Every day we offer FREE licensed software you’d have to buy otherwise.

Iron Serpent Defense Giveaway

Game Giveaway of the day — Iron Serpent Defense

Iron Serpent Defense is a tower defense game about an expedition on another planet. Scientists found these very aggressive monsters, that want to destroy your base. You must defend it!
User rating: 141 (37%) 245 (63%) 21 comments

Iron Serpent Defense was available as a giveaway on June 5, 2011!

Today Giveaway of the Day
free today
Walk through nightmares and help your husband defeat his fears!

Iron Serpent Defense is a tower defense game about an expedition on another planet. Scientists found these very aggressive monsters, that want to destroy your base.
You must defend it!

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7


Xing Interactive



File Size:

9.21 MB



GIVEAWAY download basket

Developed by Electronic Arts
Developed by PopCap Games
Developed by Overwolf
Developed by BeamNG

Comments on Iron Serpent Defense

Thank you for voting!
Please add a comment explaining the reason behind your vote.

I love tower defense. It is frustrating though that the upgrade costs are not shown, and most of all that what appears to be a button for muting the sounds is completely non-functional.

Reply   |   Comment by Jodi  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

For the casual game user, THIS IS AN AWESOME game! I played it a bunch-loved it! Of course if you are a gamer you might like Halo25 or whatever...but I found it to be pretty good!

Reply   |   Comment by Kman  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I didn't have as much time as I'd have liked to try out this game, but I still have a few things I noticed:

-I encountered that tower bug that others have mentioned (where if you're holding a tower when another blows up, the one you're currently placing disappears).

-It really did seem like some towers were firing way too slowly. Even when I had the correct one placed, it still seemed to wait until the enemy it was effective against was almost past it and did very low damage to it. Meanwhile, other towers were killing all of the enemies they were effective against without a single upgrade. Interestingly enough, it was the cheapest tower that was killing everything, while the more expensive ones were barely effective. The towers' power levels/firing speed might need to be adjusted a bit.

-More variety in the environments would be nice. Perhaps more types of towers and enemies could be added as well.

-There seemed to be some poor image compression on the tutorial screens. I noticed a lot of noise around the text.

-Lots of spelling/grammatical errors. I could understand what it was telling me, but it would look more polished if it was corrected.

-And of course, it's pretty short. But I'm assuming it's intended to be small to keep the price low.

Overall, gameplay was a bit below average. It wasn't terrible, but it didn't exactly amaze me either. I liked the concept of different towers being more powerful against different creatures though. In my opinion, the core idea behind the game is okay, but it's very, very rough around the edges. Just the same, it's a nice little diversion that I'll play again.

Thank you very much, Wheemplay, for generously giving away so many games, and of course, thank you, GGAOTD!

.........................Moderator Comment......................

Thank you very much for your useful feedback.

Reply   |   Comment by Angel9RakouCobra  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

yes, and am stuck @ 10 for now :)

.........................Moderator Comment......................


Reply   |   Comment by T Mike  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

There's few bugs in the game.

While reading the "How to play" text, if you click near the "How to play" image on the top of the screen, the game will begin (while you didn't click on "Play").

The "Mute sound" button ingame doesn't work for me.

Sometimes when you start a game you can hear the music of the "main menu" and the music of the "level" simultaneously.

When you maximize the window you can see pieces of the other menu.

.........................Moderator Comment......................

Thank you for your feedback

Reply   |   Comment by Mr Toucan  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

In addition to the other comments folks have made (upgrade cost not displayed, no next wave indicator, no reset button, etc.), it would be nice to have a few seconds to start placing towers before the first wave arrives.

Otherwise, this is a nice game and has lots of potential to be a really good game.

.........................Moderator Comment......................

