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...
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Release Date: Jul 11, 2012

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“The Promised Land should satisfy Strategy hardcore who currently searching for something entertaining and challenging to play, however, we would also like to recommend fans of other genres to try this game too, you might as well totally in love with this game, just like we do!”
4.5/5 – All about casual game

“If you like an adventure strategy game with excellent graphics, challenging tasks to complete, and the promise of new things to explore, then The Promised Land promises to fulfil your wishes completely.”
8.5/10 – Gameswarp

“The Promised Land is a wonderful strategy game that will have you caught up in its addictive gameplay for hours at a time.”
9/10 – Biogamergirl

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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!


• 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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.6
    • Processor: Intel Mac Only; CPU CORES 2; 2.2 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Any
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
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Jareth
( 17.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
It's a cute little game. It's not the regular sim city game, where you choose what to build, when and where. You get little tasks along the way, and as you progress more and more buildings open up. When you decide to build something, it already has a place in the map upfront. No other maps or other scenarios, so the major con for this is zero replayability. It's just the same. But for a small cost, this is fun and cartoonish. Mechanics for controlling the toons is easy and well made, the AI works well, and it has a tiny mini game inside similar to angry birds.
If you want a casual sim builder, to relax with and pass the time, this is perfect. This is not intended for hardcore sim lovers.
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b2j2i
( 11.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Great way to kill a rainy day, but you won't get any more out of it then that.
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ItsGazzaBro
( 47.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
Its a decently fun game. Good casual game. However there is no re-play value (in my opinion) whatsoever... the tutorial was, at best--- non-existant---- but it was fairly easy to learn what was happening.
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maxcorps
( 16.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 18
This was a fairly decent game. Good way to relax.
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Redrusty66
( 14.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 13
Well, that was surprise. What I thought was a couple hours toony casual turned hardcore but entertaining grinder in no time. Wasn't expecting too much at the beginning, seemed (That's SEEMED) simple and didn't think I was gonna last long. 8+ hours later in one sitting I was barely halfway through the building process. This game is certainly worth the time and turned out to be great fun. Only problem I had was the irritating popups of do this or do that or this price has fallen or this price is ghigher let's go trade now!...would have been much better served in a message window, not a popup that halted the game. I found the seemingly continuous side challenges a bit much as well as they interfered with what I was TRYING TO GET DONE...lol Which I guess shows the game is certainly engaging when you do NOT want to be interrupted in your current plans and actions.

All in all it's a pretty nice and surprising little game. Pro-Tips..when you build houses check inside them, there is a maze picture puzzle that allows you to pretty much double the amount of citizens that house will hold. Try to keep your citizens assigned to whatever you started them as, worker, farmer...ect. If they're a woodcutter leave them doing it, artisan at the forge, don't move them. They get better and faster with each star. Likewise there's even more depth in the personality of each citizen, what they enjoy doing, what they hate..which I suppose effects their "time to each level" rate? Don't know, but those 2 tips helped me a lot. I look forwardto finally making the higher level goods...though I suppose it will be another 10 hour session to get there..lol.

So, give it shot, not a bad game at all and NOT the toony clicker it appears at first.
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Gwynneth
( 19.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 11
I really enjoyed this. It is a very relaxing, cute builder game with a little story. It's short, but there is enough in it that if you just want to relax you'll like this. It has a couple of games/puzzles and a little bit of resource strategy. If you are looking for action, gore, and city planning this may not be what you are looking for. The story does not change, but the sub-games and resource strategy make it replayable if you are not looking for anything too deep. A nice break.
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still_unchained
( 13.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 2
Delivers everything it promises. Grindy resouce management with few surprises.
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Plix
( 54.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
One word review: 8/10 - Lovely! ^_^


Premise:
You are in charge of an adorable little colony: Grow its population, expand its economy, research new technologies to succeed in your search for a legendary treasure.

