"I awake once again. Shackled. Beaten. Broken. And yet there is hope. An opportunity..." Enter the darkness of The Tower. A unique, constantly expanding dungeon crawling experience. Use your hearing to find your way through the breathless shadow of the tower's corridors.
User reviews: Mostly Negative (74 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 4, 2014

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April 26

The Tower: News and New 4K Screens

Hello all,

It seems like an eternity since the last news regarding The Tower was dropped, back in August I believe, and yes...without any updates, that was WAY too long.

To start with, here are four brand new images, all rendered in game at 4K resolution. Stunning, no?

Over the last six months, The Tower has been going through some crazy Unity 5 redesigning, as well as some thorough Oculus Rift implementation.

This is all for us to worry about though, but apart from the huge developmental issues, I personaly would like to bring to light some Community awareness matters and feedback, that have given us (but mostly me) some sleepless nights. This is going to be supremely honest...

I understand the Community frustration and anger over the lack of updates to The Tower (and some of our other titles as well) and the feeling that seven months without an update, can lead to allegations of 'scamming' or some other description of development neglect, but I want/need to inform you, our players, that this simply isn't the case.

We don't always inform the Community as much as I would like to be able to, and as I can see, this can have a devastating effect on future trust and positivity within our Community. I would like to know how we can build this trust back up to you all, starting with more frequent updates and transparency on the process of development with our game/s.

We want to build bridges and repair the damage that may have been done, through either helping those affected and no longer willing to support The Tower with getting a refund, or in some other fashion.

We dropped the ball. Several times. And I applogise for all of us and to you all, for whatever upset or anger it may have caused you.

This is us wanting to wipe the slate clean...to establish a better foundation than we had mid-2014.

Thank you for reading.

- Dante Knoxx
Lead Designer
Narrow Monolith

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“I have only played the beginning so far but the moment I passed through the darkness I really felt that this was genius... I have surround sound headphones and it took a while to adjust but then I heard the water and decided to head towards the noise. I could sense the distancing and the placing of the water through my headphones and I walked towards it and splashed the water... I was amazed when I heard a faint sound of air and follwed that toi the next area. I havew never played a game that requires senses and I instantly want more. I congratulate you. However are you going to put a price on it? And I have a good computer but it stills lags? However amazing game and so far have been fascinated. I don't give 10s ever but after seeing well hearing this and that it actually worked and I had to rely on senses I was astounded. I was tempted to give 9 since I donnt know what is up ahead but I thought the genius behind it all was magnificient?!”
10 – IndieDB

“Brilliant game and an absolutely genius game concept! I was sceptic at first, a total darkness sound guided game, but they made it work perfectly =3”
10 – IndieDB

“A refreshingly novel approach to interactive sensory entertainment with well-done storytelling to keep it enthralling. Lots of potential.”
9 – Desura

About This Game

- Unlimited future content

The Tower is constantly being updated with regular expansions that allow you to continue the story of Elliot and venture higher in your search for sunlight

- Forge tools

Within the darkness lies secrets. Craft new tools and weapons to help you survive the endless traversals

- Brutal, gritty combat

Ambush. Hunt. Survive. Extinguish torches and create diversions to overwhelm guards and create shadows

- Experience blinding, crippling and truly disorientating darkness

No way forward. No way back. In this bleak place, the dungeons of the tower claim more than lives. Use your sense of hearing to guide you to the next torch, because your eyes can't help you

- A tale of what man becomes when pushed to the edge

Prisoner or hunter? Survivor or murderer? When all else is forgotten, what humanity remains?

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7
    • Processor: 2.2 GHz Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB NVIDIA GeForce 9800GTX / ATI Radeon HD 3xxx series
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
    • OS: Windows Vista / 7 / 8 - 64 bits
    • Processor: 2.8 GHz Quad Core CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1GB NVIDIA GTX 460 / ATI Radeon HD 6850 or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
Helpful customer reviews
8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 14

I bought this after it "was released". It is nowhere near finished. This is a short (15min) alpha-quality demo level, which is terribly painful to "play" (its not play, this is the worst "gameplay" Ive ever seen). Basically the description of the game is a giant pack of lies. I wont dig into the details (Im sure others have), but suffice to say its false advertising at the very least.

Valve - you should give refunds for this, and delist this piece of sh*t.
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91 of 109 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 4, 2014
This isn't a game, it's a poorly designed chore. An actual chore wouldn't have have you bumping into invisible walls the entire time. Don't pay for the privalge of doing a poorly designed chore, stay away from this game.
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37 of 38 people (97%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 6, 2014
I gave up on playing this game after it glitched out & refused to let me enter a building I'd previously been in & out of at least 5 times.

I have high hopes for this game, it seems interesting. The version I played wasn't the final release, so hopefully the bugs will be ironed out in the final version.

The following are issues I had with it:

* Movement can be stitled, especially in the flashback scene
* The gardening scene in the flashback is ridiculously buggy, you have to wave your cursor up & down the rows of plants for ages until the interact hand pops up
* You're not told about quick time events until you're in the quick time event
* I couldn't find an 'exit game' menu, and had to exit the game through the task menu
* The commentary track doesn't acknowledge when it's already playing, and will play two at once if you click on multiple items that trigger commentary tracks
* Invisible walls that don't make sense
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70 of 92 people (76%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 4, 2014
Quite disappointing. Annoying unskippable intro, the voice acting is good but overwritten, and I fell through the world when I got to a flashback. The "fighting" is moronic and lazy; it's quicktime events you don't even get to see. The whole game is just an unnecessarily long boring story with a few areas of graphics.
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35 of 37 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 1, 2014

UPDATE 4: since they try to lure us in again with an update... watch this before: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSO-x9yauY8&list=UU7_-PLIhjsEBwIQXqKxmNpA DON´T TRUST DANTE ONE WORD!

UPDATE 3: ANOTHER SCAM OF NW IN THE SHOP? SRSLY? please stop this developer from scamming even more and more... guess why there are no negative comments in the forum? they get deleted and the poster banned.

UPDATE 2: the next scam from NM is on sale now... STEAM SUCKS

UPDATE: all games of NarrowMonolith have been deleted from greenlight, thanks to valve/steam (GOOD JOB!). they looked into this, after i reported this scamming behaviour. hopefully "the tower" can´t be bought anymore soon. too bad that i can´t write in the forum of this comedy of a game...

DON`T SUPPORT SCAMMERS - NarroMonolith needs to be stopped! all they do is starting a game, taking money, starting a remake, then another game...nothing gets finished by them.

"Ambush. Hunt. Survive. Extinguish torches and create diversions to overwhelm guards and create shadows" - are you kidding me? at this sequenze it means standing at one point and extinguishing one torch. then you listen to what happens in the fight and press two keys. that´s it! you can´t move or use stealth to get past the guards. damn, you don´t even see anything, that is described from the fight. you see the torch, a table and a bit of a tunnel. that´s it.

have fun http://steamcommunity.com/app/310870#scrollTop=0

btw...horror is only the game itself, not mobs or gore or else...
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