Thank you for your feedback

Reply   |   Comment by karolb  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

If you see "Failed to connect. Please try again later..." message, try:
a} Test your Internet connection (try hard refresh (CTRL+ is best) on known good site. If your connection is down, you WILL fail to connect to GOTD/GGOTD. Fix your connection. ...or...
b} Be SURE Mi¢ro$o£t INTERNET EXPLORER is set to "Work ONline." GOTD states they use "M$ Internet Explorer engine" for verification programme. Thus you must dig up M$ IE and fix it there. Any other browser you use (Firefox, Opera, etc., should already be online if {a} above is true. BUT, if M$ Internet Explorer is off line you WILL fail to connect. Period. No matter which browser you run. Absolute fail in this event.
~~These two steps, {a} and/or {b} above, have worked for me every time, and it is QUICK and EASY! However, others have reported the following worked, and try in this order:
c} Reboot all modems and routers your operate through.
d} Check the "security settings" on M$ Internet Explorer and all other browsers you may be using. Be certain they allow cookies and all permissions for ALL GOTD and related sites in general.
e} Clear ALL browser caches. Even if you do not use M$ Internet Explorer, CLEAR IT TOO if {a} and {b} failed.
f} Close all browsers and other applications and REBOOT your system.
g} Be certain you only have ONE version of M$ Internet Explorer installed. Multiple instances / installations may conflict.

If any one of the steps {c} through {g} work for you, please be kind and report it and perhaps this issue can put to rest with a concise FAQ.

I have had "Failed to Connect" both here at GGOTD and at GOTD as well. Be mindful of this when using the sister site. The same solutions (a) and (b) above ALWAYS worked for me at giveawayoftheday.com as well.

Thanks ever so much to Whiterabbit-UK, GGOTD and the vendors who let us test their wares.

Mr. Snoozles

......................Moderator comment.......................

Thanks Mr Snoozles

Reply   |   Comment by Mr. Snoozles  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

@jeff (and anyone who's looking for their site): Try going to app.wheemplay.com and selecting one of the games out of the list. I think they're mostly a mobile developer, so their stuff is usually sold through cell phone providers' sites. It's a bit unprofessional for them to leave the app.wheemplay.com domain with a default file listing, but I guess it shows that PC gaming is not really one of the things the go after heavily. (Come on, those are Flash games. Give it a bit of heft, and use at least Game Maker.)

Reply   |   Comment by GMMan  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I beat the dreaded level 5, get dem fingers a-working folks-we gots to be quick !
printscreen proof :) @ http://usera.ImageCave.com/aegis1/I_beat_level5.jpg

...........................Moderator Comment.........................

Did you manage level 6 though? :)

Reply   |   Comment by T Mike  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

can't install it says: Failed to connect. try again later

.......................Moderator comment.............................

Try rebooting your modem and/or router. Check back over the last several weeks giveaways. Mr Snoozles gave a fix that may work. (forgot off-hand what he said and don't have time to search through the comments myself. you could also try clearing out your internet cache then try again.

Reply   |   Comment by PascalM  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Hey Jeff, saw your notice above & did a quick search myself & found the wheemplay sales links look like this:


I'm not sure if a consumer can just insert the name of the one you want into the link replacing ar & get to the buy now place or not though-
I'm sure someone else who knows more will be along soon though-

WHEEE-another tower defense...I get a kick out of these...thanks to all for getting this 1 out to us-

Reply   |   Comment by T Mike  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

cool game thanks

Reply   |   Comment by bry68  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Good game, is there a way to to indicate when the next wave of monsters arrive? The game seems very fast and that's not a bad thing, but the game quickly gets out of hand. Thanks for the giveaway!

Reply   |   Comment by Andy  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Just wanted to make a comment about Wheemplay....
I wanted to buy some wheemplay games ( because i like some of the games and wished to try some of the other wheemplay games and mostly because i wanted to support Wheemplay for all of the kindness that they have shown in supporting gamegiveaway and by extension, us)
So i went to the Wheemplay.com website and tried to purchase some games. (made sense to me as Wheemplay.com comes up when you begin a Wheemplay game)
I could not find anyehere on the site how to purchase a game.(?)i sent Wheemplay an email asking how to purchase thies games. Stll no response and that was over 3weeks ago that i sent the email.
So, a comment to Wheemplay and a question:
Where do i purchase Wheemplay games ? and why doesn't Wheemplay have the ability to buy thier games convieniently located on thier website / Makes no sense to me to promote your games then you have to scrounge the internet to figure out how to buy them...
THanks very kindly Wheemplay for giving freely of your game catalog and thanks gamegiveawayoftheday for putting it all together for us.
It is appreciated.

