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Looking back at what it felt like to launch Towerfall: Ascension

A new Polygon feature about Towerfall developer Matt Thorson sheds light on the game’s origins and Thorson’s unique development situation as a resident of the Canadian “Indie House.” …


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Towerfall Ascension Now Available For Mac And Linux

Towerfall Ascension released on PlayStation 4 and PC in March following its short period of Ouya exclusivity, and now it's available on Mac and Linux machines.

You can head here to grab the game for Mac or Linux, which is currently on sale. Usually the game sells for $ 14.99, but it is currently available to download for $ 9.99.

For our review of Ascension on PlayStation 4, head here. You can also check out our Test Chamber of the game in the video below.

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[Source: Towerfall, via Polygon]

 

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We're fans of Towerfall's frantic multiplayer around Game Informer, so it's good news to hear players on other platforms will get a chance to play it.

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Road to the IGF: Matt Thorson’s Towerfall: Ascension

As part of our ongoing Road to the IGF series of interviews with finalists, we chat with designer Matt Thorson about Towerfall: Ascension’s intimate, nostalgic local multiplayer experience. …


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Catch arrows in Towerfall Ascension on PlayStation 4 this March

Those without an Ouya will be happy to hear that Towerfall, one of the nascent console’s best games, is headed to the PlayStation 4 in the enhanced form of Towerfall Ascension on March 11.

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Towerfall: Ascension Goes Head-To-Head With Heavy Hitters On March 11

The month of March is crowded with exciting game releases. South Park: The Stick of Truth, Infamous: Second Son, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, and Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, are just some of the titles arriving next month. Towerfall: Ascension now joins that list on the toughest day.

March 11 will see the release of Matt Thorson’s retro arena fighter Towerfall: Ascension (in North America). Ouya’s best title has been long awaited on other platforms. It will face Titanfall and Dark Souls II on the same day, though on different platforms.

Towerfall: Ascension is currently the only PlayStation 4 game slated for release that day (that we know of). In addition to the four-player competitive mode found in the original version, Towerfall: Ascension includes a quest mode for one or two players. For more, check out our review of the original.

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I played the new version of Towerfall, and while I love the the gameplay and the inevitable trash talk, I don’t expect that it will get much action in my house. It’s not the lack of enjoyment, but rather the dearth of $ 60 PlayStation 4 controllers. Towerfall is good (really good, in fact), but it wasn’t enough to get me to buy an Ouya, and it’s certainly not enough to make me drop $ 120 on additional controllers. I’m quite ready for the PC version, though.

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Towerfall Ascension Confirmed For PC

Towerfall Ascension was revealed for PlayStation 4 a few nights ago with a trailer. A slightly tweaked version of the same trailer confirms that the game is also coming to PC.

The new trailer appears on the YouTube channel of Towerfall creator Matt Thorson. The trailer below is the same as this one, which revealed the PlayStation 4 version of the game, but this one adds PC as a platform.

Thorson confirmed that he was working on a PC version of the game in July, but we weren't sure if the recently revealed PC version of the game would have the same additional content (50 new levels, new power-ups, and co-op missions) that were unveiled for the PS4 version.

Towerfall began its life without the Ascension subtitle as an exclusive for the Ouya. You can read our review of the game as well as our Test Chamber for Towerfall by following the links.

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[Source: YouTube, via Rock Paper Shotgun]

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Towerfall: Ascension coming to PC, online play not planned for launch

Towerfall: Ascension was announced for the PlayStation 4 during Spike’s event for the console’s launch, but we weren’t sure if that was the same version as the one that was planned for PC earlier this year. Now that Matt Thorson, the sole designer of Towerfall, posted the above trailer on his YouTube channel this week, that seems to be the case. While it’s mostly identical to the one shown just before the PS4′s launch, the intro and outro graphics note both the PS4 and PC as planned platforms instead of just the PS4.

Ascension‘s revealing trailer notes a co-op quest mode, new powerups and 50 new multiplayer maps. Although the game’s focus lies in multiplayer, Thorson responded to a fan on Twitter to clarify that there “won’t be any online at launch, sorry. It’s really meant to be played together with friends.”

The vanilla version of Towerfall was launched as an Ouya exclusive back in July.

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Rise To The Challenge With Towerfall Ascension On PS4

Last night, Sony announced that Towerfall would be making the jump from Ouya to PlayStation 4. The package is called Towerfall Ascension, and it will include fifty new levels, four new archers, a twelve-player cooperative mode, and new power-ups.

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Towerfall was a standout on Ouya, making for exciting multiplayer fun (and lots of trash talking). The title is headed to Sony’s new system in Spring 2014. You can read our review of the original here.

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TowerFall Ascension coming to PS4

TowerFall Ascension, a significant update to Ouya’s Towerfall, will be “exclusive” to PS4 and launch in early 2014. Towerfall is also scheduled for PC, but we’re going to need to get some clarification if that version is a port of the Ouya game or of this Ascension version planned for PS4.

“Brand new levels, we got 50 new levels coming. All kinds of new modes,” said SCE America VP of Publisher & Developer Relations Adam Boyes on tonight’s Spike PS4 launch special.

Developer Matt Thorson writes on the PlayStation Blog, “50 new versus levels, 4 more playable archers, an all­-new, twelve-player cooperative Quest mode, 6 additional power­-ups, and more. We’ve even gone back and refined everything in the original release. It feels like a whole new game.”

Update: Incorporated info from PlayStation Blog post.

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God Of War: Ascension Director Leaves Sony Santa Monica

Todd Papy, the man in charge on God of War: Ascension, announced yesterday his departure from Sony Santa Monica.

In a tweet, Papy announced that he had left Sony Santa Monica offering thanks for the opportunity to have been involved.

In follow up tweets, Papy assured that he was not leaving video games behind, and said that he has relocated to Germany. Currently the bio on his twitter account reads, "On to the next great adventure."

Papy was the fourth God of War director in as many God of War console releases. David Jaffe directed the first, Cory Barlog directed the second, and Stig Asmussen directed the third. Last month, the God of War: Ascension team announced that it was moving onto "other projects".

Read our God of War: Ascension review by heading here.

[Source: @ToddPapy, via Polygon]


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The God of War series has maintained a fairly consistent level of quality throughout the years, but Sony Santa Monica does seem to have a problem with leadership turnover. I imagine directing a game on the scale of God of War has to be a pretty all-consuming, draining experience, which might explain why Jaffe, Barlog, Asmussen, and now Papy all decided to move onto different things following their work with Kratos.

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