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 (89 reviews)
Release Date: Jan 28, 2010

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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
8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
Don't play it, there's better games out there.

Biggest problem is that there's no relationship bar outside of the one you see when making important dialogue decisions. This means that you can spend 80% of your Summer with one girl and still end up with the forever alone ending. Just for an example, Clara the Tomboy is interested in the big city. She's only interested in you once you tell her your from LA. Okay, whatever. But then despite being a tomboy you have to figure out that she wants to be kept up to date on LA Styles and whatnot, despite being a tomboy.

To keep up to date on LA, you have to keep in touch with your Ex whose still living there. So to get a new GF, you have to keep in touch with your ex, that's quite intuitive.

I don't know how many different "events" there are, but a lot of time seems to be spent getting the same filler text.

Farming is pointless, there's nothing to spend the money on and it's ridiculously easy to get a ton of money.

The same music loops about 90% of the time, to the point that you'll probably be startled whenever it changes.

You can literally just play the game until the final 3 weeks, save, and then just constantly reload that save and get the different endings.

Playing this blind, I had no idea that I was doing anything wrong until I hit the ending. Plus the fact that I saw almost no events or choices.

There's better virtual novels out there.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 23
spent all my time in the garden so i ended up dieing alone.
well my flowers were pretty anyway.
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4 of 5 people (80%) 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
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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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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