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 #6 - Bigger, Better, Heavier?

Welcome to the latest installment of our weekly dev blogs! There’s quite a lot to sift through this week, from QOL updates and world expansions to new quests and some... heavy lifting. Without further ado, let’s dig in!



Our inventory system has stayed the same for a while, and we all agree it’s high time for an upgrade. We’ve had this update planned for a long time, but this week, our talented programmer Casey’s made some awesome changes!


Simply put, your inventory and hotbar are now one and the same. Items you pick up will display on the hotbar, and you’ll be able to add and remove tools at will. Now, you’ll be able to keep an eye on items easier, and can put away unnecessary tools.


Speaking of tools, we’ve made some changes to the Trowel. It won’t show up on your hotbar like before, but it will still be used whenever a seed is selected to be planted. Now, all seeds function as the Trowel: And you’ll still be able to hold the button to switch between any seeds in your inventory!


And there’s one more change we made… can you guess what it is? I’m sure you’ll find it handy in the future!



If you’ve been tuning into Nick’s dev streams, you’ll know that he’s been working on a new area… presenting the Softshoal’s newest region, Sunshine Meadow!



Located to the north of the Lumo River, this region is filled with natural beauty. There’s things to find above and below, provided you can find one of the hidden tunnel entrances around the field. You won’t be able to see much from any one spot on the meadow, so you’ll need to explore thoroughly to find all the secrets tucked away amongst the knolls.


Llama Farmer Faye is particularly enamoured by the White Tulips that grow here. If you’re in a helpful mood, you can undertake the new Marking your Territory quest. It’s a great way to explore the meadow while giving the locals some assistance.


Now, you won’t just be able to bring home the bacon, you’ll be able to take it wherever you want! Because it’s now possible to pick up and carry animals!



This week, Ethan’s made some animations for picking up, holding, walking around, and throwing animals. Throwing animals, you ask? Don’t be concerned. Bertha’s just fine!


A Nudge In The Right Direction

With our map getting bigger and bigger, Nick has been thinking about ways to make it easy to navigate. There are a few solutions in the pipeline, the first being Signposts!


These helpful installations can be found around the island, and when interacted with, will display information about surrounding locations. There’s only two in the game right now, but we’ll be adding more and more as time goes on.


Nick’s also made some additions to help new players! A guidebook about farming has been added to your house, and can be read at any time. Lost items in the Crash Course quest are now a bit easier to find, and don’t require as much platforming.


Til next week!

Thanks for reading this week’s installment of the Farm Folks dev blog. A lot of exciting work was done over the past week, and the whole team’s eager to get it into your hands.


We’re still reading your suggestions and bug reports, so please keep sending them! And if you aren’t already a part of our wonderful community, please hit the Discord link below to join!


Happy Farming!