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Townscaper (2020) is a creative town-building game where you pick colours from the range available and click to put down a house in the sea. As you continue to add houses of different colours the game automatically orientates the architecture for you.

Like a toy, there’s a fascination in experimenting to see how Townscaper's underlying algorithm will automatically turn blocks into cute little houses, arches, stairways, bridges and lush backyards, depending on their configuration. Access to all the building tools is given right away and Townscaper’s algorithm ensures that every block snaps together in a cohesive way to allow anyone to create the town of their dreams with houses, gardens, and bridges, regardless of architectural skill.

As enquiring minds push the game to build ever more complex structures and layouts you can discover more of where the building will take you. Build quaint island towns with curvy streets. Build small hamlets, soaring cathedrals, canal networks, or sky cities on stilts. Block by block.

As you build you create a strange otherworldly building-site soundtrack. Hear waves break against the building, masonry plop into the sea, and new dwellings pop into existence. The sounds and lovely seaside visuals make this a game as calming as a fidget spinner. “No goal. No real gameplay. Just plenty of building and plenty of beauty. That's it.”

Our examiner, Jonah Monaghan, first checked Townscaper 4 years ago. It was re-examined by Andy Robertson and updated 3 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Creative and Simulation game with World Building elements. This is a single-player game.


Play Time: It takes between 1 minute and half an hour to play a round of this game. You can build a town in a minute or spend hours crafting the perfect dwelling.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.
User-Generated Content: This game includes content created by other players, such as maps, outfits and items, that are not reflected in the game rating.

Skill Level

6+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Really young players can enjoy messing around with the different buildings and colours. Older players enjoy constructing towns with a particular aim or aesthetic.


Townscaper usually costs £0 to £5.39. 


Steam StoreSALE PC £4.99 £2.49 until 29/07/2024
Steam StoreSALE Mac £4.99 £2.49 until 29/07/2024
Web Free
App Store iOS £4.99


XBox Store Xbox X|S £4.19
XBox Store Xbox One £4.19
XBox Store PC £4.19
Switch Store Switch £5.39
Android Store Android £4.49
This game is free to play. There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.
You can try the game for free on the Townscaper website

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 30/06/2020, updated in 2021

Price: Free

Out Now: Android, Mac, PC, Switch, Web, Xbox One, Xbox X|S and iOS

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Creative, Simulation and World Building

Accessibility: 25 features

Components: 2D Overhead, Blocks and Hand-Made

Developer: Osk Sta (@OskSta)

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