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TowerFall Ascension

Towerfall: Ascension review

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2 months ago

Feature: Great games to play against friends

The 25 best multiplayer games on PC

Multiplayer games are the best type of games, because they're built around the most interesting components known to humans: humans. Men, women, and an awful lot of children. Internet strangers aren't always the friendliest bunch, but they can surprise you in ways that a static system can't. People form the living, beating hearts of the gaming moments I value the most. Join me, then, as…

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11 months ago

Feature: Listen or we'll just turn it up

Podcast: The party podcast talks good local multiplayer

Aw, hey! I'm so glad you came. You know, I was saying to Alice, just a second ago I was saying to her: "I hope our favourite listener drops in" and now look here you are. That's great, that's so nice. YOU'RE nice. Ha ha. Have a drink. No thank you, I've had twelve. Look, there's Adam. Watch out though, he's gabbing on about Overcooked…

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2 years ago

TowerFall 8-Player Brings Expanded Murderfun

Fast and deadly 2D arrow-o-platformer TowerFall Ascension [official site] has been big on the local multiplayer scene since even before its official release but what if you have more than three friends? Are you expected to take turns to fight? Can TowerFall expect patience after pumping your blood with fire and murder? That's not right. But, good news: an eight-player version is now out, touched…

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TowerFall Creator Announces Mountain ‘Em Up Celeste

TowerFall creator Matt Thorson has announced his next game, a mountain-climbing platformer named Celeste [official site]. Together with Noel Berry, he's "re-imagining" the wee prototype they made last year in only four days - which you can still play online. Unlike the local multiplayer murder madness of TowerFall, Celeste looks like quite a chill - though certainly not easy - solo adventure.

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3 years ago

Chumicide: TowerFall Dark World Adds Level Editor

TowerFall Ascension [official site] is a grand game for friendly jostling on the couch with your pals as you try to murder each other (and in the game). Pling arrows, snatch powerups, catch arrows in mid air, and shout "OH MY GOD NO HOW DID YOU-!" - it's a right lark. Now you can make your palmurders a little more personal, as a level editor…

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Feature: Bestest Biffs

The 25 Best Action Games On PC

You probably like action games. But which ones should you like best?! We've narrowed it down to 25, and then put them in the unimpeachably correct order. Read on for details of the best action biff-zap-collect-me-do gaming you can stuff down your trousers.

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4 years ago

Oops: TowerFall Expansion Is Out With Four-Player Co-op

Well lawks a lummy! I've gotten so used to skimming over the seas of TowerFall 'em ups that I had entirely missed that more TowerFall [official site] - actual TowerFall - came out last week. The 'Dark World' expansion brings a four-player co-op mode to the arrow-flinging local multiplayer murderfest, along with new arrow power-ups, procedurally-generated levels, new characters to be, and plenty more murder.

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Feature: Brendan is the Andrew WK of Nidhogg

Party Games: How To Host Your Own Multiplayer Party

Every month, we dispatch Brendan to some of gaming’s best blowouts to schmooze and play games with the partygoers. In part four, some lessons for holding your own shindig. We’ve been covering a lot of party games at different events over the past few months but what if you don’t want to go out? Let’s say you prefer to sit in your cosy house and…

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Have You Played… TowerFall Ascension?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. Local multiplayer games have made an unlikely resurgence these past two years, meaning there's half a dozen I've played and loved during the period. Gang Beasts is great though still feels incomplete. Nidhogg is great but I found, after years of playing the…

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Towerfall Dark World Expansion Adds New Everything

We already knew Towerfall Ascension was getting an expansion called Dark World. We even already knew that it would have procedurally generated levels, since developer Matt Thorson had been tweeting about making them. Now thanks to a post on the game's blog, we know it'll be out early next year.

