Hello farming engineers!
We’re excited to share with you our latest development upgrades for Farm Folks!
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The Pre-Alpha is very close! We're aiming to let qualifying backers play it very, very soon. We will have a separate update sometime next week with more details, including actual dates, who will get access, and what you can expect to see in the game at the current development stage.
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Alright, enough with the social mambo jambo, let’s get to “business.”
WATCH THE DEVLOG #4 VIDEO SUMMARY
IN-GAME LIGHTING AND SEASONS
Farm Folks will have super duper awesome lighting systems that will allow us to have dynamic weather conditions along with breathtaking views - all of which are going to be very different from season to season. Expect very romantic experiences with NPCs like dinners that will take place at the hill cliffs during sunset.
Unlike in other farming life sim games, Farm Folks will have a continuous day/night system that will let you continue managing and/or building your farm - even at night. Your character will have the stamina that will allow them to continue their journey for several days at a time.
Things like wind, rain, or snow can also start dynamically and will have different lengths based on the current season in-game. You’ll be able to check the weather forecast on your laptop or TV. We will talk more about the forecast system in our future updates. Make sure to sign up for our updates so you don’t miss it!
HAIRSTYLES AND CUSTOMIZATION
In Farm Folks, we’re planning to have a great set of various hairstyles to choose from and, of course, you’ll be able to customize the color of the hair. We’re also planning to add a Hair Constructor to the game which will give you absolute freedom over the haircuts you would like your character to wear. You can unlock unique hairstyles in the saloons of the Portorovigo Town located on Softsholl Island. We will talk more about Local Shops in the future.
REAL-TIME HAIR PHYSICS
In addition to beautiful, custom hairstyles, we’re also revising our animations to ensure your hair - and every other character detail - looks soft and organic. We’re adding real-time physics to your character’s hair which means it will bounce and sway based on environmental conditions like wind.
What farming game is without fishing? The waters in Farm Folks are going to be filled with fish and other discoveries. Each fish will have a rarity level, ranging from Common, Rare, and Epic variants. You can cook, trade, or even farm caught fishes. Yeh you read it right, you’ll be able to have your own fish farm!
Named by WoolyPie#5699 and discovered by Finlay.
We just named one of our fishes with the help of our FanClub members.
Legendairy and VIP members can participate in closed community voting where they can come up with original names for items, animals, etc. in the game. If you would like to become a member, check available tiers here.
ISLAND AND CONSTRUCTION
For the last few months, we were working on our first island. This initial island is designed to give us maximum information from the closed tests as it has a diverse landscape. Unlike in other farming games, our goal is to give you the ability to build your structures wherever you want - be it on open ground, hills, the beach, or even against mountain cliffs. We will talk about the construction process in our next update.
NEW NPC IS ON THE WAY
A brand new and super dateable NPC is about to be revealed! We’re finalizing their story and will showcase them within the next few days. There is a high chance that if you’re a VIP or Legendairy FanClub member, you already saw this upcoming NPC (so please remain silent, or else :D)!
We’re also happy to welcome new members of our dev team! Meet Adam, an insanely talented technical artist, and Bruno and Camila, a husband/wife team working on beautiful concept art and character development. In our next updates, we will showcase a new Local NPC from the game and a few more construction elements that you’ll have to work with.
OUR FAVORITE VIDEOS
Watch DoctorDDub and SharkyGames videos featuring Farm Folks
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