Quite a few PC gamers have grappled with the many pressures of the past year with a relaxed session of Townscaper, and now other gamers can see what it’s all about. Oskar Stålberg and Raw Fury have announced that Townscaper will be available on mobile and the Switch sometime this summer. It’s not sure what will change from the Early Access days of experimental play on Steam, but it’s not clear that anything has to – it’s the underlying concept that people are excited about.
As Stålberg explains, there is no real goal or conventional gameplay. All you do is build a European-style city full of colorful houses, archways, bridges, and green spaces. The beauty comes from the algorithm that guides everything. It takes away the headache of building and lets you build a quaint seaside village or sprawling town on a whim. As with Animal Crossing, it is the calm pursuit of your creative vision that proves so satisfying.