Castle Doombad, the underappreciated trap-based puzzler, will return this year
I wrote about Castle Doombad, developed by Grumpyface Studios, back in 2014. Doombad was polished, adorable, and a lot of fun to play for both short bursts and marathons, which is saying a lot considering how much of a sucker I am for projects with traps as the central feature. Unfortunately, it was retired along with many other mobile games of its age (especially those published by Adult Swim). The game has a better chance of lasting longer now that it is magically re-releasing this year on Steam (self-published by Grumpyface, no less).
You’re the antagonist, which is a refreshing change of pace. (Dr. Lord Evilstein). Your objective is to protect your castle by using a variety of devices (placed on the walls, the floor, or the ceiling) and minions, much like in a tower defense game or an action trapper like Deception or Orcs Must Die. It’s all backed up by a beautiful cartoony style, and I’ll never grow tired of seeing Dr. Lord Evilstein cradle his fingers as he works in the privacy of his office.