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The Flower Shop is a dating and farming simulation game. Steve's life has just taken a downward turn. His grades from his first semester in college are dismal, his relationship with his girlfriend is rocky at best, and now his dad is shipping him off to some farm for the summer so that he can "build character.
Release Date: Jan 28, 2010
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$14.99

About the Game

The Flower Shop is a dating and farming simulation game.

Steve's life has just taken a downward turn. His grades from his first semester in college are dismal, his relationship with his girlfriend is rocky at best, and now his dad is shipping him off to some farm for the summer so that he can "build character."

What's a poor, lazy, college kid to do?

Take control of Steve as he spends a summer in Fairbook, working on the farm, making new friends, and maintaining old relationships.

You can raise and sell your own crops, but you'll have to work hard to keep your land well watered and free of weeds and insects, or your crops will fail. Stop by the flower shop to buy more seeds, but choose wisely. Some plants take longer to mature, and some crops will get you a better return at the market.

There are four girls who you can spend time with. Maintain a good relationship with them by spending time with them and learning about their hopes and dreams. You can impress them by improving your skills, but if you only focus on one thing, they won't be interested. Build a strong enough friendship, and it might even bloom into romance.

You can plan your weeks and who you spend time with using the weekly scheduler. Customize each week, spend time with who you like, or ignore everyone and work all day. Don't forget to take a break once in a while, or your health will suffer.

The game features nine different endings that change based on your decisions throughout the game. Will Steve finally learn to be responsible? A good farmer, even? Will he make up with his girlfriend, find a new romance, or end up alone?

It's all in your hands.

FEATURES

  • Mix between dating sim with farming sim gameplay
  • Raise your crops and sell them at the market
  • Plan how you spend your time with the weekly scheduler
  • Relationship system: each character has a relationship value that affects gameplay
  • High replayability: normal and special ending for a total of 9 different endings!

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX or OpenGL compatible card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS 10.4
    • Processor: 1Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM

Linux System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Processor: 1 Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
Helpful customer reviews
33 of 44 people (75%) found this review helpful
357 products in account
6 reviews
2.1 hrs on record
Grade: D

The story is generic and forgettable even if it has its moments. The art is decent but uninspiring. The farming feels tacked on and is largely pointless (as you can only spend money on, gasp, more seeds). For genre of "dating sim" it does nothing new and features an un-relatable protagonist. I'm not sure how any girl or guy would find this story or its male lead compelling.

I can't say I hate this game but it is a solid, "Meh."
Posted: May 16th, 2014
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30 of 45 people (67%) found this review helpful
51 products in account
1 review
1.9 hrs on record
I personally wouldn't recommend paying $15.00 dollars for this game. It's not that bad it's just short, not to mention the gardening gameplay isn't all that fun/ or even nessasary. Unless you can get it on sale for less than 5 dollars I wouldn't even bother.
Posted: May 16th, 2014
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18 of 26 people (69%) found this review helpful
120 products in account
1 review
2.3 hrs on record
I really wanted to give this a good review but I couldn’t. The iPhone version is better but it stopped working after the iOS 4 update. I was very glad to see this show up on steam however I must say that the new mechanics almost ruined the entire game. The farming mechanic is useless and the rearranging of the way you spend your time broke the story in to parts where it just doesn’t feel as well made as the one made for the iPhone. The one advantage this one has over other dating Sims is that it doesn’t feel like it takes place in some kind of modified version of Japan and feels like an American story. It’s really sad how this came out on steam as the IOS version is in my opinion one of the best dating Sims I have played. My advice to the dev is if he still can restore the game to make it identical to the iOS version. This is also the 1st and only review I have ever done and plan on doing I felt this all had to be said.
Posted: May 17th, 2014
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
313 products in account
15 reviews
6.0 hrs on record
Firstly, I bought this game with a 50% off coupon. When it first came to Steam I thought it looked promising due to the colorful atmosphere and the dialog seemed good (and at that, there are a few spelling errors here and there but you have to look hard).

The farming really doesn't add too much to the game, just feels like a distracting mini-game in this dating sim. The pests and weeding make it slightly less boring and alright. There's a 5th ending you can actually get if you reach over $1000 from simply harvesting (blackberries and strawberries are the way to go). Would be nice if a fifth achievement was added for this ending.

The story itself seems alright, you get sent to your uncle's house for the summer for having bad grades, breaking up with Jill, and having a generally lazy attitude. Over time, you get better at gardening (or just don't bother at all and watch the wees grow, best thing EVER!), and can try to get with one of the four ladies. Kind of odd you have a Relationship bar with your uncle....

Getting the endings can be a bit stressful since even if you do max out the relationship bar and continue to visit with the ladies, there is a chance they will never date you or have an ending with you which means having to either restart from the earliest checkpoint (save right after getting to Sam's house is recommended) or starting all over again from the start. This is pretty much where my biggest gripe is, maxing out the relatiosnhip bar with any lady does NOT guarantee a date or an ending with that lady no matter how much you continue to visit her (unless you follow a near perfect strategy to level up all stats each week).

The music fits a lot of the places and sadly the music seems to be the only thing I enjoyed about the game in the end.

While the game does have a few good moments if done correctly, it's just a really bad mix of dating sim and tossing in farming for money to buy... well, nothing but more seeds really. You can get one of the ladies flowers much later in the game but that's just Susana being polite towards you.

3/10
Posted: July 26th, 2014
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5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
240 products in account
13 reviews
7.2 hrs on record
I really enjoy the games Winter Wolves come out with. The music really adds to the atmosphere. Farming part wasn't really worth doing but it was a good distraction from the story from time to time to keep playing. Have seen 3 of the endings so far and like each one of them. Hope to see more games from them in the future
Posted: May 20th, 2014
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