Saturday, November 28, 2009


Burnwood is the new playable map in the Wizard update. It features two gates right next to the player's castle and a strong bottleneck at the bottom of the screen.

It also demonstrates how campfire carelessness can have dire results.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

It's been a while

Whoops, did two months just go by? That one's on us, but we haven't forgotten about you! Brilliant Worlds is proud to announce our first (real) update to Hero Defense, which is cleverly titled "The Wizard Update"!

We'll be posting preview information here including screenshots, concept artwork, and details on our new character class and map! Exclamation point!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


That's right, Apple went ahead and expidited our review process and you can now pick up Hero Defense 1.01 on the app store! Enjoy the fixes!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Apple Woes

I am very sad to announce that after 4 weeks of waiting, Apple has rejected our App submission, meaning the much awaited 1.01 update to Hero Defense has to go back to the end of the line and politely wait its turn.

I'm sure many of you are left wondering "Why did this happen?", and "Why is Apple so mean?". I wish I had an answer for you. I did, however, think it would be appropriate to let you know why Apple turned us down in the first place -

- because we included the word "Warcraft" in our search terms. Yup, that's it. They could have easily taken the word out themselves and continued through the process of reviewing our app. They also could have sent us an email requesting the change and continue with the review process. Instead, they took the easiest way out and just flat out denied us (they are also refusing to answer our emails on the subject).

Gentle listener, I personally apologize for the stall in this process. We at Brilliant Worlds are highly focused on making Hero Defense the best hero defense game on the iPhone, and we promise to continue to provide robust updates based on community feedback...

...I guess, as long as Apple lets us.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Some New Icons

Brilliant Worlds has discovered some new icons. With our limited understanding of historical data from this time period, we are at a loss to understand their true meaning. What were they used for? Are they artwork, or some sort of archaic language that time forgot?

This is most likely a riddle best left to the ancients, but one thing is for sure: they are totally going into our next update.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Still Waiting...

...on Apple, but we are excited to announce that our Lead programmer Caleb Lipnicki is getting married this weekend! We wish him the best in his new life, and we hope that he can still hang out with us on friday nights.

Congrats Caleb!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Mr. Review Goes to Apple

Sorry for the terrible title, but we're all hopped up on caffeine and everything seems incredibly clever to us right now! We are pleased to announce that patch 1.01 is currently in review by Apple with all of the aforementioned changes.

BUT THAT'S NOT ALL! We will soon be making a BIG announcement here at the Brilliant Blog, so please stay tuned for more info!

Oh, and here's a cool review to check out while you wait from

Friday, August 7, 2009

Patch 1.01

Thank you to everyone who has purchased Hero Defense and given us feedback on how to make the game a better experience! We have already started work on first patch for HD in order to address all of the excellent suggestions we have received over the last few days. Here are the list of changes that we have already begun implementing:

Patch 1.01
- Two finger map scroll
- Larger Dwarf sprites
- Point bonus for fighting on Crossroads map
- Improved Collisions
- New Ability:
Castle Heal
Heals Castle for 250 health
Cost: 200 gold
Cooldown: 30 seconds

- Gameplay tweaks
- Misc. bug fixes

Thank you for your patience and feedback. Please keep your suggestions coming, and be on the lookout for a big announcement soon!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Top 10

We wanted to post and let everyone know that Hero Defense is now in the top 10 rpg apps on the iTunes store! Thank you to everyone who helped make this happen!

Monday, August 3, 2009

New gameplay trailer for Hero Defense!

App Day 2

Wow, we wanted to post and let everyone know how happy we are with the response that we have received so far! We are already furiously writing down all of the excellent suggestions we are seeing, and taking diligent notes on everyone's likes and dislikes.

Notes So Far
A way to heal the castle
Better pathing for the dwarfs
A way to save character stats
Story-Driven gameplay elements

We intend to keep Hero Defense only .99 cents during this soft launch phase. We look forward to improving the game with you over the next few months. Thank you.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Hero Defense on the App Store

We're very excited to see this when we search "Hero Defense" in the app store. You better look out Pocket Hero and Townrs Defender.

Our sincerest apologies to iCover and Chasing Darkness.

Saturday, August 1, 2009


Brilliant Worlds is proud to announce the launch of our very first title for the iTunes app store, Hero Defense!

While we are incredibly proud to see our labors displayed on the app store, our work has really just begun. Keep an eye on our blog and website over the next few weeks for some exciting announcements!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Hear the music of Hero Defense!

Hi! I'm Nathan Madsen, a reformed alcoholic and a composer. (Well, actually just a composer!) I had the privilege of writing the score for Hero Defense and wanted to share a few of the tracks.

Title Theme

Game Play Theme 1

Boss Theme

I hope you enjoy the tracks and please check out the game once it's released.



Nathan Madsen
Composer-Sound Designer

Sunday, July 19, 2009

NEWS - Brilliant Worlds starts a Blog!

It had to happen sooner or later, Brilliant Worlds has started blogging!

Please forgive us for a very lame first post.