StarLicker is a 1v1 turn-based strategy game for iOS. Aesthetically it's very retro - like a SNES or Genesis game. But from a design standpoint, it's an experiment in blending genres to make a unique competitive game.

It's a mix of tower defense and bullet-hell, with both inverted. You place towers to attack your opponent, and you defend against the bullet waves by absorbing instead of dodging and shooting.

You can get the game for free on the App Store here:
It's still in open beta, we are working on changing and adding stuff and improving the balance. If you think it sounds cool, try it out and let us know what you think. We love getting constructive feedback from players, good and bad!

We also recently started a vodcast where myself and one of the other developers analyze StarLicker matches and discuss the design and balance. You can check that out below.

Game website:


StarLicker Show: 

Long Gameplay Video: