TowerFall Ascension is the definitive version of the hit archery combat game. Inspired by classics from the golden age of couch multiplayer, it's a 4-player local party game centering around hilarious, intense versus matches. The core mechanics are simple and accessible, but hard to master and combat is fierce.
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"A single-screen platform brawler that’s about as good as the genre has ever been—in versus or wave-survival mode."
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30. juni

1.1.19 - Balance + Stability Update

I'm experimenting with some new content for TowerFall, but I took a break to put together this quick update. It's mostly about tying up loose ends, on both the design and tech sides of the game :)

We've got one new variant: Regenerating Shields. It should help beef up the 3v1 juggernaut matches that seem to be popular lately. I'm excited to see what else it gets used for.

Balance changes include some tweaks to the Backfire levelset, and an important change to how Bottomless Treasure works that should improve 1v1 tournament play.

For stability I've improved the replay recording to help performance on weaker machines. See below for details!

Thanks for playing, and keep the feedback coming.

-Matt

The full changelog:

Gameplay:

  • New variant: Regenerating Shields
  • Powerups spawned from the bottomless treasure chest will now timeout and despawn after 5 seconds
  • Rebalanced a few Backfire versus mode level layouts
  • Removed Start with Super Bomb Arrows from the random variants pool

Stability:
  • Went back to using XNA on Windows
  • Added option to set replay recording mode: Use GPU, Use CPU, or Off. Use GPU is now the default (was previously done on CPU) and should be faster on most systems
  • Added option to disable controller rumble
  • Added option to disable controller discovery, and removed startup argument that did the same thing. If you were using the startup argument, you'll have to go to the options menu to disable it again
  • Fixed the Matt Makes Games intro being out of sync with the music when vsync is disabled

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“The new gold standard in the local multiplayer renaissance”
9.5 / 10 – Polygon

“Aggressively focused, humbly spectacular, and nearly unimpeachable in its design”
10 / 10 – EGM

“Destined to be remembered as one of the best multiplayer games of all time”
CVG

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TowerFall Ascension is the definitive version of the hit archery combat game. Inspired by classics from the golden age of couch multiplayer, it's a 4-player local party game centering around hilarious, intense versus matches. The core mechanics are simple and accessible, but hard to master and combat is fierce. Loot treasure chests for game-changing power-ups, master the art of catching arrows out of the air, or descend on your foes and stomp them into submission. TowerFall is best played competitively with friends, cross-legged on the floor within punching distance of each other.

New in Ascension is the 1- or 2-player co-op Quest mode. Players work together, fighting off a variety of monsters and enemy archers across the land of TowerFall. It's a new adventure to explore when you don't have more friends handy to square off against.

New features in TowerFall Ascension include:
  • Brand new 1- or 2-player co-op Quest mode
  • 50 additional Versus arenas, for a total of 120 unique maps
  • More game-changing power-ups, such as Drill Arrows that burrow through walls
  • 4 new unlockable, playable archers, for a total of 8
  • A huge list of variants to customize your matches - a total of 75 ways to mix things up
  • Plenty of hidden secrets and surprises to discover with your friends

Systemkrav

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista or newer
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 M380
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 4000
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Hard Drive: 400 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Snow Leopard 10.6.8, 32/64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 M380
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)
    • Hard Drive: 400 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: glibc 2.15+, 32/64-bit. S3TC support is NOT required.
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 M380
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)
    • Hard Drive: 400 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
17 af 17 brugere (100%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
4.0 timer bogført
Indsendt: 12. september
I consider this a must own for anyone who typically plays games with friends in the same room. The cooperative Quest mode is challenging and fun, while the competitive Head Hunter and Death Match modes bring in some fierce action. The secrets and endless combinations of arrows, treasure, and wacky options make for a unique match every time.
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18 af 21 brugere (86%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
27.3 timer bogført
Indsendt: 10. oktober
Great game, but I bought it for the online multiplayer without realizing it's local multiplayer only.

Made me get friends.

8/10 got me friends but made me realize I'm an idiot.
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8 af 8 brugere (100%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
53.1 timer bogført
Indsendt: 28. juni
Understand :
1) this is a controller game; KB controls are fine.. just not practical
2) learn your jumps

I die a little inside for every friend of mine that does not own Towerfall.

Admittedly, you could justify not wanting to buy TF because of getting the most out of the main attraction, Local Multiplayer, requires a mobile comp solution as well as 2+ controllers. But you have to understand that:

a) TF more than accomplishes the role of being the go to "mobile comp; 2+ controllers"-type game.
b) TF: Ascension, introduces Quest-Mode and Trial mode that provide excellent opportunities to single-player train while friends aren't around.
c) Quest Mode is so good a challenge that it could stand on its on. We all came looking for the multiplayer but finishing Quest Mode with all red/gold skulls will make you a master multiplayer competitor master (not a typo)

TF contains many more subtleties that you will come to love and adore. I dare not spoil you.
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8 af 9 brugere (89%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
12.6 timer bogført
Indsendt: 9. oktober
BEST INDIE GAME SINCE HOTLINE MIAMI AND FTL!

The single player "Quest" mode is so complex and fun that you won't care about there not being any online multiplayer. I would say this game is an 8-bit Smash Brothers, but IT'S BETTER.

