Hometopia is an ambitious sim game that lets players build their dream home, with the goal of becoming a homeowner in one of the most expensive cities.
The sims 4 traits is a life simulation game. It was released on November 17, 2018 and has been getting positive reviews from the public.
If you loved the construction element of The Sims games as much as I did, you’ll love Hometopia. Hometopia, which is set to be launched in January 2022, enables you to design and construct your ideal house from the ground up.
This may be done alone or with others, as well as in Career Mode, where you can remodel existing houses (a much more advanced take on House Flipper).
Only Sandbox mode is available at the time of this Hometopia review. I’m guessing The Isn’t Company is still working on Career mode, which I’m looking forward to seeing.
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On Steam, you may play the Hometopia demo right now. It’s certainly worth spending some time on Hometopia if you have the time.
You may construct a new neighborhood, work on an existing one, or build using a template if you choose Sandbox. I decided to create a new neighborhood for this Hometopia review.
Depending on how much time you have on your hands, you may choose between Small Neighborhood and Large Neighborhood.
While the game does not have a step-by-step tutorial, there are some helpful Hometopia instructional screens available before you begin.
Laying the Groundwork for Hometopia
The foundations of your house will be the first thing you do. To begin, choose the Build option from the toolbar, just like you would in The Sims.
The foundations for the wall, half-wall, floor, and ceiling may all be found here. To begin creating, just choose an option.
If you’re building a complex structure, you may lay single foundations or drag your mouse to cover a wider region. The controls are simple, and the game provides some useful tooltips throughout the game.
I soon understood that any doors (external or internal) do not need to be positioned in a gap. Although I would have like to be able to drag the wall foundations over the whole floor foundations rather of having to deal with each corner individually, the construction procedure is really pretty straightforward.
Designing the Outside
After you’ve laid the groundwork, you can start having fun (at least for me it does). To decorate the outside of your house, you may select from a variety of wall exteriors.
Simply click or drag to paint the outside after you’ve decided on the outside. Unfortunately, there was no way to paint all of the outside walls at the same time. This may take a long time for anybody working on a big project.
While I like the attention to detail in Hometopia, I believe there should be some fast alternatives for people who don’t want to devote too much time to one aspect of their ideal house.
My next task was to improve the outside of my house by installing new doors and windows. There were a good number of choices to select from, with the possibility of Steam Workshop additions (hopefully) coming later.
I discovered the option to snap the window height after attempting to align my windows and doors. This made things a lot simpler for me since I was able to immediately align all of my windows at the same height.
If you’re a huge fan of The Sims, you’ll understand how irritating it can be to design a room just to have your ideas thrown out the window once you discover your house is large enough.
The Floorplanner tool in Hometopia is a fantastic feature. It gives you a bird’s-eye perspective of your house, enabling you to decide where each room will go.
There’s a lot to do in order to create your ideal house, from living rooms to libraries, kitchens to gaming areas.
There are a few options when it comes to creating the floors and walls. You may pick from a variety of materials, such as carpets or tiles, wallpaper or paint.
It’s easy to go back to each section of your project. You may exit or open the window you were on by clicking the tabs at the bottom, or you can work your way back via the breadcrumbs. Install > Interior Walls > Wallpaper
However, nearly every time I forgot that this option existed, the window would shut and I would have to restart everything.
Make Your Dream House a Reality by Furnishing It
There’s a lot to learn when it comes to furnishing your house. You may narrow down your search by room type, even down to the laundry room and neighborhood.
After that, you’ll get a selection of additional choices for each room type. If you select the kitchen, for example, you’ll see all of the available choices, such as appliances, countertops, and so on.
I would have like to have more choices here, but we must keep in mind that this game is still under development.
Individual worktops, counters with sinks, ovens, and full sets are all available in the Counter Sets, allowing you to easily equip your kitchen.
Despite the fact that my design abilities are very inadequate, I wanted to show you what was available.
Larger appliances may be added after your kitchen units have been installed. Refrigerators, ovens, and accessories such as fruit bowls, cutlery racks, and more are included.
Simulator of a Large-Scale Home Renovation
Hometopia has the ability to provide hours of entertainment. If you like the finer points of a game, you’ll appreciate how much effort has gone into this one.
Hometopia was a nice surprise in terms of graphics. Behind the screen, each item seemed to be very realistic and felt like a genuine house.
I’ll certainly be spending a lot more effort in being able to create a whole community with roads, vehicles, parks, and more.
While the choices are presently restricted, the developers and community will have a lot of opportunities to add to Hometopia.
Review of Hometopia
Hometopia has the potential to be a game that revolutionizes the simulation genre by enabling players to design, decorate, and remodel their houses to their hearts’ delight. Hometopia, although currently only accessible as a demo, has a lot to offer, with complex features and choices to be made on anything from where to put the laundry room to how your games area will appear.
- Building a house from the ground up
- Designing a community
- Alternatives for home planning
- Steam Workshop material is an option.
The Negative (& Ugly)
- If no fresh Workshop material is introduced, it may get monotonous.
- Aside from constructing, remodeling, and designing a home, there isn’t much else to do.
8.0 4 5
Score from Unboxed Reviews