The game brings a fresh new take on the city building/management genre by introducing many RPG features. In Towns you manage a settlement on top of an active dungeon. Instead of playing the hero who delves deep into the dungeon, how about playing the town that houses and caters to the hero's needs?
User reviews:
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Mostly Negative (32 reviews) - 28% of the 32 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Negative (2,087 reviews) - 26% of the 2,087 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 7, 2012

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The game brings a fresh new take on the city building/management genre by introducing many RPG features.

In Towns you manage a settlement on top of an active dungeon. Instead of playing the hero who delves deep into the dungeon, how about playing the town that houses and caters to the hero's needs?


Both the RPG and strategic aspects will be fleshed out over a series of sprawling dungeons.


Attract travelling heroes that will independently explore the dungeons below, fight off monsters, gain levels, special skills and collect the best loot they can find in order to clear the land of all evil!


Craft unique weapons, trade with exotic items, obtain randomized loot, set up devious death traps and build a settlement capable of holding back the forces that come up from the depths!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:OpenGL 1.3
    • Hard Drive: 20 MB HD space
    • Additional:The game needs Java 1.6 or higher
    Recommended:
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Additional:The game needs Java 1.6 or higher
    Minimum:
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:OpenGL 1.3
    • Hard Drive:20 MB HD space
    • Additional:The game needs Java 1.6 or higher
    Recommended:
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Additional:The game needs Java 1.6 or higher
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46.2 hrs
Posted: August 27
tl;dr - Game is abandoned and overpriced, but if you pick it up for $5 you get your money's worth and have a new game to spend some weekend afternoons playing.

Years ago, this game was fun. Nothing in this game hadn't been done before, but it brought a lot of things together in an enjoyable package, and new content was being brought out that added facets to the idea of managing a town catering to adventurers and trying to survive the dangers of a D&D world. Now, the game is exactly the same. That's the problem; the end of Towns' beta came purely because the dev wanted more sales for less work.

It's really too bad that the development of this game became something of a hot potato due to fewer sales than the original developer wanted. Towns was developing in an interesting direction, and at the end of the updates had started introducing some enjoyably complicated ways to use basic water channels to make tasks easier. However, it never got to a fully mature stage, instead slowly petering out with updates being smaller and much less often. Eventually, after everyone assumed the dev had already walked away, it was pawned off to make a little more money, to someone who promised new updates but never delivered.

A lot of people are saying not to buy this game because it has been abandoned, and at full price I back that up. But I enjoy it still from time to time, knowing full well what kind of game it is. Maybe you will too?

My recommendation to buy this game comes with the caveat that you should look more closely at what it is, maybe scan through the wiki, and see if you might enjoy it. You can always try it out for an hour, then refund it, you know? But for god's sake don't pay $15 dollars for this, $5 at most. Something to stick on the wishlist and pick up during a steam sale.
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iratefrog
2.1 hrs
Posted: August 23
Failed and abandoned 3D Dwarf Fortress type game.
It's a very watered-down Dwarf Fortress, so I'd really recommend just going and downloading DF.
It's free and is really better in every aspect except graphical.
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[ChaosInc.] (Chaos) Jester
64.0 hrs
Posted: August 23
The Short of it:
This game has been abandoned, wait till a sale brings its price down if you want to try it.

The long of it:

Unfortunatly I can't recomend this game. I bought it when it was still young and worthwhile, full of proimise and hope, sadly it has been abandoned.
Don't get me wrong here, I love the concept, I love the style and I love how the game works, but its unfinished, buggy and in need of some serious love. Perhaps the developers would be willing to part with it and hand it to someone who would be better suited to... finishing it off with all the features that I recall seeing on a roadmap... somewhere a long time ago....
If theres anything I can say about the game its that its gotten buggier since I stopped playing it, perhaps thats just the age of my computer finally showing, but I don't think so.
Its still quite challanging in and of itself, but like most of my towns end up, it is very unfinished, "Hero" mode and one other mode not implimented, and a lot of things requiring some much needed... laquer.

If you are looking for a game that will play similarly to this one but has a more finished feel try Gnomoria or Banished. Hell even the currently WIP Hearthstone has a more finished and complete feel!

Keep an open mind that games are always subject to change, and that, if this game is lucky, it will be worked on again.
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Argothin
11.8 hrs
Posted: August 23
While I liked this game and played it off of Steam for some time, can't reccomend it for the $15 they're asking.

If you've come across this abandoned, definitely unfinished game, don't buy it at full price. Wait for a really good sale if you really want to give it a go.
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ssmatyas22
23.7 hrs
Posted: August 22
boring
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SuperVómito
19.7 hrs
Posted: August 21
Very nice game! I don't understand why people say its unfinished, LOTS of hours of fun
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Ollie 高野
3.2 hrs
Posted: August 20
biggest regret purchase ever lmao
completely unfinished and unsatisfying to play
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Fengrich
30.0 hrs
Posted: August 16
Abandoned and unfinished.
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Tommy 'Vatharian' Smith
212.5 hrs
Posted: August 15
I'm in a minority, but I really did enjoy this game. It may be unfinished, and abandoned, but in current state of affairs, it still gives me tons of fun. Best part of it, it is very moddable, and still gives you a challenge - definitely not on Dwarf Fortress level (which it took idea from), so casual players can still enjoy it.
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Jj'onzz☮
38.5 hrs
Posted: August 15
I like this game
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
26 of 28 people (93%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
This game is abandonware. Last news on their website is 21 september 2013. They will never fix or update this game. Do not buy
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19 of 23 people (83%) found this review helpful
16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
204.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
DO NOT BUY! This game has been abandoned.
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
Development for this game has been abandoned. Nothing to see here. Move along.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
Controls are awkward and unintuitive. Game just isn't that well thought through.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
43.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
I bought this game a few years ago. It was fun but it had so much to learn about and do. I left it for a bit and come back to an abandoned game.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
145.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
Nice game, wouldn't recoomend but nice
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
30.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
Abandoned and unfinished.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
64.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
The Short of it:
This game has been abandoned, wait till a sale brings its price down if you want to try it.

The long of it:

Unfortunatly I can't recomend this game. I bought it when it was still young and worthwhile, full of proimise and hope, sadly it has been abandoned.
Don't get me wrong here, I love the concept, I love the style and I love how the game works, but its unfinished, buggy and in need of some serious love. Perhaps the developers would be willing to part with it and hand it to someone who would be better suited to... finishing it off with all the features that I recall seeing on a roadmap... somewhere a long time ago....
If theres anything I can say about the game its that its gotten buggier since I stopped playing it, perhaps thats just the age of my computer finally showing, but I don't think so.
Its still quite challanging in and of itself, but like most of my towns end up, it is very unfinished, "Hero" mode and one other mode not implimented, and a lot of things requiring some much needed... laquer.

If you are looking for a game that will play similarly to this one but has a more finished feel try Gnomoria or Banished. Hell even the currently WIP Hearthstone has a more finished and complete feel!

Keep an open mind that games are always subject to change, and that, if this game is lucky, it will be worked on again.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
While I liked this game and played it off of Steam for some time, can't reccomend it for the $15 they're asking.

If you've come across this abandoned, definitely unfinished game, don't buy it at full price. Wait for a really good sale if you really want to give it a go.
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