Factsheet

Developer:
PixelTail Games
Based in Redmond, Washington

Release date:
April 8th, 2016 (Steam Early-Access)

Platforms:
Steam
Windows / Linux

Website:
towerunite.com

Regular Price:

USD$19.99

Description

PLAY, CREATE, PARTY! Tower Unite is an MMO party game set in a virtual world and packed with minigames, entertainment, activities, and no microtransactions. Tower Unite is a living, evolving world, fueled by the community. Players can join multiplayer games of different genres, play with friends, and make new friends from around the world!

The main appeal of Tower Unite is its variety of gameplay! Here’s how it works: play one of the dozens of games available in the Plaza and Game Worlds, earn Units (the in-game currency), and use those Units to buy new items to customize your avatar and virtual home. All of these features come together to form a great environment for creative minds and lovers of gaming in all of its forms.

History

Standards and Passion

We appreciate MMOs and other virtual world multiplayer games, and we care about creating a more accessible gaming experience without microtransactions or other additional purchases. All items and upgrades in Tower Unite are obtained from the in-game currency gained by playing games or from experience earned exploring the Plaza.

As an ambitious project with an evolving team, Tower Unite has been in development for 5 years. We strive to communicate as openly as possible with our community about our development process and progress with weekly developer blogs and consistent updates. We want our community to be a part of our process, have a good time, and feel like they’re getting a worthwhile experience that reflects our passion for it.

Mods (2009-2015)

Originally, our team created GMod Tower, a mod for the sandbox game Garry’s Mod. GMod Tower featured a virtual world with access to different games, activities, and personalization options. The mod had a thriving community that boasted over 250,000 players, and the team dabbled with other mods like a virtual Cinema and Elevator:Source. GMod Tower, in the meantime, evolved into Tower Unite.

Tower Unite (2015 - now)

After development progressed further, we decided that GMod Tower should no longer be limited to the confines of a mod. That's why we created Tower Unite: to build off of the core ideas that made GMod Tower so successful. As stated above, Tower Unite is a game full of minigames, outlets for creativity, and social experiences. It has quite the extensive list of features, as stated below.

Features

  • Join servers to meet and socialize with players from around the world.
  • Play online multiplayer games of various genres with friends.
  • Race friends and strangers in Game Worlds such as Ball Race.
  • Golf in 10 charming settings such as Treasure Cove, the Kingdom, and Garden.
  • Work together to face down foes in Little Crusaders, Zombie Massacre, and Virus.
  • Interact with dozens of items like hot dogs, paper airplanes, and jetpacks.
  • Adopt your very own pet cat, dog, rock, or watermelon.
  • Participate in themed holiday events and get exclusive holiday items.
  • Explore the many locations of the Plaza and Boardwalk!
  • Earn perks and items based on experience and play time.
  • Customize your avatar with hats, glasses, outfits, and more.
  • Design the layout of your personal space (the Condo) with furniture and interactive toys.
  • Enjoy free updates, developer support, and no microtransactions!
  • Collect tons of unique items with Steam Inventory support.
  • Watch synchronized video streams in a virtual theater or Condo.
  • Utilize our Steam Workshop support for custom player models, furniture, and building tools.
  • ...and more!

Videos

Trailer YouTube

Arcade YouTube

Minigolf: Island YouTube

Lobby 3 YouTube

Fishing YouTube

Minigolf Trailer YouTube

Little Crusaders Trailer YouTube

Plaza Introduction YouTube

Condo Introduction YouTube


Images

download all screenshots & photos as .zip (36MB)
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download logo files as .zip (1MB)
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Awards & Recognition

  • "Unreal Grant" https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US/blog/epic-games-awards-80k-in-unreal-dev-grants, 30 June, 2016

Indiegogo Campaign
Our project was funded by our loving community. indiegogo.com.


About PixelTail Games

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PixelTail Games LLC is a small independent video game company based in Redmond, WA. We are the creators of Tower Unite, GMod Tower, and Elevator: Source.

More information
More information on PixelTail Games, our logo & relevant media are available here.


Tower Unite Credits

Macklin Guy
Founder, Lead Designer/Gameplay Programmer, UI Designer

Dominic Cobley
Lead Artist, Level Designer

Johanna Kist
Lead Artist, Level Designer

William Smith
Music Composer, Sound Designer

Chase Tarson
Programmer, Systems Administrator, Community Manager

Mike Mostard
Artist, Level Designer, Programmer

Joshua Watson
Artist

Christopher Spindel
Artist

Robert Hull
Programmer

Alex Schabbing
Animator

Madeline Tarson
Artist

ThisIsntNath
Community Manager


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