Experience the mysterious, timeless world of Toren, the first adventure game from Brazilian indie developer Swordtales. You are Moonchild, destined to climb the tower (known as Toren) on a hauntingly solitary journey to find your purpose.
User reviews:
Recent:
Mixed (23 reviews) - 52% of the 23 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Mostly Positive (592 reviews) - 71% of the 592 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 11, 2015

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“It’s an experience that has thoroughly resonated with me and one that refuses to leave my thoughts.”
9/10 – GodisaGeek

“It’s a beautiful game, and I highly recommend that everyone should give it a shot.”
8/10 – Gaming Trend

“An incredibly unique outing from Swordtales that's well worth playing.”
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About This Game



Experience the mysterious, timeless world of Toren, the first adventure game from Brazilian indie developer Swordtales. You are Moonchild, destined to climb the tower (known as Toren) on a hauntingly solitary journey to find your purpose. You must solve puzzles and face monsters as you struggle to climb to the top of this beautiful, yet treacherous environment, driven by the will to find your freedom.

A Journey of Learning & Fulfilment - As the story progresses your character will age from a mere infant to grown woman creating new mechanics and challenges for each learning experience and phase of her life. In addition, the Tree of Life within the tower grows as she does, providing access to new areas to explore and new items to find.

Poetry brought to Life – Toren features dark fantasy storytelling in a universe filled with symbolism. The mysterious, fantastical atmosphere is conveyed through an award-winning art design and original score. As your journey unfolds you will discover scrolls of poetry, which reveal the story and true origins behind Toren and aids the Moonchild in discovering her purpose.

Rich Puzzle Solving - Every stage of the game features new and progressively more deadly challenges for the player: solving environmental puzzles, how avoid and survive attacks from dangerous creatures, and eventually defeating the end boss.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: 2 GHz dual core processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD3000, Nvidia GeForce GT8600 or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8.1
    • Processor: Quad core CPU: Intel Core i5-750, AMD Phenom II X4 955
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 11 graphics card with 1GB Video RAM: nVidia GTX 480, AMD Radeon HD 5870
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Snow Leopard 10.6.8 or later
    • Processor: 2 GHZ Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256MB Nvidia GeForce 9400m
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: Mouse/Controller
    Recommended:
    • OS: Yosemite 10.10.3 or later
    • Processor: 2.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2048 MB NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: Mouse/Controller
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Recent:
Mixed (23 reviews)
Overall:
Mostly Positive (592 reviews)
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Volshebnik
( 5.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
A very oneiric tale, some sort of fateful allegory, painted all over with magic and loneliness, telling us also of a paradoxical breaking-free interwoven with an inescapable doom. When in the end there is both joy and sadness, everything seems complete, like the cycle of night and day.
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Moonmadness
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
If you search for a somewhat artistic game with minimalistic gameplay elements that you can finish in less than 2 hours, then this "game" is for you. In the other cases... you better do something else.
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K.z
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
hollyshit , waste my money
short story, boring gameplay and horible conrols
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Nazgrol
( 6.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
It's not terrible. BUT; it needs way more polishing, which it probably never will.

sidenote: Obscurity for the sake of mystery eventually solved in the end, is all right. Obscurity for the sake of being Obscure is stupid.
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SizroSpunkmire
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
This game feels like they tried to pack as much into it as they could and didn't focus on any single element. Lighting effects are overly done and look terrible, the artistic style is 5 or 6 styles mashed together, lots of clipping and a confusing introduction. The music and soundtrack are nice so at least there's something to listen to.
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Managarm
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
I highly recommend this game, but I wish the devs would at some point revisit it and give it the finish it deserves. The game is really beautiful and the story carried it for me well. The story was told in a Demon's Souls style, which is fine with me but I think it didn't fit this game as well. If there'd ever be a remake this is my wishlist:

- More story!
- Either focus completely on puzzles and jumping (+boss) or add more variety to the enemies
- Free camera control. While the camera wasn't really bad I like to look around (especilly in such a beautiful world)
- A little more guidance in the beginning (menus, abilities, story exposition)
- Secrets/items which add to the story and gameplay
- Make the transitions between the main character's age either completely smooth or clearly related to an event

In the end this game intrigued me and I was left wanting more, even though it has a lot of rough edges.
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claytonjf15
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
It is an excellent game: beautiful, with a lovely color palette, interesting gameplay, great atmosphere. A game inspired by Shadow of the Colossus and still keeps with a unique creativity and personality.
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Rodeo Rawr
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 15
Toren is an interesting title I picked up while on sale and I have to say that, for as much as I liked the dragon, I still can't get over the fact on the price for gameplay. Feels a little short, controls are sometimes a pain, the scripted feature are burdonsome, and the puzzles in it are.. Okay, at best.
The ending itself holds up a bit of a light to wrap it all off, but after that you'll probably be looking back at how hollow it felt and the many times you had to go into the daydream sections.
Don't go into it expecting another Tale of Two Brothers.
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cG|Ka!3aL{JA}
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 14
In Toren, you direct a small girl known as Moonchild to the top of a crumbling tower.Toren involves solving relatively simple environmental puzzles, fending off assorted enemies, and exploring optional dream sequences where Moonchild's mentor explains her situation.
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rustyleeh
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 12
Id recommend this for individuals whom enjoy a well done story more than a well done game.

