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The Signal From Tölva is an open-world first-person shooter from Big Robot, the British development team behind Sir, You Are Being Hunted.

Key Features

  • Explore a single-player shooter set in a sprawling, hand-crafted landscape.
  • Delve into science fiction mystery as you investigate the haunting highlands of Tölva.
  • Fight a war of territory control against dynamic and ferocious AI.
  • Recruit allied robots to fight alongside you.
  • Equip electronic countermeasures, plasma shields, and savage beam weapons for intense skirmishing.

The Story So Far

In the distant future, star-faring robotic factions sift through the ruins of an ancient civilisation. On the highlands of Tölva, beneath the shadow of abandoned war machines, they found something.

Was it the source of the signal you were so interested in? And will the trail lead to enlightenment, or something more sinister? You hijack a drone and you begin the search for yourself.

The Signal From Tölva is a journey into a wild science fiction landscape, filled with danger and beauty: you must survive terrible hazards, navigate through impossible spaces, and fight an ongoing battle to control this haunted, blighted world. You will make use of a range of powerful tools to overcome your enemies and uncover secrets: hack robots to battle alongside you, equip powerful weapons, and detonate savage defence systems.

Fight, explore, and solve the mystery of The Signal From Tölva!


Windows 7, 8, or 10 (64-bit only), 8gb RAM, 2gb Graphics card of 600-series Nvidia or equivalent. Please note we are not supporting a 32-bit client.

The Signal From Tölva website

Big Robot Ltd Forums

Become A Tölva Tester: Pre-Release Test Build Access

Get exclusive access to this game by purchasing while quantities last.

Tölva Test Certificate

You are a The Signal From Tölva tester! Get full access to the pre-release version of the game and help us make it the best it can be. (Full release will be $20.)

You will get access to the following files:

the-signal-from-tlva-win-x64.zip 674 MB


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the game is awsome but there is not 32-bit in your game and hey you can upload this game in igg games with uploading 32-bit

The specs are: 64-bit required. 32-bit is finally dying, I would expect to see more and more games that won't run on 32-bit.

32-bit restricts you to slightly less than 4GB of total addressable memory. That includes system RAM, graphics card memory, and a few other bits and bobs added together. My modest graphics card has 3GB of RAM... use all of that and there's not much left for anything else

I'm afraid we are simply not supporting 64-bit. Key features, such as landscape shaders, simply don't work on a 32-bit machine. Sorry!

Is there going to be another batch of keys before release or was I unlucky to miss this opportunity due to the time zone I live in?

We're not sure at the moment. Depends how this first test goes! If it goes well we'll hit full release in April.

Alright. Picked this up this morning, and have played it for about an hour. I'm really liking this so far. Nice balance of exploration and things to do.

Great! Let us know on the forum if you encounter any problems.

Managed to snag one =D

Short question: Will this entitle me to a Steam version of the game as well or how is this handled? Yes, I'm a Steam addict, please don't judge me. ;)

Yes: https://forum.big-robot.com/t/tolva-testers-in-here/29

Glad I was able to get a copy, been excited for this for a while, and what I've played so far already was pretty fun! :D

Excellent! Let us know on the forum if you find any bugs.


Purchasing this, will it give access to the full release when the time comes or will it have to be re-purchased? Also can people make YouTube videos and/or livestream the test build?


You will get the full-release if you purchase this. Please no video just yet. We'll announce when we're ready for that, and it won't be long.

Awesome. Thank you

Is it $15 dollars for the tester access. It flags as needed $20 when I go to pay

Can you try refreshing and see if that goes away? We had to update something in the back end.

Many thanks, It's working now, but adding on VAT, which I don't mind but hadn't expected.

Yeah, itch's handling of that is a bit weird. And opposite to Steam.


Better for you :) Ok downloading now. Looking very promising from the vid! Don't sell me short on story and secrets!


Congratulations folks. This looks fantastic.

Thank you!

Is streaming alright?

I see now from the downloading page that it is not!

If you can hold off on a video for a bit, that would be great. Thanks! Still updating this build constantly.

Not a problem even a little bit. Looks fantastic, can't wait to share!


Would love to play/test The signal from Tolva. Will there be a Linux version available soon or at least eventually?


We'll certainly try. Haven't had time to properly research it yet.