Here's Towers, A Game About A Big World With Big Animals

This is Towers, a prototype/demo made by a small team of developers, including some of the same folks behind Hawken. It looks a lot like Ico cosplaying as Monster Hunter.


Here’s a trailer, which the team say is 100% in-game and being controlled by human players (well, the people are being controlled, the monsters are all AI). The foliage-growing stuff looks cool:

It’s still very early days for the project—it doesn’t even have a publisher yet (remember, Hawken had a similar “come and sign us” reveal)—but there should be more coming out about it as the year goes on.

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs

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“It looks like X crossed with X”

These elevator pitch comparisons are unhelpful and probably infuriating to the developer.