Experience the old-school charm of classic farming games with the suburban gothic atmosphere of certain 90's TV shows, along with contemporary game mechanics. Farming, crafting, combat, romantic relationships and mysterious events await!
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Mostly Positive (178) - 73% of the 178 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Feb 21, 2018
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October 6

What I have been up to lately

Hi all!

I've not made any announcements since Summer ended, so I thought I'd drop you a line on what's going on about the game and in general.

First of all, I've been active on the game but not in a way that is visible to current players. I have begun the transition of the game from Gamemaker Studio 1.4 to version 2 which is quite more arduous than you might suspect (I know I suspected much less). The reason for this transition is not only to maintain the game's survivability since YoYo Games have officially cut support for previous versions of GameMaker, but also in order to make the leap to consoles as well.

Yep, you heard it right. Your boy vdweller is tripping 'round Popamole County.

This is a time-consuming process where there's a lot of back and forth with console companies, and this is why I've not been as visibly active in the past few months. I have some things I want to add to the game, or maybe even aggregate all those additions into a good, healthy-sized expansion pack, but I couldn't be in the middle of doing all that while some console PR person suddenly goes "Hey guy, you told us about your game, we want in, here's 3876 other things you have to do, how fast can you ship it?". That's the perks of working solo, folks.

Right now, I've been in touch with Nintendo (for the Switch) and Microsoft (for XBox One). Nintendo currently doesn't feel like cooperating (I have my theories), while Microsoft has approved the initial game concept. This is not an official announcement about the game definitely coming/not coming out on console X or Y, it's still quite early and there's still a lot to do. But yeah. Consoles.

In addition, I've been developing another, smaller game. Now honey, this isn't what it looks like! I'm not cheating you with giving my affections to another game. Honey I still love yOUCH OUCH OUCH

After such a big and taxing project like Gleaner Heights (took me only 18 months), I really needed some gear shifting, and I had to start fiddling with a smaller, simpler project, in order to keep whatever brain cells have been left intact from burning up.
Not many brain cells had been intact to begin with.

The new game is a 2D atmospheric puzzle platformer about a bouncing ball. It's a ball. It bounces. I'm not going for a BAFTA here alright?

Here's a couple work-in progress screenies, for your beautiful eyes only. This is actually the first time I'm going public with this. Please disregard the ugly placeholder ball graphic.

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It's in full HD, and all environments are hand-drawn and placed in a huge image instead of using tilesets. If you know any good mental institutions with a nice, clear mountain view, please drop me an email with info.

Anyways you probably deserve some medal for reading all this. I hope this whole console ordeal gets sorted soon so I can slip an update or two in the meantime. Thanks for reading this and for supporting Gleaner Heights in general. You are all amazing ♥♥♥ Have a good one.
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Reviews

“Those who are willing to sink hours into Gleaner Heights -- either for its agrarian elements, Lynchian plot, or both -- are in for a treat [...] Gleaner Heights has enough content to make it feel like an instant cult classic.”
7.5 – Destructoid

“Once you've looked under the hood and see that the farm sim is only the surface of the game, you find a surprisingly addicting dark adventure title. If you're a fan of farming sims but need something to spice it up, try the grim substance matter of Gleaner Heights out. You may find exactly what you're looking for.”
7.5 – Hooked Gamers

About This Game



"Today is another typical day in Gleaner Heights. I got up, went to the general store, bought some seeds, planted them. Cooked some spaghetti bolognese, went out to chop wood. Milked my cows, fed them too. Got in my boat, went underwater with my diving suit. Found a cave entrance, fought a giant crab, grabbed some treasure. Got back up, went to the showroom for a drink. I think the hotel owner's daughter is throwing funny glances at me. I shouldn't have gifted her that boot I fished out the other day..."

For those of you who are in for the farming...
Grab your trusty tools and transform your farm into the richest field in town! Over 40 crops await for you to discover and plant them!
Tend to your animals, make them happy and collect their produce! Keep them either inside the barn or make fenced perimeters outside to let them graze under the sun!
Lose yourself in a slew of different activities, from fishing to crafting machines and items, from cooking delicious meals with over 110 recipes to upgrading your home and farm buildings!
Make friends with the townsfolk and learn about them and the history of Gleaner Heights! When the time and person is right, choose to have a life together!
Explore the town’s surroundings, discover secret places and hunt creatures! Dig deep into the mines to get precious metal and stones! Sail your very own boat and explore underwater with your diving suit!
Get your hands on over 300 items and wear over 45 unique pieces of clothing and equipment!


For those of you who are in for the mystery...
Witness the double lives of townsfolk, their plottings and betrayals. Help them or destroy them as you see fit.
Discover the haunting past of Gleaner Heights, from its early days to the terrible events that occured just prior to your arrival. Confront the supernatural horror that lurks in the bowels of the earth. Break the cycle of destruction...or inherit it.
Fight powerful creatures guarding lost, forgotten treasures. Dash, roll, shoot arrows - prevail or perish.


Features

  • Play as a male or female character.
  • Over 30 villagers with their own schedules, habits, likes and dislikes.
  • Extended farming mechanics with over 40 different crops.
  • Animals like chickens and cows, as well as a horse. Extended sub-mechanics include growing mushrooms in a mysterious cave, or breeding silkworms.
  • Extended crafting system with lots of recipes, from fences to explosive arrows to cheese makers.
  • Cooking with over 110 recipes.
  • Complete town upgrade projects. Have your very own boat and explore the river and waterfall, and even explore underwater with your diving suit!
  • Romantic interests and marriage.
  • Day/night cycle, seasons, and weather system.
  • Skills, perks and equipment (clothing) with set bonuses.
  • Tool upgrades and mining.
  • Fishing! Over 40 fishes populate various water bodies around the town and in underground lakes.
  • Town events and festivals.
  • Main plot with different "endings".
  • Explore and discover hidden areas and dungeons.
  • Surprisingly fluid combat for a game of this genre, with players being able to charge ther tool attacks while moving, roll, dash, perform power attacks etc.
  • Multi-language support (in progress).
  • Gamepad/mouse support.

NOTE: The game supports trading cards, and they will be automatically added according to this announcement.

System Requirements

Windows
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Win XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo E8200 @ 2.66GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon 4870 / Nvidia GTX 260
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Win XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Quad Q9550 @ 2.83GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon 6790 / Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04.05 x64
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo E8200 @ 2.66GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon 4870 / Nvidia GTX 260
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Fullscreen may be glitchy, try using a compositor, in the meantime I'll be working on a borderless windowed mode.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04.05 x64
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Quad Q9550 @ 2.83GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon 6790 / Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Fullscreen may be glitchy, try using a compositor, in the meantime I'll be working on a borderless windowed mode.

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