It’s time to Tinker!
I’m not always a fan of sandbox games, but I do love games modeled on RPGs of yore. So when I heard that Headup Games was working on a 16-bit sandbox RPG, I was interested. When I heard you had control over the type of adventure you experienced, I got more excited. That game is called Tinkertown, and it’s coming to Steam Early Access on December 3rd. That’s great news, since it means the game has room to grow and become even greater. So whether you feast for combat or just want to while away the hours fishing, Tinkertown could be your game.
Below is a snippet from Headup showcasing some key elements of the game:
“Tinkertown is a drop-in multiplayer game where players build, craft and explore an exuberant, procedurally generated open world, and discover dungeons filled with enemies, bosses and epic loot.
Play as a rogue, a warrior, a mage, or anyone you wish to be. Tinkertown offers a unique experience to all players based on the weapons and armour of their choice.”
Some of you might still be on the fence, and that’s fine. But the next bit of news should take you off it. Tinkertown features musical tracks from the great Hiroki Kikuta, of Secret of Mana fame. As for the graphics in the game, those are designed by Misburg, who some of you may know from The Textorcist.
Tinkertown will feature various biomes to explore, including forests, deserts, mountains and more. Plus there’s one more thing to consider. Though you’re more than free to wait til Early Access opens up, you can also demo the game for free from November 27 – 29 via the new Playtest feature. I think that’s a great idea, since being able to play a game firsthand often determines whether or not I buy it later.
If you still aren’t sure about the game, then please direct your attention to the nifty trailer below. It’s quite charming.