Richmond, VA — September 15, 2021.
Real-life home renovator and longtime game developer couple at The Isn’t Company today announced their upcoming house building PC game, “Hometopia“, with an official trailer.
Build, design, and renovate beautiful homes across five unique neighborhoods, or freely build dream houses and neighborhoods from scratch alone or with friends online. Hometopia is participating in the Steam Next Fest from October 1st – October 7th with a free playable demo of the game’s Sandbox building mode available on Steam.
Build entire homes from scratch – foundation to rooftops
Create homes and neighborhoods with others in online multiplayer
Play in First Person or Overview camera modes
Design furniture and change materials for everything for full customization
Grid-less designing and 360 degree item rotation
Lay out the floorplan and designate where every room goes
Create plots of any size
Build entire neighborhoods with roads, street lights, trees and more
Steam Workshop support – share your creations and upload custom items and textures
Renovate, buy and sell homes across 5 unique neighborhoods (Trailer Park, Suburb, City, Beach, Mansions) in Career mode
Free-build in creative Sandbox mode
Multiple biomes (Forest, Lakes, Desert, Beach) to select from
Thousands of items to design and build with at launch with more available through modding
Adjust time of day and sun direction to take the perfect shareable photos
Take before/after photos automatically in-game
Advanced lighting system
Build elaborate gardens and exteriors
Paint color wheel to use any color
Hometopia can be played in First Person or in an Overhead perspective and offers two different modes: Career and Sandbox.
In Sandbox, build your dream home without the pressure of market conditions or the limit of resources. Create a cozy bungalow in the forest, a modern marble and glass mansion on the beach, or a massive over-the-top palace overlooking estate grounds and share your creation with the world on Steam Workshop.
Need even more items to design with? Hometopia offers full modding support for limitless additions. In multiplayer, create entire neighborhoods with other players – from planning the plots and laying down roads to creating parks and designing homes – there’s no limit to the worlds you can build.
In Career mode, players renovate 30 different homes across five distinct neighborhoods that range from a run-down mobile home park to a posh beachside community with lakefront gated mansions. Buy rundown properties and fix them up to earn top dollar…after cleaning the space, start by improving the layout and flow.
Think buyers in this neighborhood would prefer three bedrooms with a garage and nursery instead of a large master closet and sunroom? Use the Floorplanner tool to designate what every space in the home is intended for, then get down to renovating!
Paint the walls, install new flooring and premium appliances, put in new doors and windows, add high end fixtures, or create a beautiful outdoor space for good curb appeal.
Feeling ambitious? Build out a fancy multi-car garage, expand the footprint of the home, create a third level, or even demolish the entire property and rebuild it from scratch – foundation all the way up to the roof! Stage the property from a massive collection of over 2,000 unique pieces of furniture, lighting, decor and accent pieces (or make your own unique pieces using hundreds of materials available to customize each item) before putting it on the market.
Fulfill all the needs of an ever-changing market and you could have a bidding war on your hands!
“We’re a small, independent team of five, but we’ve been developing games for the past two decades,” said Alex Ahlund, founder of The Isn’t Company.
“We had a lot of success with our mobile games; Design This Home and Design This Castle, attracting over 20M players and igniting our love of home design.”
He continued, “After my wife and I fully renovated our 120-year-old former fraternity house by ourselves, we knew we wanted to bring that same experience to others in a more accessible but less exhausting format.
There aren’t really any games out there that let you build and renovate realistic homes from scratch with other players online, either, so we knew that was an important feature we wanted to incorporate.”
Builder. Designer. Renovator. What’s your Hometopia?
Hometopia launches in January 2022 and will be available in English, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, and Polish.
Design your own dream home by grabbing the free demo of Hometopia on their Steam page from October 1st to October 7th and wishlist the game to be the first to hear when it launches, and don’t forget to join their active Discord community of passionate home designers, builders and renovators.
About The Isn’t Company:
Founded in 2002, The Isn’t Company has been developing games for nearly two decades. Initially focused on downloadable and retail casual PC/Mac games under their Injoy Games label, the company released titles across every major platform – from RealArcade, Yahoo! and WildTangent to Big Fish and Playfirst.
In 2010, the App Minis label was created to build freemium mobile games, netting over 25M downloads across their popular titles like Design This Home and Design This Castle. In 2016, The Isn’t Company started building titles for PC, VR and consoles, with a focus on social and creative games. Having remained entirely independent and self-funded, The Isn’t Company is a core team of five spread across the world.
Jonas “O.J” Ek
The Gaming Ground
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