GemCraft - Chasing Shadows

The cult classic tower defense game beloved by millions comes to Steam with GemCraft - Chasing Shadows. Against swarms of vicious, demonic avatars, your only defenses are the gems you conjure that, when placed atop towers or into traps and amplifiers, become conduits for powerful magical and elemental attacks. GemCraft combines fast-paced real-time strategy as you deal with waves of incoming monsters, and cunning tactics that allow you to craft and combine magical gems.
Create traps that poison or slow, discover powerful artifacts and unlock new abilities, and stand alone against The Forgotten, a seemingly unkillable archdemon whose endless armies threaten to swallow the world. GemCraft is packed with multiple levels of difficulty, hundreds of achievements, nearly two hundred levels, and much, much more, making it a rewarding, deep strategy game you'll come back to over and over again.

Key Features:

  • Conquer over 190 stages with unique challenges and conditions.
  • Over two dozen passive skills to unlock and enhance as you level up and increase your power.
  • More than 400 achievements that will reward you with more skill points as you earn them.
  • Craft and combine nine gem types with different effects to suit your tactical needs.
  • Combine and stack multiple tiers of difficulty and challenging battle traits for greater rewards, but also greater dangers.
  • Socket fragments you find into your mystical talisman to impart new bonuses.
  • Wield devastating spells to decimate your foes or enhance your gems.
  • Control the speed of battle with fast-forward or pause to fit your play style.
  • Want more monsters? Summon them with wave stones, but beware their greater power...
  • Replay any stage you've completed for more experience points or with a new challenge.
  • Hold out as long as you can after you win levels in Endurance mode for more rewards.
Minimum Requirements
OS: Windows Vista SP1
Processor: Intel Celeron N or better
Memory: 2048 MB RAM
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics or better
Storage: 100 MB available space
Recommended Specifications
OS: Windows 7/8
Processor: Intel Core i3 or better
Memory: 4096 MB RAM
Graphics: Radeon HD / Geforce GTX grade graphics card
Storage: 100 MB available space
Minimum Requirements
OS: OS X 10.7.0 or later
Processor: Processor: 2 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
Memory: 256 MB RAM
Graphics: OpenGL 2.1 compatible graphics card with 256 MB VRAM
Storage: 50 MB available space
Sound Card: OpenAL-compatible sound card
Recommended Specifications
OS: OS X 10.7.0 or later
Processor: Processor: 2 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
Memory: 256 MB RAM
Graphics: OpenGL 2.1 compatible graphics card with 256 MB VRAM
Storage: 50 MB available space
Sound Card: OpenAL-compatible sound card
  • Lhetre 21 Jun 2015

    An improved version of Gemcraft Labyrinth, tougher, same variety of monsters and lore, smooth interface, atmospheric music and sounds, beating a map is quite a satisfaction and arises the need to come back to beat it at a higher difficulty level.
    If you like TD, this is one game you need to play.

  • GolovA 28 Mar 2016

    Wow! Was a shocker for me - i expected some crappy (ok, ok - not crappy, but definitely a light) game. Instead, i was sledged in the face with a colossus of depth and impressive proportions! Damn son, this game is awesome! It's not your usual Defense Tower - build-upgrade-win. Hell no! The game will kick your ass if you don't adapt! Try enabling them traits to get more XP and see your butt handed to you on a plate if you didn't re-balance your skill tree!
    Very impressive.


  • pardogato 26 Jun 2015

    Perhaps, the only tower defense web game with a mature, engaging but not THAT serious storyline. Even it doesn’t surpass its predecessor “Labyrinth” it does represents an improvement of the genre. Better for new players rather than followers of the Gemcraft saga, it does makes worth the 5-year long waiting.

  • JAppelbaum 19 Jun 2016

    At the moment is GemCraft 2 chasing Shadows the best tower-defense game on the market. GC 2CS has so many layers of difficulty. From low level wizards to high level wizards you need really different strategies, only later, after a border on really high level you can run every match the same strategy. GC 2CS have for many hundreds hours stuff and achievements. For tower-defense fans an must have.

  • pcgamebeer 23 Dec 2018

    First of all, this game has only one good thing; menu soundtrack. and it is stolen from The Elder Scroll Skyrim. Unfortunately, there are no unique features about this game.
    This game is far away from being a tower defense game. There is no sensible and reasonable thing. The game has strict routes that monsters mandatorily follow at the same time some monsters don't obey the rules. So, want to ask, why did they create strict routes?
    The progressing in the game is not progress. You can never feel you get level up. Map and battle selection is poor.
    there is no awarding and punishing structure balance. actually, it has no awarding system. it depends on punishing mentality.
    at the end; this game only wasting time and energy.

GemCraft - Chasing Shadows
$9.99 $3.45
Title: GemCraft - Chasing Shadows
Genre: Action, Indie, Strategy
Released: 30 April 2015
Developer: Game in a Bottle
Publisher: Armor Games Studios
  • Single-player
  • Steam Achievements
  • Steam Cloud
  • Steam Trading Cards
UI Audio Subs
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