Looking for a casual medival city builder. We are – so we got the chance to play Townsmen.  Here we go….


About the Game

“Townsmen – A Kingdom Rebuilt hands the crown to you: Guide your people from their first steps in a small village to a massive medieval metropolis with thousands of inhabitants.” – Steam Description

A casual city builder is what you sometimes need to wind down with.


The game turned out pretty simple to play but tough to master.  Its about building a settlement, nice and easy you may think. This game has a laid back and casual feel and it takes it across the game.  Starting each level, you have a basic camp and then you build it  to become a bigger settlement – to a large city.

Challenges happen and the seasons change – winter will offer different challenges to autumn. More Water needed in summer and more clothes in winter.

Setting up the encampment, been a casual city builder its all about building it to how you want. However one bit of advice we would give is play the tutorials. There is a specific build order that needs to be followed and slowly. Do not build too much to soon.

Those are just the basics. We could say more – but if you play it – we wouldn’t want to ruin it for you.

Overall Thoughts

It feels bit uneven; we like the styling but all to often the town you create hits a point where you have to wait. On initial play through’s, we blindly went through seeing how quickly we could pick it up – after 20 mins we hit an impasse.  It was not clear what direction to go – and that hurt it drastically on pick up and playability.

At its current price point is it worth it, maybe. It ebbs and flows ok, with a steep learning curve. Would we go back to it if we had to – yep. Would we buy it at this price – probably not.



For More Info

Steam Page – https://store.steampowered.com/app/938380/Townsmen__A_Kingdom_Rebuilt/

Developer – HandyGames

Publisher – HandyGames

Released – 26th Feb 2019

Time of Writing Price –  £17.99