You would probably never have to talk me in to playing a tower defense RPG, but if you did, telling me that doing so would feed a hungry family would definitely help.
This is exactly what's happening with indie game company Frogdice and partners Stop Hunger Now. For each and every sale of their cool looking match-3 tower defense RPG Tower of Elements this month and next, a meal will be given to a needy family. You play a game, a hungry child eats. Double happiness.
Tower of Elements (available for both PC and Mac) has you playing as an elementalist that that sends magic attacks from his tower to hold back approaching monsters. Attacks come as a result of matching three or more on a puzzle board, and experienced earned from these attacks will let you learn more spells, upgrade gear, and gain more weapons.
If the game sounds good, or helping the needy sounds good, you might be interested to know that we have a 50% discount code for Destructoid readers. Gotta love this code:
Head to the Tower of Elements page to buy it before Jan. 31 and help a hungry family.
You'll find a gameplay video and an interesting full disclosure below.
I first got word of this through Twitter, where Frogdice's CEO, Michael Hartman, shared with me pictures of their office mascot, a Pembroke Welsh Corgi named Teppenheimer Wigglebottoms, or Tehpig for short. For the record, that shit always works with me.
In our gallery you'll find pictures of the adorable little creature.