Tinkertown Pax Online 2020 Preview

September 14, 2020 at 4:06am
By Jason Stettner

I think this is definitely going to be one of those games to watch out for. It’s essentially taking the concepts of Minecraft and applying them to an over the top classic sort of visual aesthetic. It’s a fresh multiplayer focused sandbox experience and really quite well done.

With the demo that was available during Pax Online I was able to give this a whirl. You’re essentially thrown into the open and not given any direct goal. From there I learned by smashing things, gathering resources and slowly building structures.

You’re collecting basic materials to get core tools such as an axe or pickaxe. From there you’ll want to produce a furnace or a crafting table. The latter will allow you to start building shelter which includes walls or other house like pieces to make a home.
Tinkertown Screenshot
It’s quite interesting, and while it’s a similar format to what we’ve seen in the past it’s a neat way to present it from an art perspective. I adored the visuals in this one, they’re quite lovely. They have a neat sway to them, and a cool haze effect.

It’s cool smashing down objects and collecting the resources. There are of course some enemies as well, including some basic critters and perhaps also some skeleton type enemies too out there. I definitely enjoyed what I played of this one. I think this could do very well if it’s grown out and placed on a number of platforms.

It certainly has a cool style to it, and some simple yet complex systems available as well. The coop definitely would fit in well as you gather resources for crafting and prepare to battle some of the creatures that are found within the world. It was nice that the demo was just mostly open, you could do what you want within the area. It gave a really good idea of what the core mechanics were like.

I’m very much looking forward to seeing what the end release is going to be like for this as the initial starting point is impressive. I have a history with these types of games, so it’s always nice to play something that’s fresh. I think this hits that mark, and will attract quite an audience when more do hear about what this has to offer. Be sure to check out our Pax Online 2020 hub for additional coverage from the event in regards to the games, previews and interviews we’ll be showcasing.

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Gamerheadquarters Reviewer Jason Stettner