Gameplay::
You Drag and Drop villagers to assign them to tasks which allows them to specialize in areas like Farming. Starting out simple by gathering basic resources and and trade, you soon unlock many more different resources and buildings. Various special offers and challenges require you to adapt your strategy. In addition, a few minigames offer variation.

Review:
If you are familiar with strategy games and simulations, you won't have any difficulties with to this one. The strongest differences to other games of this genre are its strong linearity and complete lack of frustrating elements. There is no death or failure here; the worst you can do is to make nonideal choices which will cost you time and bonuses, but still allow you to progress. If that happens, it is a little annoying that the trading information bubbles pause the game, but if you play somewhat decently, you won't have to endure any long waiting periods anyway.

All in all "The Promised Land" is quite casual, but nonetheless rewarding: You bond with the settlers, you enjoy the cute animations, you strategize without creating spreadsheets and simply relax in a pretty environment. Although I initially wanted to write that it doesn't have any replay value, I actually catch myself revisiting this game once or twice a year. While it is too difficult to be played by children on their own, with a helpful parent at their side they can certainly enjoy this game a lot.

Oh, and one piece of advice that I haven't found in the otherwise great ingame hints: The colorcoded circles around the number of people working on a task indicate which class specializes on it. For example, a blue circle on the Sugar Canes states that this a job best suited for Workers, while a green circle for the Fluffer Farm suggests that Farmers are best at Shearing.

Cons:
- Little Replay Value
- ~ 10 hours of gameplay
- Only Fullscreen, no window mode
- No Zoom, though a helpful minimap
- Info bubble pauses the game

Pros:
+ Pretty graphics and cute animations
+ Pleasant music
+ Villagers have basic personalities
+ Nice minigames (Angry Birds style, Housing Puzzle, End Puzzle)
+ Efficiency is rewarded, but progress is granted either way
+ Absolutely no frustration


Conclusion:
Get the game, especially on Sale, and you'll happily enjoy ten hours of a mini-vacation :)
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darul
( 12.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
Simplified version of Settlers without battles. Game mostly plays itself after player has assigned roles for people
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
19.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
I really enjoyed this. It is a very relaxing, cute builder game with a little story. It's short, but there is enough in it that if you just want to relax you'll like this. It has a couple of games/puzzles and a little bit of resource strategy. If you are looking for action, gore, and city planning this may not be what you are looking for. The story does not change, but the sub-games and resource strategy make it replayable if you are not looking for anything too deep. A nice break.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
Well, that was surprise. What I thought was a couple hours toony casual turned hardcore but entertaining grinder in no time. Wasn't expecting too much at the beginning, seemed (That's SEEMED) simple and didn't think I was gonna last long. 8+ hours later in one sitting I was barely halfway through the building process. This game is certainly worth the time and turned out to be great fun. Only problem I had was the irritating popups of do this or do that or this price has fallen or this price is ghigher let's go trade now!...would have been much better served in a message window, not a popup that halted the game. I found the seemingly continuous side challenges a bit much as well as they interfered with what I was TRYING TO GET DONE...lol Which I guess shows the game is certainly engaging when you do NOT want to be interrupted in your current plans and actions.

All in all it's a pretty nice and surprising little game. Pro-Tips..when you build houses check inside them, there is a maze picture puzzle that allows you to pretty much double the amount of citizens that house will hold. Try to keep your citizens assigned to whatever you started them as, worker, farmer...ect. If they're a woodcutter leave them doing it, artisan at the forge, don't move them. They get better and faster with each star. Likewise there's even more depth in the personality of each citizen, what they enjoy doing, what they hate..which I suppose effects their "time to each level" rate? Don't know, but those 2 tips helped me a lot. I look forwardto finally making the higher level goods...though I suppose it will be another 10 hour session to get there..lol.

