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Documenting Tallowmere as she grows into something beautiful.

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15 February, 2022 – Version 352.11

iPhone & iPad:
  • Improved support for iPhone 13 models and iPad mini (6th generation).
  • Fixed an issue where local co-op would not start.
Game engine:
  • Updated Unity to 2019.2.21f1.

3 January, 2022 – Version 352.10

  • Improved compatibility with Android 12.

15 October, 2021 – Version 352.9

  • Android: Added support for the Razer Kishi controller.
  • macOS: Fixed a crash when disconnecting controllers.
  • Improved support for 8BitDo controllers.
  • Updated InControl to version 1.8.7.

23 June, 2021 – Version 352.8


1 June, 2021 – Version 352.7


5 March, 2021 – Version 352.6

Local co-op:
  • Fixed issue where souls would not be applied to fallen players.
  • Added support for the IPEGA PG-9129 controller.
  • Added support for future IPEGA controllers.

28 August, 2020 – Version 352.5

  • macOS:
    • Improved PlayStation 4 controller support.
  • Android:
    • The game now pauses when resuming from being minimized.
    • Fixed touch input not working if an Android Screen Overlay was active.

4 August, 2020 – Version 352.3

  • Fixed a typographical issue.
  • macOS: Fixed a startup issue.

4 August, 2020 – Version 352.3

  • Fixed a typographical issue.
  • macOS: Fixed a startup issue.

10 June, 2020 – Version 352.2

  • Further fixes to address incorrect keyboard detection.
  • On phones and tablets, physical keyboards are now only activated when pressing Spacebar.
  • If touchscreen input is still not working on your device, please email chris@tallowmere.com for assistance.

31 May, 2020 – Version 352.1

  • Desktop & Android: Fixed certain controllers not being detected.
  • Android: Addressed touchscreen input issues. If touchscreen input is not working on your device, please email chris@tallowmere.com for assistance.


15 May, 2020 – Version 352

Language added:

  • Graphics engine now uses Metal instead of OpenGL Core.
  • Improved support for Xbox 360 controllers.


8 March, 2020 – Version 351.4

iOS controllers:
  • Improved responsiveness.
  • Fixed a pause button issue.

  • Updated InControl to v1.8.0.

15 February, 2020 – Version 351.3

iPhone X & iPhone 11:
  • iOS Home indicator now requires two gestures to activate.

21 January, 2020 – Version 351.2

Minor changes:
  • Android: Added support for the Ipega 9068 controller.

1 January, 2020 – Version 351.1

Minor changes:
  • Android: Added support for the EasySMX ESM-9101 controller.
  • Engine: Updated to Unity 2019.2.9f1.

21 August, 2019 – Version 351

  • Added interpolation to coins, hearts, keys, souls, giblets, and floating text, so things move more smoothly through the air.
  • Steam: Reduced installation size, down from ~300 MB to ~125 MB.
  • Android: Enabled new Unity feature "sustained performance mode" to ensure framerate stays smooth during long gameplay sessions.
  • Android: Added new adaptive icons for Android 8.0+.

Steam system requirements

Due to a new Unity version being used, minimum system requirements have changed for Steam:
  • Windows: Windows 7 SP1 or higher is now required. (previously, Windows XP SP2 was supported)
  • Windows: DirectX 11 with a Shader Model 4.0 graphics card is now required. (previously, DirectX 9.0c with a Shader Model 3.0 graphics card was supported)
  • macOS: 64-bit macOS 10.12 or higher is now required. (previously, macOS 10.10 was supported)
  • Linux: 64-bit Ubuntu 16.04+ (or similar distribution) is now required. (previously, 32-bit Ubuntu 12.04 was supported)

If you need to access older versions compatible with older systems, please use the "version350" or "version346" branches, accessible by going Steam client > Library > right-click Tallowmere > Properties > Betas tab.

  • Windows: Fixed startup crashes happening on certain systems.
  • macOS: Fixed black screens sometimes happening at startup.
  • Linux: Fixed controllers causing crashes.

  • Windows: Added support for the Betop BTP2175s controller.
  • Windows: Added support for the NVidia Shield controller on Windows 8.1.
  • Windows: Added additional Xbox 360 controller support.
  • macOS: Added additional controller support for the 360Controller 0.16.11 driver.
  • Linux: Added support for the Havit HVG95W controller.
  • Linux: Added support for the PlayStation 2 controller.
  • Performance optimizations.

