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?

Features:

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

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Weekly Dev Blog #3 - Fowl Weather

Welcome to our weekly dev blogs! This week, we focused on improvements for PAX, but also made some big upgrades… I hope you brought an umbrella!


With PAX just around the corner, we’ve been doing our best to make improvements to the build. One of the biggest things on our to-do list has been dialogue, and I’m happy to say we made many improvements to dialogue over the past week!


Firstly, Casey’s been cooking up a new system that will allow for things like Bold and Italicised text. And as mentioned last week, Eliana has created some small sound cues to be used when characters are happy, sad, shocked, and more!


Finally, Nick has gone through and made some revisions to the Crash Course quest dialogue. We’ve also reduced its size, making it feel a bit less kiddy. These updates have helped the characters better communicate how they might be feeling, or speaking any given line.



Our big-ticket item for this week is… weather! Ethan’s made some massive improvements to Sunny, Rainy, and Stormy days. But don’t take my word for it, roll the gifs!



But you won’t just be stunned visually, as Eliana has added sound effects for weather, too! There’s a real ambience to the world under storm and rain, and we can’t wait for you to experience it!

Aside from everything above, there’s been a mountain of miscellaneous changes and improvements. Ethan’s improved the rimlighting that made our characters look strange, and begun developing a new system for highlighting interactable objects.



Nick’s made lots of small changes to the starting area, and added some hidden treasure chests! He’s also toned down farm clutter quite a bit… Full grown trees aren’t meant to spring up overnight! Eliana’s also expanded Sharktooth Cave, so there’s more than ever to see for new players!




Community Feedback

Once again, we want to take the time to shout out our wonderful community, who have provided another week’s worth of valuable feedback. Casey’s had his hands full once again, and has fixed a bunch of bugs over the past week.


Additionally, we introduced the #player_feedback channel in discord, which is for all non-bug related feedback. There’s already been some really great posts in there so far, and we want to encourage every alpha player to swing by and leave some opinions and observations.


Farm Folks… is going to PAX West!

We announced this last week, but for those who missed it, we’ve managed to secure a spot at PAX West, held in Seattle from August 30th to September 2nd! Farm Folks will be playable on the show floor at the Crytivo booth, and we’re really excited to have our game featured at yet another big convention!


If you’re going, please stop by, play the game, and say hi to the Crytivo team at the booth!


Til next week!

Next week, we’ll be gauging feedback from PAX, and continuing down our long feature list. Thanks for reading, and we hope to see you here next week!


For those who want to join the bug hunt, we encourage you to fill out our Google Form to report any issues you find. If you want to leave feedback about the alpha build or ask the developers a question, join our discord to become a part of our amazing community!