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Game review
Still learning its craft
by Jon Mundy 27/9/2013
Product: TownCraft
Developer: Flat Earth Games
Format: iPad
Genre: Strategy
Players: 1
Version: Europe
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In a medium where even the most beautiful construct is only so many bits of data whizzing around behind a screen, I've always found the premise of building games a little odd.

Why graft and toil for something that's ultimately as transitory as a line of code, ready to be obliterated at the touch of an 'off' button?

Of course, as players of Minecraft, Terraria and LittleBigPlanet will tell you, much satisfaction can be gleaned from virtual building projects - provided the interface is right and the rewards (abstract though they may be) are tantalising enough. ...
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A charming building game that's full of potential. The core systems and menus are just too much like hard work for all but the most dedicated of virtual grafters, though
Audio/visual: 7
Gameplay: 5
Value: 7
Innovation: 6
Overall: 6
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