Here’s a really nice browser-based Flash game that has just been ported to iOS and Android. Age of Defenders is a real-time multi-player tower defence game built with Flash and Adobe AIR. One of the really nice features of its online play mode is that you can do battle with other players across multiple platforms. I think you’ll agree that Age of Defenders looks gorgeous and it will also be available soon for Blackberry Playbook, which demonstrates the cross-platform strengths of AIR.
One thing that does concern me slightly, and it’s also the case with the excellent Machinarium, is that lower-end devices such as iPad 1 seem to be excluded from the party. This is a real shame as the iPad 1 is certainly no slouch and it does show that perhaps AIR isn’t quite there performance-wise yet. I’m personally hoping that Stage3D and the Starling framework will help in this regard when they eventually make it to AIR for mobile. However, for those with the right hardware, it’s a really nice gaming experience.
For an interview with the Age of Defenders lead developer, head over to Adobe Gaming Evangelist, Tom Krcha’s blog.