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Roguelike-inspired platformer Tallowmere makes the jump from Steam to iOS

Roguelike-inspired platformer Tallowmere makes the jump from Steam to iOS

Pocket Gaming
May 11, 2015

Tallowmere, the hit Steam title created by indie developer Chris McFarland, has found its way to iOS.

Tallowmere is a single-player 2-D roguelike-inspired platformer that dares you to survive for as long as you can through the dangerous dungeons of Lady Tallowmere.

The foremost feature of the game is arguably the random generation of its rooms. For every session in the game, a different room is procedurally generated. This means that different challenges await you each time you play, including different layouts, different enemies, different events, different trap placements, and different treasures. Also, according to McFarland, “Each room gets progressively bigger, harder, and more rewarding the further you go.”

To help you on your way, you can defend yourself using your shield and wield a variety of weapons worthy of Super Crate Box, including axes, daggers, katanas, grenades, flamethrowers, and rocket launchers.

Check out the trailer for Tallowmere:

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Tallowmere's other key features include:

  • Satisfying combat with persistent bloodsplats and gibs
  • Tactical shield blocking
  • Infinite jumping
  • Deadly traps and obstacles to try and avoid, such as spinning pinwheels, acid clouds, and extremely pointy spikes
  • Coins, hearts, souls, and keys to collect from slain foes
  • Hardcore permadeath to keep your adrenaline going
  • Treasure chests to loot
  • Potions to keep you alive
  • Special room events and bosses to master
  • Passive abilities for you to gain strength and then some
  • Coin-loving merchants
  • Difficulty settings to match your pain threshold
  • Soft savegame system (so you can quit and resume later)
  • Personal local high-score system
  • Global leaderboards for speedruns and bragging rights
  • Sacrificial kittens

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running iOS 8.1 or later, Tallowmere is available now on the App Store for $3.99.

For more new and noteworthy iOS games, see also: Point Blank Adventures reloads Namco's classic light-gun arcade game onto iOS, Halfbrick dares kids to slice their way through math challenges in Fruit Ninja Academy: Math Master, and Match and outrun angry blocks in DigRun, a fresh new match-four puzzle game.

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