Publisher AMC Games partners with Studio Seufz, developers of indie darling The Longing, to deliver hand-drawn cartoon hijinks and roguelite mayhem in Lucky Tower Ultimate
Stuttgart, Germany (August 23, 2023)—Today Studio Seufz, the indie studio behind the critically acclaimed The Longing, partnered with publisher AMC Games to unveil a slapstick gameplay trailer and a slashy-slashy demo for their upcoming roguelite adventure Lucky Tower Ultimate at Gamescom 2023. The hand-drawn cartoon roguelite is the third installment—and first premium title—in the Lucky Tower series by Benedikt Hummel and Anselm Pyta. Lucky Tower and Lucky Tower 2 are classic Flash games that became viral hits played tens of millions of times over.
Lucky Tower Ultimate is planned for release in Fall 2024, but players can check out the raucous new demo at Gamescom, or download it from the Lucky Tower Ultimate Steam page next week. Watch the Lucky Tower Ultimate Trailer: https://youtu.be/4J-rTHC3H34
Fueled by sassy humor and hand-drawn graphics, Lucky Tower Ultimate is a narrative-driven roguelite where attempting to escape a dangerous tower looks like a cartoon and feels like a joke. As the clumsy Knight Von Wanst, players must decide between three doors on each tower floor that might reveal deadly traps, monsters, or a cast of colorful characters to join the escape party. How seriously Von Wanst takes his knightly responsibilities is entirely up to the player.
“Together with AMC Games, we aim to make Lucky Tower Ultimate the funniest roguelite that’s ever been—a game where every run is a new absurd adventure with wacky characters and unexpected twists and turns,” say Anselm Pyta and Benedikt Hummel, the game designers of Lucky Tower. “Without a doubt, this is our biggest and most ambitious project yet!”
The new trailer puts the spotlight on features that set Lucky Tower Ultimate apart from other games in the genre. Von Wants, his companions, and the antagonist Evelius have numerous, fully voice-acted reactions to everything that happens in the game. Every object—whether a foodstuff, animal, furniture, weapon, or corpse—can be used in surprising ways, and many of them can be wielded by the enemies as well. And last, but not least, are the plethora of secrets and branching character interactions for players to discover.
“AMC Games is proud to partner with Studio Seufz—it’s not every day that you get the opportunity to resurrect a cult Flash game series for a modern audience,” says Clayton Neuman, VP of Games & Franchise at AMC. “Lucky Tower Ultimate represents our first foray into the incredibly popular roguelite genre; no two play experiences are the same, but each one is guaranteed to deliver gut-busting laughs and quirky puzzles.”
Studio Seufz and AMC Games will be exhibiting a new Lucky Tower Ultimate demo at Gamescom in the Indie Arena Booth; the demo will also be available to download directly from the game’s Steam page. To stay up to date on Lucky Tower Ultimate, players can wishlist the game on Steam or join the conversation on the Studio Seufz discord.