Townsmen VR-HandyGames

Released Feb 2018 3.6★
Build a medieval village within a completely interactively simulated world!

Townsmen VR uses the exciting possibilities of virtual reality to further enhance the classic city building game with entirely new gameplay experiences and interactive mechanics.

Lean back, relax and watch the bustling life of your villagers or actively get involved to speed up processes and move workers and resources directly where they are needed. You are able to seamlessly change between the all-encompassing view of a god and the detailed view of a citizen, able to follow the colorful life of your village. There is a lot to discover! But watch out for the Black Knight’s plundering hordes!

The game is currently in Early Access. We are excited to hear your feedback and ideas to make Townsmen VR an even better virtual reality experience in the future!

• Simulation: Assign jobs and tasks to your villagers to build your supply chains and economy.
• Town-planning: Unlock new buildings and place them freely within your village to optimize transport routes.
• Experience: Brush over trees, form clouds into dangerous thunderstorms, go fishing with your bare hands and talk to your townies.
• Interaction: Simply carry workers or resources directly to their destination to speed up the construction of buildings and production.
• Fight: Recruit brave soldiers, build catapults and protect your island from the Black Knights raiding henchmen.
• Tutorial: Your personal advisor Sir Clunk-a-lot will accompany you on your virtual tour of the medieval age with useful tips.
• Sound: Medieval music, adorable sound effects, and a classy English voiceover ensure a fitting atmosphere.
(also playable on Oculus Rift)

User Reviews

Mar 27, 2018
You guys and gals get a serious 10 for this game. Creativity – 10; Style –
10; Tutorial Intro to gameplay – 10; Graphics – 10; Smooth operation (no glitches or stutters) – 10; Attention to detail -11; Enjoyment – 11 (I began playing and the next thing I knew it was 3 hrs. later…total absorption).
This is a prime example of the outstanding potential of VR. Thanks!

Feb 15, 2018
Game runs great with and controls are absolutly amazing, although this is a tough 5 star as it is still in it’s early stages. If you are a fan of strategy sims I would highly recommend this game as it is definatly one of the best VR games I have played in this genre. I would love to see more updates with making boats and possibly traveling to different islands to capture/take resources. The fighting is smooth and the voice over for the tutorial is absolutly hilarious. Everything in the enviorment is interactive which is very refreshing. I am looking foward to see where the updates lead this game and if the developers are active I will have to buy this game rather than just using one of my viveport subscriptions on it. Side note: running a GTX 1080, 8gb RAM, and i5 and I have not experienced any crashes.

Jan 30, 2019
Love this, the level of detail and gameplay is top notch, i got this through subscription, but I will be purchasing to own.

Dec 21, 2019
I love the update with the added save button and random attacks. This game is amazing! I only wish there was a bit more, and maybe more room to play around with. Expantion update maybe? 😀
But seriously, this game is really cute, polished and fun to play around with. Definitly give it a play through! 🙂

May 12, 2019
This game has excellent potential which I hope will be fully realized. This is a great example of how to create a city building game for a VR environment. The graphics are fun and the interactive interaction like blowing clouds and windmills (by actually blowing) is entertaining. Looking forward to addtional content and build area.

Jan 17, 2019
The Settlers in VR. It’s cute, you have good control over your island and can zoom all the way in and out. Nice graphics, some cool features and all round nice little game.

Nov 11, 2018
Tiene mucho potencial, pero en una hora de juego, ya has hecho todo lo posible.
Con islas mas grandes, sin limitacion de numero de edificios y mas variedad de estos podria ser un gran juego.
El sistema promete mucho para un futuro en este tipo de juegos que por desgracia no abundan en la VR. No obstante, solo es un minijuego, es el tutorial y poco mas, te atacan pero una vez que te has defendido una vez son todas iguales, los edificios no evolucionan y son muy limitados.
La hora y media que he jugado me ha gustado mucho, es un buen comienzo pero en este titulo solo es eso, un comienzo.

Harry McMurray
May 26, 2018
First impressions seem really good. Will be interesting to see where the devs take this game. Graphically it’s really impressive, movement is a little clunky but im sure once I am used to it, it will be fine. Keep up the good work!

Feb 28, 2018
Played it trough couple of times.
Good graphics, good details for closer look, nice surprises and control over the little island in the middle of blue see. Resizing and moving around is amazing. Followed one miner into the cave and back. Later played with clouds and resizing waiting a bird on his track. Then discovered dolphins and whale and spent some time underwater.
A bit hard is manually follow every citizen for grabbing and placing around for needed job if you are almost same size as they are. There should be available option automatically follow the marked worker or group for gathering. In menu should be option for marking all groups sorted by job or jobless status. Menus works well and looks super. Citizens should learn find a optimal path. And of course – the show must go on and should grow much bigger.
It is a very good example of so named virtual god workbench game.

