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).
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Release Date: Mar 4, 2014

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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).

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

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • 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
    • Storage: 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.
    • OS: Mac 10.6 or later
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (Dual-Core)
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia Geforce 275 GTX +512mb memory
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: OpenGL 2.1 Compliant GPU Required
    • OS: Any linux distribution since 2010
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (Dual-Core)
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia Geforce 275 GTX +512mb memory
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: OpenGL 2.1 Compliant GPU Required
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Skyler Blue
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 16
Game is truely worth the money and can keep me ocupied for hours. Plus heads you to you guys with the dialoge its made me laugh quiet a few times. So yes highley recomend this game worth the money.
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Moosey Fate
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 9
A lot of "quick play" fun. So much I wish I could play with a friend (as of this review, single player only). That would really take it to the next level, and will be an understandably limiting factor to make some not want the game.
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3rd Grader Year Old
( 15.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
I bought this game a while ago, but only recently came back to it, and truly realized how much I love this game. It's got infinite replayability, a wide variety of guns, perks, abilities, and levels to play with. Not only that, it has a surprising amount of depth, from funny storylines, to eastereggs and secrets. It also has a wonderful difficulty curve, allowing for easy mode or hard mode, depending on what you want. It also features endless mode, where you loop the game until you die, allowing for insane runs at maximum speed with 40 extra jumps.

Overall, this game is extremely fun, easy to get into, but hard to master. I 100% reccomend it. It's cheap, and will have you glued to your screen for hours of fun! :D
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( 17.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
Tower of Guns. What an odd beast of a game.

There is no set basic premise to the game, as the story is randomly generated as well as all of the levels, enemies, rooms, etc. All you need to know is that this tower is out to kill you and you will watch that death counter go up a lot while trying to pull yourself through a first-person bullet hell.

At least you have upgrades to help you on your way.
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Brown Orange Juice
( 10.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
really fun quick game to play on the side, not worth 15 bucks but buy it on a good sale
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Faizyr | Beautybiscuits
( 68.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
This game turned into my quick minute break from humanity to get sucked into a world where every single object in a room wants to kill me with random generation of item drops , enemies and getting one shot at stages higher than 40, what's not to like.
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( 30.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
You have not known true rage until you have fought ten SpikeBall Launchers at the same time.
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( 11.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18
This game is a great time-waster. You can play for half an hour, or 5 hours, and it's good fun. While I wish there were more to do in the game, or more diversity in terms of levels and goals therein, I still recommend playing if you like bullet-hell platforming.
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[cwz] kainlane
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
It's a FPS bullet hell rogue-like with no progression between deaths. The lack of progression I don't really care for. i guess I prefer something more like Rogue Legacy where each run is different and a little "easier" but this was still fun. It's definitely crazy at times. Stuff flying everywhere, blowing up, spiked balls rolling around, guns popping up and I've barely gotten past the first level.
The way it works is it's randomly generated levels, you pick your weapon. Starts with two different ones (they don't have an alt-fire afaik). One is a basic blaster, shoots a little ball of light. The other was a "pizza shooter" that shoots whirling blades that bounce. It has a pretty slow ROF. I eventually unlocked a shotgun sort of thing. They all start incredibly weak, but as you kill the guns and stuff, it drops upgrade points. Eventually you upgrade your weapons, and you can find perks. The best I ever did was with a shotgun up to level 3 or 4 and had a rapid fire upgrade. That worked pretty well. I could one shot a lot of guns and things and the spread of the shot was ok.
The levels are pretty varied, I don't think I've entered the same room more than once. Sometimes they kinda suck, but usually they are pretty good/interesting. Sometimes it can get pretty hard because there will be catwalks above a long fall and there IS falling damage. Oh, on that note, you can choose between two perks at the beginning (unlock more later) either triple jump (which is what i always chose) or no fall damage. Jump isn't real high.
Most rounds don't last real long, though the last one I was playing last night lasted longer than expected, cause I needed to get to bed (since we had to get up so early to come to the hospital) but it's not like you can save your spot. Or, well, I don't think so anyway. Might be something I will have to try.
overall, this game gets a big thumbs up for me. It's a challenge, it's fun, it's hectic as hell. Careful for eye strain. Man I must have been staring pretty hard, because my eyes burned after that last round. Blink = death when some of those guns are shooting 12 missiles at you at once and there are 3 of those guns and a bunch of buzzsaws flying around and etc etc.
Controls are pretty good, graphics are nice (somewhat similar to borderlands), music is good.
Definitely will play again.
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( 10.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15
[EPILEPSY WARNING]: Some weapons & pickup combinations may result in rapidly flashing lights.

On another note. This is a frantic, stressful, chaotic and addictive roughlight game. The game is based around the idea of starting from nothing and relying on random loot in order to advance.
Its unforgiving and highly rewarding.

If i were to pick something that i didnt like about the game, id have to say its the lack of pre-game customization. As of now its limited to picking one of a small sett of starting weapons, and one perk of an equally small pool.
Id have liked it if you had the option of picking multiple perks, as well as allowing the you to start with any of the pickup-weapons (once youve found them in game).

