Tower Hunter: Erza’s Trial contains core elements of roguelike and metroidvania-type games, presented in a toon render style. The player explores a mysterious tower with Erza, vanquishes mutant monsters and defeats bosses to acquire a Hunter’s License and become the most powerful Battle Maiden.
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Sep 28, 2018
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“This game developed out of my personal passion and you might say, my own personal enjoyment. I am totally addicted to the game, but we know that it is not enough to satisfy yourself. We would like to share our ideas and contribute a great game to the gaming community. We know Tower Hunter is not yet perfect, and we welcome feedback and suggestion from fans of roguelike, metroidvania and side-scroller action games. Firsthand experience is of vital importance for us. We are only two people. We are enthusiastic, but our ideas are necessarily limited. In the gaming community, however, there are many hardcore, talented players and they surely have more great ideas that we can use. We might be able to implement these ideas in our game, so we would love to establish solid connections to improve our work.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“we anticipate it taking almost 10 months. After this version is released, we will still work to improve the game, adding more content and fixing bugs to guarantee smooth gameplay.”

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

“The complete version we anticipate will contain five well-designed levels and four bosses.
There will be more monsters, equipment and enriched skills than at present.
We may add some revolutionary changes to the game, based on players’ feedback and further development, such as branched levels, costumes and so on. It’s impossible to predict at this point.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

  • Three complete levels, with different styles and different monsters, tricks and elements of exploration.
  • Three basic weapons, using combo skills: each weapon has unique moves and skills. There will be seven weapons in the complete version, including seven basic moves and weapon skills.
  • Additionally, there will be 17 secondary weapons with different features
  • We have around 40 rune cores: these rune cores consume energy, in the same way as when you have an additional graphics card, it consumes more power. All of them can upgraded, and more rune cores can equipped after an upgrade.
  • five battle skills: characters learn battle skills all at once, and this learning will be triggered by entering combo keys or orders.
  • Several special abilities are also included, designed to help players explore hidden areas.

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

“No, the price of the complete version will be greater, and how much exactly it ends up being depends on the content and quality of the game.”

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

“In the gameplay, we will actively listen to players’ suggestions and ideas, and we hope to take in their thoughts to make our game more fun and balanced. We will fix all bugs reported by players. Although we have tried to ferret out all the bugs, we do not have enough personnel. The players we invite to try out our game will help us identify more bugs that we can then eliminate.”
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Introduction:


With features of roguelike and metroidvania,players of Tower Hunter: Erza’s Trial fight their way up in the world of a giant tower with random modules. Different terrains are found in the towers, and there is exploration to do and challenges to overcome. Due to a contract between our heroine Erza and a demon, Erza is beamed back to the original start every time she dies. As time loops, Erza, becomes a strong fighter who can make her way to her target.

Features:

  • 2.5d toon render side-scroller game that exhibits fluent motion display.

  • smooth control: a dodge may cancel punish, and strength and direction can be fine-tuned for jumps.

  • Soul-like actions: supplies are limited; footsie and dodge are key factors and every move and weapon has its own magic.

  • Each weapon has its ownfeatures a combo with which: you can combine light and heavy blows and switch from attack andto dodge.
  • The classic order system from Castlevania is incorporated: special weapon skills and magic are triggered by simple commands.
  • Take advantage of the special rune core system: in every adventure, the player can choose to foster a certain passive skill.
  • licence system: acquire licences based on your clearance speed and the achievement of different conditions. These licences can be used for other purposes beyond display.
  • Explore hidden elements: hidden passages that can be destroyed and sealed doors that must be opened using a corresponding colour key and that are full of dangers.

Gameplay:

In the world of Tower Hunter, countless warriors have already gone before you to challenge the unsolved secrets of the tower, but they failed.

A mischievous god is lord of the tower. Cards appear after bosses are defeated.


The empire grants different levels of licences to the warriors exploring the tower, according to the rarity of the cards they have collected. These licences bring with them status and power. Nobles have gone to the tower to compete for status and glory, but none have been as fortunate as our heroine Erza.
In her childhood, Erza became bonded with a demon, who grants her another chance at life each time she dies. Due to this special ability, Erza can explore frontiers that no one has ever seen.
One common feature of roguelike games is that there is no checkpoint where progress can be saved, and players must lose everything if their character dies. This basic design is followed here, but players can still accumulate a certain proportion of resources during the course of each adventure, and these can be used to acquire more skills and send characters to new stages, where they develop and become stronger. The more familiar the player becomes with gameplay, the more practised the response and battle skills are and the stronger and better equipped the heroine is, the further the player can go in the tower.
This game is the prologue to Tower Hunter, which tells the story of how Erza the Sword Maiden became Empire’s youngest Major. What is in store for her? Stay tuned!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Win 7 64bit / Win 8 / Win 10
    • Processor: Intel(R)Core i3 2.7GHz
    • Memory: 4000 MB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 460/Radeon HD 5800 or better
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 4000 MB available space
    • Sound Card: at will
    Recommended:
    • OS: Win 7 64bit / Win 8 / Win 10
    • Processor: Intel(R)Core i5 3.2GHz
    • Memory: 8000 MB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 960/Radeon HD 7900 or better
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 5000 MB available space
    • Sound Card: at will

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