Rescue your shipwrecked crew and build a new life for yourself in the wilderness known as Farland
Plant and harvest a variety of crops, fish for fishes, and raise many types of animals
Collect resources from your surroundings be it stone, wood or grass
Farland is a fantasy-medieval themed, farm/village-building simulation game that puts you in the shoes of one of the survivors of a shipwreck. In this game, you not only have to search for and rescue your other crew members but also try to build a new life (and village) for yourself in the wilderness.
The game has a pretty quirky though somewhat generic storyline that introduces you to your first new village member who happened to be caught up in a tangle with giant octopus. As you may expect, you ended up saving him and he decided to stick around to help. The game also slowly reveals the story b behind the shipwreck and the personal stories of each character you eventually get to rescue.
Similar to games like Island Experiment, Farland is a simulation game that requires energy to play. You generally need energy to do most actions in this game, be it collecting resources from your surroundings or even building and upgrading stuff. It is fairly limited in amount, but you do get plenty at the beginning to get you started.
Resource-collecting is another vital aspect of the game as well. There are tons of resources you can collect, from wood to stone to grass, and those are only the basic stuff. Each time you collect something, there’s a chance for you to get rarer items like moss, brushwood and resin, which are pretty important too. As you progress, you can set up storehouses and assign people to help you gather more resources.
These resources are important for when you are ready to start building things to make your life a whole lot easier and more comfortable. However, most of the time, you require a ton of this stuff, so you’ll probably be clicking a whole lot (while perhaps counting under your breath) in this game. Quick tip though – you can simply click and then hold instead of clicking multiple times.
Right, first things first, you’ll need a shelter. The building process in Farland is a multi-stage process. What do I mean by that? Well, each building requires several rounds of “construction” with each round requiring a substantial amount of resources and coins. These buildings can be upgraded too and naturally, upgrades will cost you resources and coins as well. You can also craft items such as food and better building materials by establishing the respective “buildings” (I’m pretty sure a “cauldron” is not a “building”).
Once you reach level 5, you’ll get to start setting up your farm. The crops you grow are not only needed to feed the animals you’ll eventually want to raise; they are also needed to feed your people. Plots cost coins to place, so you can actually place a whole lot of them if you like. There is quite a variety of crops that you can grow and animals you can rear too. Similar to the crafting process, crops naturally takes some time to be ready for harvest. You can, however, speed things up using premium currency, Sunrunes.
These gameplay features aside, Farland is even a very social game. You are encouraged to visit your friends’ place daily and spend up to 5 specially allocated energy points to help around. You’ll get friendship runes in return, which can then be used to purchase special décor that you can then place on their farms.
In terms of graphics and sound, I’ve got to say – I absolutely love the music in this game. It’s soothing and nice to listen to, and I really like that it features Celtic influences, same as the game’s graphics.
Overall, I personally find Farland very addictive and fun to play, and this is coming from someone who was an avid player of the game, Island Experiment, and other similar games like it. It doesn’t focus as much on farming per se but this is the sort of game that may appeal to virtual farmers. Do give it a try!