The Signal From Tölva is an open-world first-person shooter set on a distant, haunted, future world. Unlock savage weapons and recruit robots to fight alongside you as rival factions struggle to discover the source of the mysterious signal. What you discover will decide the fate of a world.
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Very Positive (128 reviews) - 81% of the 128 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 10, 2017

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April 27

Second Patch: Fixes and Free Camera

Hello there!

We've just made a new patch live. It shouldn't change anything in your ongoing saved games, but please do let us know if you spot anything.

We've included the option to launch the game with a free cam mode if you're into screenshot stuff. Beware it can and will break the game, so we've kept it to a command line option. Take a look in the readme.txt in the root for details, and then follow instructions on screen. It will allow you to capture nice panning video as well as super-high res screen dumps.

Patch bits:

  • Fix Traveller achievement. (Jim's fault! Sorry.)
  • Make all zones/weapons/missions achievements unlock when loading save games.
  • Make rank achievements unlock when attaining any higher rank (so, e.g., hitting rank 3 will also grant the rank 1 achievement if you don't already have it).
  • Reverted to non-exclusive fullscreen. We tried this out because a few people had requested it and exclusive was slightly faster, but it proved too annoying. Unfortunately because it's a build-only function in Unity we can't offer it as a game option.
  • Added difficulty selection. This is a bit of a work in progress as it only currently changes the damage taken by the player. In future we might also look at imposing different behaviour "personalities" on these guys depending on difficulty options. Beware Easy is VERY EASY :) Difficulty settings can be applied in your current game using the escape menu.
  • Added tourist camera option (see readme.txt in game folder root).
  • Included lorebook PDF in game folder for ytour convenience - this is still in the manual for the Steam page, too.
  • Fixed some scoped weapons inverting axes when zoomed.
  • Dropguns now take damage on their wings.
  • Maze achievement timer no longer keeps counting if you transfer to a new drone from the maze.
  • Increased size/legibility of contextual help.
  • Hiding HUD no longer changes overall game colour.
  • Added readme file to explain tourist mode.

That's all for now. We're going to be adding more stuff in the coming weeks and should have news about Other Things soon!

PS: if you are interested in development stuff we have a new devblog up over here.


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April 14

Our Very First Patch: Bird Death, Tweaks, & Fixes

The first post-release patch for The Signal From Tölva is now live!

Here are the notes:

- HUD scales to match resolution (excludes floating hints or tags).
- Resolutions list should now include common 21:9 resolutions.
- Toggle HUD command is now available for binding on keyboard controls.
- Fix for Traveller & Stevedore achievements not unlocking correctly.
- Mantabirds can be shot and will die :(
- Menu glitch FX is toggleable in settings.
- Headbob is toggleable in settings.
- Fixed hit-dit audio not respecting volume sliders.
- Switch to exclusive mode for fullscreen.
- Quitting from the respawn screen now saves the game correctly.
- Miscellaneous performance & bugfixes!

As ever, let us know how you get on.

Instability issues with certain AMD cards should be up next. Thanks for your patience.

PS: PC Gamer put us on their Best Games Of 2017 list!

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“A lean, intelligent sci-fi shooter with a watchmaker’s eye for detail.”
80% – PC Gamer

“An open-world wasteland game of unusual profundity.”

“It's like being gently hugged by a strange cloud that occasionally fires lasers.”
Cool Ghosts

About This Game

The Signal From Tölva is a first-person game of exploration and combat, set in a beautiful, hand-crafted, hand-painted sci-fi world.

Key Features

  • Explore a single-player shooter set in a weird, sprawling, tranquil alien landscape.
  • Fight a war of territory control against dynamic and ferocious AI.
  • Recruit allied robots to fight alongside you.
  • Equip electronic countermeasures, plasma shields, and savage beam weapons for intense skirmishing.
  • Unlock the secrets of the signal and enjoy the rich, complex fiction behind the Tölva universe with our free PDF lorebook.
  • Delve into science fiction mystery as you investigate the haunting highlands of Tölva.

    The Story So Far

    In the distant future, star-faring robotic factions sift through the ruins of an ancient civilisation. On the highlands of Tölva, beneath the shadow of abandoned war machines, they found something.

    Was it the source of the signal you were so interested in? And will the trail lead to enlightenment, or something more sinister? You hijack a drone and you begin the search for yourself.

    The Signal From Tölva is a journey into a wild, weird science fiction landscape, filled with danger and beauty: you must survive terrible hazards, navigate through impossible spaces, and fight an ongoing battle to control this haunted, blighted world. Explore, ponder strange texts, and find tranquillity between the battles. You will make use of a range of powerful tools to overcome your enemies and uncover secrets: hack robots to battle alongside you, equip powerful weapons, and detonate savage defence systems.

    Fight, explore, and solve the mystery of The Signal From Tölva!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit OS required)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-2300 2.8 GHz, or equivalent.
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 550 Ti 2GB, or equivalent.
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit OS required)
    • Processor: Intel Core i7 4790 3.6 GHz, or equivalent.
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA 970 GTX , or equivalent.
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
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