Firstly, its a unique origin story. Much like greek mythology, this story is a bit of a 'Where things came from'. It does a great job of leading it's viewers through a series of passages and twist and turns. If you enjoy analyzing literature and trying to figure out all it's play on words, odds are you'll enjoy playing this game. It's a interactive story, which if you're driven by curiousity, will likely be fun to enjoy.

That being said, I doubt many hard core games will find it challenging. None of the puzzles or mechanics are super interesting. It's a story more than it's a game. Sure there are some times when it will challenge you, but that's more due to game limitations and mechanics than actual mind twisting puzzles.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
14 of 18 people (78%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
Toren is an interesting title I picked up while on sale and I have to say that, for as much as I liked the dragon, I still can't get over the fact on the price for gameplay. Feels a little short, controls are sometimes a pain, the scripted feature are burdonsome, and the puzzles in it are.. Okay, at best.
The ending itself holds up a bit of a light to wrap it all off, but after that you'll probably be looking back at how hollow it felt and the many times you had to go into the daydream sections.
Don't go into it expecting another Tale of Two Brothers.
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
I really wanted to like this game, but I just can't recommend it. It's a beautifully imagined world and a lovely, mystical story, but it is severely hampered by frustrating controls & iffy puzzle design in some places. If it's on sale and you want to play something arty, this isn't a bad way to spend a couple hours, but you could do better.

For example: Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons ticks a lot of the same boxes but is a considerably more polished game.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
Id recommend this for individuals whom enjoy a well done story more than a well done game.

Firstly, its a unique origin story. Much like greek mythology, this story is a bit of a 'Where things came from'. It does a great job of leading it's viewers through a series of passages and twist and turns. If you enjoy analyzing literature and trying to figure out all it's play on words, odds are you'll enjoy playing this game. It's a interactive story, which if you're driven by curiousity, will likely be fun to enjoy.

That being said, I doubt many hard core games will find it challenging. None of the puzzles or mechanics are super interesting. It's a story more than it's a game. Sure there are some times when it will challenge you, but that's more due to game limitations and mechanics than actual mind twisting puzzles.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
If you search for a somewhat artistic game with minimalistic gameplay elements that you can finish in less than 2 hours, then this "game" is for you. In the other cases... you better do something else.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
I highly recommend this game, but I wish the devs would at some point revisit it and give it the finish it deserves. The game is really beautiful and the story carried it for me well. The story was told in a Demon's Souls style, which is fine with me but I think it didn't fit this game as well. If there'd ever be a remake this is my wishlist:

- More story!
- Either focus completely on puzzles and jumping (+boss) or add more variety to the enemies
- Free camera control. While the camera wasn't really bad I like to look around (especilly in such a beautiful world)
- A little more guidance in the beginning (menus, abilities, story exposition)
- Secrets/items which add to the story and gameplay
- Make the transitions between the main character's age either completely smooth or clearly related to an event

In the end this game intrigued me and I was left wanting more, even though it has a lot of rough edges.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
It's not terrible. BUT; it needs way more polishing, which it probably never will.

sidenote: Obscurity for the sake of mystery eventually solved in the end, is all right. Obscurity for the sake of being Obscure is stupid.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
This game feels like they tried to pack as much into it as they could and didn't focus on any single element. Lighting effects are overly done and look terrible, the artistic style is 5 or 6 styles mashed together, lots of clipping and a confusing introduction. The music and soundtrack are nice so at least there's something to listen to.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
A very oneiric tale, some sort of fateful allegory, painted all over with magic and loneliness, telling us also of a paradoxical breaking-free interwoven with an inescapable doom. When in the end there is both joy and sadness, everything seems complete, like the cycle of night and day.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
In Toren, you direct a small girl known as Moonchild to the top of a crumbling tower.Toren involves solving relatively simple environmental puzzles, fending off assorted enemies, and exploring optional dream sequences where Moonchild's mentor explains her situation.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
hollyshit , waste my money
short story, boring gameplay and horible conrols
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