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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.
Release Date: Jun 5, 2013
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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 the 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

PC System Requirements

    • 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

Mac System Requirements

    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space

Linux System Requirements

    • OS: 64-bit or 32-bit Ubuntu Linux
    • Graphics: Vendor-made graphics drivers
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
68 of 90 people (76%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
(I bought this 7 months ago on their site before the Steam release, don't let my logged play time fool you!)

During the day there is a sort of Tycoon-style farming game while you still maintain a restruant a la Cooking Mama and buy supplies to keep your restruant ahead of demand. To optimize recepies you can play a sort of Fruit Ninja-style minigame At night you go solo against zombies with nothing but veggie-powered defenses and your throwing arm to protect yourself.

After you get enough employees you can start exploring the woods for some helpful items and additional building materials. You might even argue in favor of this game being compared to Animal Crossing or The Sims in some aspects, though those games are not as goal-oriented.

When you've completed the campaign's tutorial, if you find the story boring or short you can switch to Endless Mode. Arguably the more enjoyable mode.

The depth of this game will sneak up on you.
Posted: June 16
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39 of 54 people (72%) found this review helpful
9.5 hrs on record

Just like my friend Kilbur said in his review. Why is this game fun?!
Its too fun. I started it and can't stop. I have plans for today and I should sleep, but I can't.
I'll post spoilers ALL the way at the BOTTOM because some features of the game come after the tutorial, and exactly what those features are kinda take away from the pleasant surprise, but still for those who don't care and just want to know, I'll post a complete list at the bottom, of as much as I've found so far.

The game has a simple premise, you have a farm, you maintain it, plant whatever you want, pick apples from trees, chop down trees and smash rocks; nothing special right? Boy was I wrong.

The game

I started the game, made my character (surprising amount of customization options! Resembling the character creation of a modern RPG game - more options than anything I've seen in this genre.)

The tutorial is excellent and easy to follow for absolutely anyone, this game is very casual friendly, more so than the standard casual game. I wasn't exactly paying attention and still managed to get everything, even ignoring dialogue.

After the tutorial concluded and I was fixing up my farm from scratch, I was having a good time. Buying stuff from the merchant in the small town the farm is located in. Started planting corn and potatos, and harvested them one by one, I managed to ignore the "upgrades" npc, and although it would have been great to have that crate to put stuff in instead of taking one corn at a time, it was still fun, not tedius.

Maintaining the farm is relaxing, you don't stand still watching over your corn like a hawk while they dry up or something, it takes a long time before anything gets close to dying/destroyed. You are also able to hire npc's to do work for you (think permanent companions) but instead of paying them in cash, all you need to do is make them breakfast every morning. While my npc friend was watering, harvesting etc I was having fun with another huge feature that I really didn't expect.

While you have the farm, you can also make food for traveling npcs. You start out with two recieps and instead of just clicking on an icon and "learning" it instantly, you get to play a mini-game that reminded me of fruit ninja or whatever its called. You cut flying corn and tomatoes and try to get them to drop into the pot, depending on the time, you get 1-3 stars. For those who don't like this though, there's a skip button in the bottom right corner.

After you've done this ONCE, you just need to select the receipt out of the list of known receipts and just gather the ingredients needed from the storage beside you. Yet another aspect of the game which does not at all feel tedious! I've tried Diner Town and the likes but wasn't a big fan of that type of game, also, whenever I play anything that strikes me as casual, I'm not really in the mood for mouse clicking spam styled gaming.

Don't get me wrong though! There's still tons to do, its just not twitch-left-click-precise-adrenaline-pumping type of game, thank god. There is no artificial difficulty making up for lack of content. Another thing I loved was that the people I didn't serve/couldn't serve don't get a floating angry face over their head and attempt to ruin my happy little resturaunt. Instead they just leave, those that do get served/a spot on the table(s) stay there until they get their food, there is no annoying stress factor.

Infact the player could easily balance both things alone, although why anyone would choose to ignore the npc companions is beyond me, it's still possible for those that would want to.

If you need some wood, stone or just want to wander around. There are multiple entrances into forests etc, where you walk around avoiding those zombies that get too close, while you get some resources etc. The things you gather are shown on the top of the HUD, so your screen isn't filled up with loot a la arpg/dungeon crawl games. I haven't reviewed a game in this amount of depth for a very, very long time. Especially not like this, as - while writing this - I am desperately trying not to alt-tab back because I know if I do, I'll never get this review done.

