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.

Download Besieged from Google Play

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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Jerry Hildenbrand
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