Sandbox games have become more and more complicated over the past few years, thanks to interesting new mechanics introduced by titles like Minecraft. Hence, procedural rendering and randomized environments make it feasible to create almost infinite worlds for you to explore and customize.
Create a civilization from scratch
Towns, on the other hand, is a game that takes the idea one step further, by enabling you to take care of a group of people, rather than just yourself. Thus, the main goal is to build a settlement and make the settlers happy, by providing them with everything they need in order to survive the environment, whether it's food, shelter or protection from the elements.
To start off with, you get a handful of people and a lot of possibilities, especially since the map is basically devoid of any buildings or useful tools for them to use. Hence, you must begin by gathering materials from the surrounding environment, such as food and wood, in order to start building stockpiles, houses, workshops and various other things that are required in order to maintain a small settlement.
A staggering amount of options
When it comes to the things you can build, it may come as a bit of a shock when if you first pop open the related menu, since there are dozens of options, all of which require specific materials, terrains and other buildings in order to be constructed. In the beginning, you might start off with a place to store the food and the materials you gather, but you'll soon need to build butcheries, farms and houses for the people, which is not as easy as it sounds.
Since the game emulates Minecraft in a lot of regards, the environment is formed out of blocks as well and it is completely destructible too. Moreover, you also have the options to dig and create mines, in order to search for precious minerals to keep on advancing your civilization. Although you cannot control the people directly, they do execute your orders automatically, as long as they are not busy doing something else.
Countless hours of planning and fun
Although Towns requires a few hours of getting used to the mechanics before you are able to figure out how things work, it is worth the effort, especially since you are offered complete freedom and more than enough options when it comes to the way you want your settlements to look and function.