Just fancy kicking back without worrying about the world around you, instead creating your own virtual offering that you could just hop to jump into? Townscaper is that game – and it’s available on Xbox and through Game Pass.
Available to purchase and download right now on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, either as a mere £4.19 purchase or through the power and brilliance of Game Pass, Townscaper does pretty much as it says on the tin, allowing gamers to create their own little town, with its own little streets and its own little quirks, however, whenever, and wherever you like.
A glorious visual style powers the dreams of a Townscaper player as this experimental passion project from Oskar Stålberg has been picked up and thrown out to the masses by the Raw Fury team. Running as more of a ‘toy’ than a ‘game’ – albeit an Xbox Series X|S optimised toy that comes with 4K visuals and 120fps – Townscaper could and should be that game you can just fire up at will, throwing in 5 minutes or 5 hours at a time.
There is no goal though, so be aware of that prior to jumping in to what it brings, and instead you’re just left to build, create and enjoy the scenary.
If you wish to give Townscaper a go you’ll find the game on the Xbox Store. Whether you pay up the very low asking price or make the most of your Xbox Game Pass subscription is up to you. We think we’ll probably do the latter and go all-in on a little purchase, pushing out a full review thereafter.
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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.