Super Simple gameplay with tons of complexity made every round of play an endless variety of chaos that compels you to get better and better. I've put 10 hours in single player, and I'm not even half way through it.

PURE AWESOME! PERFECT GAMEPLAY!
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5 af 5 brugere (100%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
14.4 timer bogført
Indsendt: 13. november
Simply one of the best coop/Local multiplayer party game on steam.

Feels like smash bros for NES.
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4 af 4 brugere (100%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
2.2 timer bogført
Indsendt: 28. juni
This is a great game!
It was the Ouya seller for quite a while and finally came to PC.
Grab your friends, get your controllers out and have a blast.

This is a fast-paced multiplayer platformer focused on reacting quickly to the other players and the changing environment. I have yet to play a game without laughing and getting punched.

Con: local multiplayer only
Pro: everything else

A++
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3 af 3 brugere (100%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
14.8 timer bogført
Indsendt: 15. november
Great game! Very good to play when friends are over at your house! The quest mode is very challenging and addicting. Easy to play, hard to be good.
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3 af 3 brugere (100%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
3.9 timer bogført
Indsendt: 5. december
This is a go to when I have people over. Seriously fun multiplayer action in a simple and competitive game. $17 well spent
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4 af 5 brugere (80%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
12.5 timer bogført
Indsendt: 20. august
Really fun 4 players split-screen game
the game is very easy to get into but requires some strategy and quick thinking to outsmart your opponents and kill them.
your objective is to kill your opponents with your arrows, they usually die with one hit unless they have the shield power-up. there are many arrow types and power-ups to be grabbed, also there are many options and mutators to change like auto balance that will give shield power up to the losing players..etc. highly recommended if you have enough buddies to play with.
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5 af 7 brugere (71%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
55.2 timer bogført
Indsendt: 26. oktober
Greatest couch-Multiplayer since Bomberman 5 (snes). We adore it!
Quest-and Trial mode are also quite enjoyable,
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2 af 2 brugere (100%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
164.2 timer bogført
Indsendt: 19. september
A perfect local multiplayer game really, Co-op or VS.
The great thing is they are always adding things and so I'm surprised and amazed nearly everytime I fire the game up with some friends.
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2 af 2 brugere (100%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
4.9 timer bogført
Indsendt: 24. juni
Amazingly fun. Tremendous replay value.
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2 af 2 brugere (100%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
3.9 timer bogført
Indsendt: 16. december
This game is bloody awesome at 4p versus.
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2 af 2 brugere (100%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
13.1 timer bogført
Indsendt: 16. december
Towerfall will probably be in my top 10 alltime games. Great 4-player archery battle with customisable rules set. Singleplayer quest is not my cup of tea. Trial levels are frustating yet rewarding. Most of the levels are unlocked at the beginning, but needs some singleplayer gaming to unlock the rest.

The downside for some people is that the game supports no network play. I enjoy playing local, but can't get the gang together as often as I'd like.

+ Full chaos 4-player multiplayer
+ Easy to learn, hard to master
+ Variety with custom rules set
+ Puzzle-like time trial levels
+ Supports a variety of controllers without extra configuration
+ Great music and clear pixelgraphic visuals
- No network play
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4 af 6 brugere (67%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
4.0 timer bogført
Indsendt: 6. november
A really fun and competetive game! Especially when with friends, the match has customizable features and rules! The game also has controller support!
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1 af 1 brugere (100%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
17.6 timer bogført
Indsendt: 30. juni
An extremely polished and well-made game. Everything works perfectly, and every mode is a joy to play. The lack of an online mode is a bit disappointing however. There isn't any LAN either.
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1 af 1 brugere (100%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
213.5 timer bogført
Indsendt: 22. juni
Great couch multiplayer.
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1 af 1 brugere (100%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
30.6 timer bogført
Indsendt: 23. juni
Awesome game for local Co-Op! Get three friends and four controllers. Have fun for hours.
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1 af 1 brugere (100%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
6.7 timer bogført
Indsendt: 24. september
TowerFall is a game that is timeless. Don't let it's looks decieve you. This is a skill based, reaction heavy, action platformer that is best played against your best enemies (friends). This is best played with 3 friends. The only warning I have is to prepare for a noise complaint because you will be yelling.

This is very skill based. You are an archer equipped with a finite number of arrows. There are upgrades and different TYPES of arrows to try to reach before your most hated foes (friends :)). You must be the last man standing, yet the game is based on SCORE. Therefore you must choose between going all-in or hanging back and playing defensive.

You have the highest score. A flurry of arrows fly in your direction. What do you do?! Evade into the arrows, catching them! Now not only do you have more arrows than your enemy, but you're above them as well. You wall slide gracefully and plop on your friend's head almost in slow motion. Splat. Two more to go...

That all happens within a second's time. TowerFall is ridiculously intense and thrilling. Arrows missed will be left pierced into the ground or wall, waiting to be picked up. There's so many things I can say about TowerFall but I just highly recommend buying it and doing a good old fasioned party night with your friends. You'll see the value immediately.

Note : Make sure everyone has a controller. I've been the one person playing on a keyboard and it's torture and just feels plain unfair.

There are a few multiplayer modes:
-Last man standing
-First to "#blank" kills
-Team deathmatch

As well as probably about 100 game modifiers.
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1 af 1 brugere (100%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
2.9 timer bogført
Indsendt: 25. september
best for couch gaming with friends
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