Archtower is a mixture of ARPG and Roguelite. Explore the mysterious Tower, build your characters, improve and develop your clan. Use different skills from power crystals to optimize your builds. And try not to die. But don't worry, the game gives you options to survive and keep your loot on defeat.
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Very Positive (73) - 94% of the 73 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Sep 30, 2022

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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“The development of the final version will take too much time, and I develop the game alone. Also, lots of feedback needed.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“I'm hoping to finish it in the first half of 2025.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“I plan for the final version to have this:
  • 5 acts and final boss
  • max hero level 20
  • fillable archive with a database of enemies and bosses
  • more classes, skill crystals, traits, perks, quests, achievements
  • epic quality gear (purple)
  • some music could be replaced

The final version also might have this:
  • system of languages for translating books and notes
  • notes and books will be added to the archive
  • subclasses
  • perhaps a "donate-themed" class could be added, which can be opened, either by purchasing in the form of a mini-DLC or by in-game currency (for example, the Baron class, which uses gold instead of energy for its skills)
  • battles between warring monsters

What might be added after the release, but still within the main version of the game:
  • difficulty level Legend
  • legendary gear (orange)

Other possible plans:
  • there are also plans for a few big DLCs in case the game won't fail badly
  • the main emphasis in the game is on exploration without random level generation, but a mode with a level generation can be added at some point
  • it is possible to add a hunger system (it can be optional or mandatory), or just use food for small buffs
  • I have absolutely no experience in creating multiplayer, but I will try to add it later, in one form or another

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

  • See Features list in About This Game
  • 10 floors (3 Acts)
  • max hero level 15
  • max clan level 55
  • 12 playable classes
  • 90+ quests
  • equipment of good and rare quality available (green and blue)
  • minibosses

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The price will increase with a full release after Early Access.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“I need feedback from players about bugs, errors (including grammatical ones), the balance of classes, skills, monsters, difficulty levels. Also, maybe someone will have good ideas for new skills, classes, traits, perks, enemies.

How can players contact me: Steam Community forums, Discord, or send me emails on”
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About This Game

Archtower is a nonstandard mix of Action RPG and Roguelite.

There is a great Tower in this world. It has always been there. A primitive community of people, organized in family clans, are trying to get into it. You are playing for one of those families. Who knows what the offspring of your clan will find there next: fame, treasures, or just a painful death.


  • Unique generated characters
  • 4 basic classes, the rest will be unlocked over time
  • System of innate Traits and acquired Perks for your adventurers
  • Meta-progression: Clan improving, Clan's Domain rebuilding, Tower Upgrades
  • Loot system similar to classic ARPGs, but with its nuances
  • Power Crystals, that grant you active skills, improve your heroes with them
  • Complete Quests, meet new Factions, increase your reputation with them, get bonuses
  • Hardcore, the game isn't too difficult, but fast, you delay in combat - you fall
  • Permadeath and drop of belongings, but the game gives chances to avoid this
  • Traumas and Injuries system, if the hero loses often; Traumas can be healed, Injuries can't
  • Explore the Tower, meet new friends and foes, uncover the secrets of this place
  • Unlock New Content gradually: Classes, Weapons, Armour, and Power Crystals
  • Deepening systems like gear enhancing, gear reforging, lockpicking chests minigames
  • Meaningful achievements with in-game rewards
  • Play as you like, with a 1st-person or a 3rd-person camera, for the purposes you need

Develop your character

Choose your hero from the list of generated adventurers. Choose wisely, because, in addition to choosing a class, certain traits and stat spreading can significantly affect your playing experience. Increase its characteristics, level up, choose upgrades and perks. Pick the right equipment for your builds.

Develop your clan

Raise the family clan level by getting Fame (complete quests, explore the Tower). For clan level-ups, get small clan bonuses, which will gradually add up to a good boost for all your characters. Send your old characters to the well-deserved retirement, thereby earning additional clan Fame.

Take back the lost clan lands and start building them up, taking various bonuses from buildings. For example, the Tavern allows you to have several characters at the same time.

Explore the mysterious Tower

Unlock and explore new floors, along with new classes and upgrades. Buy Tower upgrades from the enigmatic Attendant. Discover and explore secret places, find powerful gear for your characters, fight new enemies.

Complete quests and find unexpected allies

Do the quests, those that wait for your help can be found both in your home camp and in a strange mysterious Tower. Get Fame for your clan for this.

Unlock new skills for your characters and improve relationships with your allies by doing class and faction quests.

Use skills of power crystals

Retrieve incomprehensible power crystals that gain you new active skills. Use these skills to diversify your gaming experience and cover the weak spots of your characters.

Try not to die

Preserve your heroes, don't forget to heal in time, buy and use bandages when low on health. If your character dies, then it is permanent, and its loot and equipment will stay in the Tower.

And don't despair after defeat

With time, you'll learn how to minimize harm from the death of characters and the loss of gear. You'll unlock upgrades that allow you to pick up the dropped loot of your predecessors. And defeat doesn't always mean the death of the character, you'll have your chances to survive and escape, but this will lead to the chance of getting traumas, or even injuries. If you have a Hospital, there you can heal your traumas if they weren't left to a serious condition.

Try new classes and builds and you'll achieve great results!


  • If you have shader related fatal error on starting up, in most cases it means that you need to install 'DirectX 9.0c' manually.
  • Laptops usually have performance troubles with the game, especially gaming laptops with geforce, as it launches on integrated videocard by default, you'll need to change it in geforce program manually. (Planning to fix it later)

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

You kill pixelated enemies, there is pixelated blood (the amount of it can be changed in settings).
You may find a few words infrequently, that some people may consider obscene.

System Requirements

    • OS *: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 510
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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