Timberborn, a playful city builder that focuses on beavers using timber, has finally released the first trailer for new content in several months. The update will add several new features, including new robo-beaver “Golems”, improved terrain freedom, and even more responsibilities.
The new content is scheduled to roll out soon, on September 14th, 2022. You can review all of these features in-game by checking out the new trailer here:
Timberborn may seem like an odd title to newcomers, but it’s actually been around since 2021, and it has received almost unanimous praise from critics and players alike. Fans of the city building genre have enjoyed some of its unique mechanisms, especially the survival elements.
So, it’s more popular than you might think, and the trailer already boasts thousands of views. Players must create timber-based cities while keeping their beaver population alive through a variety of hardships.
The new content looks pretty balanced, and very promising. The robo-beavers are a delight, as the game will finally lean into some of the joyful silliness of its post-human premise. These new golems will surely make certain tasks easier, and so will the freedom to raise terrain.
However, there will be batteries to tend and a barrage of negative effects to deal with. All of the new additions should effectively balance each other out. This was a smart move, and a solid way to continue emphasizing the strategic sensibilities of this game.
Timberborn was developed by Mechanistry, a small team based in Poland with no other games to reference. However, it’s clear that their dedication to Timberborn has paid off, as the game has only improved with each update announcement.
City builders have to find a lot of personality to stand out from the crowd these days, with hits like Two Point Campus using clever humor and smart mechanics to generate strong reviews. Timberborn has successfully found its footing, so hopefully Update 2 will be balanced enough.
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