In case you don't know Game the News yet, it's developer who aims to transmit hot and no so hot news through mobile games, which is both a praiseworthy and brave move. After their loable Endgame Syria, here comes Climate Defense, a reinterpretation of defense games trying to instruct what global warming is. In order to do so, you have to prevent black pollution clouds getting to the atmosphere. Your 'towers' will be trees, emission quotas and energy efficiency measures, in this effort to raise awareness and entertain at the same time.
However, tower defense has been reduced to the very minimum here, so it will disappoint any TD gamer. Game rules are nonexistent and there are only two game modes: real (aka impossible) and pretended. It seems there's only one stage and a few options whatsoever. It's nice someone does something to make people aware of global warming, but figure out how great would have it been if it was a deeper and more complete game, instead of this we aren't able to make heads or tails of. Eventual forcecloses (tested on HTC Desire HD, no root) don't help at all.
Perhaps defense genre wasn't the most appropriate to give a Science lesson, or game was too rushed and focused more on standing out amongst the hubbub of so many nonsense apps around. It'd be fine for children nonetheless, or as a curiosity.
by Peter , Appszoom
Jan 23, 2013