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  ​​​​​​​Headup Announces Their First In-house Production "Tinkertown”, a Sandbox Multiplayer RPG
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08/27/2020
 


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August 27th, Cologne – Critically-acclaimed games publisher Headup announces Tinkertown as their first in-house product. For realizing the upcoming sandbox multiplayer RPG, the team at Headup was restructured in 2019 and expanded by an additional software developer. The ongoing project Fourest, in the meantime re-named as Tinkertown, is funded by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure as part of the federal government's computer games funding program with a total of €153,669.

Tinkertown features a procedurally generated open world, which can be explored alone or via simple drop-in-drop-out multiplayer with up to three friends online. Sinister dungeons offer an additional challenge with merciless battles, but reward the players with epic loot, which can be used for numerous crafting possibilities.

The game world captivates with handmade pixel graphics and offers a dynamic day and night cycle, creating a very special, magical atmosphere. There are various biomes to explore, such as mystical forests, vast deserts, chilling ice tundras and mountains with glowing rivers of lava. And above all that, you will find one thing: Loot, Loot, Loot!

Utilizing many resources as well as countless blueprints and crafting recipes, there are no limits to the design possibilities in Tinkertown. Besides tools, armor and different weapons, players can also craft furniture, workshops and machines. This way, a small village can rise from an initial hut in no time, and eventually whole settlements and impressive cities will emerge.

By equipping their character with different types of weapons and armor, each player experiences Tinkertown their own way - as a rogue, warrior, mage, or in a self-created role. Character specialization is especially useful, because in this colorful world many dangers are lurking: In addition to small enemies, which will make life difficult for the player on the overworld right from the start, powerful bosses are waiting in the combat-orientated dungeons.

 

Free demo available today

Tinkertown will hit Steam Early Access in 2020, where it will receive its final touch with the help of the community. You can try the game already now, as there will be a first public demo available on Steam later today. In addition, Headup invites everyone to stay updated via TwitterDiscord or directly via the game’s Steam Page.

 

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About Tinkertown

Come to Tinkertown - A refreshing new Multiplayer Sandbox Experience! 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.

Gather resources as you explore this procedurally generated world either by yourself or with friends! 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.

Features:

  • Explore beautiful landscapes such as mystical forests, great deserts, steaming lava mountains, and more.
  • Craft new equipment and become a rogue, a warrior, or wizard - or create a new loadout and invent your own play-style.
  • Gather resources and discover new things to build.
  • Build your own habitat - by yourself, or online with up to three friends.
  • Descent into combat driven dungeons and battle large underworld bosses.

About Headup

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 over 80 million customers served on mobile and further several million players on the PC and consoles, Headup is always looking to raise awareness and commercial success for developers thinking outside the box. More information can be found at www.headupgames.com and twitter.com/headupgames.


For further inquiries please contact:

Gregor Ebert

[email protected]

+49 2421 48 68 703 (Germany)

Headup

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