  • Android: Added 64-bit binaries for compatible devices.
  • Updated Unity from 5.6.6f2 to 2019.2.1f1.
  • Updated InControl from 1.6.12 to 1.7.3.
  • Updated Steamworks to 1.43.

Known issues
  • Linux: Disconnecting a controller mid-game and reconnecting it may cause the thumbstick to stop working.

21 February, 2019 – Version 350.17

  • Added support for the BTC-938 controller.

10 February, 2019 – Version 350.16

  • Added support for the FlarePlay Controller.

15 January, 2019 – Version 350.15


12 January, 2019 – Version 350.14

  • Android: Fixed an audio distortion issue. (Unity's Audio DSP Buffer is now set to "Default" instead of "Best Latency")

7 December, 2018 – Version 350.13


5 November, 2018 – Version 350.12

Minor fixes:
  • Fixed an issue where items could be angled incorrectly after using the Spiked Club.
  • Fixed an issue where certain Challenge text was not updating after changing the language.

20 September, 2018 – Version 350.11

  • Added support for iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max.
  • Fixed a rare issue where loading could stall after the title screen.

11 September, 2018 – Version 350.9

  • Updated engine to Unity 5.6.5p4.
  • Steam: Fixed an issue where video wouldn't work if user's graphics card was set to scale the screen.

27 February 2018 – Version 350.7

Languages added:
  • Portuguese-Brazil – translated by Lucas Videla.
  • Slovenian – translated by Alen Korez.

Android controllers:

  • Fixed thousand-separators not being added for numbers surpassing 1,000,000.
  • Fixed a souls-related crash that could occur if red, green, and purple souls were disabled via the Punisher.

2 January 2018 – Version 350.5

  • Tallowmere is now built with Unity 5.6.5f1.
  • Fixed some positional regression issues from 350.4.
  • Android: Added support for the IPEGA PG-9021 controller.

30 December 2017 – Version 350.4

  • Tallowmere is now built with Unity 5.6.4p4.
  • Fixed a rare issue where soul groups would never spawn.

11 November 2017 – Version 350.2

  • Fixed an issue where the game could crash if you died with the inventory menu open.
  • Fixed an issue where a key could bounce into a corridor out of reach without getting pushed back.
  • Local co-op: Fixed an issue where player names would overlap the High Scores UI.
  • Android: Added support for the IPEGA PG-9055.

9 November 2017 – Version 350

Nintendo Switch™:
  • Tallowmere is now available on the Nintendo Switch in the Americas, Europe, and Australia.

14 August 2017 – Version 350

Wii U Japan:
New languages:
  • Finnish – translated by Tomi Turkki & Olli-Samuli Lehmus
  • German – translated by Spiffosi, sePL, & John Westfield
  • Japanese – translated by Teyon Japan
Thank you to everyone who has helped translate Tallowmere!

  • Updated engine to Unity 5.6.2p4.
  • macOS: Fixed an issue where the game would sometimes crash upon startup.
  • Fixed an issue where controller icons weren't appearing in the Edit Controls menu for non-English languages.
  • Fixed an issue where Lady Tallowmere's speech bubble wouldn't update during a boss fight if blood was disabled.
  • Fixed an issue where Samuel's Challenge dates were always displaying in English.
  • Fixed an error that would occur if you opened the Weapon Wheel before walking around.
  • Fixed an issue during a boss fight where blood would instantiate in the center of the room rather than on the boss.
  • Fixed an issue where combat log entries for certain bosses were incorrect.
  • Minor translation text fixes.

22 June 2017 – Version 345.4


21 June 2017 – Version 345.3


19 June 2017 – Version 345.2


18 June 2017 – Version 345.1


15 June 2017 – Version 345

  • Added Turkish – translated by A. Ozkal.
  • Steam: Added option: Lock Cursor to Window. Toggleable. Available under Options > Input Options.
  • Added persistent English text for the “Options” and “Language” menu items to prevent confusion if the language was set incorrectly.
  • To help fix missing font issues, the following fonts have been embedded:
    • For Simplified Chinese, added the Noto Sans CJK SC font.
    • For Russian, added the Noto Sans font.
  • Improved out-of-bounds position detection when using the Katana or Emerald Dagger.
  • Fixed an issue where you could spawn outside the room when starting the game.
  • Fixed an issue where Bloats could chase you after cloaking with the Emerald Dagger.
  • Fixed an issue where the game could freeze after starting a Challenge.
  • Fixed an issue where the game could freeze if you talked to the Tireless Guard with blood disabled.
  • Local Co-op: Fixed an issue where the red low-health overlay would not cover the whole screen if the camera was zoomed out too far.
  • Android: Fixed the Flag Runner achievement displaying the wrong text.
  • Various minor translation text fixes.
  • Performance improvements.

