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 (159 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

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

Mac OS X
    • 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
26 of 27 people (96%) found this review helpful
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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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
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.

Worth playing if you not in the mood to play something really complicated,
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12 of 14 people (86%) 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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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
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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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
56.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 7, 2014
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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4 of 4 people (100%) 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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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
35.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 20, 2014
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.

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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 4, 2014
The art style is cute, and the game is enjoyable for the first couple of hours. You gradually come to realize that what you thought was the tutorial is actually the entire game. There's only one map, and the game basically takes you step by step through it. You can't fail at anything, and there's no challenge. The entirety of the game you will spend simply waiting for more of a resource to collect so you can build something that will then require you to wait for more of a resource to collect. It's as if someone took the resource management part of Age of Empires and turned it into a game. The end result is there's nothing at all you can do with your resources. If there was a game speed increase, you could finish the entire game in 20 minutes.

There's some lurking potential here if some mechanics for challenge were added. I kept hoping the "game map" was a shortened tutorial map that would later throw you into a series of more unforgiving islands. Perhaps the developers will later turn this into a full-fledged title with suitable strategy, but I cannot recommend the gameplay that's presented here.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
37.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 5, 2014
Kind of like Anno. It's fun
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 6, 2014
Cute and addictive. Exactly what I wanted in a casual strategy.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 12, 2014
I really enjoyed how much of my life was stolen by this seemingly simple game. It made me quite grateful for having the opportunity to see the sun rise many mornings in a row, disallowing myself the chance to sleep in pusuit of pirate golds and aztec treasures, all while becoming immersed in the need to maintain the health, happiness and full tummy's of my randomly gathered colonists.

I am still playing, and the aztec gold still alludes me, but i am definately nearing my final goals, i can sense it!

The waypointing is great in this game, the A.I. is wonderful, and if you like to be occupied for hours at a time this game is definately for you. Alot of micro-management, and enough time in-between everything to keep planning out your necessities. The map and the expansion process are quite static, but with the way it was put together its like a little story adventure and they could make literally millions of maps for this game, and i think they should :) The save system is great, as you always just pick up where you left off without even having to click save, even after a power outage or three ..... :(
Oh and there is even small splashes of a mini-game that i wont spoil for you.

Altogether i really feel it is a solid title with solid programming, and i have enjoyed it thoroughly. And its a game that fits all age groups.

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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
29.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 7, 2014
I would definitely recommend this little game for anyone who likes casual village/colony building games. The game is especially perfect for someone who enjoys Facebook games involving building up settlements, as it is similar to one, without the long waiting times and the need for friends.

Also contains an “Angry Birds” type mini game, and a few little puzzles.

The animations are cute, and although it does not have amazing life-like graphics, they are smooth, and do not strain the eyes.

The game would make an ideal gift for someone like me, used to playing Facebook games.

My only one complaint would be that you can’t run it in the background while doing other things, as it pauses itself, and like any game that’s enjoyable you wish it could go on for longer.

Definitely, worth getting if you like these types of games, particularly when on sale.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 10, 2014
It's basically a different version of Virtual Villagers with side games. Only really worth it when you catch it on sale for $0.99 or so. Great for having something going on in the background when you really don't want to pay attention to anything or you're watching TV though.
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1 of 1 people (100%) 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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1 of 1 people (100%) 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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1 of 1 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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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 13, 2014
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.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 10, 2014
A game this cheap shouldn't be this enjoyable.
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69 of 75 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 :)

- 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)

- 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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36 of 37 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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