So, give it shot, not a bad game at all and NOT the toony clicker it appears at first.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
Delivers everything it promises. Grindy resouce management with few surprises.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
75 of 81 people (93%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 26, 2014
Very well made game, highly addicting. I couldn't stop playing until i was done with it :)

Cons:
- couldn't really play in window mode, because it would crash for me (only one crash in Fullscreen)
- well, not really 24+ hours of gameplay. It took me 10 hours to play through and unlock all (ingame) achievements. the only thing i didn't do was complete all Pirate-levels with 5 Stars (because i'm not a big fan of Angry Bird-mechanics)

Pros:
- although the game crashed a couple of times, no progress was lost
- 10 hours of simple fun (totally worth the money, even at full price)
- 12 levels of an Angry Bird style Pirate game
- addicting unlock system, where you want to procede into higher tiers and unlock more buildings
- it starts of very simple and gets alot more complex as you have to handle alot more wares and workers, but it never felt overwhelming
- time challenges (optional) where you have to do certain tasks or get a fixed amount of wares (reward is a small bonus and it counts towards an achievement, but you can take all the time you want to finish)


What do you have to do in this game?
It's all about handling your settlers. There are five different Professions which they will specialise in, depending on what you let them do more often. They will ofcourse work faster when they do a job which they are specialised in (but don't worry you can relearn them later on in the game).
On top of that they have 3 Statusbars which will decrease over time and might slow down their workflow alot. There is
- Hunger (will decrease over time while they work)
- Companionship (will decrease depending if they like their job, are ok with it, or dislike it; to raise it they will interrupt their work and talk to another settler for a while)
- Health (some jobs are marked as risky and they will cost life over time; they won't die but need to heal up from time to time at the hospital - which needs herbs, so just like with food you have to watch out that you have enough of it)

The buildings are in fixed locations so you have to manage how many workers you declare per building or you need to drag and drop your settlers to fasten up their production rate.
You also have to trade your wares for Gold so you can afford more Settlers and upgrades for your buildings.

So if you like to build-up, manage economy / workflow and trade - this game is absolutely for you.
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40 of 41 people (98%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 6, 2015
I bought this game with low expectations, but it was cheap, so I took a gamble. I was most put off by the poor English in store page and such, considering it seems to be a quasi-fantasy game roughly about the English settlement of North America.

I was pleasantly surprised. I started playing it, and I did not stop for 7 hours. Even now, I only stopped playing because I started falling asleep in my chair.

It's a slow-paced, easy-going town-builder in which you grow your "colony" from a single building and a few colonists into a bustling village, complete with trade, jobs, building upgrades, and scientific research. I really appreciated that it never makes you feel anxious about staying on top of things, like the Anno series can sometimes do. You totally set the pace in this game, so if you're looking for a relaxing play, this could be for you.

I was surprised by the quality of the game. While a few things are a bit off--like the way the colonists perform the exact same animation at the exact same time when they talk to one another--the game shows a lot of polish, overall. I never felt like my enjoyment of the game was being damaged in any way by a lack of effort or expertise on the part of the game's designers and/or developers.

It's a bit like a slimmed down and streamlined Sims meets Farmville meets Anno, without any stressful situations, pushy monetization, or excessive micromanagement. Overall, I would recommend this game to fans of its genre, though I would not really know what to call it.
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43 of 47 people (91%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
22.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 6, 2014
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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35 of 36 people (97%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 13, 2014
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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37 of 41 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 27, 2014
7.5/10

+ cude presentation, good animations, good music
+ it's a city building/management game and although it is advertised as casual, it presents deeper gameplay mechanics than what you would expect, the balance is good, lots of resources to find and collect, upgrades to do to your buildings and ship, lab tech with new technologies etc. everything is done better in other games of the genre, but they are done just fine here as well
+ an interesting mini-game ala angry birds, where you have to fight pirates that may attack your ship or settlement
+ some emphasis on your villagers needs ala sims games is welcome and refreshing

- low resolution, at least doesnt support 1080p
- campaign is continuous and linear, one goal after another in a specific map, so no replayability
- no zoom in and out, one zoom level, it would help if there were a zoom out option to manage things easier

in conclusion , a casual management game that is done right in almost every aspect and is fun to play
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31 of 33 people (94%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 12, 2014
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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24 of 25 people (96%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 7, 2014
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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