Demo for Retro-Inspired Platformer “Timothy and the Tower of Mu” Now on Steam
Publisher PLAYISM recently announced that Timothy and the Tower of Mu will be coming to Steam PC on 9 August.
Developed by Kibou Entertainment, Timothy and the Tower of Mu is the winner the Pixel Game Maker MV (PGMMV) Game Development Challenge in 2020.
The Tower of Mu is the second episode from Kibou’s Timothy series (so… 2nd Timothy?) and the game injects some modern twists into old-school aesthetics to create a mishmash of puzzle, RPG, and platforming.
Here’s the official breakdown of Timothy and the Tower of Mu from PLAYISM:
The Tower of Mu is waiting for you: prepare yourself.
Legend tells of a tower built by a God, rising so high that it disappears above the clouds and if someone manages to reach the top, one wish will be granted.
After his beloved grandfather’s passing, Timothy, armed only with hope, courage (and a slingshot), decides to face this deadly test to bring him back to life.
The Tower of Mu is waiting for its next victim: are you nimble, strong, and smart enough to overcome this challenge?
Concept and Gameplay
At its core, Timothy and the Tower of Mu is a retro 2D action platformer geared towards mid and hardcore players. Set in a world that is both cute and creepy, it combines old-school gameplay and classic humor with modern elements such as a cooking system and fourth wall breaks.
Timothy, our protagonist, starts off with a set of very basic set of abilities, which players can gradually improve throughout their adventure to the top of the tower. The game is designed in a way that forces players to use the environment, as well as skill upgrades such as increased shooting range and the ability to climb walls vertically, to overcome the many challenges presented.
Additionally, difficulty is at the very core of Timothy and the Tower of Mu. Players are encouraged to improve themselves, learn from mistakes, and retry multiple times for a fulfilling experience.
• Approximately 10-hour campaign filled with secrets to uncover and five themed-dungeons.
• NES-style retro graphics with detailed, “bouncy” animations and varying environment/landscapes inspired by classics like Faxanadu, Kid Icarus, Demon’s Crest and Shadow of the Colossus
• Classic action platformer mechanics – die a lot, learn from your death, overcome your limits!
• RPG, puzzle, and cooking elements aimed to keep the experience fresh and varied
• Engaging chiptune-style soundtrack
Timothy and the Tower of Mu is scheduled to release on 9 August via Steam PC. If you can’t wait to try it out, there is a free demo available now on the Timothy and the Tower of Mu Steam page.
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