Although, all in all, a good couple hours of fun.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
104 of 110 people (95%) found this review helpful
160.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 23, 2014
A roguelite fps designed to be hard as nails, but completable in less than 3 minutes- not to mention endless runs that can span hours of explosive and exciting gameplay. The game was designed to be playable by multiple audiences, speedrunners, casuals, etc can all find enjoyment out of the game. It's designed to be a game you play while on a lunch break or between other playthroughs, and it really, truly is (which is fairly uncommon in my opinion). Great game. Stop reading. Buy it.
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93 of 96 people (97%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 27, 2014
This isn't really a review of the game (which I very much liked) but of the developer.

I had a small issue with installing the game after a patch. Specifically, my virus protection read some file as a threat. It had never done that before, so I panicked and posted something angry because I am a hotheaded jerk on the internet. Well, the developer was on top of it in a flash...literally. My post was up for about 5 minutes before s/he calmly informed me of the obvious, which is that it was a false positive, evident by the fact that I was the only one reporting it. (I run a tight ship on my PC, but I do use a weird virus program...never had a problem before now.) S/he walked me through some steps, even sending me a replacement for the single file causing the trouble.

Anyway, the game is great. But in our days of kickstarters and early access, it is a common sight to see developers and the communities at each others throats. I gotta support a team or individual who realizes that today, maybe unfortunately, game development includes a service aspect. And I was the irrate and unreasonable customer.

10/10 Would buy from again.
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98 of 107 people (92%) found this review helpful
59 people found this review funny
35.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2014
I could write a review of this game and praise it's solid gameplay and quake-like feel

I could write a review of this game and appreciate the unique art style and direction of the game

I could write a review of this game and talk about how I never muted the music because it was actually good

I could write a review of this game and ramble on about its massive replayability and room for messing with

I could write a review of this game and encourage people to buy a game the developer actually supports

I could write a review of this game and say that I have enjoyed every hour I put into the game

I instead played Tower of Guns. Whoops.
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130 of 166 people (78%) found this review helpful
31.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 13, 2014
If you enjoy The Binding of Isaac and First Person Shooters which echo Unreal Tournament, then pick this up! It's proper good.
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91 of 113 people (81%) found this review helpful
11.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 3, 2014
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!
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55 of 62 people (89%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 5, 2014
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.
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42 of 42 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
29.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 27, 2015
Tower of Guns is the best FPS / Procedural Death Labyrinth I've played.

There is no hitscan, every weapon requires you to lead your moving targets, and every projectile can be dodged. You are very mobile, and upgrades you find in the tower will allow you to become even faster and stay airborne longer, if you're really lucky you'll be zipping around and rarely touching the ground.

With each new run you'll chose a weapon and perk to start with. Weapon mods found in the tower will allow you to change how your weapon operates, such as giving it a shotgun spread or causing your projectiles to seek or bounce. These, in addition to the reusable items you'll find and various stat increases like health, speed, or jumps, give each run a unique feel, even when you start with the same build. If you're lucky you may even find new, unique weapons in the tower that operate unlike anything else you can start with.

The tower is partly procedurally generated. Each floor you visit has a theme and you'll fight through a random assortment of rooms in that theme before fighting a boss. While the content of each room is random, the rooms themselves are handmade with a better sense of level design than you get with most procedural games, including secret areas and easter eggs.

If you're like me and scour the levels for hidden items, a successful run will take about 35 minutes. You cannot save in the middle of the game so you'll need to finish it in a single run. Thankfully each run is fairly short and can lead to a very addictive one-more-try game session.

Check this game out if you like old-school fast-paced shooters.
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36 of 39 people (92%) found this review helpful
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 1, 2014
I have fallen in love in just a weekend.

Tower of Guns is like traveling back in time, but everything is better than you remember. You've got an FPS game that actually has guns not modeled off real-life weaponry, but instead over-the-top creative concepts. You not only have the ability to jump without needing to press your knees against a wall and vault over, but you can jump to your wildest dreams. No stop-and-pop cover-hugging here, get your ♥♥♥ out there soldier. Or grandmother. Or 80's gamer. Because even the storyline is randomly generated.

I normally try to be fair and critical in my reviews, but I can't help but rave here. A little indie game took me in its arms and told me that FPS was still alive and circle-strafe-bunnyhopping in the clouds, and I didn't have to wait for it to come back down. I could pick up 3 jump height boosts and reach it in 7 jumps. It's taken me longer than planned to write this review, beacuse it was hard to pull away.

Alright, minor rants. Some areas are too dark to easily spot enemies, but there's still more color variety than Borderlands. Twerp bots can be annoyingly hard to hit. I want to hold more than one gun. Some area generation can have bugs.

Screw this, I'm back to playing it. I'd recommend it at full price for anyone that enjoyed Quake or Unreal games. Yes, Doom didn't have jumping, and I grew up on that game. But we had to learn to walk before we could centuple-jump. Enter the Tower already...
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46 of 60 people (77%) found this review helpful
21.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 22, 2014
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
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27 of 30 people (90%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 9, 2014
Styled very much like a classic arena FPS, except it's you versus all sorts of spikey, explodey, shooty contraptions, not other players or AI bots. The game moves fast and smooth, a necessity for this style of run-and-shoot twitch shooter, and plays equally well with KB+M or controller. Love the cel shaded artwork and the weird "alien factory" type design of the game world. There's also a good sense of humor that is thankfully never overdone. I had no idea what to expect in this one and it has turned out to be one of my favorite 2014 games to date, a half hour at a time adrenalin rush that I've kept installed on all my computers since the game was released.
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