TowerFall Was The Most Fun I Had At E3

I have this problem having what humans call “fun” at E3. You see, to me, E3 is work — a pressure-cooker of exhaustion, hand sanitiser and confusing PR campaigns centred in an incredibly sad and weird part of Los Angeles.

At times it’s downright creepy, and you’ll forget why you love games to begin with if you’re not careful.

I almost did. Then I played TowerFall and remembered, “Oh yeah, games are supposed to be fun.”

TowerFall is a four player archery fighting game by Matt Thorson coming to the Ouya later this month. Imagine Smash Bros. bred with games like Spelunkey or Nidhogg. It is immensely addictive, and one of the most compelling reasons I’ve seen so far to buy an Ouya. After playing a few rounds, I didn’t want to leave.

Watch the video above to see the game in action. TowerFall comes out for the Ouya June 25.


  • Have been following the development of this game on twitter, crazy popular already and sounds like it has been lovingly crafted. Just gonna give the Ouya a few months before jumping on it,

  • I love the end result of this game but I am little bummed that the single player just isn’t there. I would have loved a towerclimbing platformer like single player that I’m sure was going to be there at the start but got changed halfway through.

  • Couch gaming may be the best thing going for the Ouya. My kids and I have been loving BombSquad, which mixes Looney Tune destruction with various game models – death match, survival, capture the flag, king of the hill, football, etc. I haven’t had this much fun and laughed so hard with video gaming for a long time. Looking forward to Towerfall!

  • Towerfall not sure about the free version but the paid version has always online DRM, you can not play it without a internet connection. Towerfall might aswell be a xboxdone game, I own it I reccormand no one actually buy the dam game for many different reasons. 1. The game’s single player involves just shooting arrows at dummies. 2. The game has no online multiplayer functionality but requires a constant internet connection. 3. There are better smash bro clones out there with real effort put into them and ask for nothing in return, some even GNU GPL which allow you to modify them into better fighters.

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