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Written by Eric Hauter on 7/23/2021 for PC  
More On: Tinytopia

Publisher Mastiff and developer MeNic have been working to launch their new tiny town-builder Tinytopia on Steam later this summer. We got a preview build of Tinytopia, and this evening I settled in to take a look at the first couple of levels in the game.

Tinytopia is a somewhat relaxed game for a city-builder. The UI is super simple and easy to navigate, with players snapping pieces of the town together like building blocks. According to a provided press release, "In Tinytopia, you’re free to craft vibrant locales with an abundance of charming toy-like structures and tools. Develop quaint communities and attract new residents to grow them into bustling cities with soaring skylines. Build your creations and protect the tiny citizens from everything from natural disasters to monster attacks… or your own destructive schemes!"

I played through the tutorial and the first level, dividing my playtime into two bite-sized videos. The tutorial and the first half of the first level are here:

And the second half of the first level, where I'm super rich and can build anything I want can be found here:

I am definitely going to be continuing on with Tinytopia, and will likely post more videos to the site as I play more. If you like what you see, you can wishlist Tinytopia on Steam here.

* The product in this article was sent to us by the developer/company.


About Author

Howdy.  My name is Eric Hauter, and I am a dad with a ton of kids.  During my non-existent spare time, I like to play a wide variety of games, including JRPGs, strategy and action games (with the occasional trip into the black hole of MMOs). I am intrigued by the prospect of cloud gaming, and am often found poking around the cloud various platforms looking for fun and interesting stories.  I was an early adopter of PSVR (I had one delivered on release day), and I’ve enjoyed trying out the variety of games that have released since day one. I've since added an Oculus Quest 2 to my headset collection.  I’m intrigued by the possibilities presented by VR multi-player, and I try almost every multi-player game that gets released.

My first system was a Commodore 64, and I’ve owned countless systems since then.  I was a manager at a toy store for the release of PS1, PS2, N64 and Dreamcast, so my nostalgia that era of gaming runs pretty deep.  Currently, I play on Stadia, PS5, PS4, PSVR, Quest 2, Switch, Luna, GeForce Now, and a super sweet gaming PC built by Joh Yan.  While I lean towards Sony products, I don’t have any brand loyalty, and am perfectly willing to play game on other systems.

When I’m not playing games or wrangling my gaggle of children, I enjoy watching horror movies and doing all the other geeky activities one might expect.

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