Take charge of a small group of settlers and build a thriving colony in The Promised Land, a casual strategy game for the adventurous at heart. Gather resources, erect buildings and establish trade as you explore a vast wilderness teeming with surprises! Guide your colony to the victory of the modern superpower!
User reviews: Very Positive (133 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 11, 2012
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About This Game

Become a leader of a little group of settlers to create a thriving colony which will envy even the developed nation!

Who says it would be easy?!
An untamed land where you will have to make everything on your own –to provide your people with food and shelter then to give them job and protection. Day by day you will have to remake your production plans, switch your workers to find out the best solution for each industry. But keep in mind, that every citizen has his own temper that one day can be shown off. And that’s not the only difficulty that may will face. Pirates and wild tribes are all around this Promised Land to disturb your presence and development here.

To create a developed colony one will not only need to become keen in production, but also in science. Experience points that you earn in the Academy, will be needed to get the access to advanced technologies or your town would be just another village on this land. Think well over what and where you spend your points on, because your choice will depend on the fate of the entire colony!

The Promised Land, a brave new world , the hole nation – all this lies in your hands! Become a true leader, a chosen one, a father of nation! Guide your colony to the victory of the modern superpower!

We collected all the best that is in games of this genre, arched by exciting mini-games and carefully turned it into the deep and breathtaking adventure!

Game Features


• Complete freedom of play
• More than 10 hours of gameplay
• Up to 50 player-controlled characters
• Huge, untamed world to explore
• Step-by-step tutorial

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: XP/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX compatible 128 MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: XP/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX compatible 128 MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.6
    • Processor: Intel Mac Only; CPU CORES 2; 2.2 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Any
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
First time I saw this game, I assume it was a game for little kid, nothing more just click and watch them do the stuff. Turn out it was so much fun and addictive, I sit and played half day without stop.

I don't know what to say about this game, you should try it, if you like manage thing :)
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
33.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
I love this type of game and this one is one of my favorite titles. I wish it were longer, but that seems to be something I wish for with MOST games I like. Absolutely worth the purchase. :)
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
A very strange game,

There seem to be no real enemy, no real objective.
People call the graphics "Cute" but in fact the graphics are not so cute.

Most of all it reminded me of a bad facebook game.

1.2/10

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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
Addictive, fun and very relaxing to play
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
30.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
I consider this to be one of the most addictive games I've ever played!
A pleasant adventure with a different way of approaching genres like farming, city building, puzzle, angry birds and...Sims!
It's about reaching the other side of the land by unlocking different areas and upgrading & unlocking your buildings, while keeping your workers healthy, well-fed and happy.
CONS: - Industrial buildings cannot craft more than one item, so you have to change everytime the product which is being made, even if you have allocated 10 workers to that building;
- The sad workers are looking for conversation with the nearest worker instead of looking for a worker with low happiness;
- This game MUST have a bigger map (or more maps)
PROS: Everything else!
Conclusion: You must have this game but beware of its addictiveness!
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12.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Very cutesy but suprisingly fun game about helping a boat load of settlers slowly expand their settlement. Very similar to the virtual villagers games but with significantly more depth to the mechanics.
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11.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Great little game if you're looking for something to pass the time and casual gameplay. The graphics are very tidy and good animation makes the game feel quirky and very chilled out.

Pro's:
.Casual game style and laid back approach
.Good dynamics with management system being the main focus of the game
.Sound is good and interesting throughout

Con's:
.Limited with no playback value
.short storyline

Overall its a very good game at a great price and good for anybody just looking for a game to play casually in their spare time. High recommend this game.
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15.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
This was a fine, simple, casual game. The only way I can think of to 'lose' would be to fail to accomplish enough of the timed challenges to end up with a gold medal in that category.

To complete everything in the game took me about 15 hours. It was nice, laid back, and an easy play. I think I probably picked it up on sale for < $2, and it was worth that. I think my kids will like it, too.
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16.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
For those that enjoy village/time management games (Virtual Villagers, The Happy Hereafter) - this game has a lot to offer in terms of simple entertainment.

Pros:

+Intuitive, well-thought out interface and controls
+Graphics are colorful and vibrant
+Modest range of upbeat music
+Gameplay is relatively bug free
+Lots of options/specializations/production trees

Cons:

-Some hiccups/clunky mechanics (very few)
-Trading a tad uninspired

Generally a fun little distraction - very relaxing and especially recommended for those people who just want to take their time. If you like these types of management games, then 'The Promised Land' is definitely worth a try.
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521.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
Looking for a The Promise Land 2.
Great Great!
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8.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
If you are in for a facebook game with an ending. This is the game for you ! If not, pass you're way.
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28 of 29 people (97%) found this review helpful
22.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
TBH - I've picked up that game on Summer sale, quite cheap, thinking - dropped cards (yes, I'm a collector, guilty as charged ;) ) will pay for that anyway even if that is crap. But what do you know - while getting those drops I've actually started playing - and got so hooked it's not even funny!
That game stands next to Artist Colony, My Tribe, Gemini Lost, Wandering Willows (well, sort of), and Virtual Villagers (sans starving and otherwise meeting their demise villagers). If you ever played any of that - you will feel right at home from the very start. And yes - I've played all of those (and more).
Pluses: really nice appealing art, easy to learn, easy to master, there's no sensitive controls or time limits that you have to meet to progress further in game...
Minuses: if you are looking for high-octane action - that game is not for you. If you don't like resource management - that game is not for you. If you don't have patience for micromanaging and otherwise keeping track and ordering around 50 "loyal subjects" - you probably will not like it much (but I might be wrong).
Now if only they add Steam achievements to that... ;P

P.S. It took me 15 hrs to beat from start to finish - no skipping puzzles, no guides or tutorials, but not getting high scores in mini-game either. As for replay value - idk, not much challenge here for me... but still might get back to it some day.
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20 of 20 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
The Promised Land is a ridiculously cute little time-management/city-builder that sucks you in and doesn't let go until you beat the game (which looks like it can be done in around 10-12 hrs). It's a really simple casual game but there's a lot going on and it's really enjoyable if you're looking for a relaxing experience that doesn't require a huge amount of concentration.

