Townscaper Review (Steam)

Our Townscaper Review shows how this is more of a toy than a game. Pick colors from the palette, plop down colored blocks of the house on the irregular grid, and watch Townscaper’s underlying algorithm automatically turn those blocks into cute little houses, arches, stairways, bridges, and lush backyards, depending on their configuration.

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Townscaper Review Pros:

  • Nice contemporary graphics style.
  • 336.08MB download size.
  • Full controller support.
  • Graphics – resolution.
  • Town building gameplay.
  • Screenshot feature.
  • Save and load images locally.
  • Can change the time of say and graphics style.
  • Undo and redo buttons.
  • The camera is full 360 and has zoom in and out features.
  • Devilishly simple controls.
  • Clear easy to learn gameplay.
  • Press a button to build and depending on where it is will determine what is built.
  • Can easily and quickly build a town.
  • Export creations as a .obj file.
  • Colour selector allows you to quickly change building colors to add variety.
  • You can make buildings, gardens, walkways, bridges, and more with a simple button press.
  • Excellent stress reliever.
  • Chilled atmosphere.

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Townscaper Review Cons:

  • No Steam achievements.
  • Doesn’t have a tutorial at all.
  • It feels more like a tech demo rather than a game.
  • A game you play every now and then.

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Townscaper:

Official website.

Developer: Oskar Stålberg

Publisher: Raw Fury

Store Links –

Steam

Epic Games Store

GoG

Nintendo

  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10
7.2/10

Summary

Townscaper is not really a game per set as it is more a relaxation tool. You jump straight in and can build with just a button press instantly, put a building on the side and make it bigger or put it on top to make it a house or a garden, how it effortlessly creates these towns is pure witchcraft and very therapeutic. Townscaper is a game you buy for that day where you just want something to do with your hands and not think a lot and for that it is perfect. Go in for relaxation and creativity and not thinking it’s a game and you have yourself quite the treat.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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