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  • Summary: The first game from Flat Earth Games, created by two brothers from Sydney, Australia and their team of intrepid developers.TownCraft is a surreal crafting and city-building game for iPad with no in-app purchases ever!You are alone in the wilderness back in medieval times, and must start a new town to be the celebration of all the kingdoms!To the West lies King Oligarchy, a narcissist primarily absorbed by his own reflection. To the East: Queen Omnibus, busy 'taming' neighbouring kingdoms with the tip of her blade.In between is you.You begin by crafting the most basic of tools, tying a sharpened stone to a small piece of wood as a hatchet, but before long your town will be teeming and with travellers from all across the land. They'll buy your wares at the local shops, come to check out the sights, have some food and drink at your tavern, they'll come looking to trade with you, or work for you. Fish, farm, forage, hire, fire, and explore the bizarre and unique world of TownCraft.Stuff you'll do in TownCraft:* Play a new world every time – no two worlds will ever be the same thanks to procedurally generated maps!* Test your skill at crafting, with hundreds of different objects to create.* Build bridges, jetties, workshops and windmills as you create a fully functioning and self-sufficient town.* Order around your muck-ridden peasants as they manage your gold mines, stone quarries, crop fields, lakes, shops and taverns.* Play in a world with a real-time day and night cycle – watch as your workers wake up, go to work, hit the tavern to meet some passing travellers later at night and then get some shut-eye again.* Explore each new world and unearth countless resources, from cotton to canary eggs, gold to grapes, wheat to wax and stone to silver.* Follow an off-beat story as kingdoms vie for control.* NO IN-GAME PURCHASES EVER! TownCraft is a full game with heaps to discover. You won't be bothered by prompts to share anything, buy anything, watch any ads or anything of the sort. We're not going to nickel and dime you. It annoys us to bits, so why would we do it to our fans?You can find Flat Earth Games and its team hiding over at, or Expand
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  1. 90
    The ways in which TownCraft subtly nudges players in a certain direction is a great way of allowing creativity to flourish while still providing targets and a traditional sense of challenge.
  2. Oct 7, 2013
    The beginning of a really good crafting game is right here. It’s unpolished in places, and it could really do with some sort of social interaction/sharing, but its simplicity makes for a good introduction to the genre. It’s rewarding, if a little grindy in its initial few hours, but crafting fanatics will lap this up.
  3. Apr 29, 2014
    TownCraft is now a universal app, and assembling a personal little town is as engaging as ever.
  4. Oct 15, 2013
    The sort of game for which the journalistic cliché “hidden gem” was invented.
  5. May 15, 2014
    Players in it for the long haul have the ability to create a vibrant mini-ecosystem provided they’re not discouraged by the monstrous UI and lack of online capabilities.
  6. Feb 20, 2014
    An impressive debut from developer Flat Earth Games, TownCraft is a robust package that will have you happily sinking countless hours into building your own world without ever realising it.
  7. Sep 27, 2013
    A charming building game that's full of potential. The core systems and menus are just too much like hard work for all but the most dedicated of virtual grafters, though.