Whales And Games
Released April 2021
Townseek is a single-player exploration and trading game where the player travels across a map with their airship. Moving through the map, the player can discover unique towns, each with their own charismatic host, and buy and sell back-and-forth to adquire gold. The player can also come across several landmarks that bring personality to the game's unique world map.
Trading with different towns, the player can get gold to purchase new balloons for their own airship, and even get a fishing rod through which they can fish and complete their fishing collection with. By collecting all of the items in the game, the player might even unlock a special balloon to showcase their achievements!
The game has no end-state, and we choose to leave the game open-ended for the player to play for as long as they wish to. Will they strive to collect the biggest fish? Will they amass thousands? The choice is up to them!
Pitch & History 🗃️Game Pitch
Born undersea, but with an appetite to soar the skies and explore the world! Now that you've got yourself a reliable airship, it's time to make those dreams come true!
Travel far and wide, discovering the exotic landmarks that the world has to offer! Meet the locals from towns far away from each other! Engage in the old tradition of exchanging goods for money! Fish like sharkfolk have never fished before!
The entire world is your new sea, and be sure to see all that it has to offer!
- Fly your airship around the world. Go anywhere!
- Discover picturesque landmarks and towns. Enjoy the sights, of which there are plenty!
- Buy and sell merchandise across multiple towns, each with their own culture, inventory and prices!
- Go on a worldwide fishing expedition! Buy a fishing rod and sail towards a good spot! There’s plenty’a fish to catch!
- Equip different balloon sails! Purchase a new one from each town, and theme your airship after your favourite place!
- Complete your collection log by trading away! Maybe there’s a special reward for completing it all?
Logo & Icon 🏷️
Awards & Recognition 🏆
Itch.io Frontpage Featured Game
- Itch.io - April 19th, 2021
Selected Articles 📝
It’s a delightful little game with a beautiful hand drawn world to explore that’s full of cute little details. The actual trading gameplay is fairly simple, but that’s part of the joy of the game – it’s an easy accessible and very stress free experience that gives you a very pleasant place to spend some time in. Highly recommended.
- Calum Fraser, Free Game Planet
Townseek is a laid-back trading game that just wants you to hang out in its cosy world.
- Tom Sykes, PC Gamer UK - Issue 360
In short, Townseek managed to live up to my expectations, providing me a zen experience while, at the same time, being fun enough to encourage me to seek the different collectibles. If you're looking for something that allows you to relax after a day at work, Townseek is an excellent proposal.
- Pedro Simões, Pixel Glitch (Translated)
Monetization Permission 💲
Whales And Games allows for the contents of Townseek to be published through video broadcasting services for any commercial or non-commercial purposes. Monetization of videos created containing assets from Townseek is legally & explicitly allowed by Whales And Games. This permission can be found in writing at https://press.whalesandgames.com/sheet.php?p=townseek.
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About Whales And Games 🐳
We at Whales And Games are an indie studio designing mindlessly fun games and art brimming with whaleistic personality! We focus on creating small and easy-to-learn game loops that can be iterated on, easily expanding them with fresh new content that allows for more fun and mold-breaking experiences, while also giving more value and character to their core experience.
By approaching game development and as art as creatives, we're constantly expanding our ever-growing repetoire by constantly trying new ideas! Currently we're working on Bunny Splash Casino, an adults-only management simulation-game and our debut commercial title, while continuing to mantain the game jam driven experimentation that Whales And Games is known for!
More information on Whales And Games, our logo & relevant media are available here.
Townseek Credits 🚶
Jorge Carvalho (JorgeGameDev)
Programming and Game Design
José Sánchez (MoskiDraws)
Artist and Graphic Designer
John Elliot (JohnElliotComp)
Audio Composer and Sound Design