The turn-based strategy game ‘ A Township Tale’ came out on June 27, 2019. The player controls the town of a township as its mayor and has to create and maintain a functional society with people getting along and establishing relationships with each other. To establish such a community, the player can erect buildings, which others would live in or work in. To sustain themselves, the townspeople would have to work and buy food from a grocery store. They can also take part in recreational activities such as fishing or playing ball. The player can also take care of their personality traits and level them up by filling out personality quizzes from magazines or checking their stats from a computer program. There are three different types of buildings in the game: residential, commercial, and recreational. Every building requires a certain amount of space to be placed down.
The player can also plant trees or flowers along roads or at their residents’ homes. This makes them happy because it gives them privacy from other townspeople passing by, but it will also increase their house’s value when they sell. The player can earn money in this game by collecting taxes from the townspeople, having them go to work, or opening up restaurants and shops in the commercial spaces. Money is used for purchasing goods at stores and buying houses for new residents.
The game also has a multiplayer mode where several players can compete against each other in the same town, but they cannot interact with one another.
The game is very similar to games like Animal Crossing or The Sims. As opposed to these games though, this one has more emphasis on the townspeople’s personal lives and relationships rather than their own actions having consequences (such as villagers getting tired after working constantly in Animal Crossing).