HandyGames releases a gigantic update to the critically acclaimed Townsmen VR

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Publisher and developer HandyGames releases a gigantic update to the critically acclaimed Townsmen VR. Honestly, it’s more like a complete overhaul than an update

Giebelstadt, Germany, September 21st, 2021
Finally! Townsmen VR is entering the final stages of Early Access. After a complete overhaul, you are no longer confined to a small island in the middle of an endless ocean. The latest Early Access update of Townsmen VR gives you not only a single island to explore but a world to interact with.

What to expect:
The world of Townsmen VR changed drastically. Whereas you just had one island to explore in the old version of the Early Access – the game was intended as a tech demo – you now still start on the tutorial island but one can expand their empire to a world of 13 different islands and archipelagos. Filled to the brim with exciting features, adventures and things to lay your virtual hands-on. By now the crafting system has been expanded so you have up to 20 different raw materials to build, carve, bake and smelt goods with. A good example is knights.

How to build a knight:

Current Early Access features

  • A complete overhaul of Townsmen VR
  • A fully voiced campaign and story arching over 13 islands
  • Upgrades and add-ons for buildings
  • Research is added for further upgrades
  • New animals like cows, sheep and chickens, and wild animals roaming the islands
  • Build a harbour to have a trader’s ship and begin treasuring up riches
  • Buy things at the market instead of harvesting (if you have the gold, of course)
  • Time to reach out and build some bows and crossbows for your soldiers
  • Deal with pirates and shady merchants
  • Completely remodelled UI and more quality of life improvements

Townsmen VR is available in all its Early Access glory here: Townsmen VR on STEAM


HandyGames™ is part of the THQ Nordic and Embracer Group family and operates as an international publisher for mid-sized projects and developers for a worldwide audience.

The focus lies on creating and publishing games for current gen consoles like PlayStation®4, the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X or Nintendo Switch™ as well as games for Steam and many other PC gaming distribution channels. HandyGames™ produces titles for new innovative gaming platforms, for example VR (Virtual Reality) on Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Samsung Gear VR, but also offers games of all kind of genres for Android smartphones and tablets, Apple iPhones, iPads and many other mobile and smart devices.

As a games company and that is truly passionate about gaming, we always strive for gameplay innovation. We received the German Developer Award as “Best German Game Studio” in 2015 and produced and published award-winning games of virtually every video gaming genre imaginable for a diverse range of audiences and gameplay styles. One example is “Townsmen VR” which was awarded with the German Games Award 2018 in the category “Best Game Design”.

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