Topia Review – Build your own utopia

On December 6, 2012

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Topia Review – Build your own utopia

Our rating:

By: Crescent Moon Games

Version #: 1.1

Date Released: 2012-10-11

Developer: Crescent Moon Games

Price: 0.99

User Rating:

Here’s your chance to play God and sculpt your own world. Topia lets you do just that, becoming the sculptor of your own world and shaping your own utopia.

In Topia, everything is extremely flexible. Players can craft mountains and shape islands, then put lifeforms such as animals on these islands and watch the species develop. Introduce predators and watch how the hunters gnaw down the hunted. However, the game takes a pacifist approach towards the creations and it was disappointing in regards to lack of direct interaction being allowed. Also, I was unable to find a human or at least human-like species which would’ve made the game even more complete. Hence, do not expect to see futuristic cities sprouting out of your lands unless a future update allows so, but instead immerse yourself in a prehistoric realm of nature and magnificent beasts.

Topia beautifully renders the landscape and is a brilliant place to explore as you move on to sculpt your work. However, given the slow pace of the game and apparent lack of objective in this sandbox, Topia bores rather quickly and seems to serve more as an experimental plaything than an actual game.

Priced at $0.99 though, this app is definitely value for money. Do consider this title if you have ever thought of what things would be like if you had it your way.

Quick Take


Would I Buy Again:Yes

Learning Curve:NA

Who Is It For:People who like a slow paced game where they have complete control over the situation

What I Like:The game is stunning and it is nice to be able to shape your own world

What I Don't Like:Game gets boring due to lack of objective

Final Statement:Being God is not easy

Read the Developer's Notes:
Create gorgeous worlds with the touch of your fingers!

From the Award Winning Studio Crescent Moon Games and Glenn Corpes, one of the creators of the original Populous series of games, comes TOPIA WORLD BUILDER, a unique world building sim, tailored for iOS devices.

Topia World Builder is a world creation simulation. You become god and shape the land as you choose, by the use of touch controls. Swipe your finger to create mountains, valleys, rivers, and oceans. Watch trees grow, spawn thousands of animals - and watch them live and die on the planet of your creation!


·Simple, easy to use controls
·Create Mountains
·Create Valleys
·Create Rivers
·Create Oceans
·Spawn various animal types
·Build enormous herds of animals
·Watch predators attack other animals
·Save your worlds so you can edit them later
·Change the color of land, water, sky
·Play in both landscape and portrait modes

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A water polo player from Singapore, Wei Jie devotes most of his time to training. However, when he's not occupied by water training or pushing himself in the gym, expect to see him squinting at his iPhone testing out new apps.

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