Summery (tl;dr and/or oh-god-why-look-at-all-these-words)

Game is a surprising amount of fun

*Character Creation - Lots of visual options easily comparable to actual RPGs
*Farming - Put down fences, grow some crops, milking cows, hiring workers
*Resturaunt - Serve food, features a fruit-ninja-esque mini-game too! (mine looks more like a soup kitchen right now)
*Adventure - wander through forests and other areas in search of stuff
*Lite-Combat - Grab your corn, potatoes, tomatoes or whatever you have available and throw them at enemies/zombies
*Upgrades - Buy other crops, better equipment, features a small tech-tree to buy and upgrade facilities, also a laboratory
Posted: June 16
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31 of 41 people (76%) found this review helpful
16.1 hrs on record
Fun and cute game. Don't think it's worth 9.99 but if you get it on sale, go for it. It does get really tedious but shows lots of potential. Unfortunately I doubt the devs gonna constantly update this game. About a few hours in, you'll reach or feel like you've reached end game already.

So if you're curious about this game but don't want to pay the price for it, get it on sale.

Not recommending it due to the lack of content. So buyers beware.
Posted: June 19
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32 of 49 people (65%) found this review helpful
7.2 hrs on record
Good game for the price your paying. I feel like this is a combination of Alice Greenfingers and Plants Vs. Zombies. Not only do you get to farm, you protect your home by attacking zombies with vegetables and can provide the locals with a restaurant.
The only bad I have found so far is the flying vegetables when creating food does not always register you've clicked them, and the tutorial doesn't realize you've completed it and will have an annoying green patch glowing for a while. Otherwise, a cute quick game to play.

Edit: With more hours of the game going by, I can see why many people on Big Fish find it annoying. 1. You REALLY cannot go back 1 star for meals. 2. When in the woods trying to chop wood, you will never defeat the zombie so you will always lose 1/2 the supplies you have already gathered.
Posted: June 16
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20 of 29 people (69%) found this review helpful
11.6 hrs on record
Fantastic little game for what I paid for it.

I completed the entire story mode in roughly 10 hours. I definitely feel like i can cut that time in half now that I know what to do and how to do it all in the game. Very little in the game is explained unfortunately, but it doesn't ruin too much of the experience as you can always google some of the answers. More than half of the achievements don't get unlocked for some reason, but who cares about that. There are some very minor detailing issues which could have been fixed but instead were overlooked, again, nothing worth complaining about though. Character customization feels a little bit weak and everything available in the customization minus hats and glasses, you see in the game on NPCs, but at least you have some customizing options which is nice. The game is much better played using the keyboard to move the map around cuz side scrolling gets irritating as the GUI prevents the scrolling. The some of the recipes training is annoyingly difficult to get 3 stars (fastest cook time) but at least once you get the stars, it's permanent unless you get even more stars, and 1 star is simple and easy to get... just take your time and get it done. The helpers do a pretty good job with the restaurant and farm, but there are still things they cannot do, like cut grass, milk the cows, make the deal with the customers, and they sometimes glitch in an annoying way where they pick up and drop something about a dozen times while they wait for more work, they also put the basket down in weird places making you have to search for them every time you want to use them. Since I muted the music cuz I tend to play for many hours at a time and music usually becomes repetitive and annoying (no idea if this one's any good though), the game ends up really lacking in sound effects... like when I throw the potion at zombies, no sound, you never hear birds and wild life in the background, etc... still not game breaking though. In this game, there is always too much to do and never enough time to do it which really keeps your mind sucked into the game trying to rush into everything and you can easily spend several hours into the game without even realizing it. The ending of the game was a little disappointing and too simplified as you basically cure the old man and he thanks you in a bubble text and the end credits appear. Also, the game froze after the end credits during loading (at 86%), probably bringing me back to game menu? Other than that, the game is very stable, plays fine on my gaming rig without having to hack the game apart in order to force it to work like some EA and Rockstar games out there...

I definitely recommend this game to anyone who is into farming and time consuming games. Zombies are optional as you can disable them. Endless mode is also available if you prefer to play without an ending. I didn't play the game for the story and neither will you, but the gameplay by itself is definitely worth the money. I would suggest waiting for a sale though as I doubt those minor issues mentioned will ever be fixed and the way I see it, "why hand a developer 100% of the money when he only delivered 90% of the game?"
Posted: June 18
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