One world is not enough!

One world is not enough!

Publisher and developer HandyGames releases a gigantic update to the critically acclaimed Townsmen VR. Honestly, it's rather a complete overhaul than an update!

Giebelstadt, Germany, September 21st, 2021
Finally! Townsmen VR is entering the final stages of Early Access. After a complete overhaul, you are no longer confined to a small island in the middle of an endless ocean. The latest Early Access update of Townsmen VR gives you not only a single island to explore but a world to interact with.

What to expect:
​The world of Townsmen VR changed drastically. Whereas you just had one island to explore in the old version of the Early Access - the game was intended as a tech demo - you now still start on the tutorial island but one can expand their empire to a world of 13 different islands and archipelagoes. Filled to the brim with exciting features, adventures and things to lay your virtual hands-on. By now the crafting system has been expanded so you have up to 20 different raw materials to build, carve, bake and smelt goods with. A good example is knights.

How to build a knight:

Current Early Access features

  • a complete overhaul of Townsmen VR,
  • a fully voiced campaign and story arching over 13 islands,
  • upgrades and add-ons for buildings,
  • research is added for further upgrades,
  • new animals like cows, sheep and chickens, and wild animals roaming the islands.
  • Build a harbour to have a trader's ship and begin treasuring up riches,
  • buy things at the market instead of harvesting (if you have the gold, of course).
  • Time to reach out and build some bows and crossbows for your soldiers.
  • Deal with pirates and shady merchants,
  • completely remodelled UI and more quality of life improvements.


Townsmen VR is available in all its Early Access glory here:

Townsmen VR on STEAM

Download our presskit here:

Other stores will be updated soon.

Townsmen VR is funded by the FFF Bayern.
Townsmen VR is funded by the FFF Bayern.
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HandyGames™ is a THQ Nordic Company and part of the Embracer Group Family. We operate as an international indie game and premium mobile game publisher and developer for a global community of gamers.

Games are our passion. Since our founding at the turn of the millennium, we have been steadily evolving our company and portfolio to publish and produce award-winning titles for cutting-edge consoles, PC, and VR, as well as premium mobile games from great teams around the world.

We are proud of our ever-growing and colorful portfolio - from hilarious games for the whole family to deep and sometimes dark topics presented in an interactive format. Games are and always will be entertainment media, but we firmly believe they are capable of much more.

HandyGames is at home in beautiful Giebelstadt in Northern Bavaria, close to the Franconian university and city of Würzburg and a proud part of the German and European gaming scene. Always on track towards lasting growth, we have significantly expanded our office space to create room for up to 120 colleagues and look forward to continuing to successfully shape the future of the international games industry as a sustainable employer.

As a team, we stand united against any form of discrimination. Regardless of sexual, cultural, or ethnic identity, we try to ensure that everyone feels welcome at HandyGames. It is very important to us to help new colleagues who move to our beautiful Franconian home to find like-minded interest groups, even outside their work environment.
No matter who you are, you're part of the family and we got your back.


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