Farm Folks In Development Coming Soon

A farming simulator/RPG with a nod to the classic Harvest Moon series. Grow crops, raise livestock, build relationships, go on adventures, and more!

  • TBA
  • Single Player
  • Windows
  • Available on:

About Farm Folks

After washing ashore on Softshoal Island, you are given a chance at a new life. A plot of land awaits your green thumb to transform it into a booming farm, and a new world beckons you to explore its secrets.

Farm Folks offers a delightful mix of RPG and farming mechanics, giving you the freedom to get lost in the world while you build a farm from the ground up. There are many friends to be made, many crops and animals to tend, and a whole island to discover. What are you waiting for?


It wouldn’t be much of a farming simulator without farming, would it? Farm Folks features the time-tested farming mechanic in which players can purchase or forage seeds and begin to grow their farm into a bountiful and rewarding resource.

it's our goal to introduce somewhere around 60 juicy crops for our players to rake in that sweet, sweet digital profit. Crops and other grow-ables will be divided into 4 categories - spring, summer, fall, and winter. This means certain crops can only be grown in specific times of the year, read more on farming below.

Animals are an important part of any world, giving the land life and personality. Plus, they're just dang cute! The animals and critters of Farm Folks are a big part of our game, and we want to make sure that the player feels a strong bond with their pets and livestock.

Otto, the local fisherman of Port Meridia, would call it a crime if you couldn't bait your rod and cast it to the blue in a place like this! Fishing is one of the most relaxing activities in Softshoal, and a popular pastime in Port Meridia thanks to the surrounding seas and rivers.

Expanded Farming

All crops need basic care, but they'll need special attention to produce the best yield. You'll need to learn which type of fertilizer and water each crop loves best. Some crops grant special bonuses to others around them, adding an element of strategy to crop composition and farm layout.

Explore Softshoal Island

There’s beauty and intrigue to be found in every corner of Softshoal Island. It's a compelling place that calls the player ever further into its woodland groves, long beaches, and dangerous caves. As you explore, you’ll see things that you’ll never forget and experience adventures worth re-telling.

And where better to relay your stories of green-thumbed heroism than back in Port Meridia? This fair-sized town has plenty of places to kick back and enjoy a day away from the farm, but it’s also home to the many festivals that you don’t want to miss!

System Requirements:

  • Genre:

  • Adventure | Indie
  • Languages:

  • English
  • Released:

  • In Development
  • Works on:

  • Windows 7 (SP1), Windows 10
  • Rating:

  • Not Yet Rated
  • Minimum system requirements:

  • Windows 7+ / 8.1 / 10 64 bit
  • Processor: Intel i3 Processor
  • Memory: 6 GB
  • Graphics: ATI 5770, Nvidia GeForce GTX 460
  • Hard-drive: 5 GB available space
  • DirectX: Version 10


Pre Alpha Update - Fishing, Caves, Processors and More!

It’s time for the April Devblog!

Over the past month, our Alpha Access Tier backers have been kicking around the farm and playing our Pre-Alpha build. We hope everyone who’s given it a try has enjoyed themselves, and is looking forward to further updates.

Development-wise, we’ve had our fair share of setbacks over April. Because of this, we’ve pushed back Pests to May. However, there is still a crate-full of content coming your way!

So what is in the April build?

It’s time to pick up a rod and cast your line, because Fishing is in! To get started, simply pick up the Fishing Rod (a new tool) outside your house and run to the nearest source of water. Different types of water will have different kinds of fish, so be sure to explore and try them all.

Once you hook some tackle, you’ll start the fishing minigame. Try to match your rod’s position to that of the fish. Rare fish will have hard-to-follow movements, so keep your reflexes keen!

So you’ve landed your haul, now what? Raw fish can be processed into a variety of components, depending on the species. We’ll be expanding the uses for fish (and the stuff you can make from them) as we add more features, so look forward to using fish for crafting, cooking, quests and more!

Note: The Fishing animations are currently being reworked: We’ll be patching these in ASAP into the April build.

Calling all cave explorers! With this update, the Softshoal Caves are officially open. Somewhere in the Pre-Alpha map, you’ll find an entrance leading underground. Within, you’ll find some Mineral Nodes, which you can crack open to snag some ore. I wonder what would happen if you tried to fish in the water... 

Most of the development time for this milestone went into creating art and planning how the cave network will thread under the island’s surface. Although there’s only a single cave in this build, we’ll be expanding it with future game updates. Future content such as quests and NPCs will of course be added to Caves as well.

With this update, you’ll begin to get a taste for how item crafting and refinement will work in Farm Folks. Using the build tool and some wood, you’ll be able to construct processors which turn resources into refined goods. 

Items such as ore, fish, and poo can be refined with the right processor: For instance, the furnace will turn ore and coal into bars of that respective metal. The composter will turn poo into different kinds of fertiliser!

You’ll be able to access and use some basic processors with this update, but we’ll be expanding the network of items more in future updates.

A feature that was hinted in the last roadmap update, the farmer’s log is an encyclopedia of knowledge that you’ll fill out over your adventures in Farm Folks. It’s designed to give those 100%’ers among you something to work towards as you explore.

Pressing (L) will open the log, which will show the kinds of fish you’ve caught. The more times you catch each fish, the more you’ll learn about it: How rare it is, where it can be found, and what bait it prefers. The log will eventually cover things like farming as well, to give achievement hunters plenty to sink their teeth into. We’ll be expanding its functionality as we go!

Like building, but the farm’s too small for you? Why not take your skills out into the world! Using construction hotspots, you’ll be able to build bridges, planks and ladders to get to hard-to-reach places. 

Building these hotspots can cost significant resources, but once built they will remain standing forever! As we expand the playable area, expect to see more of these around the place.

Other Updates

There’s a slew of smaller updates coming with the end-of-April build. To sum them all up quickly:

  • Crops can now become diseased! To cure them, buy some pesticide from Asheema.
  • Save functionality has been expanded to include tools, processors, crops, world pickups, building hotspots, and the farmers log.
  • Tool Upgrade costs have been adjusted: You’ll need bars to upgrade most tools now, so get to upgrading!

To see a full list of patch notes, see the #PATCH_NOTES channel on Discord:

In other news...

The long-awaited Kickstarter surveys have been sent out! Check those inboxes (and pesky spam folders) and if you haven’t received yours, please contact Mitch through Discord.

There’s a lot coming next month: Quests and Pests to start, not to mention you’ll finally be able to explore the streets of Port Meridia!

As always, we at Overgrown would like to say thank you to all of our amazing community members. We’re blown away with how supportive (and patient!) you’ve all been with the development of Farm Folks so far. 

Your support doesn’t go unnoticed and it helps us make sure we’re creating a game we can all enjoy and love together, the future is full of smiles and fluffy chickens!

~ The Overgrown Team

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