Your community was taken down by a heavy storm which caused an apocalypse and unleashed the living dead. Together with the other survivors, it is your task to rebuild and to allow that sustainable life can still be assured. Cultivate your farm and manage your restaurant to provide food and deal with all the zombies.
User reviews: Very Positive (231 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 5, 2013
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"Great combination of harvest moon-style farming, restaurant management and tower defense gameplay together. Nice casual relaxing fun for about 6-8 hours"
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“There’s something for everyone in this game, whether you enjoy the farming, diner, or tower-defense genre. As such, “Farm for your Life” is the type of game that I’d be hard-pressed not to recommend.”
8/10 – Dad's Gaming Addiction

About This Game

Your community was taken down by a heavy storm which caused an apocalypse and unleashed the living dead. Together with the other survivors, it is your task to rebuild and to allow that sustainable life can still be assured. Cultivate your farm and manage your restaurant to provide food and deal with all the zombies.

It’s a strange Time Management Game. The light-hearted style of a casual game collides with elements, which are usually only seen in horror genres. Discover the contrast, which takes both genres for a wild ride.

Key Features


  • Combining elements from farming, tower defense and time-management genres
  • Set up and cultivate your farm with a lot of different fruits, vegetables and animals
  • Build, manage and upgrade your own restaurant and provide the others with a wide variety of dishes
  • Protect your farm by building mazes and towers. Our zombies are vicious vegetarians!
  • Design your own character
  • Get stuck in an unbloody, fruity survival-feeling
  • Story mode provides 5-6hours of gameplay
  • Peaceful mode for dedicated farmers
  • Original soundtrack

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP or later
    • Processor: 2 Ghz
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9 supported
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: 64-bit or 32-bit Ubuntu Linux
    • Graphics: Vendor-made graphics drivers
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Harvest Moon + survival aspect + zombies + Diner Dash + Fruit Ninja = This game.

It's cute, easy to play, addicting, and fun.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
Really addictive and fun game, if you like and miss harvest moon, this game is for you.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
41.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
This game is 3 of my favorite things rolled into one...farming, restaurant, and zombies. The play is pretty straightforward, the graphics are cute, there are even quests.

I kind of love it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
I bought this game on sale and it was.. sort of alright for the first 20 minutes. After that it's just a boring mess though.

TL;DR:
+ Character customisation is very basic and quite limited but there's a couple of interesting options to make.
+ The art style for the game is interesting and it's quite well done. It doesn't interest me personally, though.
+ Nice concept for a game.
+ Fruit ninja style minigame is fairly fun because of the physics but it's also quite pointless.

- Has quite a lot of game breaking glitches.
- Expensive at full price (or anything less than a heavy discount) for the amount of content that's here.
- Very repetitive and slow gameplay which has you standing around a lot doing nothing for a lot of the time.
- The trading system in the game is unbalanced. Items such as seeds that you need at the start are so expensive that it takes around half an hour just to buy one seed.
- The english in the game is atrocious. It's obviously not the developers' first language so it's acceptable, but hardly one sentence in the game is spelt or worded correctly.
- The single music track in the game isn't anything special and is quite repetitive.



The first time I played the game, the first 20 minutes went alright, i'd finished the tutorial and I got onto the main game. Then I exited the game and came back to it, and my save file had somehow become corrupted and the game had saved me at the last section of the tutorial but some of the main characters were invisible so I couldn't actually progress.

After I started the game a second time, I got onto the actual main part of the game and honestly, it's just boring.

There's 3 "sections" to the game; Collect ingredients (apparently mostly by farming), restraunt simulator where you serve customers, and then a fruit ninja minigame.
The fruit ninja game from what I could tell was alright but completely pointless and too difficult because the recipes required you to chop so many ingredients in 10 seconds which didn't even appear on time for you to chop them up, nevermind to add them into the bowl as well. You get a star rating but if you had anything more than 10 seconds (which was impossible to get anyway), you only got 1 star for the dish, and it seemed to have no impact on the dish.

Unless i'm missing something, the game is ridiculously slow. There's not really any sense of direction in the game after you start serving customers in the restraunt, You "trade" with customers and they give you an order of what they want to eat, and then sit at the tables eternally. I had a customer sitting at the restraunt taking up space for 3 days because I had to wait for the ingredients to grow for what she wanted to eat.

The controls are awkward. I don't think there's a way to actually drop items from your basket without actually using them up or adding them into your chest. Double clicking seemed to be involved a lot and it didn't seem to always work.

"combat" is horrible. I'm not sure why it was included because it doesn't actually fit in with the game and the zombies don't even really pose as a threat. It's just annoying to have to find something to throw at the zombies when they appear, and for the first hour of the game it seemed to be only one zombie a night that would appear.

There's a trading system in place which allows you to barter for items. But the items that you have to actually buy are so costly that I found myself giving away pretty much all of what I had just to be able to aquire a single seed.

Also, the customers at the restraunt will ask you to cook them things that you haven't even unlocked yet, and if you accept you'll have to have them wait until you've actually unlocked it, and then wait even longer so that you actually have the ingredients to cook it.

There looked to be some sort of exploration aspect to the game but I haven't gotten that far because the game hasn't actually asked me to explore for any reason yet.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
01/11/2014
Reviewed with a press copy of the game

A really good game to play if you like farming type games with a small bit of tower defence (although you do have the option to remove attacks at night if you just want to farm).

The story is very basic but introduces you to how to play very well and gives you a reason to farm, there is also the 'Endless Mode' which obviously goes on forever and doesn't have a story of any kind, just farm. When the game properly begins you will have to plant crops and chop wood and mine stone so you can build and make various things from recipes to catapults to heed off zombies.

