Towns brings a fresh new take on the citybuilding/management genre by introducing many RPG features.

Drawing inspiration from games such as Diablo, Dungeon Keeper and Dwarf Fortress, the game has you managing 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.

Craft unique weapons, obtain randomized loot and build a settlement capable of holding back the forces that come up from the depths!

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Hello all!

We want to thank you all for the patience of waiting of v14, it took a long time, had to take a revision of features midway, but its finally here!

So, what does V14 bring to the table?

Events are special, random and semi-random situations that can affect the map, the people or the items in the game. They come in all sort of forms, some can be benefitting but some can cause harm.

Day/Night system
We have added a day/night cycle. Some events will be limited only to the days and some only to the night.
Some might get harsher during night times.
The day/night cycle affect the lighting and trigger sounds, so don't get surprised by hearing chickens here and there.

Mouse interface improvements
The mouse has been improved so that it now allow for interaction of the terrain/items/creatures from higher layers. If you have grown too accustomed to the old mouse style interface, you can set it up easily by switching the 2d mouse. If you don't want the height boxes indicators showing, you can disable them in the options menu accessible from within the game.

Rotation and unlocking
Some items can now be rotated by pressing the F button while building them (a direction indicator will appear) or through right clicking the menu and choosing the facing direction.
Any item can now be unlocked so that it could be moved around and about.

Other stuff
We have reworked heroes so that they are now waiting to be fully healed before returning to the dungeons. Also, heroes now require specific items to be built inside the tavern rooms if you wish to attract them:

Barbarian - bone bed
Elf - harp
Knight - wooden bed
Dwarf - room to be built underground
Mage - wooden cupboard
Sips - necromancer statue
Vechs - bird in a golden cage
Punchwood - a wooden bed and a stone male statue
Herbalist - Potted plant
Rogue/Thief - Decorative Chest
Highlander - Room above level 5

Soldiers can level up, but will not keep their levels if they are reverted back to civilians, this is done so you will want to keep a steady and regular fighting force.

Townies will now drop crafted and harvested items directly into containers if they can see free ones around them in close proximity.

You can check the full patch notes here.

We hope you will enjoy this patch and as always, you are more than welcome to leave us suggestions and feedback on steam, indiedb or on our forums.


Towns v13 has been released

Towns v13 has been released

2 years ago News 9 comments

We are proud to announce the release of Towns v13!

Towns v12 has been released !!

Towns v12 has been released !!

2 years ago News 7 comments

This patch brings forth a unique feature, an archeology quest into the depth and the past of Towns – The bury system.

Towns v11 has been released!

Towns v11 has been released!

2 years ago News 8 comments

We are happy to present you with our latest update, Towns V11!

Towns v10 has been released

Towns v10 has been released

2 years ago News 4 comments

Hello ladies and gentlemen, we are proud to announce the release of Towns v10!

Buried Bundle Download

Buried Bundle Download

2 years ago Mapping Tool 0 comments

To ease the initial process we have gathered a bunch of buried towns in the first Buried Bundle

Towns v9 demo for Windows

Towns v9 demo for Windows

2 years ago Demo 3 comments

Towns v9 demo for Windows. You need Java to run the game

Towns v9 demo for Linux

Towns v9 demo for Linux

2 years ago Demo 1 comment

Towns v9 demo for Linux. You need Java to run the game

Towns v9 demo for Mac

Towns v9 demo for Mac

2 years ago Demo 0 comments

Towns v9 demo for Mac. You need Java to run the game

Towns v8a demo for Windows

Towns v8a demo for Windows

3 years ago Demo 0 comments

Towns v8a demo for Windows. You need Java to run the game

Towns v8a demo for Linux

Towns v8a demo for Linux

3 years ago Demo 0 comments

Towns v8a demo for Linux. You need Java to run the game

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jroi_bautista Apr 9 2013 says:

this game would be awesome if there's a little bit of animation when building something, farming etc.etc and a weather / day, night cycle. :)

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noxein Apr 6 2013 says:

I would like the game has a map editor, style SimCity 2000 or 3000


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Chicken013 Apr 1 2013 says:

How does the new stair/ladder system work? I played towns already some months ago and was excited about seeing what was implemented with the latest patches, but the first thing I notice is I can't even complete the mining tutorial.
The tutorial description seems to be the same it was back then, but apparently it either needs to be updated, or the new system simply is bugged.
I can mine stone on the surface and from the ground that people are standing on, but can't get further underground anymore.
Back then, you could simply dig/build ladders diagonally through the ground and people could mine the materials from underneath them. Now, when I dig up the first layer and people are standing on the stone below, the mine commands just don't work anymore. I tried both mining commands (why are there two different mining commands anyway?), tried building ladders, vertical ladders, but nothing works. And no, I am not viewing the wrong layer. I tried those things on all viewable layers, but they only have an effect on the starting layer, even when ladders are connecting it to the one below.

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Dragon000 May 14 2013 replied:

try scaffolds and take view down 1 lv. and use mine it works for me and scaffolds r free and instant build i build cities underground

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Chicken013 Apr 1 2013 replied:

Okay, wow... Apparently the reason for this is that mining is restriced in the tutorial. You simply can't go further below there.
A warning would have been nice though.

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Chicken013 Apr 1 2013 replied:

I have further tested the new patches now, so far the most seems to be cool and the game is as fun as always.
Two bugs I noticed though:
- When digging, it says "mine" in the top left corner, while it should say "dig" instead.
- When using the 3D mouse and trying to attach blocks to others on a high layer (for example when building a balcony), blocks you are being placed on the ground layer instead of the one you are aiming at.

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mckenzieatx Mar 25 2013 says:

You guys should seriously consider revising how roofs are laid. You shouldnt have to watch a youtube video because its so difficult.

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killerboym123 Mar 24 2013 says:

awsome game i have no problems with it i hope to buy it soon

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Gwathiell Mar 23 2013 says:

I think there's a bug or something like that. When I created 4 job groups; Each job I assigned two people and set which jobs they should do.... the game start lagging. About every ~10s they all pause for a second and then continue. Once I disband the groups; the game works ok again without lagging.
Anyone else experienced this?

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colfirefly Mar 17 2013 says:

While the new 3D mouse is quite awesome, it doesn't make orders 3D. So you *still* have to order a harvest, cut whatever on every ground level that requires the order. That's really annoying and makes me not want to start the game.

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Highest Rated (37 agree) 7/10

It is a game with great potential. The gameplay is like DF Lite (If it existed), which is not coincidental because the developers said they had Toady's masterwork in mind while working on this game. An important difference between Towns and DF is that Towns has an interface more attuned to the human eyes. That's right, wanna mine that wall? Click, drag, click, orders are now set! Now watch the Townsfolk perform hard labor! (Note: Press Ctrl to toggle wall visibility. It makes tracking your village's…

Dec 2 2011 by Mythrrinthael

Lowest Rated (6 agree) 1/10

Disappointed with the progress.

Mar 8 2012 by leekz

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