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Long ago, our world was created, born from the wishes and dreams of four benevolent gods. From Their hands sprang forth life; from Their imagination, a purpose for that life. Under the guidance of the Four Gods, the land flourished. The people used Their generous gifts to cultivate the land, to raise mighty kingdoms, and to live among one another in peace and harmony.

However, this era of prosperity was not to last. From the depths of darkness rose an aberration - the Dark One, a being which embodied the antithesis of all that the Four Gods had wished for: Pain. Loneliness. Hatred. Fear. Despair. In its malice and depravity, it clawed its way to the top of Turovero, a tower which rose endlessly to the gates of Heaven, before usurping the throne of the Gods at its summit and casting Them away.

Under the influence of the Dark One, the people now knew true despair. The land grew barren, the kingdoms waged war, and society began its slow descent into destruction. To this day, no one knows for certain what happened to the Four Gods who gave life to our world.

Yet not all hope is lost. Even now, the Celestial Tower still stands, waiting for its chosen warriors to free it from the Dark One’s grasp. You who now stand before the gates of destiny, before the eyes of Heaven and the heart of darkness itself… what will you risk to make the light of truth shine brightly once again?


Summary

Turovero: The Celestial Tower is a freeware, dark fantasy role-playing game created with RPG Maker VX Ace.

Players will take on the role of four young adventurers - Sigurd, a brave and kind-hearted knight, Leilia, a gentle and motherly cleric, Edric, a gifted yet sharp-tongued mage, and Ruby, a cheeky, fun-loving thief - who have no recollection of their lives prior to meeting one another. Determined to free their world from the influence of an ancient evil, the Dark One, the group sets forth on their most perilous journey yet as they climb the mysterious divine tower, Turovero.

However, as the heroes ascend the Celestial Tower, they begin to realize that not everything is as it seems. Just what is the Dark One that plagues their world so, and what truly happened to the Four Gods of legend? The answers to these questions lie in wait for them at the top of the tower… but do they truly want to discover them?

Turovero: The Celestial Tower features:

  • A marriage of some of the best elements of RPG Maker games: the dungeon-crawler gameplay and aesthetic of old-school JRPGs with the mystery, intrigue, and macabre elements of the RPG Horror genre.
  • An original, dark, psychological story with multiple routes and endings, determined by player choices, exploration, and even battle outcomes.
  • All-original title, character, enemy, and cutscene artwork by a team of talented artists:

    - Title artwork by Cristina Moreno
    - Character artwork by Genkaiko
    - Enemy artwork by Amy C.
    - Cutscene artwork by Meaka


  • An entirely original soundtrack.
  • Environmental puzzle solving requiring the player to use character skills to their advantage.
  • A wide variety of optional, character-centric scenes to expand the story and affect its outcome.


Important Note: While not strictly a horror game, Turovero will contain light horror elements as well as scenes of violence and other sensitive topics. It is recommended for players aged 14 and up.

FULL VERSION (1.3) NOW AVAILABLE!

Links

RPG Maker VX Ace RTP (REQUIRED)
Official Tumblr Blog
Game Jolt Homepage
Itch.io Homepage

Please also check out my previous game, Prom Dreams: A High School Love Story!

Latest Blog

Turovero: The Celestial Tower Version 1.3 is now available for download!

Changelog for Version 1.3:

  • Fixed a bug on the final floor preventing the player from using a Warp Gem when they should be able to use it after completing certain trials.
  • Added another visual cue to a second floor sniper puzzle.
  • Fixed a variable error causing some of the key item pick-up dialogue to reset on the fourth floor.
  • Fixed the description of the Blessed Sallet so that it no longer refers to a chestplate. I know what a sallet is, I swear!
  • Disabled characters from taking rogue actions when inflicted with the “frozen” status in the fifth floor.
  • Made the auto-battle fight during a fifth floor cutscene “unlosable” - that is, the scene will continue even on the rare chance that the character falls in battle. The self-heal effect has also been buffed to make this less likely to occur.
  • Buffed Mana Siphon so that it might be a little more useful in the earlier floors.
  • Changed some of Viveca’s stats for her first battle for balance purposes.
  • Changed some of the fifth floor enemy’s stats for balance purposes.
  • Decreased damage output slightly for all enemy AOE attacks.
  • Fixed the Mind Shot skill, which had been given a 50% HIT rate rather than the appropriate status effect rate. The skill will hit at a normal rate now.
  • Moved a save point inside the last portion of the third floor to avoid an unintentional point of no return scenario.
  • Changed a small amount of dialogue to provide more salient hints for one of the seventh floor puzzles.
  • Added captions upon examining certain puzzle objects on the seventh floor for clarification.
  • Moved some objects in one of the eighth floor sidequests to avoid softlocks when interacting with them.
  • Fixed a bunch of bugs in the developer’s room:
  • Character dialogue will no longer display all three conversations at once; you’ll need to talk to the character again to trigger the next dialogue in the sequence.
  • A variable error with Leilia’s dialogue has been fixed.
  • An error where a cutscene picture will remain on screen in the art gallery after you exit has been fixed.
  • Added a small Easter Egg in the pub, contingent on… something. ;)
  • Fixed various message portrait errors.
  • Fixed various typos.
  • Completed
  • QZProductions
  • RPG Maker VX Ace
  • RPG
  • 07/15/2017 02:06 PM
  • 10/17/2022 12:19 PM
  • 06/24/2019
  • 201715
  • 55
  • 1646

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This has so much personality! I am only near the start of the game but I can't wait to continue!! I hope this random comment brings some sort of traction. Thank you so much for this game QZ.
author=Piekye
This has so much personality! I am only near the start of the game but I can't wait to continue!! I hope this random comment brings some sort of traction. Thank you so much for this game QZ.


I'm glad you're enjoying it so far! Thanks!
author=Zun
This game deserves more love and support, the story was beyond amazing !


revisiting after a while... I'm really glad this game is getting the recognition it deserves.
I wish you more success !
author=Zun
author=Zun
This game deserves more love and support, the story was beyond amazing !
revisiting after a while... I'm really glad this game is getting the recognition it deserves.
I wish you more success !


Thanks!
halibabica
RMN's Official Reviewmonger
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Was a pleasure to complete this game to the fullest. Thanks again, QZ!
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