Help your Gramps turn his tropical island into a beautiful farm
Cook up a variety of delicious dishes using the ingredients harvested
Sell off the goods you create and rake in the profits
Help your Gramps turn his tropical island into a beautiful farm in this brilliant farm simulation game, Island Story! Harvest a wide variety of crops, turn them into either animal food or delicious dishes, and sell them off to customers. You can even trade with others, hire chefs, as well as expand and decorate your island. Will you be able to turn an almost bare island into the most beautiful farm? Play Island Story now and find out!
The game starts off rather interestingly by allowing you to create your character. Once done, you’ll be put through a short story intro and you’ll find yourself on a beautiful island. Guess it’s time to get to work!
Being a farm simulation game, you can definitely expect a lot of planting, growing and harvesting. However, in Island Story, you don’t need to spend money to buy seeds. Instead, you’ll need to remember to keep saving your harvest just so you’d have something to plant. There are many types of crops as well. Ranging from carrots to pepper, you’ll get to unlock the “rarer” crops as you level up. The same goes for the fruit trees in this game.
There are also animals in Island Story, but instead of feeding them to get various animal produce, you’ll be feeding them so they can work for you by gathering items like crabs, fishes, ores and others. All of your farm produce will then be stored in either the granary (crops only) or the warehouse (everything else), which can both be upgraded to increase their storage capacity. The items you have can even be turned into more valuable products through the many different types of workshops available.
Now, in Island Story, there is a variety of ways to sell off all the stuff you’ve hoarded and turn a profit. You can fulfill orders made via airplane or transport cargo (once you’ve unlocked the merchant port, that is) or trade with other players at the trading post. Of course, there are also quests and dailies that you can complete for extra cash.
Interestingly, you can earn special tokens that can be used to recruit chefs. Chefs can, in turn, be sent on assignments that will allow you to earn more of that token, just so you can use them to level up your chefs and unlock more new tasks. Granted that some tasks are indeed crucial, since there are almost no other reliable ways for you to earn that particular tool (to expand and clear new land) or upgrade material, this feature does seem redundant in a way.
Decorating your farm in Island Story is more of a must-do rather than a can-do mainly because the décor you have will affect the productivity of your farm. Decorations will grant you Environment points that will counteract your Development points that you get whenever you clear a new piece of land or construct buildings. Having a high Environment score will add a bonus percentage to your farm’s overall productivity while having a high Development score will reduce that percentage.
Similar to most farm games, Island Story emphasizes on its social aspects. Tools like in-game chat system and clubs that you can join once you reached level 17 are only some of the features it has to offer. You can even add friends, send them roses and visit their farms to help out.
The graphics in Island Story is oozing in its “kawaii” (cute) department. The colors used are also bright and sunny, giving you that joyous feeling when you’re tending to your farm. The music in this game is soft and soothing to the soul as well. There are even sound effects that add to the overall pleasant atmosphere in this game.
Island Story is an incredibly fun farm game that provides players with a beautiful island to build a farm on. It’s also nice that the game has a unique Environment-vs-Development rating that allow you to make use of in order to boost your farm’s production. It’s truly a win-win, and not to mention, the game’s just too cute not to try. So, don’t wait – check it out on Google Play now!