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Feature: Party Down Down Up Up Left Right

Party Games: Dog Park And GameCity’s Grand Finale

Every month, we dispatch Brendan to some of gaming’s best blowouts to schmooze and play party games with the partygoers. This week, he visits GameCity, pretends to be a dog, and listens to some spoken word performances about games. It’s Saturday night and I’m standing in one of Nottingham’s oldest pubs, where a Tekken 3 arcade cabinet is blinking in front of me. Two of…

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5 years ago

Feature: Mellifluous Bottom Tears

A Game And A Chat: GDC BFFCast Day 4/#1ReasonToBe

Hello, roving pile of RPS readers. Have you seen GDC day three laying about? I appear to have misplaced it. Or perhaps I am Gabe Newell, and I simply willed the number three out of existence or at least ignored it until it got bored and went away. Regardless, we've returned in style for day four, by which I mean we gracelessly crammed as many…

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Feature: Towers. Will. Fall.

IGF Factor 2014 – Towerfall: Ascension

The IGF Factor 2014 rumbles on. Today's homing arrow of investigation makes Matt Thorson its victim. When this interview was conducted, the creator of Towerfall: Ascension was days away from releasing the game on PC and the interviewer had not yet discovered how good it was. What insight might fall out?

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Towerfall Ascension Ascends (By Which I Mean It’s Out Now)

One day, all our jobs will crowdsourced into non-existence. For now, it's just Steam Reviews doing it to the likes of me. For example, on the Steam page for Towerfall: Ascension, one Eric Raue writes that it is, "a masterclass example of intentional game design. Nothing feels out of place or missing. The controls and pacing have been fine tuned to create the best possible…

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Feature: Hyper-Specific Wanking

Towerfall: Ascension review

If we're intent on having ungames and notgames, then we need the opposite category to classify those which seem especially comfortable in their own gameyness. These gamegames, supergames, hypergames might normally be called arcadey, but they're not retro. They're as modern as Call of Duty, as vital and current and new as Rust or DayZ, and Towerfall: Ascension could be the genre's fig. 1. Here…

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Keen Arrow: Towerfall Lands March 11

The gleeful multiplayer exploits of Towerfall have long been the best (and perhaps) only reason to own the US Marine Corps sponsored Oorah! console. When we heard that a PC version was coming, with oodles of new features, I refused to be excited. I expected the newly colonised Towerfall: Ascension to show its face at shady conventions and to be passed around on sleek USB…

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TowerFall Ascension Bringing Co-op, New Everything To PC

True story: during IndieCade, I walked past Ouya's tent, and a good 50 percent of it was taken up by massive TowerFall stations. They were facing out of the tent, obscuring the remainder of the tarnished wondercube's lineup like some massive fun planet eclipsing a dying sun. The metaphor for the state of the platform, as you can probably tell from that simile, was palpable.…

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Oh Yeah, TowerFall On The PC In January

Android-based consoleface Ouya (pronounced 'what?') scooped up at least one game that everyone wanted to play, the multiplayer archery action game Towerfall. We've known for a while that it would be coming to the PC, and it was expected to flop onto it sometime in 2013. Well lo and behold, it slipped. That's what you get for climbing towers, bucko. Did you not learn anything…

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Tower-Full: TowerFall PC Getting Full Single-Player Mode

Ouya darling TowerFall is coming to PC! What could possibly be better? An infinitely respawning tray of cookies - a cookie closet, if you will? A genie whose only job is to grant everybody's wish for more wishes? An entire, fully functional TowerFall-themed tower as a pre-order bonus? No. The answer is a fleshed out single-player mode. That is the most exciting thing of all. The…

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OOO YEAH: Ouya Hit TowerFall Coming To PC

The Ouya has games! Some. More than one, I'm pretty sure. People have told me this, and I believe them because why would everyone be lying to me about everything in an attempt to hide the fact that my reality is a wilting cardboard construct and nobody loves me. So TowerFall. It's apparently the mighty bow-and-arrow godking of Ouya mountain, what with its mix of…

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