Reply   |   Comment by Jeff  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

At the beginning this game looks good, but level 5 is impossible. After a few tries I won;t waste more time on that. There are too many enemies, and too little money.

Reply   |   Comment by JohnDoe  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Hello, Nice game! i'm still getting the hang of it. but here's a couple of feedback from me,
1. there should be a restart button somewhere, so if i make mistakes building something, i don't need to wait for the game to finish and restart.
2. pressing the escape key usually for pausing the game(in desktop environment) and maybe here you could add the restart button, not exit the game completely.
3. speed button

.......................Moderator comment......................

Thanks for the feedback. If you place a turret wrongly you can sell it at a slight loss, though a reset button would be great. :)

Reply   |   Comment by dian  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Hello and thank you for the game giveaway.

As mentioned by Joel earlier, lvl 5 is nearly unplayable. Also I think I found an annying bug. When you selected a turret and are moving it to drop it somewhere. If one tower explodes during that time, the selection gets lost and you have to select the turret again. This is costing time and makes the level unsucceedable.

Besides that, nice game

.......................Moderator Comment.....................

Thanks for the feedback Maze; hopefully the developer will fix the minor bug in any updates they may carry out.

Reply   |   Comment by Maze  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Ah, Rabbit, but you are in the UK where Defence is the correct spelling... but many authors who write software in English use the American spelling for everything. :)

.........................Moderator Comment..............................

haha ..... good point.

Reply   |   Comment by anonymice  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

The game is good, but it has lots of downsides too. First: the towers don't fire at the monsters until they are almost out of the towers' range. Second: Yous should show how much the upgrades cost. Third: lvl 5 Seems impossible, but that is probably because of the First down side I mentioned earlier. Besides those three problems it's all good, thanks GOTD and Wheemplay!

...........................Moderator Comment..............................

Hi Paco, thanks for your feed back. The game has been designed like that, that is the weapons are specific to the monster they fire at. some weapons are totally ineffective against a particular type whereas at least one weapon is very effective. you just need to make sure you know which weapon is the best for the particular monster that is invading. The developer does say that initially use the air defences rather than any of the other three. As for the cost of upgrades, these are the same price as the cost of the weapon you are upgrading. Still, you are right, it should at least be mentioned.

You'll also see at the start of a game a screen that shows you which weapon is the best for which enemey; they are color coded, the green reptile is best destroyed by the green colored weapon, the blue turtle like enemy is best destroyed by the blue weapon etc Fire and Ground are not as easy to distinguish using color .

As for level 5, I died on that one on my first try, lol, you need to use the ground turrets for that level. all the enemy are ground based, so if you just use ground level weapons your going to get the most effective firepoer. The only problem with that strategy though is that the ground weapons cost the most. you can only create two initially, which could be a problem. It may actually be better to initially use the cheaper weapons then build the ground weapons later. I' going to try that strategy now. lol The last image I've posted below is level 5. you can see the ground enemy are enmass rather than coming in dribs and drabs, which makes it a lot more difficult to destroy.

Reply   |   Comment by Paco  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

What version is this? I heard it has lot of bugs.

.........................Moderator Comment..........................

Where did you hear that it had a lot of bugs???

Reply   |   Comment by Joel  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Developers rely on good feedback to improve their games. If you download this game please take some time once you’ve played it a while to leave some constructive feedback either positive or negative. The more constructive feedback we get, the more likely developers are going to give more games away. The giveaway site already has a very good standing with the search engines. Developers want their products out there on the WWW, this site has the potential to do that. The game giveaway project gives away on average between 9 to 17 thousand downloads for each game depending upon what genre and how obscure the game is. That’s a lot of homes these games are being downloaded into and a lot of 'potential' cash that’s being lost by the developers. If we get better games because of better feedback, the community are likely to continue to benefit from the generosity of the developers. Satisfied community members are then more likely to visit the home sites of those developers and purchase games that they may not have bothered with before they discovered the developer via the game giveaway site, thus giving the developers more incentives to give away even more decent games.

