The Legend of Tianding
The Legend of Tianding

The Legend of Tianding is a sidescrolling action game about Liao Tianding, the legendary Taiwanese Folk Hero. Explore the dazzling streets of Colonial Japanese Taiwan in the early 20th century.

The Taiwanese Robin Hood

Play as Liao Tianding (AKA. Liāu Thiam-Ting), vigilante of Taipei city and wanted by the Colonial Japanese authorities. Rob the rich, feed the poor, and fight for justice in the streets of early 20th century Taipei as Taiwan’s legendary outlaw.
Based on real events, real people and real situations, The Legend of Tianding is an exploration of a place and time often overlooked and presented in the style of Traditional Chinese Manga.
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Kung Fu Fighting

Battle the colonial authorities in style with a tanto, waist sash, and fast paced Kung Fu in tightly tuned technical combat. Execute advanced aerial combos, steal weapons from your enemies, use your waist sash and grappling hook to fly around the battlefield, and strike fear into the hearts of your oppressors.
Take on incredible bosses like deadly courtesans, greedy businessmen, and even military leaders, each one guaranteed to challenge you with their dynamic abilities and brutal attacks.
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Taipei At The Turn Of The Century

Explore the Dadaocheng area of Taipei city as it looked like in the early 1900’s Run through colorful streets, ride on a speeding train, and make your escape through dark sewers, all done in the style of a retro Traditional Chinese Manga.
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Power Ups Galore

Even the playing field and tailor Liao Tianding to your playstyle with different equippable talismans! These magical items grant you bonuses such as recovering more health from food, regaining stamina faster, or even reducing the damage you take.
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Four Color Cards

Take a break from rebellion with this traditional Taiwanese board game.
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Online Lerderboards

See how your legend stacks up against your friends, as well as the best of the best from around the world with our online leaderboards.
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Boss Rush Mode

A hero is defined not just by their legend, but by the rogue's gallery they've made while writing it. Take on all of Tianding's enemies in a brutal contest of might, in Boss Rush Mode!
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4K Resolution, 120 FPS!

Experience the full beauty of the city, the mountains, and clashing martial arts in 4K resolution, running at 120 frames per second.
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by Jaz Sagoo
82 / 100
“Legend of Tianding is a great example of the 2D action, platforming genre. Due to its smooth combat, effortless traversal and gorgeous visuals, the game instantly stands out compared to its peers. Although there are difficulty spikes with boss battles, these matchups have been brilliantly designed, offering a myriad of indicators to aid you in your fight. Beautifully and seamlessly merging an array of mechanics, this is the perfect way to celebrate the Taiwanese hero.”
by Cosmin Vasile
9.5 / 10
“The Legend of Tianding shows how indie developers can mix solid mechanics and cool history-based protagonists to deliver a fresh take on the classic side-scrolling brawler experience. The game is tough but fair, asking players to master a series of moves and constantly finding new ways to test their skills. I would have liked less backtracking and, maybe, more meaningful side quests but simply engaging with the core missions is very fun.”
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by Vincent Ternida
“The Legend of Tianding hands down is one of my favorite indie action/adventure games for the year. It is a tried and tested concept improved by a fresh Taiwanese perspective usually dominated by Western and Japanese influences. You have likable heroes, fun gameplay mechanics, and a quasi-open world to explore and challenge, making it well worth the price of admission and then some.”
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OS versionWindows 10 Version 18362.0 or higher
OS versionWindows 10 Version 18362.0 or higher
CPUAMD Athlon X4 | Intel Core i5 4460
CPUAMD Ryzen 3 | Intel i5 Skylake
Memory 8 GB RAM
Memory 8 GB RAM
GPUNvidia GTX 950 | AMD R7 370
GPUNvidia GTX 970 | AMD RX 570
DirectX Version 11
DirectX Version 11
Storage2 GB available space
Storage2 GB available space
Languages Supported
  • Audio: English
  • Text: Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), English, German, Japanese, Russian
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