For those who like their mobile gaming a little deeper and a little less polluted, TownCraft is out now.
TownCraft is a crafting and city-builder hybrid with no microtransactions whatsoever.
It was created in Sydney, Australia, by brothers Rohan Harris and Leigh Harris, and was the #2 paid iPad app in the country within weeks of its local launch.*
The Sydney Morning Herald calls it “addictive and fun”, while Australian Game Informer said it "could approach 'next big thing' status", and it received a slew of positive reviews when it came out in Australia this July.**
“People seem to really like the stripped back and ‘pure’ nature of the game” says Leigh Harris, Lead Designer, “We created a game which would allow the player to sink into it without distraction, and the response has been great!”
“The reception here in Australia was huge,” adds Rohan Harris, Lead Programmer. “I can’t say I’d ever considered that I might be seeing our first videogame in the Top Ten Charts on the App Store. It still kind of blows me away!”
TownCraft is available now from the App Store for iPad 2 and up, and iPad Minis for USD$4.99 . An iPhone version is coming soon.
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Our first 'Making Of' video (about 3 minutes).
A Let’s Play showing off the first 15 minutes of the game.
- TownCraft peaked as the #2 top paid iPad app in Australia on 12th August and reached #8 in New Zealand on 3rd September.
TownCraft was created by Flat Earth Games in conjunction with Epiphany Games and Quest's End Games.
Flat Earth Games
Flat Earth Games is an indie studio started by Rohan and Leigh Harris. It is aiming at bringing 90s gaming experiences to contemporary devices, and is based in Sydney, Australia. It was founded in 2011, and TownCraft is its first title.
Epiphany Games is a Sydney based independent developer which was founded by Morgan Lean and Damien Lee in 2004. They have been responsible for iOS arcade title Runic Rumble and PC RTS Frozen Hearth.
Quest's End Games
Quest's End Games is a brand new Sydney indie studio comprised of former Team Bondi / KMM Interactive employees.