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The Last Tinker is a joyous platformer inspired by classics such as Jak and Daxter and Banjo Kazooie. Koru, a young boy from the slums of Colortown, must rise from his humble roots to tackle the Bleakness, a dark force intent on wiping out joy. Koru must use color and emotion to restore life to Colortown!
Release Date: May 12, 2014
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Squash those bugs!

June 13

Did you have problems playing our joyous platformer, inspired by classics such as Jak and Daxter and Banjo Kazooie?

Thanks to the continuous feedback of our gamers we've been able to find and solve all the bugs that we are aware of. We also improved some features:

- Fixed a bug that would cause the game to freeze after selecting the difficulty in the main menu.
- A bug that could corrupt your save game in the Cave levels has been fixed.
- Mashing the "Use"-button will now skip dialogues faster.
- Koru's respawn behaviour has been improved to be more intuitive.
- The Security System occasionally didn't stop shooting, which has been fixed.
- Jumping from a Jump Pad sometimes didn't stop the "flying through the air" sounds after landing.

Please keep the feedback coming. We love to hear from you!

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The reviews are making us very proud

May 9

The press have finally got their hands on the game and we are blown away by the kindness and positivity being shown. This is just a very small slice of the reviews we've seen so far:

8/10 "the soundtrack by Filippo Beck Peccoz is absolutely amazing" http://www.gamingnexus.com/Article/4410/The-Last-Tinker-City-of-Colors/"

C&VG.com 8/10 - "Captures the magic of yesteryears platformers" http://www.computerandvideogames.com/462752/the-last-tinker-xbox-one-pc-review/

Noobfeed 9/10 "Live this: this is pure" http://www.noobfeed.com/reviews/1042/the-last-tinker-city-of-colors

VentureBeat 80/100 "Qualifies as a modest work of art". http://venturebeat.com/2014/05/09/the-last-tinker-adds-a-much-needed-splash-of-color-to-modern-gaming-review/

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Reviews

“Captures the magic of yesteryears platformers...the soundtrack is outstanding”
8/10 – Computer And Video Games

“A downright pleasant experience full of charm and whimsy”
4/5 – Hardcoregamer

“The Last Tinker: City of Colors is an original creation that qualifies as a modest work of art”
80/100 – Venturebeat

The Last Tinker is winning awards!

Casual Connect, Best in Show - Casual Connect
IndieVault.it, Best Graphics - Indie Vault
Game Connection, Best Project - Game Connection
IGF Honorable Mention, Student Showcase 2012 - IGF

About the Game

Upcoming indie superstars Mimimi Productions present The Last Tinker: City of Colors.


A joyous platformer lovingly crafted in the image of all time classics such as Zelda, Jak and Daxter and Banjo Kazooie, The Last Tinker is a colorful adventure set in Colortown, a world built upon creativity, emotion and collaboration.


A dark force named The Bleakness has emerged and seeks to tear the colors apart, draining all joy and life from the world.
Koru, a young boy from the slums of Colortown, is forced to act. He embarks on an epic and one of a kind adventure to combat the Bleakness and to restore joy and color to his home.

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP Service Pack 3 32-bit
    • Processor: Intel Dual-Core 2.6 GHz / AMD Dual-Core Athlon 3.0 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: SM 3.0 with 512MB VRAM; NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT / AMD Radeon HD 4650 or greater
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard and mouse with mouse-wheel.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or higher
    • Processor: Quad-Core Processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: SM 3.0 with 1GB VRAM; NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280 / AMD Radeon HD 4830 or greater
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
    • Additional Notes: Xbox 360 controller.

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
    • Processor: Intel Dual-Core 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 640M / ATI Radeon HD 5750 with at least 512MB VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard and mouse with mouse-wheel.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks or higher
    • Processor: Quad-Core Processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 640M / ATI Radeon HD 6750M with at least 1GB VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: DUALSHOCK®3 Wireless - Controller.

Linux System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.10 LTS
    • Processor: Intel Dual-Core 2.9 GHz / AMD Dual-Core 3.5 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: SM 3.0 with 512MB VRAM; NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti / AMD Radeon HD 6670 or greater
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard and mouse with mouse-wheel. To run the game on a 64-bit system you have to install the 32-bit libraries. (sudo apt-get install libgtk2.0-0:i386 libpangox-1.0-0:i386 libpangoxft-1.0-0:i386 libidn11:i386 libglu1-mesa:i386, sudo apt-get install ia32-libs)
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 13.10
    • Processor: Quad-Core Processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: SM 3.0 with 1GB VRAM; NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 / AMD Radeon HD 7970 or greater
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Xbox 360 controller. Proprietary GPU drivers installed. To run the game on a 64-bit system you have to install the 32-bit libraries. (sudo apt-get install libgtk2.0-0:i386 libpangox-1.0-0:i386 libpangoxft-1.0-0:i386 libidn11:i386 libglu1-mesa:i386, sudo apt-get install ia32-libs)
Helpful customer reviews
41 of 48 people (85%) found this review helpful
16.0 hrs on record
The Last Tinker: City of Colors is a 3d action-platformer similar to Banjo-Kazooie and Wind Waker (Zelda) with an unique art style (think DR. Seuss) set in the gorgeous world of Colortown. The color palette consists of reds, blues, greens, purples, oranges, yellows, and whites. The video settings are standard PC options- VSync, Texture Quality, etc. The game runs great on almost all PCs and looks great with any settings option. The Last Tinker runs on the Unity engine, showing us the versatility of the engine and how good games look on it. The engine and graphics are great and are NOT outdated by any stretch of the imagination.

