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TowerFall Ascension's Dark World expansion coming to Linux, Mac and Windows PC next week

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The upcoming #expansion Dark World for TowerFall Ascension is expected to #release next week on #Steam, GOG, the Humble Store and PlayStation 4 for $9.99.

According to a post on the development blog for TowerFall Ascension‘s Dark World :

Challenge your friends to fight through the Dark World, with or against you, in this massive expansion for the acclaimed archery brawler. Through the portal you’ll find a wealth of new archers, powerups and arenas. Face an all-new 1-4 player co-op mode, or take the fight to Cataclysm, where levels shift into unique layouts every time you play. A perfect excuse to revisit the beloved indie fighter.

TowerFall Ascension‘s expansion will bring new weapons like Trigger Arrows, “One of my favorite additions are the new Trigger Arrows, a powerup that makes your projectiles behave like remote-­detonated mines. Plant them in walls or ceilings, wait for an unsuspecting enemy to run by, and send her to a fiery grave,” Thorson explains. This will also include a boss-filled four-player mode, an evolution of the original game’s two-­player Quest mode.

We do know that Matt Thorson planned to release Dark World on all platforms at once, including Linux, Mac, Windows PC and on PS4. The steam forum confirms those plans, as the Dark World beta has already been available to testers. So expect to see the expansion on GOG, the Humble Store and Steam.

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TowerFall: Ascension now released for Linux and Mac

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TowerFall: Ascension — the #PC and console version of the #Ouya hit TowerFall — has now launched for Linux and Mac OS, creator Matt Thorson announced.

It’s on sale the rest of the weekend, too, at $9.99 instead of $14.99. TowerFall Ascension on Mac and Linux will also feature several updated game variants, from speed boots to anti-gravity arrows and infinite drills.

TowerFall ditches Ouya with enhanced PC port

Game development veteran #MattThorson created the Ouya exclusive #launch title #Towerfall — a one hit kill, bow and arrow 2D arena combat game. A lot of people have taken to calling the Ouya the “Towerfall box”, as the game is so compelling that many don’t feel the need to play anything else on the console.

Before Towerfall, Matt created a slew of other games, including the Jumper series, Runman, and the Adult Swim favorites Give Up Robot 1 and 2. You can play them for free right now.

TowerFall is breaking free of its Ouya-exclusive shackles. The archery deathmatch game is on its way to PC, developer Matt Thorson has announced.

He added the enhanced port will be priced somewhere in the neighborhood of $15 to $20.

The move isn’t entirely unexpected. Thorson has voiced a desire to bring the title to a wider audience in the past. However, despite insisting the “Ouya version is doing great,” the move follows reports of light hardware sales and desperate attempts to secure more exclusive content for the Android-based platform.

What about a Linux version?

We contacted Matt Thorson and here is what he replied:

I’m working on TowerFall for Windows right now, with a lot of new content. I can’t promise anything yet, but Linux seems likely too 🙂

Not a bad sign. Seems more and more Indie developers are taking a strong consideration to Linux and it’s growing position in the gaming industry.

Sourced from: destructoid.com

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