Feb 26, 2018
It has really good graphics. It is very interactive and fun. After your first battle there is no more. Hoping that they add more… like being able to send soldiers to other islands and if you win against them you get money or resorces and then you can expand your island and level up to unlock new things.

Feb 24, 2018
All told, Townsmen VR feels really good. You can effortlessly zoom in and out as you overlook the map—you’re able to zoom in close enough to look like you’re on the same level with the townspeople running around on the island. This allows you to precisely plan out your town’s setup, which is definitely one of the things that I love the most about the game.

If you want a great town builder that gives you full control of the town, then Townsmen VR is a fantastic choice, and it’s definitely worth your time.

Jan 13, 2020
I have good expectations from this game. I do hope they include either a variety of challenging or amusing islands to conqour and colonise, or a campaign with more variety to the structures and units on offer. Either way, it was an enjoyable experience.

Dec 03, 2019
This could be something amazing. All the mechanics are there and it’s really well polished. We just need more maps and more buildings to unlock!
I’m not sure why the devs have gone silent and this remains such a short game after over a year as all the hard work has been done and it’s just a matter of expanding on it.

Oct 11, 2019
I hope this game grows and gets bigger. It was very fun but because the island is small once you have built everything you feel ‘done’ with the game. Please keep working on the game. Bigger maps? More townsmen (towns women?) more things to build more objectives.

Aug 29, 2019
What a great little game this is, be warned though there’s not much to do after you complete the tutorial. Since there’s been no update for about a year it’s a real shame to see this game stuck where it is.
Really hope the devs are working on somthing.

Jun 04, 2019
This is the type of “god like” sim game I was hoping for. Being able to control the people, build their village and help save them is all fun. The game play is simple and the animations are perfect. The tutorial is exactly what you need to get going. However, it seems like that is all this game is so far, the tutorial level. I know it is early access, but it has been out since Feb 2018 and really should have some additional maps/levels by now. I really would have loved to see this game go further.

Mar 09, 2018
Nice, beautiful but much too limited even for early access
-bad pathfinding
-one small island
-no save or other
It looks like more a demo than a game, but it can be promising, it just needs more time an a bit of encouragements I guess (that’s why a put a positive mark).

Feb 25, 2018
I’ll be happy to rate it higher! I absolutely LOVE the idea, the feeling and the style but it needs more actual gameplay.

Besides the lack of real gameplay only problems I found were crashing and buggy pathfinding for the townsmen.

Not worth the buy in it’s current state.

Feb 26, 2018
Tiene muy buena pinta pero se hace corto un poco confuso, es todo el juego un tutorial o es asi siempre?
No se puede guardar partida siempre empiezas de 0 tipo tutorial.

Feb 15, 2018
Currently it is just the tutorial and you may get 15 – 20 minutes out of it. The modeling is great though, and movement controls, while starting off awkward, gets better with practise.

Feb 04, 2020
I am torn!
On one hand this is really well made.
It feels just like it should, a little bit of settlers and a little bit of black and white.

I love all the fun little interactions, and setting up your supply buildings and assigning villagers is really cool and fun.

But now I’ll have to mention the downside.

Once you’ve set up the buildings and completed the tutorial, thats the entire game! All you do from there is defend your island from a attacks that spawn from random directions.

This in itself wouldn’t be so bad, but there are hard locked limitations in place for how many buildings, and units you can get. So in between battles, there is very little you can do, and then the game just becomes grouping your units together to get to where the enemy land.

So essentially, a well put together tutorial, with great mechanice. But lacking an actual game.

Jun 16, 2019
I had fun with this game while it lasted. The initial interactions were cute but not long lived. Starting off your town is exciting but eventually you run out of things to build and do. The game is over too quickly and there is not much advancement in your little town. I wish there was a bit more like having more islands or other areas to explore. I also had some trouble with the controls as when I would go to turn or move I would constantly be hitting things or making myself bigger/smaller making it hard to move around the map. I got this with the subscription but do not think I will be purchasing it.

Mar 05, 2019
Pretty good for 30 minutes of fun. Can’t seem to get more then 3 houses, 11 active workers and 18 soldiers. Hopefully they expand on this game, bigger maps, more action and PVP.

Mar 03, 2018
Parece un early access, el juego crashea aleatoriamente cuando le da la gana y como no se puede guardar la partida es injugable, es una lastima porque tiene buena pinta, pero lo que está claro es que he perdido uno de los juegos de la suscripción de este mes.

Jun 02, 2018

its a great idea but its like a demo version u can finish the game in 1 hour
and whats so damn annoying is people take breaks while working
soooo many long breaks

Aug 13, 2019

I was loving this game as I was playing the tutorial, and then I realised that that was all there is!! A tutorial!!!

What kind of developer relieases a tutorial level without a game, and then charges full price for it!?!?!


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