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Episode from the podcastNever Ending Backlog: Byte-sized Game Reviews

Never Ending Backlog: Townscaper

Released Friday, 4th December 2020
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We're ending our Autumn Sale Steam Week with a toy/game that we have had our eye on for a little while. It's technically not really a "game" since there is no objectives nor goals (then again Vanilla Minecraft was less of a game as well, but we digress); however, it has a terrific interface, amazing graphics, and is a TINY download (62mb). Today we are reviewing Oskar Stålberg's, Townscaper, on Steam.

Steam Description:
Build quaint island towns with curvy streets. Build small hamlets, soaring cathedrals, canal networks, or sky cities on stilts. Block by block. No goal. No real gameplay. Just plenty of building and plenty of beauty. That's it. Townscaper is an experimental passion project. More of a toy than a game. Pick colors from the palette, plop down colored blocks of 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.

We had to use the longer description as the initial description is, "Instant town building toy".

Important Links:
Developer Website: https://oskarstalberg.com/
Steam Store: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1291340/Townsca…