The Tower is a beautiful Unreal Engine 4 powered third person action platformer that blends parkour and stealth elements as you spread light in a land filled with darkness.
We first featured The Tower on Alpha Beta Gamer last year while it was still a game jam prototype and were very impressed with the stylish visuals, fun platforming gameplay and great sense of atmosphere. The dev has since continued development on the game and has added lots of new features, including improved stealth mechanics, better enemy AI and a more fluid parkour/climbing system that now feels reminiscent of the Uncharted and Tomb Raider games.
In The Tower you aim is to make your way through the game world, lighting beacons along the way with the light that burns in the lantern in your chest. There are ghosts that inhabit the world who wish to extinguish that fire though, so you need to avoid them at all costs. If they catch you they will put out your fire and you have to make your way back to the last beacon you lit to relight it (but if another ghost catches you on the way back then it’ll kill you). You can sneak past the ghosts though – using your parkour skills to avoid them or the long grass to hide from them, and you also have a handy Blink ability that slows down time and allows you to teleport short distances.
It’s still early in development but The Tower is already a very impressive game, with fluid character movement, fun stealth platforming gameplay and a great sense of atmosphere. Sign up for the Pre-Alpha now to start spreading light in the darkness.