After two years in development in Sydney, TownCraft finally launched last weekend at PAX Australia.
It’s a genre-blend of crafting game / city-builder for iPad, created by brothers Rohan and Leigh Harris.
“It starts out humble enough,” says Leigh Harris, Lead Designer, “focusing on having the player gather stone and wood to craft their first axe.”
“But gradually, it becomes a full-on medieval city-builder, with players managing their town’s economy, hiring and firing workers, handling the stocks of their taverns and shops, or optionally, completing quests and following an off-beat story.”
“It’s very much been designed as a relaxing experience,” adds Rohan Harris, Lead Programmer. “It’s not a survival game by any stretch, just a game where you can zone out, explore, create and discover.”
“We’ve stripped it right back, following our childhood love for 90s games. It’s single player, there are no leaderboards or social media calls, hunger or tools that break, time limits or ads, and most definitely no in-app purchases to get in the way of just playing.”
TownCraft is available now from the App Store for iPad 2 and up, and iPad Minis for AUD$5.49.