Tinkertown is published and developed by Headup Games. Headup is a hybrid games publishing and development company providing players worldwide with the best content in the independent gaming sector. Established in 2009, it is active on all major platforms such as consoles, mobile devices, and PC, and was awarded as “Best Publisher” at the German Developers Awards in 2012, 2013, 2017, and 2019.
With Tinkertown, the company is realizing a design idea that has been floating in their heads since the beginning of their partnership with Re-Logic years ago for whom Headup created the PC Collector’s Edition of Terraria. Huge respect for this genre and long hours lovingly spent exploring the Kingdom of Hyrule in our childhood has led to the clear vision: Creating a cheerful sandbox game in the aesthetics of the old 16bit RPGs but leveraging the possibilities of modern game development such as visual effects and online multiplayer.
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Tinkertown is in its early access phase at the moment and can be downloaded over at Tinkertown on Steam.
Hiroki Kikuta is a veteran videogame composer based in Tokyo, Japan, and the developer of this game, he’s best known for his work on Squaresoft’s beloved SNES RPG, Secret of Mana, and the recently-released Trials of Mana which appeared for the first time outside of Japan in 2019. While at Squaresoft, he also scored Soukaigi on the original PlayStation.
Kikuta then struck out on his own as an independent game developer, creating, directing, and composing music for the PlayStation title, Koudelka. He’s since been actively involved in writing music for indie games in Japan and abroad, most recently completing work on Indivisible and starting on music for Hazelnut Bastille, Orange Island, and many others.
Tinkertown features a refreshing new multiplayer sandbox experience with up to 3 friends.
It has a huge map to explore with a diversity of crafting resources and enemies.
Grab your shovel, your pickaxe, and your sword and enter the realms of Tinkertown. A magical place awaits filled with loot, danger, and creativity. Build your own village – from small shacks to impressive castles and townships.
The map exists out of different hybrids with different materials, so be sure to travel around.
There is a desert biome, a snow biome, and much more to explore under the ground.
Don’t be scared to get lost, since Tinkertown has spawn zones you can make by sleeping in a bed. You will see your bed on the minimap with the house icon, this way it’s really easy to find your way back home.
There is also a teleportation potion available that will spawn you back at home.
Collect resources with your trustworthy pickaxe and axe to build your own dream village and upgrade your gear. Start out with gathering sticks and stones, to finally in the end, progress to golden tools that can break about everything.
You can progress from your hands to stone, to copper, to iron, to silver, to gold, and more.
You will see the resources clear on the map as each of them has a different sphere, for example, copper-colored stones will carry copper, blue-colored stones will carry iron, and so on.
You will be able to craft tools and armor out of wood, cloth, and bones as well, the game features ranged armor, magic armor, and of course the armor with the normal material resources
While the surface world is rather peaceful, only the most courageous explorers will enter the sinister dungeons underneath and defeat the horrors that live below.
Gather resources as you explore this procedurally generated world either by yourself or with friends! Do you need some extra challenge?
While the surface world is mostly peaceful, only the most courageous explorers will enter the sinister dungeons scattered around the world, and defeat the horrors that live within.
Epic loot awaits those who dare to face the underworld.
Be sure to have an empty inventory, with only the needed tools, food, and potions, because you can search and destroy everything in the dungeon.
Loot the barrels or crates or break the decorations, to use them in your own village.
The dungeons feature other enemies than the surface world as well, you can find bats there all the time, another sort of goblin breed, and even skeletons that carry iron swords and shields.
Tinkertown does have a screen shake setting, but next to that has no accessibility settings like colorblind mode and button remapping available at the moment, however, if you do have any feedback on the game, be sure to either visit them on Discord or let them know via Twitter.
Achievements will be available at the launch of the game is stated over at steam, what the achievements consist of is not stated yet. Keep an eye out on the Tinkertowns steam page here Tinkertown on Steam.
Tinkertown has added a bunch of new items and functions since the alpha release of the game and we will be keeping this article up to date with the newest stuff.