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Release Date: May 12, 2015

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“If you like TowerFall, then buy Dark World. It's that simple.”
9.5 / 10 – Destructoid

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Challenge your friends to fight through TowerFall’s Dark World, with or against you, in this massive expansion for the acclaimed archery brawler.

Enigmatic portals open to four new battlegrounds across TowerFall's twisted alternate reality. Fight aboard legendary ghost ship The Amaranth, across the murky bogs of Dreadwood, or through the crumbling halls of Darkfang. Enter Cataclysm, an all-consuming vortex where levels shift into unique layouts with every match. Murder your friends with new game-changing arrow types and variants.

Team up to challenge the all-new Dark World Mode - a co-op campaign for 1-4 players. Battle your way to hideous boss monsters, and face the brutal challenge of the added Legendary difficulty mode. Expand your roster of playable fighters with the undead pirate Vainglorious Ghoul and 9 more alternate archers.

Dark World also adds a powerful level creation tool, allowing players to create and share their own new Versus towers. Of course, Steam Workshop is fully supported for the editor.

The Dark World Expansion pushes TowerFall further in every direction, a great excuse to revisit the beloved indie fighter.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista or newer
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 M380
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Snow Leopard 10.6.8, 32/64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 M380
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: glibc 2.15+, 32/64-bit. S3TC support is NOT required.
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 M380
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
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Very Positive (50 reviews)
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DYECASTING
Posted: August 20
DLC = More
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Marsoupial
Posted: June 26
Not nearly enough content to justify the price tag.
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Narugawa
Posted: June 12
A Must to have
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Curlytron
Posted: May 29
For the price paid, this dlc doesn't add enough to really make it worth the purchase for me. There are about 5 new levels with the last being a compilation of bosses from the prior 4 levels. Being able to play that campaign with 3-4 people was nice, but if the original had this feature I would have been able to do this for around 15 levels. If you loved the original game, then it might be worth getting the dlc on sale. The level editor added nothing for me as my friends prefer campaign only. If this had an online campaign option, then it would have added more value for my purchase. I only got able 2 hours of play time out of it.
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THE_RACING_MAN™
Posted: May 12
good
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Zexchol
Posted: February 13
In the Dark World co-op mode you can revive your friends after killing them and then kill them again.
Theres also a level editor so you can finally play versus on giant weiners.
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DustyBlue
Posted: January 16
This turns Towerfall, essentially a console game, into a mutha♥♥♥♥in PC game. I am of course talking about the level editor. It is so simple and fun to use. Even that aside, this was totally worth it just for the amazing 4-player co-op and epic bosses, new archers, new arrow types, new levels, procedurally generated levels via Cataclysm, and the legendary difficulty mode!

If you enjoy Towerfall, don't hesitate for even a second and buy this DLC immediately. It makes the whole game better. You won't regret it.
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Low Carbon Guy
Posted: December 23, 2015
Local 4 player mode is great! (co-op and versus)
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undefined
Posted: November 29, 2015
By far the best local multiplayer game I have ever played.
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Space Admiral Laika
Posted: November 6, 2015
This expansion adds meat to the core game, fleshing things out with various subtle additions. The biggest draw, apart from the expanded number of Versus stages, is the Dark World co-op mode (which can be 100% completed playing solo) which is essentially the same thing as Quest mode in the base game, but with some notable improvements. Each stage is now divided into a number of arenas, forgoing the old system where each stage was a single arena divided into numerous waves, and each stage eventually culminates in a boss battle. There are four stages in total, after which a new gauntlet is unlocked as well. In addition to the normal and hardcore difficulties, there is now also a legendary difficulty level available for each stage. The four boss fights are well designed, and scale with the difficulties. The expansion also adds a few fun, challenging (but reasonable) achievements.

If you enjoy the base game and want more, you can't go wrong with this expansion. Dark World mode feels like a substantial improvement over the previous Quest mode, and the new stages have an atmospheric dark theme. As to whether it is worth the price, that is entirely up to you. The amount of new content is not tremendous, but I personally think it is well worth the investment.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
56 of 62 people (90%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: May 19, 2015
Two qualms I have about this expansion.

1) Matt, SERIOUSLY you need a key rebind option in game. It can't be that hard. And I still cannot get this game to play on my Mac because of it. Have to boot up an old dying PC. It's borderline negligent not to include.

2) Versus mode really lacks the ability that Smash Bros has to do a mode where players have multiple lives PER stage, like they do in quest mode. It would really help mix up the action if every single mode wasn't just one life/death only per play.

Would be nice if the new stages had more waves of enemies and the 4 player quest mode was back expanded into the original, but those are perhaps excusable omissions (but still, hint hint Matt).

Other than that, it's MORE F-ING Towerfall. Which is AWESOME. This game has flawless control, fantastic music and some of the best local 4 player the video gaming world has ever seen. And contrary to some naysayers, I actually enjoy quest mode a lot. The addition of more bosses in this expansion is HELLA welcome as the original showed the potential of large screen occupying bosses but literally only had one of them. It's like Mario Kart and their continued failure to have more than 4-6 battle stages per game, it's just freaking lazy.

Love this expansion and hope there'll be more in the future.
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33 of 40 people (83%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: May 12, 2015
I have only played solo co-op so far, so my review is solely based on that experience.

