Warlock's Tower is a 2D puzzle game with a retro Game Boy aesthetic. Tim the mailman must scale the wizard's tower, but each step he takes costs him a hit point. Players must carefully plot their course through each room to overcome such obstacles as zombies, slimes, barriers, conveyor belts, and more. Warlock's Tower is developed by Midipixel, a Brazilian studio consisting of Ygor Speranza and Werther Azevedo, and published by Whippering.
In this week's IndieSider, I speak with Speranza about Warlock Tower's retro color palette; developing using the LÖVE game engine; the controversial humor of the antagonist's broken Engrish; the involvement of Gregory Love at Whippering; and the game development scene in Brazil.
Links mentioned in this episode:
- Warlock's Tower
- Ygor Speranza on Twitter
- Whippering indie game publisher
- LÖVE — 2D game engine in Lua
- Twitch Plays Pokemon
- FRUE DESTRUCTION in Lufia 3
Update (May 31, 2019): This game is now available for Nintendo Switch!