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Timberborn Is A City-Builder With An Overbite

I think it’s safe to say that people love a good city-builder. Something about making your ideal little town is appealing, and being able to then watch over it, help it grow, and make sure it all works as one, is undeniably enjoyable. That’s the case with even the most standard of city-builders, but it’s got to be substantially more charming when you’re doing all of this in a world filled with adorable animals, especially ones like beavers. Well, there is a game like that, and it’s coming out on the 15th, and it’s called Timberborn.

Timberborn has you taking control of either the nature-friendly Folktails, or the more industrious Iron Teeth. Both factions have their own traits, pros, cons, and buildings, but both of them are beavers, so that’s nice if that’s what you’re here for. You’ll then have to guide your chosen group through the rigamarole of building, maintaining, and growing your very own city. Because you’re using beavers here though, there are a few key differences to what you’ll be used to in this genre.

For starters, beavers like to build up, not across, which means you’ll be able to stack things on top of each other to make the most of the limited space you have. You’ll also have to keep the river in mind at all times. Everyone knows that beavers are perfectly at home working with water, and Timberborn is no different, so you’ll need to be able to find a synergy between your little furry denizens and the water that can power them. There’s also a day and night cycle to manage, and a few needs that are unique to beavers you’ll get to fulfil. So, if that sounds good to you, then you’ve only got to wait a little while before you can get your hands on it. Aren’t you lucky?