Towertale is a 2D action game focused on boss battles.
The game follows 4 separated character braving through a tower that has a guardian monster in each floor, with the promise that the first person to get to the top of the tower will get the ability to change their own fate.
Lionel Blueheart is a mysterious knight braving the tower for reasons related to his mother. Faindrel Ashelm is an elfen girl who had her family destroyed. Lord Snicklefritz is a rabbitfolk mage who feels a dark presence in the tower and investigates. "Dark Echo" is a mysterious, upbeat ninja that is braving the tower just for the sake of it.
It is available on Steam.
Has nothing to do with TowerFall.
- Abusive Parents: Lionel's father was extremely demanding and forced his son to commit war crimes in the name of the kingdom. He also murdered Lionel's mother when he decided that she had made him too weak.
- Alliterative Name: Downplayed, but Snicklefritz's master is always referred to as Master Miracle.
- Ambiguous Gender: Dark Echo and the Reaper talk about gender for a moment. While the Reaper says it doesn't follow constructs like that, Dark Echo says that "Dark Echo" is the way to refer to them.
- Anachronic Order: The story of the four player characters happens in this order: Lionel/Faindrel , which happen simultaneously, then Snicklefritz and then Dark Echo. The player, however, can finish the game in whichever order they like.
- Anti-Escapism Aesop: Delivered in Snicklefritz's route, which mentions that the pains of life are necessary in order to give value to the good things, and how by escaping, you're just living a lie.
- Anti-Frustration Feature: After defeating the Eternal Watcher in Dark Echo's route, the True Final Boss appears and teleports him and the other to the start of the tower, challenging them to climb all the way up again. While it seems like you might need to fight all bosses all over again, the four characters actually team up and the fights climbing to the top are rather quick and slightly different because of the massively raised damage output of the player in a party of four.
- Beast Man: The Rabbitfolk species are a group of humanoid rabbits.
- Connected All Along: Lionel's father was a friend of Snicklefritz. He was also the one who ordered the attack that destroyed Faindrel's village.
- The Dragon: The Eternal Watcher. He collects malice in the tower, while waiting for someone to destroy the world for him.
- Eldritch Location: The tower is a bizarre place that is full of weird things all around. Each floor looks widly different from the other and the creatures that die there come back to life soon after.
- Fighter, Mage, Thief: The main characters fit the roles, but the Thief role is separated, with Faindrel and Dark Echo representing different elements of the role. Lionel and Snicklefritz represent the Fighter and Mage class very precisely.
- Gameplay and Story Integration: All characters fight the same boss. It's revealed that the bosses are actually re-spawning in the story itself, therefore everyone can fight them. Furthermore, they never encounter each other, which seems to be a power of the tower.
- Giant Eye of Doom: The Ocean of Malice has several big eyes spread around it. Ognimus, the ancient being that created the tower, is a gigantic black eye with a red iris.
- Goth: "Dark Echo" is really upbeat when finding the cemetery, and saying that that is "Dark Echo"'s culture.
- Gray Rain of Depression: The Plains of Sadness are constantly in this state. To boot, characters have sad memories when they get there.
- Grim Reaper: Appears as the fourth four of the game, The Reaper, who attacks using skulls and scythes.
- Happy Ending Override: Faindrel and Lionel's endings are happy ones, with both of them seemingly getting everything they ever wanted, but Snicklefritz's ending reveals that they are actually under the effects of a Lotus-Eater Machine and nothing like that happened.
- A Load of Bull: A Minotaur is the third boss of the game.
- The Lost Lenore: Alywyn, for Faindrel. Bringing him back from the dead is what motivates her to go to the tower.
- Lotus-Eater Machine: Completing the Tower gives the people the power to change their fate, however, what actually happens is that they're trapped in a happy dream, and the tower feeds on them.
- Our Elves Are Different: The Ashen elves. They have short lifespan similar to humans, ash-colored hair and red eyes, and in exchange, they have much more powerful magic than others.
- Patricide: Lionel killed his father in retaliation for having murdered his mother in the belief that she was making him weak.
- Samurai: One of the bosses is called Lightning Samurai, and he mixes very fast movements with summoning lightning from above.
- Sole Survivor: Faindrel is the only survivor of an attack that destroyed her village.
- The Tower: The titular tower, merely called The Tower, is a mysterious tower with a dark presence within it and the rumor that the person who get to the top can change its own fate. Each floor is guarded by one guardian and looks wildly different from the other.
- True Final Boss: Dark Echo's evil side, Darkest Echo, who separates himself from him and becomes The Chosen One, meant to destroy the Tower.