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 (188 reviews)
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!

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
21 of 28 people (75%) found this review helpful
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 4, 2014
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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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
15.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
If you've played The Happy Hereafter, Virtual Villagers, or Gemini Lost, you will feel right at home directing the doings of your little burgeoning colony. There are tons of resources to gather, buildings to build and upgrade, and a good variety of areas to explore. You'll gradually manage more and more colonists with varying abilities as you explore the map and make the most of all the land has to offer, as you quest for the fabled Fountain of Happiness.

What surprised me most about the game is an the addition of "pirate battles," which really play more like rounds of Angry Birds. There are 12 of these stages, and they are satisfying and welcome diversions. I could have easily enjoyed many, many more of these battles, but really, the bulk of the game is spent building your colony through gathering and trade.

The Promised Land is a much better game that you might think it would be. Yes, it's casual fare, and it's at the top of its class.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
15.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2014
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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2014
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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2014
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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
811.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 14, 2014
Looking for a The Promise Land 2.
Great Great!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2014
This is a super fun game for people who lovea friendly and fun survival game, It is also addictive once you get to know it all.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
23.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2014
Hours of fun! Will definitely go back to it!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
A very simple economy/city building game. You get 'X' amount of people to do a bunch of chores, once you've collected enough resources, built the required buildings and accomplished a few tasks you get more people to get more resouces, build buildings and accomplish more tasks.

There isn't exactly a whole lot of depth to it but what is there is fun and entertaining. Some of the people are better at one task vs another, so you have to make descisions as who to stick where to make the best use of your people. At the same time you have to manage their hunger and happiness, both of which are accomplished easily enough, but can be a bit of a pain if you haven't been stockpiling enough. There is a few mini-games and such thrown in to give a bit of variety as well.

Not exactly the prettiest looking game, but the art was charming enough and fit the gameplay.

The game isn't very long, but is enjoyable enough to warrant a recomendation.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
The Promised land feels very much like a mobile port to PC - but a very good one. The Art style is pleasant to look at, and the gameplay is easy to learn, but not excessively easy. While likely not for hardcore management or Base-Building players, The Promised Land is good for a few hours of casual gameplay at least, though I wouldn't recomend it at the full seven dollar price. Pick it up on sale if you like management or base building games and need something fresh.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
15.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 23
* Artwork/animation: 10/10
The artwork in this game is absolutely stunning. The animations are very cute and simple. Simplicity can cause some games to lack entertainment and a good foundation but it works very well in this case. I enjoyed them the whole way through.

*Hours to complete: 10 hours on average
I was able to beat the game and complete all challenges in the game within 10 hours.

*Story line: 10/10
The story line is very simple and cute. You're starting a new civilization on this, "promised land".

*Game play: 8/10
You don't get to choose where the buildings are placed, as there are already slots where they are automatically pre-placed. However, you do get to choose the amount of citizens you want at a time; you can buy them whenever you have enough money/reputation points and you can choose their job. You can choose when and what to discover as a technological advancement when it suits your needs. It's a slower paced game so patience is a must. I duducted points on this category solely on the fact that the trading notifications are quite annoying. When the old land is in high demand for an item there will be a notification telling you which item is in demand. Then, your advisor lets you know there's only a minute or so left to finish the trade. After the timer runs out, there is a notification after that either says good job for trading or to trade next time. The notifications are a great concept and I like the fact that it's meant to be a reminder, however, after you've been playing the game for five hours straight it just becomes more of an annoyance than helpful.

*Price: 10/10
The price today, 2/23/2015, is at $6.99. I would honestly and easily pay $15 for this game so the fact that it's under $10 is great.

*Over all:
I love this game an I totally recomend it if you like games where~
> you can build your own civilization
> you like slow paced or casual games
> you enjoy art work
> you love games under $10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
I reccomend this game if you're looking for something very light and can be completed within 10-12 hours.

You know the cycle: Hire workers, build infrastructure, sell excess output, hire more workers, build/upgrade infrastructure, etc. It's a formula that is perhaps best known in association with Farmville and other "free-to-play" titles. Since The Promised Land has no microtransactions, it never deliberately inflicts you with the pain associated with the more well known fare. Your workers take time to perform their tasks but they usually finish up by the time you've checked your other spinning plates and come back. The game also throws in a poor man's Angry Birds style mini-game to handle your naval engagements. They're not bad, per se, just bland.

Pros:
- Everything, including the gameplay, is totally solid and stable.
- The game ends at that perfect moment where it's still enjoyable but it's started to go stale.
- Excellent controls and UI. It never gets in the way.

Cons:
- A hint or reminder system would be welcome. Do I train someone to be a worker or a farmer before sending them to collect silk? On that note "Worker" could be better named.
- A few more character models would've been welcome. The game's population maxes out at 50, but that 50 is composed of like 6 character models? It's like some lost Eugenics colony.

I'm picking nits though. It's a fun and breezy little game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
1950s children's guide to colonialism. good white people move in next to strangely incompetent natives who have plenty of gold and silver to trade for things like wool cloth and medicinal herbs. throw in one hella greedy trader and it's basically manifest destiny told through cartoons.

depictions of natives are racist as ♥♥♥♥.

that being said, it's not particularly long or replayable; there's not a whole lot of strategic decision making about the direction that your colony will go--emphasizing science, for example, won't really help you do much except research your necessary skills faster. it doesn't change the outcome of the game.

i played about 7 hours, completed the game, and then uninstalled it; it doesn't have any meaningful replay value for me personally. but it was inexpensive and it's a nice casual game; i enjoyed playing it--i just wish it wasn't quite so heavily stereotypical.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
Fun game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 7
Very Cute basic resource management game. A very nice time killer when you are bored.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 13
Casual management game... assign jobs, be sure to produce food and necessary resources, expand your colony, build new buildings, sends ships out to trade for other merchandise, aquire more citizens, etc. I finished the game is just under 20 hours, so it has a nice amount of content.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 19
Kind of boring and cookie cutter.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
43.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
Best 'stand by' game ever. Great for late nights when you don't need to think, busy days when you only have a few minutes now and then or challenge yourself to a marathon weekend. I have played it many times.
The game it simple yet involved and very involving. You can run an entire community and even fight pirates.
Guidelines are simple and easy to follow. I have not noticed any glitches. Best thing is you can set your own pace.
I really want a second game in an expanded universe. The game demands it.
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70 of 76 people (92%) found this review helpful
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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38 of 39 people (97%) found this review helpful
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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