The Last Tinker's story is pretty straightforward and even sometimes "childlike" in it's presentation which is a downside, dealing with issues like racism, sadness, anger, and fear which is good for kids but doesn't feel the same for adults. But it makes up with funny and cute characters. The dialogue is cringe-worthy and some of the characters are really annoying and cliched to the 'T'. But I absolutely LOVE the world and the lore of this universe. There are three spirits in The Last Tinker, each has a different punch, a different special move, and a different problem to solve. You will find them throughout the story. There is the Red Spirit- Anger, the Green Spirit- Fear, and the Blue Spirit- Sadness. Each spirit is in charge of their own districts. Red Lizards (Red District), Blue Bears (Blue District), and Green Turtle-things (Green District). Which has torn Colortown apart and it's your job, as a Tinker, to bring them back together and to defeat the Bleakness (White).

Sound is top notch, music is phenomenal, and the voice acting is comprised of oohs, awws, chirps, and other noises. I don't like the VA but you can easily turn it off in the options menu and still have SFX and music on. The music is your typical PS2 platforming game OST with some groovy and immersive songs.

Now to the gameplay! Platforming is done by pressing forward 'W' and 'Space' will allow you to automatically jump to a specific platform. Combat is really interesting. So you punch with 'LMB', 'MMB' up, and 'MMB' down and you dodge with 'RMB'. (There are also combos and different moves to unlock; for ex: 'RMB'+ 'LMB') The Red Punch ('LMB') can defeat the enemies in game, the green punch ('MMB' up) can make enemies scared and run into deadly traps, and the blue punch ('MMB' down) can immobilize enemies and are weak from the back. The Red Power is a, for lack of a better word, 'Berserk' mode where your DMG is up and your speed is up. The Green Power lets you freeze time to solve puzzles, platform across fast moving objects, and position yourself in a tough fight. The blue power gives you invincibility against anything including the snow-like bleakness. There are also light puzzles which can be solved with your powers/ punches or with Biggs and Bomber. Biggs and Bomber are mushroom folk that use abilities to solve puzzles and to get collectables. Using different punches shows off their different abilities. There are also amazing boss fights.

Additional Notes: There are many collectables to get throughout Colortown. While some story levels are bigger, the majority are quite linear. The game is also really easy. And the rail sections of the game are completely annoying and are really blurry so you can't see obstacles up ahead. I finished the game in 10 hrs. and there is a total of 14 Steam achievements.

Final Thoughts: I recommend this game to anyone looking for an old-school 3d platformer reminiscent of Banjo Kazooie and Sly Cooper. With that being said, the game suffers from childlike dialogue, story, and presentation. But overall it's a wonderful experience that's worth playing through a few times!
Posted: May 9
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25 of 26 people (96%) found this review helpful
10.5 hrs on record
The Last Tinker is a colorful 3D platformer that succeeds on many levels, but, as always, there's definitely room for improvement:

+ Parkour running feels and works great
+ Just long enough (7-9 hours) before it becomes (too) boring
+ Has a bit more variety in its objectives/Tries to mix things up 3/4 into the game

+/- Combat tries to mimic the combat from the Batman games but partially fails because it doesn't work as fluently
+/- Graphics are colorful and abstract, but there's too little variety in the environments, except for certain colors
+/- The puzzles are casual and therefore on the easy side, but still fun to solve

- The parts that are on-rails are sometimes awkward to control and you sometimes can't see too far ahead which results in the character getting hit or even dying
- Story and characters are a bit childish sometimes

[Rating: 74/100]
Posted: May 18
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28 of 38 people (74%) found this review helpful
10.8 hrs on record
There are only a few games where you can feel how much it's creators cared about their baby. This is one of them. I've played through the full game in two long sessions and enjoyed every moment. I was amazed by the beautiful landscapes. I loved the musical cave. I had goose bumps when closing in on the game's finale. If you are looking for a great ride, an awesome emotional experience and a bunch of fun action gameplay then go get The Last Tinker. It's worth it.
Posted: April 25
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29 of 41 people (71%) found this review helpful
13.8 hrs on record
This gorgeous game channels the essence of platform greats like Banjo Kazooie and completements its colorful, cardboard environments with varied gameplay and a side of subtle social commentary. It's a joy to be in its world.

Read a full review here: http://www.noobfeed.com/reviews/1042/the-last-tinker-city-of-colors

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kb1KQ5UZEKo
Posted: April 24
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23 of 31 people (74%) found this review helpful
7.9 hrs on record
Very colorful game! The style reminded me of Tak & Banjo Kazooie (that's a good thing!). While the graphics and music may be nice, I felt like the game was far too easy. It wasn't challenging in the slightest, but I still had fun playing it nevertheless. I can recommend the game for its charm alone.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4uyspvHuA8
Posted: April 25
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