A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

Designa is an open-source sandbox tower defense game focused on creating effective systems to acquire and utilize resources. Use your resources to construct your tower any way you want. Then, place Blasters and other weapons to strategically to defend it.

Create elaborate systems of pipes that transport resources to machines that process them.

When midnight strikes, defend your base against increasingly smarter robot AI using realistic projectile physics and strategic weapon aim and placement.

External Links

GitHub (Source-code): https://github.com/iwilkey/Designa

Come chat with the developer and help make the game better here: https://discord.com/invite/ZKfy8P7

Check here to see what is currently being developed: https://trello.com/b/KGBrnVi1/designa-trello

Game is updated often, check back and download new versions as they come out. As long as you don't delete the /worlds folder, you should be able to play your same worlds with new versions of the game effortlessly--just replace the .jar file.

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Release date 95 days ago
GenreStrategy, Platformer
Made withlibGDX
Tagsblocks, Sandbox, Singleplayer, Tileset, Tower Defense
Average sessionAbout an hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse
AccessibilitySubtitles, High-contrast

Install instructions

You will download a .jar file, because this game is written in Java. So, make sure you have Java installed!

Windows: Create a folder and place the .jar file in it. Double click to open.

Mac/Linux: Create a folder and place the .jar file in it. Then, open your terminal and type these commands (enter after each line):

cd desktop

cd [what you named the folder]

java -jar [name of .jar file].jar


Designa-alpha-v.1.0.1.jar 10 MB

Development log


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another question how do i get to the game once i extract the zip file

There should be instructions on building the game in the README on GitHub. Try those first, and if you need further assitance, feel free to utilize the #help channel in the Designa discord: https://discord.com/invite/ZKfy8P7

where is your github page

Here: https://github.com/iwilkey/Designa