TOKOYO ~ The Tower of Perpetuity, a 2D action game created by Saebashi’s doujin circle //commentout and set against the backdrop of a mysterious tower that rebuilds itself every 24 hours, is now available on Steam Early Access.
TOKOYO: The Tower of Perpetuity Summary
Carve your legend onto a tower that changes form every day.
You have wandered into a tower that changes its layout every 24 hours…
Your legend will remain as a gravestone to serve as a reminder for those who challenge the tower after you. Keep climbing past the gravestones of the ones that came before you and aim for the top.
TOKOYO: The Tower of Perpetuity is a 2D social rogue-like game set in the titular Tower of Perpetuity, filled with savage monsters and traps, which is procedurally generated every 24 hours. The title has been created by solo indie developer Saebashi under his personal doujin circle //commentout.
In sharp contrast to the overall cute character and game design, the gameplay is tough, with challenging boss fights and platforming sequences to put your skills to the test.
The title has garnered attention from various outlets, even from an early stage in development, and has received the following awards and nominations:
● Xiamen International Animation Festival 2019 Game Contest, Won Best Game Application Award.
● Tokyo Game Show 2018, Nominated for the Dengeki PlayStation Indie Game Award.
● Tokyo Game Show 2017, Nominated for the Dengeki PlayStation Indie Game Category.
TOKOYO ~ The Tower of Perpetuity Early Access Details
How the Early Access release of TOKOYO ~ The Tower of Perpetuity came to be
After receiving tons of invaluable feedback from the demo version featured during the Steam Game Festival in October, we’ve brushed up the game considerably based on said feedback and are making it available on Early Access in order to eventually provide the most complete and polished final version possible. We’re looking forward to hearing everyone’s opinions and feedback on the Steam community request threads.
About the full release schedule and planned contents
The full release is scheduled for early 2021, and will include the following:
● Improved and enhanced variety in auto-generation
● Further fine-tuned game balance
● Additional enemies, bosses, and items
● Special events such as limited weekend-only maps, etc.
● More added collectable elements
Please note that the current price is set to increase upon full release.
TOKOYO: The Tower of Perpetuity Features
A procedurally generated dungeon that changes everyday
TOKOYO: The Tower of Perpetuity features a tower which is procedurally generated every 24 hours in real time. This causes the layout to change along with enemy and trap placements. Players will have 24 hours to challenge that version of the tower and compete with other players around the world for a shot at the top rank.
As the tower layout will be completely different the next day, there will be no memorizing the layout or a set way to climb the tower. This leads to great replayability and indeed some players may find this aspect addictive. The tower also has split routes to choose from which adds to the random challenge of the game.
Light social elements
The game features light social elements whereby when you game-over a gravestone will be erected where you fell. Along with your gravestone you will be able to select some final words and an item of yours will be left behind to appear in other players’ game instances. Climb higher past your fallen rivals and use the character specific skills to your advantage to overcome the challenges of the impregnable tower.
Players can edit character skins and skill cut-ins easily, you can even implement your own phrases as subtitles. Aim for the top playing as your very own unique character. We are also looking for Illustrators, streamers and companies that hold existing IPs who are willing to let their original characters appear in TOKOYO as an official collab character too!
Maid from Hell: Cocoa
Skill: Knives spin around the character acting as a shield but also damaging enemies.
Automated Cleaning Robot: Kanae
Skill: Fires a continuous stream of fire in all directions.
Sickly Dragon Girl: Shippo de Tail
Skill: Fires a continuous laser that has a long reach.
Fox Spirit Kunoichi: Kukuri
Skill: Fires a bunch of homing cross shaped shuriken.
■Title: TOKOYO: The Tower of Perpetuity
■Genre: Social Rogue-like 2D Action
■Early Access Release Date: November 7^th, 2020 (Sat.)
■MSRP: $9.99 (incl. tax)
■Supported Languages: English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese
■Copyright: © 2020 //commentout Licensed to and published by Active Gaming Media Inc.