Tower 57


In a dystopian, post-apocalyptic, dieselpunk world, where Megatowers are the only enclaves of civilization, a group of extraordinary individuals is sent to infiltrate the reclusive Tower 57. Their skills, clips' capacity & the ability to cooperate will decide on their fate.
Tower 57 is a TOP-DOWN TWIN STICK SHOOTER with 16-bit inspired pixel art, destructible environments and heavy focus on CO-OP. It is also a modern take on what made AMIGA games so great back in the days.


"(...) gorgeous artwork, action-packed gameplay and a seriously cool vibe." -

Hardcore Gamer

" 'Okay, so now you have to go over there and buy new legs,' the producer told me. Sold. I'm on board with this. Sometimes, it's the little things.
(...) Tower 57 could be the next great indie co-op game."


"Tower 57 just wants to be a fun and crazy shooter for players, providing chaos and mayhem and crazy characters like Abe Lincoln with cyborg legs, and what’s a bullet hell shoot-em-up without a cyborg Abraham Lincoln?" -

PlayStation LifeStyle

"(...) one of my most eagerly awaited games and a Kickstarter and Steam Greenlight success."
- IndieRetroNews



There is no school like the old school. Shoot everything that moves and don’t get killed in the process. Tower 57 offers complex situations arising from simple systems interacting with each other - and it does it the hard way. Number of lives is scarce, respawns limited and difficulty skyrockets when you least expect it.


Choose from a roster of six particular characters with different skillsets, number of upgradable weapons and gadgets. And if you happen to lose an arm or leg during your mission - you can always replace it with a new, better one! Master these combos and you will never get bored on your way to the top of the Tower 57.


Mayhem tastes the best when it is shared. Tower 57's main campaign is designed for both, single player & local/online CO-OP. Flank your enemies, bait them into an ambush, leverage co-op specific weapons, or combine your regular weapons for increased firepower and new effects!


Find your way through a maze of floors connected by elevators, a central hub filled with shops and terminals, and a multitude of secret walls and uncharted passageways leading to forgotten parts of the tower. Times of randomly generated levels are gone - everything in Tower 57 is carefully designed and pixel-crafted with the highest attention to detail.


Smash them, crash them and destroy everything. Reload. Repeat. Because everyone likes when things go BOOM. Everything - from debris and shell casings to bloody footprints - will mark your destructive trail through the Tower.


Each enemy features its own distinct spawning mechanism, movement & attack patterns, as well as some weaknesses. And you'd better learn those vulnerabilities if you don't want to end up dead very quick.
Minimum Requirements
OS: Windows 7,8 or 10
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo 2.4, AMD Athlon(TM) X2 2.8 Ghz
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: GeForce GTX 260, Radeon HD 5770, 1024 MB, Shader Model 3.0
Storage: 500 MB available space
Sound Card: DirectX compatible
Recommended Specifications
OS: Windows 10
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: GeForce GTX 660
Storage: 500 MB available space
Sound Card: DirectX compatible
Minimum Requirements
OS: 10.6
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo 2.4, AMD Athlon(TM) X2 2.8 Ghz
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: GeForce GTX 260, Radeon HD 5770, 1024 MB, Shader Model 3.0
Storage: 500 MB available space
Sound Card: Integrated
Recommended Specifications
OS: 10.6
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: GeForce GTX 660
Storage: 500 MB available space
Sound Card: Integrated
  • Even with the issues that arise from massive gaps between checkpoints and a few niggles here and there, Tower 57 is still a blast, accomplishing its goal of reminding us why these types of games from the Amiga era ended up being classics. The humor that comes from the oddities of the twisted world provides endless charm, the lush environments are eye-pleasing and the combat is fast-paced, challenging and just plain fun. It’s a terrific action game worth checking out for retro game enthusiasts (and everyone else, for that matter) and one you’ll be coming back to…even if it’s just because you stormed away for a moment after a mistimed rocket launcher blast killed you right before the boss and sent you back to square one.

  • LEVEL (Czech Republic)

    Though not flawless, this tribute to the 16bit era ignites the flame in not just one Amiga player, and can be equally recommended to all fans of shooters and couch-playing. [Issue#280]

  • If you’re looking for that "sweet, yet bitter" nostalgic feel, with the good old days on your AMIGA or any 16 bit console coming to your mind, then Tower 57 is a game you have to try.

  • A beautiful game, particularly good for two players. It needs something else to be unforgettable, but fans of the genre will definitely enjoy it.

  • If you are a fan of pixel art or Amiga-style twin-stick shooters, you will probably have a nice time with Tower 57, especially if you are playing with a friend.

  • Tower 57 feels refreshing from the usual band of retro-inspired games right from the get-go, but it’s pacing issues and poor use of checkpoints often make the game a struggle to progress through. Yet despite it all, there remains a competent gameplay loop that is fun to play, alongside a world that is a delight to explore. Like the developers say, this may be a game that is better played with friends, but even a solo player who is looking for a new top down shooter inspired by games from the SNES era should be able to find some enjoyment out of Tower 57.

  • PC PowerPlay

    Sold twin-stick fundamentals executed to reasonably successful effort. [Issue#269, p.62]

  • Tower 57 is a great tribute to the Commodore Amiga 500. The game succeeds in capturing the essence of 16 bits old school shooters, but it has yet some problems to be solved.

  • Tower 57 reminds you of good old Pixel Art days, priced at 11.99$ only, and even though it’s pretty short, will still bring you some real fun.

  • Tower 57 is altogether a solid game. It doesn't quite deliver twin-stick gameplay on par with its presentation, but it's still pretty enjoyable. The variety of weapons is nice, and the scenarios presented in each stage make good use of them. It's also great to a visit a world that's so lovingly crafted. The sprite work and animations are very well done. If time permits, gamers should strive to fit at least two playthroughs into their busy schedule, just to see everything.

Tower 57
$11.99 $6.29
Title: Tower 57
Genre: Action, Indie
Released: 16 November 2017
Developer: Pixwerk
Publisher: 11 bit studios
  • Single-player
  • Co-op
  • Steam Achievements
  • Steam Cloud
  • Steam Trading Cards
  • Full controller support
  • Online Co-op
  • Shared/Split Screen
  • Local Co-op
UI Audio Subs
Spanish - Spain
Simplified Chinese
Portuguese - Brazil