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Tower of Guns is a fast paced first-person-shooter for the twitch gamer... with a few randomized elements to keep it fresh with each playthrough. It's a short burst "Lunch Break FPS"... not unlike Binding of Isaac mixed with Doom 2. Tower of Guns was made by a guy named Joe (with his brother Mike composing the music).
Release Date: Mar 4, 2014
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V1.0G HotFix Incoming!

March 7th, 2014

Hi All,
I've tried posting this announcement three times. Perhaps this time steam will let me? We shall see!
Anyway, rather than go a long time working on harder bugs I figured it made more sense to push a smaller update with some of the quicker bugs resolved. This lets me test a live patch as well.
Here's what I fixed:

  • fixed collision and gap issues in several rooms
  • fixed typos in dialog and perks/loadout text
  • fixed bug in secret-unlocking perk
  • tuned jump height and a few of the guns (very minor tuning)
  • fixed issue where egg scrambler never stops descending if you happen to shoot it with a stun mod gun or LHC gun
  • fixed bug: firemine never unapplies
  • fixed issue with "replay with same loadout"
  • fixed a peelletgun and blueshell bugs
  • fixed issue with jump sound sounds staticy..maybe?
  • sort of fixed bug where the slowcube could get stuck in a state where they never released their icyhold.

Because this is my first attempt at a live patch, I'm not sure how smooth it will go. I've done some testing and had pals do some stability checks, but please post in the forums if you encounter any (new) weirdness.

Thanks folks!

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About the Game

Tower of Guns is a fast paced first-person-shooter for the twitch gamer... with a few randomized elements to keep it fresh with each playthrough. It's a short burst "Lunch Break FPS"... not unlike Binding of Isaac mixed with Doom 2. Tower of Guns was made by a guy named Joe (with his brother Mike composing the music).

Key Features

  • SINGLE SITTING FULL EXPERIENCE: For all of those who have too many games (or too little time) this is a game you can pick up and play again and again, without remembering where you were or what you were up to. If you're gonna win, you're gonna do it within an hour or two. That's a big if though... it won't be easy.
  • ALWAYS A FRESH EXPERIENCE: Random enemies, random powerups, random bosses, tons of unlockable items and weapons...even random-level compositing! You never know what to expect when you sit down in front of Tower of Guns.
  • CRAZY POWERUPS: You've played first person shooters where you can double jump, but have you played any game where you can centuple-jump? You can in Tower of Guns, with the right items.
  • GUN-MODIFYING MADNESS: Do you like rocket launchers? You'll like them more if you're lucky enough to stumble upon a "shotgun" modifier. A rocket-launching shotgun is very satisfying. Mix and match your gun with a dozen different Gun Mods!
  • OLD-SCHOOL TACTICS: For the fans of the faster shooters, it's all back. Circle strafe your way to glory at insane speeds; Tower of Guns is all about moving fast!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows Vista/7
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (Dual-Core)
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia Geforce 275 GTX +512mb memory
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: windows compatible sound card
    • Additional Notes: Warning: This game is CPU/GPU intensive. There are a lot of bullets. It is stable on older Nvidia cards (8800 era), but the framerate made for a sub-optimal experience. There is a known compatibility problem with certain Intel Integrated GPUs (at least HD Graphics 3000, potentially others)
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92 of 119 people (77%) found this review helpful
466 products in account
2 reviews
28.7 hrs on record
If you enjoy The Binding of Isaac and First Person Shooters which echo Unreal Tournament, then pick this up! It's proper good.
Posted: February 13th, 2014
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56 of 73 people (77%) found this review helpful
98 products in account
5 reviews
11.9 hrs on record
Big yes for this game! Tower of Guns is a fast paced twitch fps that will test your precision, accuracy, spatial awareness, and sanity. This game plays fluidly and is everything you could hope for in a twitch fps. You will utilize many power-ups, items, and perks to help you survive the horde of enemies thrown at you. I've had countless hours of fun playing this game. Check out my first impression for details!

Posted: March 3rd, 2014
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30 of 34 people (88%) found this review helpful
303 products in account
10 reviews
5.5 hrs on record
Who remembers Facing Worlds in Unreal Tournament? (I do! I do!) Though Tower of Guns bears little resemblance to Facing Worlds, while playing it I was nevertheless transported back to the year 2000, fondly remembering endless post-work capture the flag matches in which I would repeatedly get my butt kicked. The speedy-smooth Unreal engine is on fine display in Tower of Guns, and you've got plenty of that circle-strafey, stay-in-one-spot-and-you're-dead hyperfast shooting that UT popularized at the turn of the century. (There's even a flak cannon!) Of course, Tower of Guns is a single-player roguelike, so you won't be sniping noobs in this game. Quite the opposite: you are the moving target in a gigantic shooting gallery. As you progress up the tower, each room presents yet another assorment of turrets and robots that want to make you dead with their giant bullets and spiky balls of doom. The random map generation helps make each run feel fresh, but even still, don't expect tons of variety. This is a totally indie enterprise, after all. The visuals are interesting, vaguely reminiscent of a junkyard in Borderlands or a Death Star trash compactor level. Despite being a little lean on content, Tower of Guns is full of personality and the devs have laid the groundwork for plenty of expansion, if they so desire (and if the audience is there to justify it). Like Binding of Isaac (one of my favorite games ever), a single run usually takes 10 minutes, but I imagine it could take much longer if you get lucky (I'm not very lucky). Like firearms, Tower of Guns is best in short, controlled bursts. Highly recommended if you're looking to scratch that old school FPS itch.
Posted: March 5th, 2014
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34 of 46 people (74%) found this review helpful
356 products in account
3 reviews
18.6 hrs on record
Tower of Guns has nice visuals combined with permadeath, a variety of weapons, powerups, perks and more. There is something for those speedrunners too with par times to beat on every stage as well. This game is definitely worth purchasing
Posted: February 22nd, 2014
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23 of 28 people (82%) found this review helpful
297 products in account
21 reviews
9.6 hrs on record
Pre-ordered this game ages before release thinking it was a great idea. Fast forward a year or so and it turns out i was right. Tight controls, awesome options, great graphics/sound/music/randomness. Good old-school feel to it, sorta like ut2004 but floatier. I'd like a mod that adds dodging. Anyways it's awesome GO GET IT!
Posted: March 4th, 2014
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  • "Best of E3-Indie" 2013 Award nomination, from HardcoreGamer.com
  • Boston Festival of IndieGames, 2013 Digital Showcase
  • Indiecade 2013 E3 Showcase