TowerFall PC version aiming for January release

TowerFall creator Matt Thorson is continuing work on the game's PC version and hopes to have it ready for January. In the meantime, he demonstrates some of the game's new content, including new arrows and new Orbs.

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TowerFall's arrow-slinging tour de force continued at IndieCade this year, taking the inaugural Media Choice Award. Creator Matt Thorson noted at the event that he's targeting a January release for PC, and detailed some of the new content that will be included.

"There's two new archers and five new towers," Thorson told Shacknews. With each tower containing ten different layouts, he adds that this roughly equates to 50 new levels.

Some of the updated build's newer weapons were on display, with the latest addition being the Drill Arrow that penetrates walls to chase targets. This adds to a collection that already includes the explosive Bomb Arrow and the Bramble Arrow, which spreads spiky barbs across an area. Thorson also showed off some new stage-affecting Orbs, the newest of which scrolls the stage across the screen, like a VHS tracking effect.

Though Thorson hopes to have TowerFall ready for January, he's first looking to get a level editor in place and is ideally aiming for Steam Workshop support.

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    October 6, 2013 7:30 AM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, TowerFall PC version aiming for January release.

    TowerFall creator Matt Thorson is continuing work on the game's PC version and hopes to have it ready for January. In the meantime, he demonstrates some of the game's new content, including new arrows and new Orbs.

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      October 7, 2013 9:33 AM

      sweet, i can't wait for this

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      October 7, 2013 10:04 AM

      Instant buy. TowerFall has the feel of a lasting classic, like SNES Mario Kart.