like a fun game and I would love to have tried it. Won't do that now that I know it will let me know when it gets lonely.
  • I was thinking the same thing. Twitter flood!!!
  • >"This is not a way to win my love. In fact, this was an instant uninstall, never to return. I hate notification bar spam. " I agree with you 100% Jerry. Notification bar spam is totally unacceptable.
  • Agreed. Someone recommended a racing game to me the other day, so I installed it and it was moderately entertaining. Then a couple of hours later I started getting notification bar spam, but instead of imploring me to come back and play more it was advertising other games. Instant uninstall.
  • I despise that awful, heinous, disgusting, and horrendous idea! Show me one person who says they like notification spam I will show you a liar! Thanks for the heads up Jerry.
  • Total agreed. Notification bar spam is unacceptable! Thanks for headsup!
  • I couldn't agree more. I even installed "AirPush Detector" to let me know if any of my apps have that kind of crap and I immediately uninstall anything that it finds. Surely someone will come out with (if they haven't already) an app that will disable notification bar spam. Any Dev's out there care to take on the challenge?
  • I just posted a comment on the YouTube video. Maybe the Dev's will see it and think long and hard about how they make money on their games/apps in the future. I don't mind ad's (the Dev's need to get paid for their work), but notification spam is completely unacceptable. Everyone should make a (respectful) comment on the YouTube video too. Maybe the Dev's will listen.
  • Hate notification spam. It is one thing when it is a free app, just uninstall and done. But Draw Something paid version does this. I paid for that app and it still spams my notification bar. they also refuse to refund my money. Not cool.
  • Surprise, surprise. My comment that I left on the YouTube video has been removed and comments have been disabled on that video. I guess the Dev's of that game don't give a crap. That tells me all that I need to know about Leviathan Games.
  • I used to play let's golf 3 until it woke me up in the middle of the night with its own notification to come back to play
  • One possible workaround is to freeze the app with titanium backup when you are done playing then unfreeze when you want to pay again. Not what we should have to do.
  • That probably would work.
  • At first I was all "YEAH!" then I was all "NOPE".