Please leave some feedback once you’ve checked the game out. It can be positive or negative, but please explain why your reasons for the feedback you post. You could also leave suggestions for improving the game, for example, this game could do with a levels editor, add more power-ups, describing the ones you think would be suitable, add some mini games (which seem all the rage in some arcade games now) or enable the user to be able to change the in game music easily.

Thank you in advance to all those who take the time to post a constructive comment.


Whiterabbit aka Stephen

Iron Serpent: Defence:


Today’s game downloads to a 9.21Mb zip file that unpacks to a read me and a dual wrapped setup and activation file that contains the activation code and executable. The game installs to

C:/Games/Iron-Serpent Defense

The game works fine in Win 7, Vista and Win XP. As with all Wheemplay games, the games executable is installed directly into the games folder with no folder of it’s own. There’s no uninstaller, just delete the file if you decide not to keep it. The developer has misspelled part of the game title that is defense rather than defense. :lol: There is no shortcut installed so you'll have to create one manually. If you want a shortcut in the Start Menu/Programs list check out the thread in the Game Discussion forums that tells you how to do it.

If you want to check the game out before downloading it you can find it on several flash game sites. The following site seems safe enough:



A tower defence game about an expedition on another planet. Scientists found these very aggressive monsters, that want to destroy your base. You must defend it.

Reference accessed 5th June 2011

The Game:

The basic premise of this game - Build towers near the road, to kill monsters. Combine tower types, to pass levels and to defend your main buildings. Failure to accomplish these will result in the game ending. There are no extra lies, you only get one go at saving your main building. . There are four tower types called Toxic, Air, Fire, and Ground. The enemies are also classed as Toxic, Air, Fire, and Ground. The weapon that matches the enemy is the most effective weapon against that particular enemy. Some weapons are useless against other types. You can upgrade each tower to cover a greater area of the map by left clicking on it. When you click on the tower for the first time it will show a health bar and two buttons. One is an upgrade button, the other a sell button. You do not get the same amount of money selling a weapon as you paid for it, but selling a weapon can be a good tactic in the end game of each level when the weapons placed at the beginning of a route are no longer being used. Sell these to bolster your defences near to your main buildings.


There are twelve levels, each successive level getting harder than its predecessor.. It is recommended that you build air towers first, then as needed start building the other towers. There are three awards that you can win in game. These are Clear Winner, Upgrade Master and Game Completion. You can turn the sound/music off via a toggle on the main game screen or from the main menu. Once a level has been unlocked by winning it you can return to it by clicking on the Load Game button, otherwise start a new game by clicking on the New Game button. Only one profile can be used while playing this game. Once you click on new game all previous progress will be wiped from the memory, so if you want to create multiple profiles you’ll need to copy the game executable to different folders so that more than one player can play. Make sure you label each folder with the name of the player.  There is a high score table, accessible from the main menu.


You can see 30 images as a slideshow showing the various introduction screens plus the first five levels of the game:



A typical Tower Defence (TD) game with limited playability due to their being only 12 levels to the game. Levels do get harder so it may take you longer than you think to complete the game. It does take a little strategy to win the later levels due to the weapons being ‘fairly’ specific to one enemy (as mentioned above in the Game section). I quite enjoyed playing the game, but, as with other TD games from this developer they are too short and the graphics are not very inspiring. If you miss today’s giveaway you can always play it in your browser via numerous sites that host this game.


I’m biased towards TD games but feel that it doesn’t offer much in its present state (there are a couple of Facebook TD games that are far superior to this one); the developer needs to add more levels, maybe a levels editor so that you can create your own level designs, and also vary the environments more. Apart from some slightly different colored backgrounds every fourth level there was very little variability to any of the levels apart from the waves of enemies getting larger and larger. I’d also add more weapon choices, maybe two types for each enemy. I’d also add more enemies as well. I’ve scored sound & music quite low because it’s a all or nothing w.r.t. turning the sound off. There should be a slider to turn each of them down or off rather than just a toggle to turn both off together. I’d also include repair droids and towers that earn more money to help towards building more towers.


