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Twin stick shooter with 16-bit inspired pixel art, destructible environments, and a heavy focus on co-op. Coming to PC, Mac, and Linux.
1,984 backers pledged €51,504 to help bring this project to life.

Final Update

Posted by Benitosub (Creator)
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  Dear Tower 57 backers,

 First off I would like  to sincerely apologize for the lack of communication lately. As those of  you who have contacted me directly in the past know, I'm usually quite  good at replying privately, but I must admit  I haven't visited the Kickstarter page much since we launched, and I  missed a lot of the comments posted here.

As you all know Tower 57  was released for PC, OSX, and Amiga in 2017 and updated with  improvements, patches and fixes throughout 2018 on several occasions.  Thanks to your continued support I've been able to finish  the game and thanks to 11 bit studios (the publisher of the digital  version on PC) we were all able to see the final game on Steam, GOG, and  other digital stores. The game has performed decently enough to help me  work on the aforementioned patches and fixes.

Unfortunately, Tower 57  did not perform good enough in the long term to allow me to create the  boxed version of the game. I sincerely apologize for this situation. I  have tried as hard and as long as I could to  keep this campaign promise, but with the game's revenue dwindling I was  forced to look for a more "traditional" job in order to start repaying  the personal debt I have accumulated throughout the development of the game. 

I have reached out to 11  bit studios to help me reward the boxed version backers for their  support and they have offered to give you all their games on Steam,  including their latest strategy game  Frostpunk, as well as the Original Soundtrack from the game, also on  Steam. These games are: Anomaly series (5 games), Spacecom, Beat Cop,  This War of Mine, and Frostpunk.

 Once again, thank you  all so much for your support all these years. I'm fully aware some of you will inevitably be disappointed by this news, and I can assure you I feel terrible about it. But despite things not turning  out quite as well as we had all hoped for, I remain proud of what we  have achieved, and I hope you enjoyed playing  the game as much as we enjoyed making it!

If you originally backed  for the boxed version of the game please contact me directly (benitosub  at hotmail dot com) to receive Steam keys for all the aforementioned  games.

Cheers,

Marco / benitosub

  

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      Steven Jeffery 5 days ago

      To be honest I am very disappointed that the boxed version of the game that I paid for will not be delivered as promised.

      I was really looking forward to it and like another comment poster here I feel a little betrayed about paying for it..

      At least you let us know you don't intend to ever deliver it, and also offered us something for our significant boxed version investment. So thank you for that.

      I did enjoy the digital version of the game on my AmigaOne X1000 system, and I am glad to get to play the game as it was intended. Thank you for making it happen.

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      John Doe 6 days ago

      If I'd say that I'm not disappointed (just short of begin pissed pretty much), I'd lie. One good thing about this is that you didn't just walk away without telling your backers, the ones who made this possible game in the first place, why this ends the way it does.
      As far as I see it, the 50k were never enough for the game and the physical rewards, which makes me believe that this whole thing was bound to happen this way and no other.

      Regarding the 11 bit Studio games ... I will not do anything to them. You have the Kickstarter rewards and the mail addresses, so this should be something that happens "automatically" for the users! Otherwise f*ck this!
      At least one good thing you can pride yourself with. After this Kickstarter campaign going south, I'll never ever give any money to any other Kickstarter and I hope many others will do the same.

      And to end this ... I hope your personal situation will improve and you will succeed.

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      Icke on

      Damned, I only participated because of a boxed Amiga version:-( :-( :-( I wait and wait. I don't bother anyone with my impatience. And now this... A shame! I feel sorry for your personal situation, but the project was funded properly and I additional paid for the box.
      I can't fight feeling betrayed.