Townscaper Review

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Posted: 12 months ago, last updated 5 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer, @JonahMonaghan, @EamonGaudio, Jo Robertson and Rich Adams.

OverviewOverview

Townscaper is a town building toy. You pick colours from the range available and click to put down a house in the sea. As you continue to add houses of different colours the game automatically orientates the architecture for you.

Like a toy, there’s a fascination in experimenting to see how Townscaper's underlying algorithm will automatically turn blocks into cute little houses, arches, stairways, bridges and lush backyards, depending on their configuration. Access to all the building tools is given right away and Townscaper’s algorithm ensures that every block snaps together in a cohesive way to allow anyone to create the town of their dreams with houses, gardens, and bridges, regardless of architectural skill.

As enquiring minds push the game to build ever more complex structures and layouts you can discover more of where the building will take you. Build quaint island towns with curvy streets. Build small hamlets, soaring cathedrals, canal networks, or sky cities on stilts. Block by block.

As you build you create a strange otherworldly building-site soundtrack. Hear waves break against the building, masonry plop into the sea, and new dwellings pop into existence. The sounds and lovely seas-side visuals make this a game as calming as a fidget spinner.

“No goal. No real gameplay. Just plenty of building and plenty of beauty. That's it.”

Now fully released on Steam for PC and Mac, with the addition of automatic garden paths when buildings have entranceways opposite each other.

DetailsGame Details

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Release Date: 30/06/2020, updated in 2021

Platforms: Mac, PC and Switch

Genres: Creative, Puzzle and Simulation

Accessibility: 16 features

Developer: @OskSta

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: It takes between 1 minute and half an hour to play a round of this game. You can build a town in a minute or spend hours crafting the perfect dwelling.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Game not yet rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 3 and ESRB EVERYONE.


Skill Rating: This game is enjoyed by 8+ year-olds as it's a good match for their ability and maturity.
 
User-Generated Content: This game includes content created by other players, such as maps, outfits and items, that are not reflected in the game rating.


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