Graphics – 5
Sound & Music – 4
Game Play – 6
Re-playability – 6
Total - 5.25

Other Information:

If you want to check the game out before downloading you can play it in a browser via the following links:


There are several sites that host the game, just Google it to find another if you're not happy with the one I've posted above. :lol:

Other TD games for free and commercial:

Check out the free games synopsis. I've posted several TD games over the last 2 years:


You will also find some browser versions in the Browser synopsis:


There's a dizzying array of games, but each one is labelled with the genre it belongs to, so you should easily find the Tower Defence games

There's a new tower defence game called Sanctum (not free) that's different to your usual top down TD games. In it you play in the First Person. It's available from Steam:
[url=http://store.steampowered.com/app/91600/][b]HERE[/b][/url]. Other TD games I highly recommend are Defence Grid: The Awakening available [url=http://store.steampowered.com/app/18500/][b]HERE[/b][/url] and Anomaly: Warzone Earth which is a 'reverse' Tower Defence game; you can find details of it [url=http://store.steampowered.com/app/91200/][b]HERE[/b][/url]. Another that's well worth getting called Revenge of the Titans was originally included in the second Humble bundle, where you can pay what you want. the average gamers paid for the five games included in the package (worth over $40) was just over $5, that deal is no longer available (at the moment), but it's worth keeping your eyes open in the game discussion forums for details of the next Humble bundle (number 4), there's the possibility that they may include all previous games in the deal, so you could get the game for virtually nothing. That said, at the moment you have to pay £8.99, which seems a little steep by today's standards, but I can say from playing it that it's well worth it. It's got loads of weapons and power ups. some may find the retro graphics a bit of a let-down, but I find them a perfect complement to the particular game play that titans gives you. you can check it out via the following link:


There's also one called Monster Mash that is given away free every four months or so from Sandlot Games. There's a thread dedicated to the freebies over in the Game Discussion forums. They give away about 20 games that turn over each week. At the moment you can get Super Granny 3 for free. That will change tomorrow, so if you don't already have the game and love platform games go grab it now via the following link. you will need to create an account (which is free), but it's well worth it as there's an excellent selection of free games. You can see the list of free games to the right of the first page:


Check out the following sites for loads of free Browser based TD games:








http://www.handdrawngames.com/DesktopTD/Game.asp (Facebook game)




Make sure you have a pop up blocker as some of these sites will try to swamp you with popups, but apart from that they seem safe to go to. Firefox’s pop up blocker should cope with all of them.


Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
Add a comment

iPhone app giveaways »

Workout at Home or Anywhere Giveaway
Optimize your results at home, in the gym or anywhere!
$0.99 ➞ free today
XYZ Finance2U - finance Giveaway
XYZ Finance2U allows you to manage your available incomes, expenses, budgets anytime anywhere.
$1.99 ➞ free today
African Geo Giveaway
African Geography is a program designed to explore the geography, countries, capitals, regions, and national parks.
$1.99 ➞ free today
Barcode Copy Giveaway
Quickly scan a barcode and paste it into the web browser within the app.
$0.99 ➞ free today
i know percent Giveaway
A modern and elegant application for calculating percentage that works in real-time.
$0.99 ➞ free today

Android app giveaways »

EZ Notes - Notes & To-Do Lists Giveaway
Ultimate Mobility voice organizer enabling thousands of World-Wide users to enjoy the fastest on-the-fly notetaking.
$8.99 ➞ free today
Fire Free Fall Pro Giveaway
A process-generated walking and exploration simulator.
$2.99 ➞ free today
SkanApp hands-free PDF scanner Giveaway
Place your smartphone in the Skanstick and enjoy the benefits of scanning naturally, in place.
$9.99 ➞ free today
QR and Barcode Scanner PRO Giveaway
Scan any QR code or barcode to get relevant data.
$2.49 ➞ free today
Jewels Classic Pro 2019 Giveaway
The power of magic jewels is in your hands!
$3.49 ➞ free today