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Gotchi Guardians


Gotchi Guardians

Gotchi Guardians is a free-to-play multiplayer tower defense survival game for PC and mobile (coming 2024). Crafted under the visionary direction of Jason Slama, Gotchi Guardians fuses rapid-fire combat with classic tower defense mechanics, all enveloped in a charming Aavegotchi-inspired aesthetic.


Pixelcraft Studios


Tower Defense, Free to Play

Development Status





Gotchichain, Polygon PoS

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Version: v0.4.1

Last updated: 05-17-2024

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Release Notes

MAY 16th 2024

New Update: Pirates vs. Aliens

Ahoy, Guardians - The latest Gotchi Guardians build is almost here!

Whether you're a seasoned player or just setting sail, this update has something for everyone. Let's dive into the details!

New Features

👉 New Guardian: The Pirate

Introducing The Pirate, a cunning and strategic Economy Guardian known for resource accumulation and daring exploits on the high seas. With his trusty Treasure Map and Glittering Blunderbuss, the Pirate navigates the battlefield with finesse and flair.

His skill trees are specially designed to enhance these items:

Treasure Map: Spawns additional coins upon enemy death, reduces cooldown, extends pickup range, and grants bonus bank at the start of each round for every stack accumulated. • Daash Boots: Enhance mobility and combat prowess, boosting damage output, extending attack range, reducing cooldown times, and increasing movement speed during the preparation phase. • Glittering Blunderbuss: Lowers the cost and cooldown of each shot.

Additionally, The Pirate has a specific tree enhancing his true nature:

Bounty: Enhances income by killing Lickquidators and earning more resources. Initially, The Pirate will be available to all players at level 60. However, in future updates, you will need to reach level 15 with the Soldier of Fortune to unlock the Pirate.

The Pirate Image

👉 Item Updates:

Treasure Map

The Pirate's signature item allows him to capitalize on fallen foes. Dying enemies have a chance to drop coins, which the Pirate can collect to accumulate stacks. Activating the Treasure Map grants a substantial bank based on collected stacks. This exclusive item is not available in the shop.

Glittering Blunderbuss

This striking new weapon allows Guardians to unleash devastating cannonball strikes by spending coins. Available for purchase in the shop, it offers a unique twist to battles, ensuring all Guardians can unleash their inner pirate.

👉 New Lickquidator: Mama Ship

The Mama Ship emerges as a formidable late-game adversary, designed to escalate the challenge when summoned onto the battlefield.

This flying Lickquidator boasts substantial HP, making it it considerably more resilient and challenging to overcome. Its attack mechanism features features a longer cooldown yet compensates with rapid-fire bursts of projectiles, intensifying the threat it poses to players.

Starting off at a leisurely pace, the Mama Ship accelerates once its afterburners kick in, increasing the urgency to defeat it before it wreaks havoc.

Using its spotlights strategically, the Mama Ship provides damage-reducing shields to its allies, further complicating the battle and testing the players' tactical

The Mama Ship

Prepare for a fierce encounter with its four Ultimate Upgrades: • Energy Drain: Reduces the direct damage output of nearby towers. • Time Acceleration: Speeds up the movement of targeted friendly units. • Regeneration: Heals targeted friendly units. • Tractor Beam: Targets Aavegotchis, rooting and drawing them towards the Mama Ship, where they face instant peril.

With its formidable presence, it is ready to challenge even the most seasoned Guardians!

👉 New Camera Mode

Experience Gotchi Guardians like never before with new camera modes. Toggle between classic top-down and follow Guardian Camera with the X key.

This new camera mode allows you to change the angle you look at your Guardian by holding the right mouse button and moving the cursor around, unlocking whatever camera angle you can dream of!

The New Camera Mode

Want to take a closer look? Use the mouse wheel to zoom in or out.

You can quickly access the different camera modes through the use of the F keys: • F1: Topdown Camera • F2: Follow Guardian Camera • F3: Free Mode Camera (FPS no collision type camera)

👉 New End of Match

We've introduced a revamped End of Match flow to provide players with detailed information about their XP progression and achievements. This includes: • Total experience gained during the match • Progress towards the next level • Achievements unlocked during the match

👉 New Item Inventory Slot

With four inventory slots starting to feel cramped, we’ve added a fifth slot! Use it responsibly, allowing four-item Guardians like the Knight to choose an item without being stuck to shop upgrades only.

👉 New Shop Slot

With the addition of more items, the chances of getting upgrades for your desired items have decreased. To address this, we’ve introduced a 4th slot, providing an extra opportunity with each roll to obtain the item you're looking for. • Slot 1: Ability item (unchanged) • Slot 2: Passive item (unchanged) • Slot 3: Stackable item (unchanged) • Slot 4: 25% chance for an ability/passive item upgrade. If the roll fails, it randomly selects from all item pools (which CAN be an upgrade)

Balance Changes

👉 Licker

Introducing three new Ultimate Upgrades that can be unlocked sequentially after High Fiber Diet: • Mechanical Determination: Something has gone horribly wrong with the Lickers. They become immune to taunts and head straight for the Guardian. • Slimy Tongue Syndrome: With an extra slimy tongue, the Licker’s lick ability now doubles the stun duration. • Perpetual Licking: The Licker’s lick attack no longer has a cooldown, allowing it to attack continuously.

Additionally, the Licker will no longer ignore taunts from the Bull Market by default.

👉 Farmer

Apple juice cooldown reduced, now with AOE effect and improved VFX.

👉 Dash Boots

Correctly deals damage when passing through enemies, with increased damage and tracking

👉New Auto-Difficulty System

The new system adjusts lickquidator HP dynamically based on player spending, allowing for more balanced and extended matches.

Bug Fixes and Improvements

• Knights Chaainmaail Protocol talent now correctly prevents death when above level 1.

👉 Input Improvements

Your Guardian will now cancel a throw if it is moving into throw range and you click to move your Gotchi elsewhere.

👉 Pixelcraft Player Profile Integration Players now have the option to log into their Pixelcraft profile and connect their wallet.

This integration allows access to statistics related not only to Gotchi Guardians but also to Spirit Force Arena and other Pixelcraft games.

With this update, players can effortlessly unlock all achievements and track their progress, with detailed information available in their player profile.

Whether it's progress in Gotchi Guardians, performance in Spirit Force Arena, or achievements across all Pixelcraft games, everything is now conveniently accessible in one place: the Pixelcraft player profile.