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They’ll Never Take You Alive!

Taiwan based developer CGCG and Neon Doctrine are thrilled to announce The Legend of Tianding, a fast-paced side scroller character action game exploring the life of Liao Tianding, the legendary Taiwanese folk hero. The Legend of Tianding will be a part of the Guerilla Collective in June along with several other titles from Neon Doctrine. Explore Colonial Taiwan at the turn of the century, as you rob the rich, feed the poor, and fight against the darkness gripping the very heart of Taipei.

CGCG are Taiwanese developers who are excited to present a piece of their local history and folklore, and we hope that The Legend of Tianding will introduce an exciting new hero and setting to players around the world. The Legend of Tianding will launch on PC and Switch later this year.

In the year 1895, the Treaty of Shimonoseki saw Taiwan ceded to Japan, with the island placed under Japanese rule. The decision was met with uproar and resistance by the Taiwanese, who found themselves brutally suppressed by the colonial government and its army. However, the desire for freedom is not so easily stamped out, for it is a cry from the heart itself: a flame that burns and never dies. From this fire came the heroes who fought for Taiwan, and one whose name stands tall amongst the ashes even today: Liao Tianding!

Play as Liao Tianding, the charismatic vigilante of Taipei city and wanted outlaw by the Colonial Japanese authorities. Fight for justice in the expansive, dazzling streets of Taipei as it looked like in the early 20th century, brought to life in a slick comic book art style inspired by Traditional Chinese Manga. Featuring a finely-tuned side-scrolling combat system, punch, kick, slash, and of course, rob your way through a myriad of challenging enemies, each wielding unique weapons that you can take for your own, and steal the hearts of the poor and downtrodden too while you’re at it!

Lead developer PP Wang states that “I am inspired by real events and the comic books of my youth, and I am dedicated to promoting Taiwanese stories through the medium of video games.” We can’t wait for you all to witness the tale of a man who carved his name into Taiwanese history, one robbery at a time, in The Legend of Tianding!


  • Play as Taiwan’s legendary “Robin Hood”. Rob the rich to feed the poor, and teach the oppressors to pick on someone their own size!

  • A master thief relies on his tools: Use a tanto, a waist sash, and lightning-fast Kung Fu to battle your enemies in style.

  • Steal your enemies’ guns, blades, axes, and more, all with their own unique movesets and properties.

  • A comic book art style depicting the Dadaocheng area of Taipei as it looked like in the 20th century.

  • Equip different magic talismans to augment your abilities and tailor Liao Tianding to your fighting style!

  • Take a break from rebellion and play a game of Four Color Cards, a traditional Taiwanese board game.

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