Townsmen perfectly captures the Medieval vibe it's going for, and that makes it a commendable nation simulator. It doesn't hurt that the game gives you a truly enjoyable experience in terms of graphics and music, too. While some more social gameplay elements would make it truly awesome, it's still just as fun as a trip to the Renaissance Fair.
This game puts you in charge of a new civilization set in the Medieval period. You get a shiny castle and can order your villagers to build you new buildings that can unlock more resources and developments. Essentially, if you've played games like Sim City or Civilization, it's a lot like that. However, this game does not have a strong focus on war and battles like other Renaissance games, which is a welcome change. That gives it more room to focus on the excellent rendering of buildings and developments, as well as its cute charm. The great vibe is somewhat spoiled by an always-on banner ad that gets in the way of seeing your map, but it was easy to ignore after a while. Townsmen gives you a fast-forward feature that saves you from waiting a long time for your buildings to build. You can sign in with Google+, as well, but there's not much in terms of sharing or interacting with other players here.
That's one of the many ways this game bucks the normal traditions of mobile gaming, and it makes for an interesting experience. If you've spent hours building up cities in other simulators, this game may be right up your alley. Its loyalty to the roots of open-ended resource building games may bore some, though.
From humble backwater to medieval metropolis - build the city of YOUR dreams. Develop your tiny village to a grand medieval empire with a thriving economy and happy villagers. Find spots for mining ore, harvest the crops of your farms and collect coins as taxes from your folk. Build jousting fields, taverns, marketplaces and beautify your city with impressive statues, magnificent monuments and lush gardens. But there are also dangers lurking close by. Bandits are in the area, looking to plunder and pillage your peaceful town. Build barracks, guard towers and recruit brave soldiers to protect your citizens from harm. You rule the whole empire from your castle and make sure your inhabitants have fun and stay happy. Features: FREE TO PLAY. City-building gameplay set in medieval times. Cute inhabitants with their own daily routines. Complex economy sim and deep production chains. Dozens of different town and production buildings. Optional military feature with soldiers and bandits. Meaningful seasons and weather effects. Devastating disasters like fire, disease, drought and many more. Diverse scenarios and challenging tasks. Unrestricted sandbox gameplay mode. Full tablet support. Supports Google Play game servicesYou can play 'Townsmen' entirely for FREE, though various items are available via in-app purchase. If you don't want to use in-app purchases, please deactivate them in your device settings. Thank you for playing 'Townsmen'.
74 new decoration objects3 new scenariosImproved decorations selection and placementBetter sorting of buildings in the build menuMany new quest avatarsMany tweaks and bug fixes (e.g. medicus issues, supposedly missing resources, tower ranges.).