|a game by||Oskar Stålberg|
|Editor Rating:||9/10, based on 1 review|
|User Rating:||7.6/10 - 5 votes|
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|See also:||Sandbox Games, Cute Games, Relaxing Games, Games For Girls|
One of the most prominent stereotypes of childhood is entertaining yourself with building blocks. There wasn't any real goal behind doing it - we just wanted to have fun and maybe showcase our creativity. Townscaper was developed around that zen idea of just building for fun. No objectives, no challenges - just create the town of your dreams.
There's something very refreshing behind the look of Townscaper. Maybe it's because you're going into the game without any pressure. Perhaps you're building a settlement in an area that looks to be completely isolated from the real world. Whatever the case, it seems impossible to jump into Townscape without an aura of positivity.
This Town Could Be Big Enough For The Two of Us
The development behind Townscaper isn't to procure some agenda, mechanically revolution, or extraordinary narrative. It's a passion project simply dedicated to building towns. While some may think that really isn't a game - immediately entering, you'll toss all those questions away. Townscaper is as refreshing as an experience as you'll get.
Essentially, you'll be given a set of tools that includes building blocks, shaping scalpels, and color pickers. What's simple in stature serves a power-packed crafting set, though. Players can sculpt their towns into tiny intimate villages or sprawling megalopolises - all with the charming visuals of a colorful Scandinavian harbor town.
Even if you're not the most fantastic civil engineer in the world, Townscaper works to bring joy to your creations. The algorithms being the construction engine automatically shape your houses and buildings to feature yards, archways, and stairs according to what looks best. It's not really hand-holding - but a developer's effort to deliver a simple happy experience.
There's not a lot you could say about Townscaper to put a negative light on it. Though it's more of a toy box than an actual game, it's still a pleasant experience. Players can invest hours into creating their little fantasy town and channel their ultimate route to escapism. This is always something good to have on hand - we all need a destress mechanism from time to time.
Scaped My Town
Yes, Townscaper lacks the objectives and liveliness of town-builder games such as Stardew Valley. However, the purpose behind the development wasn't to give players this kind of experience. It's simply something to sit back, relax, and watch your dreamy architectural creations come to life.
It's pretty amazing how many hours you'll find yourself enjoying the soothing sounds of development. Townscaper is a game where every action feels like your creating some magic. You won't find any frustrations, obstacles, or annoyances here - it's just a game to let loose. It's been a while since we've had such a feel-good offering. It must be enjoyed by all.
- Building mechanics are some of the most intuitive seen in city-builders
- Gorgeous visuals reminiscent of Scandinavian architecture
- One of the most refreshing simulation experiences
- The town you build doesn't feel like it's living
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP