a soft-strategy citybuilder

Dorfromantik is a peaceful building strategy and puzzle game where you create a beautiful and ever-growing village landscape by placing tiles. Explore a variety of colorful biomes, discover and unlock new tiles and complete quests to fill your world with life!

Now available for Nintendo Switch™

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What is Dorfromantik?


“Dorfromantik is like Zen-Gaming for Landscape-artists.”

-Jörg Luibl, 4Players

"Others have called it "zen-like" and "chill" and "meditative" and I am going one further to call this game megachill. Megachill is, of course, when a game is so chill you completely lose track of time and play it over and over. So casual that it becomes completely absorbing. Dorfromantik is megachill."

-Jon Bolding, PCGamer

"And that brings us to the crux of Dorfromantik, because it's a downright Zen game: relaxed, near-meditative, and at the same time tricky enough to become deeply absorbed for hours and immediately start over when a plan goes wrong."

-Michael Graf, Gamestar

"Playing Dorfromantik is like lounging back on a pillow in the sunlight, it's a lovely place to be. There are few games I'd rather see in everyone's life."

-Robert Purchese, Eurogamer

“Dorfromantik activates what I think of as my meditative lizard brain, thanks to the tiny thrill of getting those hexes to fit together. It’s well-suited to casual engagement, and challenging enough for the score obsessed (myself included) to play it over and over.”

Nicole Clark, Vice

“Life is hard. Sometimes games are hard, and that just reminds me that life is hard, and then everything feels too damn hard. Not early access city-builder Dorfromantik, though. That game is just the right amount of chill.”

-Riley MacLeod, Kotaku

"Dorfromantik is a state of mind. Playing Dorfromantik is relaxing. You could even say it is aesthetically cleansing. "

-Oli Welsh, Polygon

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Dorfromantik Boardgame

1-6 Players
8+ Years
30-60 Minutes

The "Spiel des Jahres" award-winning board game adaptation of Dorfromantik. Relax and puzzle landscapes, hunt for high scores and discover hidden content - now on the gaming table with the whole family!

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The history of Dorfromantik

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The creation of Dorfromantik

Highlights and milestones of the development

From student project to gaming hit

Dorfromantik has had a remarkable journey: Started as a student final thesis, it became the heart of many game libraries.

Learn more about the Indie-success, emerged from the creative vision of four young students, that became an Oasis of Calmness in a pulsating universe of Gaming.

First Prototype

Dorfromantik’s first prototype came to be during the Ludum Dare 46 Game Jam in April2020, with the theme ‚Keep It Alive‘. In this original version, players were already puzzling together idyllic village landscapes from hexagonal tiles

Every Idea needs a Name

While ‚Dorfromantik‘ was initially intended as a working title, it does capture the feeling that Toukana made the core of their game: A picturesque, relaxing countryside idyll.

Dorfromantik is a German word. It describes a nostalgic feeling, the yearning for the peace and quiet of rural living.

Because of the apt description of the game’s character by just a singular word, the team decided to keep it as the title for the international audience.

Step onto the world stage:
Early Access Release

With its launch in Early Access on March 25 2021, Dorfromantik received an impressive response. It attracted over 150,000 enthusiastic players in its first week and was rated "Overwhelmingly Positive" with a user rating of over 97% on Steam.

PC Release - the full version

After the Early Access roadmap was successfully completed, Dorfromantik has been available in its full version with numerous new features since April 28, 2022. The many game modes, such as the creative mode or custom mode with its individual settings, enable a variety of playstyles. From calm and relaxed to high score hunting with leaderboards and monthly challenges.

Board Game

Dorfromantik began its journey as an idea on paper and grew into a digital videogame.
Back in analog form, the game principle was redesigned for a cooperative board game. Together you can play through a campaign and unlock new game content.
'Dorfromantik takes the pressure out of everyday life' was also the consensus of the jury when it announced the 'Spiel des Jahres' award. This award in summer 2023 paved the way for Dorfromantik to become a game series with further follow-up titles.

Cherry Blossoms for Nintendo Switch

The first handheld and console release happened in the fall of 2022, when Dorfromantik was released on the Nintendo Switch adorned with pink cherry blossom foliage and new game content.
To celebrate its console debut, the game has been updated to include the picturesque Sakura biome and new architecture.

...and what's next?

Dorfromantik is enjoying great popularity all over the world. We are happy to receive your feedback on our social media channels about which platforms we should release Dorfromantik on next. It also remains exciting for board game fans, as several new projects are already in development.

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