We really appreciate the help our affiliates provide by connecting us to a lot of computing power. In return, we thought it would be a good idea to showcase some of them. Our first showcase is on Handdrawngames, makers of the addictively-fun Desktop Tower Defense.
In DTD, players have to prevent creeps from reaching opposite ends of the grid. To do this, they can build mazes out of a variety of towers. Each time a creep is killed, the player gets some more money to build up the maze. If 20 creeps get through, it’s game over. There are different game types built in, such as survival, tower restrictions, and the intensely-challenging “The 100″.
Being a long-time gamer myself, I was impressed at how DTD managed to create incredibly deep gameplay out of a simple concept. I was also impressed at how I managed to waste 5 hours at work playing the game the first time I tried it out…
Handdrawngames was one of our first affiliates to provide us a significant amount of computing power. The site brings in the equivalent of almost 200 full-time computers for Plura, which is great. Handdrawngames gets an additional revenue source from us, and our customers don’t have to spend over $250,000 setting up a 200-node cluster. A win-win for everyone