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A farming simulator with a nod to the classic Harvest Moon series. Grow crops, raise livestock, build relationships and more!
A farming simulator with a nod to the classic Harvest Moon series. Grow crops, raise livestock, build relationships and more!
A farming simulator with a nod to the classic Harvest Moon series. Grow crops, raise livestock, build relationships and more!
1,597 backers pledged AU$ 92,882 to help bring this project to life.

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Leaving your homeland behind aboard a sterling, seafaring vessel gifted to you by your brother, you set out on the open sea with but one goal: to find your true purpose in life.

Fate had other plans, however. A vicious storm turns your brother’s gift into nothing but fragmented flotsam, and soon you’re washed ashore on the beaches of Softshoal Island.

The wrecking of your beloved boat was far from fortunate, but landing on Softshoal Island may have been a blessing in disguise. You’re soon given a plot of land and a chance at a new start. Fate is quite the mysterious beast!

As you begin to nurture your plot, uncover great mysteries, and meet the citizens of the island, you’ll experience the everlasting magnificence of your new home first-hand--all while you rekindle the memories from your past that caused you to embark on this grand, exciting adventure in the first place. You never would have guessed that finding your purpose in life was just a shipwreck away...

In Farm Folks, live your life as you see fit--there are so many experiences to be had!

Farm Folks is both a fulfilling role-playing game and a charming farming simulator, gifting you the tools and abilities you need to create and tend your very own piece of paradise. Working the land and rearing animals is a bunch of fun, but there is so much more on offer here! Let’s run through what you can expect:

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.

Once the soil is tilled and the seeds are nestled firmly into the ground, it’s time for some TLC--Tender Loving Care. You’ll water your plants daily, either by hand or through other means, until each crop has reached its maturation and it’s ready for harvest. Harvesting your hard-earned bounty can reward you in many ways, but if you’re focusing on that bottom line, then it’s time to put some coin in your purse.

After loading your haul onto your trusty mount, you’ll head into town and sell your goods to the island’s exporters. As your purse grows fatter and fatter, the farming process can be enhanced and streamlined until you’re running the island’s most booming farm.

Soon you’ll be wondering if it’s time to invest in one of those fancy mainland automobiles....or maybe someone who can help out around the farm…

Softshoal Island’s farmland is so very fertile because of the island’s local animal population and the generations they’ve spent grazing every acre of the luscious landscape. Today, farmers can continue to reap the rewards of Softshoal’s four-legged (and two-legged!) friends by giving them homes on your property.

The local forester is also a great carpenter, and he’ll make any kind of coop or stable that’s available--for a price, of course. Once the structure is built, you’ll need to stop by the nearby animal breeder to purchase some healthy livestock! Before you know it, you’ll be in the ranching business. Milk, eggs, and wool, oh my!

Nurture and care is key to making sure your livestock is producing worthwhile products. The happier your animal companions are, the higher the quality of their yield! Make sure you’ve got your brushes and special feed handy!

Sometimes reward is found outside the fences of your farm. You’ll need to explore the wonderful and diverse settings of Softshoal to find the valuable items that can’t be found on a shelf in the local general store. These resources include minerals and materials for upgrading your tools--usually mined from Softshoal’s extensive cave system, or fish and other precious sea life that can be fished from the island’s various rivers, lakes and coastlines.

 
Your progression is enhanced by what you find in the wilds of Softshoal, and sometimes searching for something trivial can lead to a grand adventure you never saw coming. Get out there and see what you can find--don’t forget your pickaxe and fishing rod!

Softshoal’s local community is a character-rich roster of living and breathing souls, all of which are just waiting to share their story with you. From those that live in the island’s coastal town, Port Meridia, to those found out in the wilds, Farm Folks features a diverse, well-thought cast of over thirty characters.
You’ll meet them, find ways to further your relationships with them, and soon you’ll know each one by name. These citizens offer quests a-plenty, and spout dialogue that’ll keep you coming back for more. High relationships come with high rewards, but don’t think everybody in Softshoal is going to be easy to please...
You might even find a character you’d like to propose marriage, of which there are plenty of candidates. If you play your cards right, you’ll soon find you’re growing more than just crops at the farmstead, but a family too. Quick note--kids make for great help around the farm!


There’s beauty and intrigue found in every corner of Softshoal. It's a compelling place that calls the player ever further into the mysterious woods, down into the dangerous caves. As you explore, you’ll see things that you’ll never forget and you’ll experience adventures worth re-telling.

And where better to relay your stories of 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! 

Every season brings with it a great calendar of holidays that are perfect cause for celebration. You’ll find the townsfolk have a festival for nearly every one of those occasions. Make sure you’re there!  

Your character is a reflection of your personality (we assume that deep inside, everyone is an attractive, island-dwelling farmer). As such, they can be customized in any way you desire, including your gender. After creating a glorious persona, we know there will be fashionistas who want to take it a step further. Want to give them a more epic hairstyle or outfit? Visit the barber or tailor! You will soon become a shining star in the farming community.

A CLOSER LOOK AT THE TOWNSFOLK

The seeds you sow in the community will quickly begin to bear fruit. However, you better be careful not to grow weeds! Build your relationships with townsfolk by giving them gifts, attending special events, and remembering their birthdays. Earn enough favor and maybe the townsfolk will begin giving you gifts in kind. Some nuts are harder to crack than others, but with some finesse, they just might come around. You never know - you might even find love out there.