10 May 2017 – Version 344.4

  • Minor UI and translation improvements.

7 May 2017 – Version 344.3

  • Windows & Linux: Fixed an issue where VSync and framerate settings weren't getting applied at startup.

7 May 2017 – Version 344.2

  • Updated the InControl controller plugin from v1.6.9 to v1.6.12:
    • Windows 7/8: Added support for Xbox One S controller.
    • Windows & macOS: Added support for 8Bitdo NES30 Pro, SFC30, and SNES30 controllers.
    • Windows & macOS: Added support for Xiaomi Bluetooth controller.
    • macOS: Fixed support for newer Sony DUALSHOCK 4 controllers.
    • Android: Added support for 8Bitdo SFC30 and SNES30 controllers.
    • Android: Added support for Xbox One Bluetooth controller.
    • Android: Improved support for PlayStation 4 controller.
  • Improved detection of PlayStation controllers for button names and icons.
  • Android: Default controller buttons for Main Menu and Inventory have been changed to Start and Select, rather than L1 and R1.
  • Fixed Left Trigger / L2 not being bindable in some cases.
  • Minor text translation fixes.
  • Known issues:
    • If your controller does not have a Right Trigger / R2 button, you will need to remap the Shield Block action to a different button like Right Bumper / R1. This can be done by pressing Start > Options > Input Options > Edit Controls.
    • Linux: Using a PlayStation 4 controller may have the L1 button’s signal be seen as held-down upon first load, thus showing the combat log. Please press L1 once to toggle the combat log off.
    • Android: The signal for Right Trigger / R2 may be seen as held-down upon first load, thus having your shield raised to start with. Please press Right Trigger / R2 once to lower the shield.

22 April 2017 – Version 344.1

  • Minor translation text fixes.

18 April 2017 – Version 344

  • Added Italian (Italiano) – translated by Luca Pattarini.
  • Added Russian (Русский) – translated by Tycho Davidianus.

2 April 2017 – Version 343.5 (Windows)

  • Windows: Improved XInput controller detection in certain scenarios.
  • Windows: Added support for the BETOP BTP-2175S controller.

29 March 2017 – Version 343.4

  • Android: Added keyboard support.

22 March 2017 – Version 343.3

  • French: Fixed an issue with one of the outfit names.
  • Android: Added support for the GameSir G4s controller.

16 March 2017 – Version 343.2

  • Android: Added support for the FIX XBG-301 controller.

14 March 2017 – Version 343.1

  • Tutorial text now wraps if sentence is too long to fit on one line.
  • Fixed some minor translation text issues.

12 March 2017 – Version 343

  • Updated to Unity 5.4.4p3.
  • Added French. Translated by Christophe Braguy.
  • Upon first run, Tallowmere now attempts to automatically select your system language (if available) rather than defaulting to English.
  • On the main menu, added a “Save Game” item explaining how the saving system works:
    • Your game is automatically saved when you reach a new room.
    • Your save file is loaded whenever Tallowmere starts.
    • Your save file will be deleted if you die.
  • Linux: Fixed an issue where the game would not pause if the game lost focus.
  • Linux: Fixed an issue where the cursor would remain locked to the game window if the game lost focus.
  • Android: Added support for the 8Bitdo FC30 Pro and 8Bitdo NES30 Pro controllers.

18 February 2017 – Version 342

  • Added Polish (Polski). Translated by Maciej Ułanowicz.
  • Added Spanish (Español). Translated by Jose M. Gaspar.
  • Updated the InControl controller plugin from v1.5.12 to v1.6.9:
    • Added support for Sony DUALSHOCK 4 Wireless Adapter.
    • Added support for newer PlayStation 4 controller.
    • Added support for Xbox One S controller on Windows 10.
    • Added support for Xbox One controller changes in Windows 10 anniversary edition.
    • Added support for SteelSeries Stratus XL on Windows.
    • Added support for PlayStation 4 Steam Link on Mac.
    • Added additional controllers supported by 360Controller 0.16.4 on Mac.
    • Fixed D-Pad mappings for Xbox One controllers on Windows 10.
    • Android: Added improved SteelSeries Stratus XL support.

