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From humble backwater to medieval metropolis - build the city of YOUR dreams!
Develop your tiny village to a grand medieval empire with a thriving economy and happy villagers! Find spots for mining ore, harvest the crops of your farms and collect coins as taxes from your folk. Build jousting fields, taverns, marketplaces and beautify your city with impressive statues, magnificent monuments and lush gardens. But there are also dangers lurking close by. Bandits are in the area, looking to plunder and pillage your peaceful town. Build barracks, guard towers and recruit brave soldiers to protect your citizens from harm. You rule the whole empire from your castle and make sure your inhabitants have fun and stay happy!
- FREE TO PLAY
- City-building gameplay set in medieval times
- Cute inhabitants with their own daily routines
- Complex economy sim and deep production chains
- Dozens of different town and production buildings
- Optional military feature with soldiers and bandits
- Diverse scenarios and challenging tasks
- Unrestricted sandbox gameplay mode
- MFi game controller support
- Game Center support
You can play ‘TOWNSMEN’ entirely for FREE, though various items are available via in-app purchase. If you don’t want to use in-app purchases, please deactivate them in your device settings.
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What's New in Version 1.6.5
Fixes the firefighter stops working problem, sorry for the delay!
Also fixes a crash regarding mines
Addictive Medeival economics strategy
Years ago I played a cheap game on PC called Knights and Merchants. It was fun and relaxing watching the characters go about their day. You controlled the balance of things and the development of the world in a sandbox style agrarian Middle Ages. Ever since then I've been looking for something similar but everything required strategic warring with other players. Until now. This is perfect (as far as what I wanted in a game). It could stand to not have building randomly catch fire so often, but overall it's great. The ads on free version are a pain and hide a lot of the game screen. I dropped the few bucks to make them go away and it was worth it. The whole "prestige" system (equivalent to diamonds or whatever speed cheats in other games of the type) can get you in trouble if you start buying them. But you can voluntarily watch ads to gain them instead of paying for them. I like that aspect. I don't mind watching an ad on my terms. But the system for that is glitchy. Hopefully they fix it.
Overall I love the game and look forward to improvements in functionality. If you're looking for "game of war" go get that game. This is not that, thank goodness. Oh, a closer zoom ability would be nice too. Details are a little small on iPhone 6.
Townsmen - Pay To Wait, or Sell Yourself Out
Townsmen is a perfect example of the worst kind of "pay to wait" game design. Every action you take is designed to make you wait and wait and wait some more, so that you will want to spend the game's "prestige points" currency to make any progress. The game does give small point rewards for a few in-game quests. Naturally, various larger bundles of points are available for sale via in-app purchases.
But HandyGames didn't stop there. They show even more contempt for their players' time and money by giving tiny point rewards for watching ad videos and doing other marketing activities. You can also sell your email to their marketing partners for even more in-game currency. Even larger bounties are paid if you actually buy some of the advertised products. If you pay to remove the always visible ad banner in the free version, you still can not escape the advertising, because you need a LOT of prestige points to play the game at a reasonable pace.
Whatever happened to games that were designed to be fun? Townsmen is designed to squeeze your wallet and sell your identity to advertisers first and foremost. The gameplay is a minor secondary consideration. The game is unplayably tedious unless you invest in prestige points one way or another.
But hey, the graphics are adorable and the interface is well designed and easy to use.
Ads out of control
It's a good game that would get Marie downloads probably If they got their ads under control. It's a legitimate money trap. First you need to get rid if the banner firm the actual gameplay screen. Put it in the pause menu and the main menu. If you must have it on the gameplay screen then half the size and get rid of the videos that appear periodically. Anyway for videos that come give the players a minutes heads up and the option to play it instantly so they can play it when their is nothing important going on. Also make it so the instant speed up recharges 5 seconds of speed up time every 5 minutes your playing that stage. That or you can watch a 30 second video to recharge 5 seconds. Until they cut back on the ads don't download because it just ruins gameplay.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Dec 21, 2015
- Version: 1.6.5
- Size: 60.5 MB
- Languages: English, Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Seller: www.handy-games.com GmbH
- © www.handy-games.com GmbH
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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