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:
Recent:
Mostly Negative (11 reviews) - 36% of the 11 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Mostly Negative (2,016 reviews) - 26% of the 2,016 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 7, 2012

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About This Game

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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Recent:
Mostly Negative (11 reviews)
Overall:
Mostly Negative (2,016 reviews)
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Wiesl
( 21.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
simply abandonded by devs
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PC
( 11.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
To be fair, this game is more playable comparing with Gornomria (or whatever that is).
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Shadow99Dragon
( 6.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21
Don'y buy this game, development has stopped for it. Game has been left half done, if that, so save you money for somthing better than this
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dat boi 69
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 20
i cant believe this game exists. there is ironic fun to be had, because it is so ♥♥♥♥, but it quickly gets old and you will regret buying it. make sure to set a timer for two hours so you can refund it and spend your money on huniepop or something.
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~=GD=~ GiantFlyingTank
( 49.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 17
So...where to begin. This game I remember seeing back in 2011 on YouTube and I thought it was pretty cool. Found it on Steam when I joined, bought it when it was on sale for like $5. At the time, it was still being worked on, albeit slowly, so I thought "why the heck not."

Looking back now, this game had potential but was left to rot by the devs and since late 2014 has never received a lick of development. It's unfinished, unpolished, buggy and will probably never, ever see what it was to become. It has good features and has a lot to it despite being in its forever unfinished state. The A.I. has always had a mind of its own and is hard to deal with when trying to set up runners, farmers, builders, and traders at the same time. Not having even just one person assigned to just one tiny task could end up causing your settlement to crash without enemies even attacking, simply because someone wouldn't go and make flour so you can bake bread so your dedicated farmers could eat and go harvest more wheat to repeat the cycle.

It's a challenge, but if you're looking for a basic time waster, this game is good for that. I can't recommend it, however, just because of the state it's been left in without further development. If it's on sale for cheap and you like a nice, casual city builder, you might look into it. But for full price, look elsewhere. This game is going nowhere and will forever be that way.
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SwordOfGandhi
( 313.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 16
The devs betrayed us all... ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s..
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Flagger44
( 59.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 14
Not worth $15
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Frost
( 8.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 13
thais game is good to pass the time,
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TinXe
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 10
Was not impressed
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
30 of 32 people (94%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
29.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
Abondoned. They took their money and ran.
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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
49.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
So...where to begin. This game I remember seeing back in 2011 on YouTube and I thought it was pretty cool. Found it on Steam when I joined, bought it when it was on sale for like $5. At the time, it was still being worked on, albeit slowly, so I thought "why the heck not."

Looking back now, this game had potential but was left to rot by the devs and since late 2014 has never received a lick of development. It's unfinished, unpolished, buggy and will probably never, ever see what it was to become. It has good features and has a lot to it despite being in its forever unfinished state. The A.I. has always had a mind of its own and is hard to deal with when trying to set up runners, farmers, builders, and traders at the same time. Not having even just one person assigned to just one tiny task could end up causing your settlement to crash without enemies even attacking, simply because someone wouldn't go and make flour so you can bake bread so your dedicated farmers could eat and go harvest more wheat to repeat the cycle.

It's a challenge, but if you're looking for a basic time waster, this game is good for that. I can't recommend it, however, just because of the state it's been left in without further development. If it's on sale for cheap and you like a nice, casual city builder, you might look into it. But for full price, look elsewhere. This game is going nowhere and will forever be that way.
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
313.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
The devs betrayed us all... ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s..
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
Was not impressed
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
21.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
simply abandonded by devs
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
Don'y buy this game, development has stopped for it. Game has been left half done, if that, so save you money for somthing better than this
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
i cant believe this game exists. there is ironic fun to be had, because it is so ♥♥♥♥, but it quickly gets old and you will regret buying it. make sure to set a timer for two hours so you can refund it and spend your money on huniepop or something.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
1,193 of 1,209 people (99%) found this review helpful
23 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
77.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 11, 2015
TL;DR: DO NOT PURCHASE

  1. The game is broken and unfinished.
  2. The game is abandoned by the developers.
  3. They're censoring constructive negative criticism.
  4. They essentially took the $2 million dollars and ran.
  5. They're not letting new potential buyers know it's abandoned.

The Game
I played the game for around 300 hours in total. Only around 80 of those were recorded by Steam due to me playing the other hours within Steam Offline mode. In darkness and secrecy, the game was abandoned by the developers during Alpha, the updates stopped rolling out and eventually, many months later a non significant update was released and the game was now considered "Finished" according to the their Steam Store page. But in truth, the game was nowhere near being finished, it had and still has a ton of bugs and issues. There's a lot of things missing from the game, and the AI is beyond horrible. The AI is bad enough to give your townsfolk a tendency to end up killing themselves. I wish I could say that events such as that are rare, but they aren't. It's common and in some occasions, it causes your entire village to die.

Marketing
There were no/still isn't any announcements or information on the Town's store page letting potential new buyers know that the project has been abandoned. Eventually articles surfaced saying that the game was indeed abandoned, the developers were interviewed and claimed "In fact, the team is currently thinking about instead working on a sequel to Towns through which they want to implement all the features that they could not with the original game." and within their community forums, one of the developers claim that
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Towns is very much alive and kicking.
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So so far Towns has sold more than 200k units and generated a gross revenue of more than 2M usd. and although we are pretty sure we can and will sell a lot more, we still see it as a huge success.

Dictatorship / Censorship
After reading some reviews of the game, and reading the original posts people made on the Steam and/or townsgame.com forum. (Including deleted ones, thanks to caching) It's quite clear that the developers are silencing anyone and everyone who is posting/discussing negative critizism of their game. And they're doing it forcefully, they're also going the extra mile by deleting the post, banning the user and then responding to it publicly, claiming the player posted harassment among other accusations. Due to them removing the post/thread and banning the user, there's no way for a reader to verify what happened unless the reader has cached versions of the forum. Out of the 50 posts I read through, which all had been deleted for "Boycotting" "Harassment" and other reasons. Only a mere 6 of them had anything that was even borderline harassment or boycotting.

Conclusion
Essentially, me and many others came to the conclusion that they took the money and ran. They're still trying to get people to buy it by censoring everything they can. And the reason for abandoning the game? Because they were "burnt out" yet they claim they will make a sequel. Do not purchase this game, and I highly advice people not to purchase any future releases or new games from this company/developers ever again based solely on what they're doing with this game and the social media involving it.

Refund
Valve added a refund addition to Steam on June 2nd, 2015 that could potentially allow customers to refund Towns as the development of the game has halted.
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You can request a refund for nearly any purchase on Steam—for any reason. Maybe your PC doesn't meet the hardware requirements; maybe you bought a game by mistake; maybe you played the title for an hour and just didn't like it.

It doesn't matter. Valve will, upon request via help.steampowered.com, issue a refund for any reason, if the request is made within fourteen days of purchase, and the title has been played for less than two hours. There are more details below, but even if you fall outside of the refund rules we’ve described, you can ask for a refund anyway and we’ll take a look.

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