Tinkertown, Headup’s Cheerful 16-bit RPG Sandbox Adventure Game, Arrives on Steam Early Access Today

Gather your Friends, Explore, Loot, and Build Your Own Realm
December 3rd, Cologne – Headup is delighted to announce that Tinkertown, their first in-house production, arrives on Steam Early Access today (8:00AM PST), at a price of €16.99 / $16.99 / £13.99 with a special launch discount of 15%.

Headup has been around for over a decade, porting and publishing high quality independent games from external development teams. Now the company is treading into uncharted waters by delivering their first fully internal production, launching into Early Access on Steam.

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With Tinkertown, the company is realizing a design idea which has been floating in their heads since the beginning of their partnership with Re-Logic years ago for whom Headup created the PC Collector’s Edition of Terraria. Huge respect for this genre and long hours lovingly spent exploring the Kingdom of Hyrule in our childhood has led to the clear vision: Creating a cheerful sandbox game in the aesthetics of the old 16bit RPGs but leveraging the possibilities of modern game development such as visual effects and online multiplayer.

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.

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.

About Hiroki Kikuta

Hiroki Kikuta is a veteran videogame composer based in Tokyo, Japan who’s best known for his work on Squaresoft’s beloved SNES RPG, Secret of Mana and the recently-released Trials of Mana which appeared for the first time outside of Japan in 2019. While at Squaresoft, he also scored Soukaigi on the original PlayStation.

Kikuta then struck out on his own as an independent game developer, creating, directing, and composing music for the PlayStation title, Koudelka. He’s since been actively involved in writing music for indie games in Japan and abroad, most recently completing work on Indivisible and starting on music for Hazelnut Bastille, Orange Island, and many others.

Hiroki Kikuta is represented by Scarlet Moon Artists outside of Japan.
Learn more: http://scarletmoon.com/bio_hirokikikuta.html
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