29 December 2016 – Version 340.8

  • Updated to Unity 5.4.3f1.
  • Fixed a Local Co-op and Keyboard Co-op issue where the inventory screen would sometimes switch to the wrong player when pressing Esc.
  • Android: Added support for the DroidBOX GPD XD PlayON controller.
  • Android: Hopefully resolved a rare Unity-related crash.

2 December 2016 – Version 340.7

Steam changes:
  • The Steam monthly leaderboard ID is now retrieved from Tallowmere's web server.
  • The Steam monthly leaderboard for December 2016 is now live.

27 November 2016 – Version 340.6

iOS changes:
  • Reduced the minimum iOS version to 8.1.

17 November 2016 – Version 340.5

  • Fixed an issue where gib collisions were not creating blood splats.
  • Android: Added support for the GameSir G3s controller.

10 November 2016 – Version 340.4

  • Fixed an issue from v340.3 where Steam leaderboards and achievements were not being activated, and savefile locations were incorrect. This was due to human error on my part. I will add some checks and alerts to my build process to ensure this doesn't happen again.

    If you were using Windows with v340.3, savefiles would have been accidentally saved to:
    C:\Users\YOUR_USERNAME\AppData\LocalLow\Chris McFarland\Tallowmere

    If desired, please copy any savefiles to the correct directory:
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Tallowmere

9 November 2016 – Version 340.3

  • Selecting a language now applies the language and restarts Tallowmere immediately.

    My apologies for the ~14 MB download size; it seems Unity 5.4 likes to repack the sprites every update.

7 November 2016 – Version 340.2

  • Settings are now saved immediately after selecting a language.
  • Android: Fixed the Back and Confirm button text being off-centered.

2 November 2016 – Version 340.1

  • Steam: Fixed the title screen not looking in the correct directory for the SavedSettings file.

2 November 2016 – Version 340

Tallowmere: Now available in Simplified Chinese (简体中文)

Lady Tallowmere and her friends have learned to speak Simplified Chinese (简体中文), with thanks to Kai Shao.

New & Updated:
  • Tallowmere is now built with Unity 5.4.2f1.
  • Added internal support for multiple languages. For details about translating Tallowmere, please read the Localisation Support thread. The default language is English. Please note that weapons and loot acquired prior to v340 may retain their English names even if you change the language.
  • Added Simplified Chinese (简体中文) as a selectable language. Translated by Kai Shao. Available in-game under Main Menu> Options> Languages.
  • Updated the Steam monthly leaderboard to November 2016.
  • In singleplayer, the weapon info box in the top-left corner no longer fades out.
  • Added a slight glow around each Acid Trap skull.
  • Converted the Tips & Tricks section to read data from local language files instead of requesting a file from Tallowmere's web server.
  • Tamed the screen shake to be slightly smoother and less jarring for the shake duration.
  • Fixed +Spiked Club Damage not being included in the loot rolls.
  • Fixed an issue where +Base Damage numbers on new weapons were being rolled too low after loading a saved game.
  • Fixed the Tips & Tricks section sometimes saying there was 1 new tip if you had read them all.
  • Fixed screen tearing on Linux.
  • Fixed mouse cursor showing erroneously on Linux. The cursor is now hidden and locked to the game window from the start. Opening the main menu by pressing Esc will release the cursor so you can click elsewhere on your desktop. Resuming the game will lock the cursor to the game again.

27 August 2016 – Version 340 Beta 2

  • Converted the Tips & Tricks section to read data from local langauge files instead of requesting a file from Tallowmere's web server.
  • Added translator names within the Options > Language section.
  • Optimised the High Scores GUI column headers for translation.

25 August 2016 – Version 340 Beta 1a

This update adds the ability for Tallowmere to support multiple languages!

Changes (currently for the Steam beta branch):
  • Tallowmere is now built with Unity 5.4.0f3.
  • Added support for multiple languages. If you'd like to translate Tallowmere to your language, please visit tallowmere.com/translate.
  • Added a slight glow around each Acid Trap.
  • Fixed screen tearing on Ubuntu/Linux.

1 August 2016 – Version 334.13

  • The Steam monthly leaderboard for August 2016 is now live.
  • Adjusted Tallowmere's code to not require a whole new build and version each month for the monthly leaderboards. Monthly leaderboards will still continue, but version numbers will not need to be increased each month (unless there's something else that has been updated). I will continue to post leaderboard links in the announcements.

3 July 2016 – Version 334.12

  • Fixed an audio crackling issue from 334.11.

1 July 2016 – Version 334.11

  • Enabled the Steam monthly leaderboard for July 2016.