The basic setup is similar to a lot of other games, gather resources, build things, make stuff, sell things, get gold, upgrade buildings, get more workers, etc. There is quite a nice variety of resources and manufactured goods, and a couple dozen buildings at least, each with its own series of upgrades. There is also a research laboratory that allows you to study half a dozen separate advancements, and those unlock buildings and upgrades in your industries and elsewhere in your colony.

The workers will specialize and become more efficient after doing a certain task for a while. I especially like that the workers themselves have preferences, and if you put them in a job they enjoy, they are more productive than if you assign them a task they dislike. I also really enjoy the way that you pick up your workers to move them to tasks, and that they totally react to you doing that.

The housing has an interesting puzzle aspect to it. You can upgrade your houses to increase the number of workers you can have, but it requires manipulating rooms in a sort of jigsaw puzzle in order to maximize the number of colonists each building can hold.

Finally, there is a mini-game simulating naval combat that basically is Angry Birds with cannons and pirates.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
I'm an old-school gamer and I don't like too simple games. This is time management game and I shouldn't like it. But I do.
Why? It's not so simple game. Yes, you can't die. There is no way to see "Game Over". But still you have to control economy of your growing town. Choose from buying another worker or upgrade one of your buildings. What will improve your economy better? You need to think about it all the time. It's quite addicting.
And it ends before you will get bored.

VERDICT:
Worth playing if you not in the mood to play something really complicated,
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
41.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
This game plays like it wants to be an interactive screensaver, yet I have to admit I really enjoy playing around with it.
It's very nicely laid out and very simple to play, you can wander away and leave them to it and not be in danger of any catastrophe occurring.
The little peeps have a nice personal touch to them which I like, they all have their own likes and dislikes. I'd like to have seen something done with the 'social' aspect like this, something that fits the tone of the game like logging a best friend for them perhaps based on who they chat to the most, but even a randomly selected one would have been nice, just to add another little personal touch to them.
I like to try and make it slightly more challenging by tailoring my colony to the likes and dislikes of each inhabitant, it's not at all challenging but I try lol.
This is one of those weird games that is a complete waste of time and yet you don't seem to mind at all.

The negatives for me:
The pirate mini game. I didn't mind it at first but the longer I play the main game, the less I feel it fits.

The people are quite varied in looks and mixed with the likes and dislikes they do feel unique and then there comes a point when you're adding colonists and they start becoming clones of ones you already have and if they have the same job type then they're also wearing the same clothing, and the uniqueness they had is gone *boo hoo*. I don't know if I've just been unlucky with the random choice available via the boat, but I feel if they'd had something very simple like a mix of hair colors for each character type that feeling of uniqueness could have been maintained for much longer.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
56.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
A really good casual game. The gameplay is solid and enjoyable. This game now has me hooked on strategy games. Planting crops, gathering resources, cooking, studying, building, = hours of relaxing game play. Thumbs up Developers. Great casual game.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
I played this game for 10 hours and unlocked all in-game achievements. Great little casual game if you're looking for something easy to learn and conquer, but there is no replay value. The most important thing I learned that I wish I had known in the beginning - each job has a special color, reflected in the circle with the amount of people working that job.

Blue = Worker
Green = Farmer (includes fishing and shearing)
Orange = Builder
Purple = Researcher (includes collecting treasure)
Gray = Artisan

All in all, a great little casual time waster.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Got this in the Summer Sale 2014, was a lot of fun, nice lil simple building game with clear progress :D
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
This game is clicky and a time-waster. There's a mini-game, Angry Birds style, where you "fight" pirates. Not much going on there, the new games are few and far between. My ship was attacked by pirates once at the beginning so I was almost looking forward to that- the risk, the danger! But then later I realized how long it would take to recoup resources I was horrified at the idea.

I would *maybe* recommend it to people with young children or perhaps chronic multi-taskers who are in the process of reading a book of some kind. The play is SO unbelievably, painfully, slow. Wait wait wait until you build up enough whatevers. The people move slowly, you can't speed them up, you can't zoom out to look at large areas. I have gotten 28 villagers and it seems like it took forever. One thing that really irritates me is that it automatically pauses when you alt+tab to try to kill time on social media or something.

On top of that, random talk bubbles come up that essentially pause the game until you respond so you can't just let it go while you go make dinner or something. The prompts are constantly coming up to sell something and putting everything you have into that resource to sell larger quantities is time and resource consuming.

Fishing is way too slow (even by this game's standards). I have 3 fishers and 1 cook and she constantly runs out of fish.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
35.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
The Promised Land is a colony builder game sporting a huge resource management component. Players will frequently encounter an odd-ball assortment of arcade mini-games and puzzle challenges.

The sound is good. The game is fun to play and immersive. The graphics are particularly cute with plenty of humour lavished in some of the animations. There are many incidental references to stereotypes which are presented in an anecdote and comedy fashion.

The player recruits and trains villagers. Villagers specialise in various gathering and manufacturing professions. A few villagers need to be dedicated to research to unlock parts of the skill tree.

7.8/10
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