Township (Working Title)
Greetings, traveller, and welcome to Township, the lovely little medieval settlement in the woods which boasts all the luxuries you could ask for! It’s got turnips, radishes, cabbages, hot water in which to eat the aforementioned vegetables, a dedicated poopsmith, seven thousand square metres of ripe fields, not at all infested by killer wasps and of course… an escaped killer canary on the hunt for Townshippean blood!
Township is a crafting and exploration game which starts out humble enough, but allows players to reach new heights as they create fully working medieval industries and grows a town completely from scratch.
- Turn a down-on-their-luck protagonist into the King of their world, one invention at a time
- Order your citizens around and pay them in turnips!
- For those who like their iOS games with a little depth – an easy-to-use interface but hours of hidden gameplay within.
- We all know it can be hard to be an environmentalist all the time – use Township as a stress release, ruining trees with reckless aplomb.
That’s all on Township for now – we’re working hard on an early 2013 release date. In the mean time, here’s the press release announcing Flat Earth and our partnership with Epiphany Games (the great minds behind Frozen Hearth)…
Flat Earth Games launches to bring back the 90s, partners with Epiphany Games on first title
Sydney, Australia, 16 May – Flat Earth Games announces that its first project, an iOS and PC exploration and crafting game, is being developed in conjunction with Epiphany Games, developers of PC real-time strategy title Frozen Hearth.
Based in Sydney, Flat Earth Games is a new developer aimed squarely at creating games which hark back to the golden age of the 90s, and blending those experiences of exploration and creation with modern functionality and accessibility. Flat Earth is founded by brothers Rohan and Leigh Harris, who have both been heavily involved in games media and publishing for a combined 14 years.
“We grew up on games like Civilization, Transport Tycoon and Lightspeed,” says Rohan Harris, co-founder. “These things have always held a special place in our hearts and we’ve been hard at work on resurrecting the core concepts which drive them to share the things we love with a new generation.”
“We loved Rohan and Leigh’s idea for their first game,” said Morgan Lean, CEO of Epiphany. “Once we heard the concept, we knew we had to get involved, so we’ll be providing Flat Earth Games with the expertise and time of our veteran iOS developers in-house and making sure the title is as great as it can be.”
“We’re immensely and disturbingly excited to be partnering with Epiphany,” added Leigh Harris, co-founder. “We’ve built our entire team from scratch, and simply couldn’t have done it without their commitment to the project.”
Flat Earth Games’ first title will be announced very soon, and is slated for release on iPhone, iPad and PC late in 2012.
For more information, keep in touch with Flat Earth Games at www.flatearthgames.com.au.
About Rohan Harris:
Rohan has written and directed two indie feature films, is in the final stages of completing his third, is a contributing writer for Telstra BigPond GameArena and Player Attack and is an author of the novel Inconvenient Things.
About Leigh Harris:
Leigh began his career at Take Two Interactive in 2001, and has since gone on to work for 9 years in PR for Rockstar Games. Subsequently, he has launched the Australian games industry and trade publication MCV Pacific (as founding Editor), and has contributed to HYPER, Atomic, PC Powerplay, Kotaku AU, ABC’s Good Game, Telstra BigPond GameArena and many other local videogame publications, as well as working in marketing roles in the tech start-up scene.
About Epiphany Games (www.epiphanygames.com.au):
Epiphany Games was established with the intention to be the best Game and Technology Development studio in Australia, and eventually one of the best in the world. Theirs is a highly talented and motivated Studio, with development capabilities on all platforms – PC, Mobile and all Consoles. Their first major game, Frozen Hearth, is coming soon for PC.
About Frozen Hearth:
The Real-Time Strategy game, Frozen Hearth is the first title in Epiphany Games’ Ámorrá world-setting, and the first chapter of an ongoing saga that players will help to unfold over a number of games. Frozen Hearth introduces us to the Danaan – a Celtic-inspired race of people who are having their homelands invaded and ravaged by a bloodthirsty breed of supernatural creatures, whose bodies are made of ice.