Posts Tagged ‘TBT: The Black Tower’

TBT: The Black Tower Now Requires Funding

By Jim Rossignol on June 4th, 2013.


You might recall that we peered at TBT: The Black Tower some time back and discovered it to be a JRPG-styled game that tips its spiky hairdo to the Playstation RPGs of the past. The game is a sequel, in some ways, to creator Simon Mesnard’s previous effort, ASA: A Space Adventure. See how they have similar titles? That’s genetics. Anyway, while Mesnard created that all himself and with his own cash, this time he needs actors and animators and so forth, and so he’s arrived at IndieGoGo to fund his world-building and cutscene production.
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It’s Your Turn: TBT: The Black Tower

By Jim Rossignol on April 22nd, 2013.


The turn-based Japanese-style RPG isn’t dead on PC, it’s just put down the controller and wandered off to buy a can of delicious 7up during one of the battles. One man who wants to pick that pad up again is Simon Mesnard (maker of similarly nomenclatured ASA: A Space Adventure), who is making an RPG like the console epics of old, called TBT: The Black Tower. Mesnard explains that they’re a small team making lots of progress, but there’s a long way to go: “We didn’t show anything about the battle system yet, and we’re working on it. I don’t know when we will have something interesting to show, it could take months. However, I think we have a good idea with the 3 fighters + 3 supporters in the same battle, even if it wasn’t that “new” for some people (because indeed, maybe that already exists in another RPG, I don’t know them all !). What I can tell about the gameplay is that we will work hard on it in order to create a good battle system of our own, but based on classical turn-by-turn battles systems.”

Nevertheless there’s a non-battle gameplay video below, but also a bit of CGI stuff, just in case you thought this game was going to skip that glossy animation stuff because it was indie…
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