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Tower 57 release date and Linux support

tower 57 release date and linux beside mac and windows games 2017

Tower 57 is a throwback to the days of Amiga gaming. Back when the focus was on fun gameplay above all else. No loot boxes, grinding or min-maxing. Just you and a buddy having a good time.

So comes the toxic tentacles, blood-thirsty science experiments and five arm replacements. But hey, if you’re into explosive munitions, the perks simply can’t be beat. Hence the latest from Pixwerk and their debut for Tower 57. The games release date will be on November 16th, 2017. Yet Pixwerk do indeed have Linux in mind:

Tower 57 still no release date or day-one support

tower 57 still no release date or day-one linux support in gaming for 2017

While not everyone knows about Tower 57. #Gaming takes place in a dystopian, dieselpunk world. While Megatowers are the only enclaves of civilization. Yet a group of extraordinary individuals gets sent to infiltrate the reclusive Tower 57.
Since we know the basics, a release is expected sometime in #2017. Although, according to #11BitStudios, we do not have a set release date yet. While also facing an issue of no Linux support, let alone a day-one release.

“So the guys are still working on the game and need some more time. I can’t get you the date yet – sometime this summer, probably.

The bad news is that Linux version is not confirmed, and if there will be one – than not on the day one.”

So we already knew about Tower 57 coming to Linux, ideally. And yet it seems as development evolve, we may not even see native support. This is some unexpected news to be honest. Since I was expecting some more positive news since the earlier release details announced last year.

So Tower 57 is a top-down twin stick shooter. All set in a 16-bit inspired pixel art, destructible environments and heavy focus on co-op. While this is a modern take on what made AMIGA games so great. The skills, clips’ capacity & the ability to cooperate will decide their fate.

Tower 57 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

Tower 57 has been confirmed for Mac and Windows via Steam & Humble Store at least. So as it stands, Linux gaming for the twin stick shooter is still up in air. While we still do not have a confirmed 2017 release date.

Tower 57 top-down twin-stick shooter announced

tower 57 twinstick shooter announced linux mac pc

We are proud to #announce Tower 57 an #action-packed dystopia created by #Pixwerk and published by 11 bit studios. Available for Linux, Mac, Windows PC, Xbox One, PS4 and… Amiga!

Watch the gameplay trailer for Tower 57:

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

In a dieselpunk world where Megatowers are the only enclaves of civilization, a group of extraordinary individuals―yes, that includes you―is sent to infiltrate the reclusive Tower 57. Your skills, clip capacity, and ability to cooperate will decide your fate.

tower 57 screenshot 01


  • Fast-paced, responsive arcade gameplay
  • Highly destructible environments
  • Original pixel art―rich and vibrant levels awaiting to be explored
  • Seven characters with different skills and arsenals
  • Campaign designed for both single-player and co-op (local and online)
  • Absorbing, unique dieselpunk world

Tower 57 will open its gates in 2017 for players equipped with Linux, Mac, Windows PC, Xbox One, PS4 or Amiga! If you want a sneak peek of Tower 57‘s interior, get your hands on with the game at Gamescom 2016 and PAX West 2016.

For more information, check out the official webpage and follow on Twitter.

tower 57 screenshot 02

tower 57 screenshot 03


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