24 June 2016 – Version 334.10

  • Added support for PlayStation 4 controller for Sony Xperia Z5 via Bluetooth.

22 June 2016 – Version 334.9

iPhone, iPad, and Android:
  • iPhone, iPad, Android: Added Static Movement buttons as an optional movement type. Available under Main Menu> Options> Input Options> Movement Type.
  • iPhone, iPad: Fixed an issue from 334.8 where body parts were not leaving bloodsplats when colliding with blocks if blood was enabled.
  • iPhone, iPad: Fixed an MFi controller issue from 334.8 where, after dying, you had to press the A button twice instead of once to return home.

11 June 2016 – Version 334.8

  • Enabled the Shrine update on iPhone and iPad.
  • Added an option to disable blood. Available under Main Menu > Game Options > Blood.

    I created this blood-free option because Apple required me to have my screenshots and app preview videos be blood-free before they'd approve the build. The game is still bloody by default :)

1 June 2016 – Version 334.7

  • The Steam leaderboard for June 2016 is now live.
  • Improved Feeler AI to ensure they keep flying around.
  • Fixed music tracks not looping in certain event rooms.

8 May 2016 – Version 334.6


7 May 2016 – Version 334.5

Android requirement changes:

For the Steam DLC and DRM-free Android versions:
  • OpenGL ES 2.0 is now the minimum requirement instead of OpenGL ES 3.0.
  • Changed the default texture compression to ETC instead of ETC2.
These changes should resolve the pink screen issue some users were having.

The Google Play Store version will keep the requirement of OpenGL ES 3.0 for now.

5 May 2016 – Version 334.4


2 May 2016 – Version 334.3


15 April 2016 – Version 334.2

  • Android: Enabled the 32-bit Display Buffer to resolve black screen issues on certain devices.

8 April 2016 – Version 334.1

  • Manually selecting an Xbox or PlayStation controller from the Device Types list no longer automatically sets Automatic Device Selection to On.
  • Fixed Nvidia Shield controller not working correctly on Windows 8.1.
  • Added Dev Console command: show controller names

1 April 2016 – Version 334

The Shrining

Fire, ice, and everything nice. Lady Tallowmere has delivered 6 new shrines to her dungeon for you to discover.

Most rooms now have a 30% chance to contain a shrine, with a smaller chance that two shrines may appear. Shrines won't appear in boss rooms.

Shrine types:
  • Shrine of Power
    Applies a double damage effect to your weapons. Lasts 60 seconds.
  • Shrine of Swiftness
    Increases your movement speed. Lasts 60 seconds.
  • Shrine of Wealth
    Grants extra coins from enemies. Lasts 60 seconds.
  • Shrine of Regeneration
    Grants you increased health regeneration. Lasts 60 seconds.
  • Shrine of Chilling
    Gives your weapons an icy touch. Lasts 60 seconds.
  • Shrine of Fire
    Ignites your weapons with fire. Lasts 60 seconds.

Activating a shrine will apply a visual effect to your hero and/or weapons for the duration.

Fiery Ice Wands? Icy Katanas? Double Damage Rocket Launchers? The power can be yours – if you're lucky.

Other changes:
  • Bloats and Zaeries that are chilled when they die will now chill nearby enemies that are hit in their death explosion.
  • Bloats and Zaeries that are on fire when they die will now ignite nearby enemies that are hit in their death explosion.

Dev console commands:

If you'd like to cheat and spawn a shrine immediately, you can open the Dev Console by pressing the ~ key and type:
  • spawn double damage shrine
  • spawn haste shrine
  • spawn wealth shrine
  • spawn health regen shrine
  • spawn cold shrine
  • spawn fire shrine

Monthly leaderboard:

The Steam leaderboard for April 2016 is now live.

Older changes

View the changelog archives for older version notes dating back to February 2014.

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Game info:
  Action roguelike platformer
  Randomly-generated levels
  Weapons w/ unique mechanics
  Outfits, headgear, shields
  Item rarities
  Multiple enemy types
  Tactical shield blocking
  Deadly traps and obstacles
  Persistent bloodsplats and gibs
  Coins, hearts, souls, and keys
  Treasure chests
  Potions and consumables
  Special room events and bosses
  Passive abilities
  Merchant NPCs
  Local high-score system
  Challenge modes
  Sacrificial kittens
  Combat/event log
  Dev console for cheats*

  Local co-op (up to 4 players)
  Keyboard and mouse support*
  Independent game developer
* Windows/macOS/Linux only.
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PEGI 16 Violence
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