Timothy and the Tower of Mu – Releasing August

Posted on 23 May 2022

Kibou Entertainment and PLAYISM have announced that their action platformer Timothy and the Tower of Mu will be heading to Steam on 9 August 2022. The game has a demo available right now via Steam and is about a young man called Timothy trying to climb the titular tower to claim his one wish for reaching the top.


Official Press Release

PLAYISM Prize Winner of the PGMMV Game Development Challenge 2020 Coming to you on Aug 9th!

Timothy and the Tower of Mu was chosen as the PLAYISM Prize Winner in the 2020 edition of the PGMMV Game Development Challenge. It combines classic action elements with beautiful pixel art and hardcore difficulty, promising to give players an unforgiving challenge.

For a sneak peek of what you can expect, have a go at the demo on Steam today!

Timothy and the Tower of Mu

Story

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.

Key Features

  • 10-hour campaign filled with secrets to uncover and five themed-dungeons.
  • NES-inspired retro graphics with detailed animations and varying environment/landscapes.
  • Classic action platformer mechanics – easy to learn but hard to master
  • RPG, puzzle, and cooking elements aimed to keep the experience fresh and varied
  • Engaging chiptune-style soundtrack
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