Minions is a free Flash-based browser game created by Paul Preece and David Scott of the Casual Collective, who are the creators of Desktop Tower Defense and Flash Element TD, respectively. The game has been featured by gaming reviewer The Escapist for winning an award at the Game Developer's Conference in San Francisco. As of 2011, the game has been played millions of times on Kongregate. It is based on the Warcraft III mod Defense of the Ancients. The game is a multiplayer game playable by any even number up to 12 players. Every player controls a "minion", similar to a tank or bot, and works with a team (either red or blue) to destroy the enemy base. There is a selection of eight minions (five when playing on Kongregate, six when playing on the Casual Collective without the "Bonus Pack" and eight when playing on the Casual Collective with the "Bonus Pack"), each with their own strengths and weaknesses. Each player has the option to create a game.