Today, developer Oskar Stalberg and publisher Raw Fury have announced that the city-builder Townscaper will be heading for iOS, Android and Nintendo Switch later this year. The game is currently in Early Access over on Steam.
Stalberg describes Townscaper as an experimental effort and more of a toy than a game in many ways. It will allow you to create cute little island towns block by block by adding hamlets, cathedrals and canal networks. If you're feeling a tad more ambitious you could even create sky cities on stilts.
All you have to do is select a colour from the palette and set to work placing coloured blocks on a grid. The game's algorithm will then do the rest, morphing these cubes into houses, arches, stairways, bridges and back gardens. How it looks will depending entirely on the configuration.
You can check out some footage from the game by heading over to Raw Fury's recent tweet. As you can see, it sports a beautiful painterly aesthetic and a tuneful popping sound accompanies the building of your little cities. Though there's not much actual gameplay it does look like a very chill experience I could lose a lot of time to.
The game first released in Early Access on Steam in June last year. Since then players seem to have enjoyed their time with Townscapes given that it has 'Overwhelmingly Positive' reviews from over 7000 users.
Townscaper will release on the App Store, Google Play and Nintendo Switch later this year. In the meantime, it's currently available on Steam in Early Access.