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Tower 57, a modern take on what made AMIGA top down shooter games cool

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Tower 57, developed by Pixwerk and being published by 11 bit studios is aiming to recapture the glory days of the AMIGA. Well, it has my interest on that alone.

I was considering writing it up, but the store page on GamesRepublic (owned by the publisher 11 bit) only states Windows. This seems to be an oversight, since the games own FAQ clearly states Linux is a platform. I have reached out to both to see if they can correct that, or clarify when exactly Linux will be supported.

I have to say I think it looks fantastic, and certainly does remind me of a few AMIGA games I played in my youth. Excited to try it out!

Did anyone else get a The Chaos Engine vibe from it?

About the game
In a dystopian, dieselpunk world, where Megatowers are the only enclaves of civilization, a group of extraordinary individuals is sent to infiltrate the reclusive Tower 57. Their skills, clips' capacity & the ability to cooperate will decide on their fate.

Tower 57 is a top-down twin stick shooter with 16-bit inspired pixel art, destructible environments and heavy focus on co-op. It is also a modern take on what made AMIGA games so great back in the days.

Features
- rich and vibrant pixel art dieselpunk world
- roster of seven diverse characters with different skillsets and equipment
- campaign designed for single player & (local/online) co-op playthrough
- highly destructible environment
- fast-paced arcade gameplay Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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Raven 21 August 2016 at 6:43 pm UTC
Loved the Amiga, loved chaos engine, keeping my eye on this one!
tuubi 21 August 2016 at 6:58 pm UTC
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Chaos Engine is pretty much the only Amiga game of this type I can remember playing... and I didn't like it much. So probably not my cuppa. The art is pretty though.
bubexel 21 August 2016 at 8:11 pm UTC
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Mercs, from amiga is also from that kind of games. Or commando, akari warrior, etc.

Edit: Ops i forgot the glorious Total Carnage


Last edited by bubexel on 21 August 2016 at 8:21 pm UTC
micha 21 August 2016 at 9:21 pm UTC
this game!
liju 22 August 2016 at 7:31 am UTC
Do You know what are the requirements for Amiga version? Trying to find it out, but neither official webpage nor the steam forums seems to bring an answer..
Spl-it 22 August 2016 at 3:53 pm UTC
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Quoteaiming to recapture the glory days of the AMIGA. Well, it has my interest on that alone.

This

instabuy if this comes to linux

lijuDo You know what are the requirements for Amiga version? Trying to find it out, but neither official webpage nor the steam forums seems to bring an answer..

According to a dev:
QuoteAOS4: AOS 4.1, PPC >=700 MHz, Radeon that supports W3D or Compositing
MorphOS: MOS >= 3.6, Gfx card supporting TinyGL 3D acceleration
AROS: x86, gfx card supporting Mesa 3D acceleration

So thats a no go for my Amiga1200


Last edited by Spl-it on 22 August 2016 at 4:07 pm UTC
Waikano 22 August 2016 at 4:37 pm UTC
AMIGA!! My First love...still have my Amiga 2500, but no longer have my 1000... :-/ Although I will admit I don't recall playing any of these top downs on my Amiga. I must have missed the genre completely.
liju 23 August 2016 at 12:40 pm UTC
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lijuDo You know what are the requirements for Amiga version? Trying to find it out, but neither official webpage nor the steam forums seems to bring an answer..

According to a dev:
QuoteAOS4: AOS 4.1, PPC >=700 MHz, Radeon that supports W3D or Compositing
MorphOS: MOS >= 3.6, Gfx card supporting TinyGL 3D acceleration
AROS: x86, gfx card supporting Mesa 3D acceleration

So thats a no go for my Amiga1200

Thanks! Was wondering if AGA would be able to handle this. Well that means I will stick only to Linux version then (:


Last edited by liju on 23 August 2016 at 12:41 pm UTC
chrisq 26 August 2016 at 11:28 am UTC
I was playing games on my a1200 with a friend just a few days ago, still fun.
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