Towerfall to play tribute to Anita Sarkeesian

By Brenna Hillier, Tuesday, 10 February 2015 01:04 GMT

Towerfall: Ascension’s upcoming expansion will add a character based on critic Anita Sarkeesian.

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Towerfall: Darkworld is coming sometime in northern spring, and adds 10 new alternate archers to the mix.

A new post on the Towerfall developer blog has detailed four of these characters, following on from the reveal of the Red variant, Vainglorious Ghoul.

The Vigilante Mask (Green), Blind Prince (Pink) and Loyal Kingsguard (Orange) are all pretty cool and you should definitely read about them, but it’s the new Blue archer, Last of the Order, who’s really interesting:

“Her appearance is loosely based on feminist games critic Anita Sarkeesian. Anita’s work has been an inspiration to the TowerFall team,” the develoepr wrote.

“Her ‘Tropes vs Women in Games’ video series gave us a valuable new lens through which to assess our character designs. TowerFall is about bringing people together, so it’s vitally important that the cast of playable characters makes everyone feel invited to join in.

“Simply put, this wouldn’t have occurred to me if not for Anita, and feedback from players has reinforced how important it really is. We’re very excited to immortalize Anita in a small way, as the alternate Last of the Order.”

See all the new archers revealed so far in the gallery below; click to see full size.

A ranged combat battler, Towerfall launched on Ouya, and was later released as Towerfall: Ascension on Linux, Mac, PC and PS4. It’s a hoot in local multiplayer.

Thanks, Destructoid.

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