While the expansion only adds four new levels, each of these feels like so much more. Each stage of a level now takes place on a separate arena, giving a better sense of progress through a level and much more varied layouts to adapt to. Each arena in a level feels more alive than in the original game, and since each one caters to only one composition of enemies, each arena can be fine tuned to that scenario.

I was initially worried that the two new arrow types would seem gimmicky or out of place, but they both feel very much at home, and both add a lot more versatility to the game. The new enemy types fit in similarly.

The addition of "continues" means that you can play through a level no matter how difficult it becomes, and no matter how many times you die. One potential downside I found to this was that when beating a level, the number of continues used isn't factored in to the medal achieved, which makes it considerably easier to obtain completion medals. Continues are limited to 8 in Hardcore and 5 in Legendary, and there are achievements for beating some Legendary levels without using continues for the truly insane.

The additional archer and alternative archers all look amazing and add more character and life to the game. Purple archer ftw!

------ overall ------

This is the original game honed to perfection. If you like TowerFall Ascension then getting this expansion is a no brainer. Highly recommended.
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16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: November 6, 2015
This expansion adds meat to the core game, fleshing things out with various subtle additions. The biggest draw, apart from the expanded number of Versus stages, is the Dark World co-op mode (which can be 100% completed playing solo) which is essentially the same thing as Quest mode in the base game, but with some notable improvements. Each stage is now divided into a number of arenas, forgoing the old system where each stage was a single arena divided into numerous waves, and each stage eventually culminates in a boss battle. There are four stages in total, after which a new gauntlet is unlocked as well. In addition to the normal and hardcore difficulties, there is now also a legendary difficulty level available for each stage. The four boss fights are well designed, and scale with the difficulties. The expansion also adds a few fun, challenging (but reasonable) achievements.

If you enjoy the base game and want more, you can't go wrong with this expansion. Dark World mode feels like a substantial improvement over the previous Quest mode, and the new stages have an atmospheric dark theme. As to whether it is worth the price, that is entirely up to you. The amount of new content is not tremendous, but I personally think it is well worth the investment.
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16 of 21 people (76%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: May 12, 2015
TowerFall was already the finest couch co-op game I'd ever played, replacing Smash Bros and then shooting it from behind with a surprise arrow.

Dark World adds more arrows, more archers, more levels, more power-ups, more modifiers, and just... well, more. If you love TowerFall (and why wouldn't you love TowerFall?) you'll love even more TowerFall.

I just have to figure out what "clumsy archers" does...
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: May 12, 2015
This expansion adds more levels, more arrows, at least one more character, and an alternate spriteset for each character. You can apply curse variants to yourself in co-op mode for an interesting challenge, and the new levels shift while playing them in co-op. And as with the base game, everything is polished to perfection. If you're a fan of Towerfall, you have to get this.
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
Posted: June 26
Not nearly enough content to justify the price tag.
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12 of 17 people (71%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: May 15, 2015
It's TowerFall Ascension with "doubled" archers, more towers, new enemies, aaaand FOUR PLAYER CO-OP!!

New 'continues' system? It's not gonna make my thumbs' life easier!

13/10 ♥♥♥♥ DOTA!
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: May 22, 2015
I got the first game for $5. I got this DLC for $7.50. Bad deal? Maybe. I question whether the DLC is worth more than a few dollars. The levels look really pretty, and you double the amount of characters, in a way. In reality, you only get one extra character, but every character gets an "alternate skin". This DLC is great, but it's up to the player whether it's worth the extra cost, because the base game is absolutely good enough on its own.

Here's everything the DLC adds:
-One new archer, the red one. It's a neat character, but of course is no different than the others, gameplay wise.
-An alternate variant for each archer. Again, it doesn't affect gameplay, but it's pretty neat.
-Four new maps. They're pretty, and the fourth map is randomly generated. This includes quest mode maps, which are slightly different than regular quest mode, and you can play with four players. The boss fights are pretty fun. There's also new trial maps for each.
-Trigger arrows, Prism arrows, and speed boots. Not a ton of additions, but the trigger arrows are really fun to use.
-New variants. Check the announcements in the community hub to read them all. There's only a few significant variants, but they're pretty interesting.

I wouldn't call it a "massive expansion", but it fills out the game a lot. It's mostly inconsequential, but it will increase your enjoyment of the game. If you want to add a few more fun things to the game, go for it. It's up to you to decide whether it's worth the price. I'm glad I got it, if nothing more than to support this fantastic game.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: May 14, 2015
New archers, new arrows, new maps, new variants.

This expansion offers a "dark word" variant for all existing archers, effectively doubling the archer selection. This of course has no impact on the game play but its still pretty nice.

The new arrows are reasonably fun and include manually trigger explosion arrows as an arrow that creates a crystal prism around the target even if dodged.

The new maps are reasonably fun, and contain new interactables that explode and new dynamic events.

And of course new campaign levels with a map to unlock at the end.

All in all a reasonable expansion that reinvigorates a game I have played too much over the last 2 years. Hopefully Matt will begin working on his next game soon!

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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: May 25, 2015
Really enjoyed the original but i'm more of a solo player and this dlc greatly improve the length of the quest mode. With more maps, more difficulty levels and really well designed bosses.
If you're a fan of the game don't hesitate!
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