Mines and Magic is a fantasy themed tower defense with automatically fighting towers-units and significant economics component from Zolden Games. To get resources you will have to build mines and expand territory. Balance between economy and army is a key to success.
The player can help their army fight the toughest waves by casting spells, which can damage and weaken the enemy, or buff and heal the allied units. Spells can be purchased between the levels, as well as artifacts, that provide combat and economical bonuses. Enemies are not simply tough soldiers, they have different magical abilities, they use different tactics, they unite in formations of different units to combine their complementary strengths. There are more than 100 different units currently in the game, every one of which has a unique ability and fights differently.
The army costs resources, and the player’s responsibility is to build mines and farms to gather different resources randomly scattered around the map. Mines can only be built within the player’s territory, but every mine built can push the borders wider, so some rare resources will have to be reached in a tricky way. Mines can be upgraded with resources to provide more income, so the player will have to think of the best ways to invest their resources to make more money.
Defending the castle is still the main priority. Enemies get stronger and stronger with every wave. Investing too much resources into economics might lead to a breach. The castle might survive the breach. The castle can be upgraded to gain more damage, fire rate, HP and improve some other magical properties, to help it to survive any unexpected breach.
If all waves are successfully destroyed, the player gets the reward and gains one more area under their control. Then they proceed to the global map, where they can improve the territories they control, to get more global map resources, which can be spent to research more units, purchase spells and artifacts, upgrade their units and open new builders. There are 20 levels in the game. If you get stuck in the game, check out the video walkthrough and gameplay for the game.