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 (114 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 11, 2012
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May 19

"The Promised Land" available for MAC users!

Hooray, brave colonists! MAC-version of a fabulous “The Promised Land’ is out now! Grab your МАС devices and set sail to the promised land!

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Available for MAC OS

Hooray, brave colonists! MAC-version of a fabulous “The Promised Land’ is out now! Grab your МАС devices and set sail to the promised land!

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

    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
35.8 hrs on record
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.

Posted: October 20
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9.1 hrs on record
Wow what a game, maybe one of the best games on steam! So much enjoyment!
Posted: September 25
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10.5 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 12
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12.6 hrs on record
Its a basic resource management game. If you're used to more complex games, I'd give this a pass, but its ok for what it is. You can't really do anything wrong, and eventually you'll reach the end. It has enough complexity to hook a casual player.
Posted: October 13
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9.7 hrs on record
I bought it for pennies and it was strangely... Addicting.

11/10 best computer drugs would drug again.
Posted: October 5
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6.5 hrs on record
My GF really Enjoy playing this game :)
Posted: October 3
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28 of 29 people (97%) found this review helpful
22.3 hrs on record
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.
Posted: July 6
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19 of 19 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.3 hrs on record
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.
Posted: August 13
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.3 hrs on record
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.

Worth playing if you not in the mood to play something really complicated,
Posted: August 7
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.8 hrs on record
Got this in the Summer Sale 2014, was a lot of fun, nice lil simple building game with clear progress :D
Posted: June 24
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
24.1 hrs on record
What a lot of fun!

The graphics are clean, the animations enjoyable and diverse. I got this game as a time-killer and my only regret is that it ends!

It's fantasic, easy to get into and whole lot of fun to play. Some additional scenarios might be a welcome addition, but as is, a very good buy.
Posted: April 28
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
16.4 hrs on record
It's basically the sort of game you play on Facebook, except without having to annoy your friends every 5 minutes. The kinda thing you can casually dip into for a while at a time, but not really replayable.
Worth playing once, if you like that sorta thing. Worth buying at a heavy discount, particularly if you have family sharing and a family to share with.
Posted: May 10
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
10.2 hrs on record
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.
Posted: June 30
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12 of 21 people (57%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
plays like one of those facebook "strategy" games. very simple. you can assign tasks, complete quests, and build predesignated buildings in set locations. boring but not awfully done.
Posted: May 2
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.0 hrs on record
This game is really nice. Here's why you should try:
- The gameplay is pretty good.
- It includes a few mini-games including some puzzles.
- The graphics are simple and enjoyable.
- It is very addictive.
- This is one of the few city builder games in which you won't have to spend your time in waiting for gold collection.
Posted: April 28
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.7 hrs on record
If you have $5, get it. The premise is very simple - point and click story/management game with some minor background about the new world. Very low learning curve and easy enough interfaces to stop even the most novice of player from getting lost. It's not deep, it's not challenging, and it's certainly not fast paced. What it is is a decent little distraction that doesn't try to be something it's not.

For the price, it's completely worth the money.
Posted: April 28
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
41.1 hrs on record
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.
Posted: June 27
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.4 hrs on record
This is a nice little strategy game. The animations are great and the game itself is not too dissimilar to the Settlers series. The game realistically provides 10-12 hours of game play, which is worth the small price tag. There is unfortunately no re-playability as the storyline is very structured and there’s very little scope for personalising the characters or the end outcome of the game. There is also a fun ‘angry bird’s style’ game which can be played alongside the main game.

Overall: 4/5.
Posted: May 29
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
36.6 hrs on record
Lovely little game, simple but satisfying.
Posted: April 29
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
56.3 hrs on record
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.
Posted: August 7
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