"an ideal game for the casual gamer and provides a great selection of life stories that will entertain would-be farmers for a long time to come" - GirlGamersUK.com
Work the farm in this game of 19th century farmsteading and build a home for your families. Clicking cows won't earn you any cash. This is a simulation of a farmstead experienced in stories which span a generation. Keep them fed, develop their skills, and grow their land in to a Family Farm! Enjoy RPG and board game mechanics designed by the creator of dozens of board games.
The game presents a bird's-eye view of the farm, with the ability to zoom in and out. The game world is tile-based, so you can easily plan fields, corrals, orchards and other game objects.
Time of a season is limited and activities take place in real-time, so you have to manage your workers efficiently. Cook meals for them and watch for their fatigue to keep them happy (and working). As family members work they improve their skills, which makes them faster . Highly skilled characters also have a much better chance of improving the farm as they work! Yields are determined by properties of crops in relation to soil fertility, weather and additional work.
It can be expensive to hire help, but it can give you time to upgrade the house to provide space for a growing family... As the family grows you can expand your farm and focus on long-term investments such as livestock or orchard.
It's good for a simulator.aqnickdan3 | June 28, 2012 | See all aqnickdan3's reviews »
This game is great if you are into these sorts of games. It's quite realistic in the manner that you do almost exactly everything you do while growing crops as a farmer. There's a lot more to this game than just plowing, seeding, and watching things grow. Graphics aren't that great, but you'll learn to deal with them with time. The UI is convenient, and it fits perfectly with the theme. Great game for younger people.