ShackStream: Indie-licious does some tabletop town-building in Tinytopia

On today's indie-licious, we take town management to the virtual tabletop with Tinytopia.


Town management ain’t easy. Sometimes you have to make tough decisions about a power plant that goes here, a neighborhood that goes there, and the roads that go everywhere. Now, if you’re building on top of a ruler on top of a fulcrum, things might become a bit harder. And don’t even talk to us about a wind-up kaiju toy rampaging through your city. Well, maybe talk to us. After all, this is bound to happen when we play Tinytopia on today’s Indie-licious.

Tinytopia comes to us from developer MeNic Games and publisher Mastiff, whom actually sent us an early preview for the game (much appreciated). Tinytopia doesn’t have a release date just yet, but it’s supposed to arrive sometime later this Summer 2021 on Steam. It’s a unique take on a city builder and manager where you populate the planes with a delightful landscape of toy buildings, roads, and infrastructure that comes to life before your eyes. It’s got a very lighthearted looking aesthetic, even in the disasters that can happen.

Join us as we put on our city-planning cap and play Tinytopia live today on Indie-licious at 1:30 p.m. PT / 4:30 p.m. ET on the Shacknews Twitch channel. You can also see the show just below.

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The tabletop toy township needs direction and we have a good idea of how to build upward and onward, so tune in as we go live with Tinytopia on today’s Indie-licious.

Senior News Editor

TJ Denzer is a player and writer with a passion for games that has dominated a lifetime. He found his way to the Shacknews roster in late 2019 and has worked his way to Senior News Editor since. Between news coverage, he also aides notably in livestream projects like the indie game-focused Indie-licious, the Shacknews Stimulus Games, and the Shacknews Dump. You can reach him at and also find him on Twitter @JohnnyChugs.

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