TBT: The Black Tower is a 90s-style RPG inspired by Final Fantasy, giant swords
Apr 20, 2013
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I occasionally get nostalgic for the PlayStation-era Final Fantasy games - a feeling that generally passes when I
a PlayStation-era Final Fantasy game and find my patience tested within the first minute. Having said that, I'm intrigued by
TBT: The Black Tower
, an upcoming RPG with more pre-rendered backdrops and oversized swords than you can shake a bunch of Gysahl Greens at. If you understood the reference, you may proceed past the break, where I will tell you more things about this French take on a very Japanese genre.
I'm assuming TBT stands for The Black Tower (but if so, why the subtitle?), however I
that it revolves around Yan Forté, "a kind of ranger" who lives in the woods in the year 2032. There's some business about a "strange alien Cube" and "Ellana, a young girl with a strange black Die as a pendant around the neck", but the three-person development team is going to need to shove a few more ancient gods, magical eight-year-olds and giant yellow birds in there if they're going to compete with the Final Fantasy series.
The Black Tower will have links to Simon Mesnard's
ASA: A Space Adventure
, a Myst-esque adventure game with a similarly loose grasp on the whole subtitle thing. TBT is still very early in development, but that doesn't mean you can't vote for it on
, await the crowdfunding campaign in May, or watch the prototype video, below.
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