Attention all bibliophiles: One of your worst fears is coming true! There's an attack being staged on books by some brainless dope who left an ink bottle open in the library and now the long prophesied war between books and ink has arrived! Hah, kidding! Well, only slightly kidding. In Ink Battle, an addictive typing tower defense game by Hyptod (also the creator of Alxemy), sinister ink blots are on a single minded mission to destroy any and all books. It's up to you to use those years of typing skills you've amassed to stave off this most horrifying battle.
The way the game works is simple and part of what makes it such a blast: Through twelve levels you must type the words shown on your screen in the comment box as quickly as you can then hit enter. The more words you type correctly the more mana you get which in turn allows you to build up a bigger defense. After each victory you receive money to purchase upgrades with, and ultimately the more you buy the better equipped you are to defeat those darn blots. To use your boosts and units you need only look at your mana bar to find the name of it then type it in and hit enter.
Despite the delightful fun this game provides it does have a drawback: There's only one level of difficulty. While this doesn't detract from the overall fun of the game it does make it much shorter and less challenging for those people who you would think were born with a keyboard attached to their fingers. However, how fast you can type is only a small facet of the areas that deliver entertainment. It's enjoyable to see how many words you can type before you destroy the other tower, it's maniacal laughter worthy to see how many Special units you can have on the screen, and with each different upgrade you'll be hard pressed not to crack a smile at the different forms your Special battlers will take. After all, who doesn't want to see an Armored Gandalf show up like it's the Battle of Helmsdeep and he's got a missile made out of rulers and pencil to back him up? Silly ink blots, you shall not pass!