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.
User reviews: Mixed (93 reviews)
Release Date: Jan 28, 2010

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"The protagonist has a face, and all the heroines look the same. 0/10, do not buy."

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April 1

Linux achievements and cloud save enabled

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I've added the new Ren'Py Steam API, so achievements should also work under Linux. In addition I've also enabled the cloud saves. They're cross-platform so you can save and load from / to any OS! :)

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About This 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!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX or OpenGL compatible card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS 10.4
    • Processor: 1Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    Minimum:
    • Processor: 1 Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
Helpful customer reviews
4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
Bad and short grinding visual novel. The romance is not really cute or the story in any way interestening. Played 2-3 hours and got all endings. would not recommend this one, there are better winter wolves games.
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
visual novel game with planting simulator, my flowers so beautiful (✿´‿`)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 10
Flower Shop: Summer in Fairbrook is a Visual Novel with an more or less properly integrated farming minigame (that actually does no/barely impact to the game... sadly)

To begin: IT IS TOO EXPENSIVE! You should buy it on sale or in bundle or on other sites, 15€ is simply too much, the game itself is a solid novel.

Story:
You play Steve, college Boy who looks after cute girls - thats how his girlfriend Jill gets ♥♥♥♥♥♥ off from him and brakes up. To all unfairness his Father sends him to his uncle to work as a Farmer for him as Steve lacks character and needs to be taught the hard way.
There he meets the 2 girls Clara and Susana as well as the women Marian. He can get a love relationship with them, or phone his ex Jill and try to reunite with her.
Each run takes about 45-60 minutes to complete if you rush (and with skip function after 1st run) the first one took ~80 minutes.
Every day you start with the farming game, then you can choose what you want to do, either farm more (as said it does no impact to the game ... : ( ), go walking with Clara, visit the Flowershop to buy seeds and visit Susana, visit the Library to read books and visit Marian, phoning Jill or sleeping to cure fatigue.

Pro:
- Story, although not the best, you actually can enjoy and get to like the story once you played a bit of it.
- Farm minigame (although kinda tirering after a while)
- Many choices
- Characters have a nice personality
- Music
- Background
- Trading cards
- Achievements

Con: (somehow steam doesnt accept the formation in the end... -.-)
- Price... 15€ is definetly over the top, this might be worth 5€, maximum of 7€, so buy only on sale or on bundle sites
- More or less unpolished characterdesign, still not as bad as in the Heileen series. (Susana actually looks buitiful)
- Repeatable dialogues when you visit the girls without having an event triggered
- Farming minigame has no impact to the plot, not even an achievement, you more or less can skip it all day [only impact it has: you get special ending if you have ~500$.. that is earned in the 1st 2 weeks alone, after u can skip it all day) - Often scenes without sound at all - Not 100% appropiate for small children (might be okay for 14+? All how the parents may see it themselves) as the Marian route has a wet shirt szene where you can see her bra. Overprotective adults should therefore not let their smaller kids play that route ^^. This is stated as con only for parents buying this for their smaller children. It is not that of an "extreme" scene. Hard for me to rate and not to misrate it... either 6/10 or 7/10 so ill stick with 6.5/10 for now I enjoyed it, but i would never pay 15 € for it, bought it in a bundle or on sale, i dont remember anymore its been a while hanging untouched in my steamlogg.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
Decent Visual novel.
Choices have direct influence with the girl with whom you're interacting, but the best part is the secondary effect of that interaction on a different girl whom you're trying to romance.

I wouldn't call the game Earth shattering and the choices are fairly mundane as is the farming aspect which is effectively filler. Overall it's decent.

I ended up collecting all five ending - game was sufficiently interesting to drive me to want to see all the unique endings and because of that it gets a thumbs up.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
waiting for fall
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