Skip to main content

Artificial Extinction is first-person tower defense with robots

Artificial Extinction is an indie title by 100 Hr Games where you have to defend yourself from an evil AI that controls drones and terraforming spiderbots. It looks a bit like the Sanctum games if you remember those, and has you running around to place sentries before the next wave of AI attacks.

The aim is to protect your mining machines while they unearth fuel, and once they get enough a ship with a battery of lasers descends to take you to the next level. After nine days of collecting fuel, you'll have enough for your colony to survive—but over the course of those nine days, the AI is learning and adapting to your tactics.

Artificial Extinction will be out on Steam in January 2020.

Jody Macgregor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, and Playboy.com, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was published in 2015, he edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and actually did play every Warhammer videogame.