In conclusion the game is very basic but even if it is also a little buggy is a very enjoyable experience and I throughly enjoyed my 2 hours of playing so far so I give it an 8/10 for being fun, interesting and sort of unique.

YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efP99nJ5aiE
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Where else can you farm, run a restaurant, and fight off zombies by throwing fruit and veggies at them? Fun! Helpful developer! It's on sale, get it!
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5 of 11 people (45%) found this review helpful
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
See all the positive reviews? Look at how much they played...yeah the game looks nice in the beginning but it gets boring really fast!

Some things dont make sense, sometimes you cant click where you want, the story is as deep as a kindergarten book the "combat" part is even worse.

But what really bothered me is how prices and itens don´t make sense and it takes a while to see trough that, for example chicken feed 6 wheat and then lay an egg that is worth just as much as 1 wheat, you end up investing on stuff that bring less revenue because of that...


Overall it´s just not worth it.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
The game is like a simplified Harvest Moon, like many other reviewers have undoubtedly already pointed out. It plays like a F2P mobile game, and I was surprised to find out it wasn't one.

I recommend this game but only on sale. It's way too short, and the scope is too small for my liking, but what little there was I really enjoyed.
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Great concept, terrible implementation. There are many parts of the game that were frustrating due to poor controls or design (getting the herb from the forest, items getting stuck behind objects or lost, finding the golden shovel).
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Pretty fun but very short finished in a few hours and not much extra to do.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
Gets very boring very fast.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
this game is boreing as hell.
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2 of 8 people (25%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
fun game boring after...what was that time? oh right it cant be boring =)
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1 of 21 people (5%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Broken buggy garbage
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10.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
I bought this game on sale $5 bucks, which to me it was a good sale because I played it that day and finshied it that night. Good game, Farming, zombies and cooking/ninja fruit. If you dont like zombie you can always take that option out. I would recommend this game. You have 3 people that help you so its nice :)

But would like more upgrades for more play time. Mods anyone?
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18.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
So I bought this game today...and netted 10 hours into it. So yes this game is a bit addictive. Imagine a nice farming sim combined with diner dash and a simple tower defense game and you have this game. I couldn't stop playing it. And even though I completed the story mode and played a little after that on the same farm, I'm going to go play it some more :)
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8.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Kinda a mix of Harvest Moon + Cafe World. It was refreshing and I like how the game was executed. The story mode is pretty short, wish we could get more content!
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10.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
Pretty tasty recipe is as follows.

1 cup of Harvest Moon
A Dash of Fruit Ninja
9oz of Diner Dash
A few hundred (very) fresh zombies
and a pinch of Tower Defence

Stick them in a blender and beat until awesome. Bon appetit, Farm for your life is served.

Farm for your life is a sweet little gem of a game that takes the elements of a few classic games (referenced above) and somehow manages to pull it off.
You begin your life on a pretty sweet looking farm in the middle of the cutest little Zombie apocalypse ever, lose it all to a storm and refurbish it all from the ground up.

Plant your crops, harvest and rennovate a restaurant that caters to other survivors that will trade you goods for food, allowing you to upgrade and improve. Reinforce the farm, build corn cannons, slingshots and pumpkin catapults to fend off the hungry (and cute) undead. Attract survivors to live on your steading and help out with the tasks you assign to them.

Farm for your life is a regular jack of all trades, yet master of none. For what it is, it pulls it off brilliantly and delivers hours of enjoyment. There's something here for the casual and not so casual gamer.

The game isn't without it's faults here and there, but nothing that can't be easily overlooked (especially for the price of the game + bagging it during the Halloween sale). The farm itself isn't huge, the buildings and upgrades are pre-determined in their positioning, removing most of the customizable options for those that would be seeking it. Some of the dialogue in English has been misspelled due to translation (which is a tiny complaint, owing to the fact that it's like 98% fine.) The most amusing translation error is that "Grass" is labeled as "Gras."
When altering your character's appearance at the house, it has a tendency to randomly alter beard/hair colour (which is easily fixed by going back into the house and selecting the colour you intended.)
Full plates of food/beverages can get stuck on the tables in the restaurant and become non-interactive at times, which I've only noticed happening when I've set my character to perform a task that a worker suddenly attempts to perform at the same time. This is easily fixed by saving, exiting to the main menu and returning to the game.

Nothing game breaking that I've run into, yet. The flaws really do feel so minor to me that I don't even notice unless I'm forced to recall them (like writing a review).

It's hard not to love a game that pays homage to existing classics and owns up to in the achievements. One of the real winning points for me was that I noticed you have the option to play the game without zombies in it. My girl's very phobic of zombies, yet loves games like this. It was great to know she could play without having to worry about that, which turned out it wouldn't be a problem anyways.
The zombies in this game are adorable, they don't even eat people. They're vegetarian zombies that bust down your fences to eat your crops. There's not a gun in sight, you defeat them by lobbing corn husks at their heads, or letting your automated defenses finish them off for you.

A concept that might seem a little blasphemous to viscera chomping, plague spreading, Romero-esque zombies that I've been a fan of all my days. But, jeez... just look at em!

Farm for your life is triumphant! Stop reading and buy it already!
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4.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
Nice little filler game while you wait for a patch or something to download.

Does get boring rather fast though and you feel rushed with what you can farm because people want juice etc. Plates and glasses are stupidly expensive and don't even get me started on the fruit ninja game (perfectionists beware!)

I got it in the sale for like £3 i would most definitely not pay £6.99 and would have down voted just on that price alone.
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19.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Short story mode < 10hours but entertaining. Family friendly.
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