For those of you who don’t have access to an Ouya, there is a little known gem that has been kept from you. This gem is an insanely fun indie game called TowerFall by Matt Thorson.

TowerFall is an archery battle game that puts you up against at most 3 of your friends to duke it out & see who lasts last. Highly entertaining. Fast paced. Achievement friendly. But I must warn you, it can be foul language inducing at times. Like when that one friend of your’s gets a super lucky shot to kill you, only to escape their own death by a mere pixel. Ask me how I know…

Pocky Game Tip: Jump & jump often. Arrows run out, but bopping the others on their head like Little Bunny Fufu can make you the champion.

The good? With some games, you get tired of playing the same thing day after day. The great thing about TowerFall is that there are multiple maps, special arrows & game customization galore to give it some great replay value.

Pocky Game Tip: If you customize your game, be sure to take off the slow motion option & auto-aim. We’ve found those modes take a lot of fun out of the game.

The bad? At this moment I can think of only one: availability (currently Ouya only).

Unfortunately we don’t own an Ouya console, so we have to resort to playing only when a friend from our gaming group brings it over. And then we get lost in hours of battles. I don’t know about you, but when I find a game I’m addicted to I don’t want to wait a week to play it again. And while I love a few games on the Ouya, I just can’t justify buying the console for 2 or 3 games.

But Matt Thorson has made me a very happy gamer girl, because he has been hard at work on a TowerFall game for PC, PS4 (& eventually the Ouya). And now I find myself counting down the days, marking x’s on the calendar, until March 11th. The day we can all get our hands on TowerFall Ascension!

If TowerFall sounds interesting to you, I suggest checking YouTube & TwitchTV for gameplay videos. I can’t speak for others, but I know the Bit Brotherhood channel will be streaming TowerFall Ascension on the day of release.