Flash Element TD
|Flash Element TD|
|Release date(s)||January 12, 2007 (Version 1.0)|
|Distribution||online Flash game|
Flash Element TD (FETD) is a Flash-based browser game of the tower defense game genre created by first-time game designer David Scott in January 2007. The game had been played over 140 million times as of March 2009.
David Scott got the inspiration for Flash Element Tower Defense in 2006. He noticed that no one had created a Tower Defense game using Flash and only started work on FETD as a technical exercise to see if it was possible. The map and name is based on the "Element TD" map created for the RTS game Warcraft III by Brian Powers and Evan Hatampour, David Scott created a much simpler version of the map that could be played using only a browser. The game was launched in January 2007  and still has growth to this day.
Originally, the game was promoted through the web service StumbleUpon. It eventually found its way onto several flash game sites, 4 years later can be found on 25,950 sites and has had over 183 million views.
The original release version of the game, version 1.0 was released on the 12th January 2007. New versions were uploaded daily with the final version released on the 22nd of January. FETD has not been updated since and still increases in popularity some 2 years on.
On the 12th of January 2008, 1 year after its release, version 2 was released.
Flash Element TD was played by nearly 500,000 users within the first few hours after launch. It was eventually embedded on nearly 12,000 different websites, and downloaded more than 140 million times by the end of 2008.
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