Our wonderful and diverse cast of characters cannot wait to meet you! Well, most of them, anyway. Here are a few of the key people you will encounter:

There are so many more who await you in Softshoal. Go exploring and start making friends! 

Please note that the December 2018 delivery date is for the first early digital release of the game. Physical rewards will be sent out at a later date.
Please note that the December 2018 delivery date is for the first early digital release of the game. Physical rewards will be sent out at a later date.

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MEET THE TEAM

Here are the other (non-fictional) people you will come to know and love!

WHAT DO WE NEED THE FUNDS FOR?

One thing that many people may not realise, is just how expensive making games can be. We can pour years and years of passion into the project, but without funding, things do tend to develop slowly. If you want high-quality assets in an acceptable time frame, you are certainly going to have to pay for it. We also want to dedicate more of our own time to bringing this wonderful project to life, without having to worry about the power being cut out. While we can survive on dry noodles and the fungus that grows atop the fridge, our workstations still require that mystical resource called electricity. Yes, we tried powering them with a bicycle, but compile times shot through the roof.  

Anyway, here’s a basic breakdown of how we plan to spend the funds:
              

Risks and challenges

There are inherent risks in any given project. We have been working hard on this game for years, and that isn’t going to change anytime soon, but unforeseen problems do arise. However, we are confident in our ability to think ahead, and that includes a few contingency plans for if things go a little awry. The team is more than prepared to take this project through to the very end. Like the mail delivery service of old, come rain, snow, or any other disaster, we are ready to trudge on through it all.

However, the future is still as mysterious as ever, but that is why we will always keep you updated about what we’re doing, where the project is going, and occasionally what we ate for lunch (hopefully not dry noodles and fridge fungus. That will probably be the first sign that things aren’t going well).

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    You have risen to the rooster's crowing at the break of dawn. This farm could sure use a few early risers to help get things going. Such dedication deserves a reward, so here's a discounted tier for you early birds.

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    Two heads are better than one! Just ask Bessy and Tessy, our two-headed cow. We'll leave you to figure out which is which, though. You've earned another copy of the $20 tier for whomever you deem fit.

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    You've entered special edition territory now! That means you receive the beautiful digital art book, game manual, copper forum badge to show off your tier, and alpha access to help shape the game from the very beginning.

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    Wait, are we doing a 2x2 deal? You bet! Grab 4 copies of the $20USD tier for yourself and three other farmhands.

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    Plush Master

    Woah! Now we can fit some new wheels on the wagon! Thanks for the generous donation. You're going to receive all of the content in previous tiers (except for standalone tiers), as well as the exclusive in-game Unicorn Cow and a real plush toy we'll be mailing to you.

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    Shirt Shepherd

    A person of your excellence deserves an exclusive shirt to show off your amazing support. You'll be the best-dressed farmer in town! You also get to harvest the content from all previous reward tiers (excluding standalone tiers).

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    Animal Whisperer

    You're going to need a tractor to move all of the stuff you're getting! Thanks for the generous donation! You will receive all previous tiers (except standalone tiers), two alpha keys, and the fantastic Cow and Hen plush toys.

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    Creative Cultivator

    We're finally going to be able to repaint the barn! Thank you! How does the physical art book, folded map poster, and all previous tiers sound in return?

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    Farm Owner

    This is getting crazy! The chickens are going mad! You are truly a shining star in the community. For your support, you've earned the physical strategy guide (containing farm tips, quest guides, and hidden item locations), 4 alpha keys, and all previous tiers.

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    Furniture Designer

    We are going to be firm friends! Come design some in-game furniture with us for all to see. You'll even be added to the credits as a furniture designer!

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    Vehicle Designer

    So, you're already going to help us to design furniture, and now you want to design a new vehicle? You're unstoppable! Thank you so much for this crazy donation. You'll also be added to the credits for your design help.

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    Character Designer

    Unbelievable! You've gone and blown our collective minds. Your support is incredible. How would you like to be in a video game? Well, design a character just like you. We lack the technology to actually transport you into it. This is a farm, after all. We still think the bucket counts as pretty high-end gear.

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    Game Designer

    If you back this tier, we honestly wouldn't know what to say or how to thank you. The best we can do is offer you an awesome design role. Work alongside the team to create a ridable animal that players can add to their farm, a rare mineral and hidden artifact, and a special crop type. You've earned a special place in the credits, and our hearts!

    Includes:
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    Quest Designer

    The mayor is going to lose it when he hears you backed this tier! In fact, we all will! Your contribution will go a long way to make the game as great as it can be. You will not only receive the big design roles from previous tiers, you will also be able to design a whole in-game quest! Have a special story you want to tell? Got a special someone you want to tell a story about? Work alongside the team to craft something memorable!

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    Executive Producer

    Are you trying to fund the entire project on your own? It sure looks that way! We have absolutely no words to describe how crazy and wonderful it is to have you join the team as an executive producer! That's right, you have a special place in the team where you can hear daily chatter, learn how we do things, and influence creative decisions. You will truly be a part of the team all the way to release. We look forward to working with you!

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    • Design a Ridable Farm Animal
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