Parents need to know that kids can learn quite a bit about farm animals and their behaviors from this game, as long as they don't mind performing the occasional distasteful task like cleaning a rabbit's dirty bum, swabbing a pig's crusty sores, or taking an animal's temperature by putting a thermometer into its "rear." Kids might also see small dollops of blood while using the scalpel and other surgical tools.
Each morning your trusty PDA outlines a to-do list that you must complete before the day is over. Some duties are as simple as topping up feed bins or playing mini-games like collecting eggs or milking the cow.
The most challenging part of the game is treating sick and injured animals. With a variety of medical instruments and tools at your disposal -- including an X-Ray machine, syringes, swabs, a thermometer, and even surgical tools -- you must use powers of deduction and observation to arrive at a diagnosis, then administer the correct treatment.
Farm Vet's graphics could be better, and the game suffers from finicky controls, imprecise "hot spots" to click on the animals, and a wildly swinging camera. Although the game claims 60 different medical problems to treat, they seem to repeat very frequently. That said, Farm Vet does provide a lot of interesting reading material for young budding veterinarians in the family, including a glossary of tools and animals and a database of farm-related careers
From seeds to vegetables and processed products. There are animals, meat processing plants, farming machines, workers with different skill sets, warehouses with cooling, anti-pesticides, and many more. A lot of different strategies can be successfully executed to make the farm profitable. You can surely make a jack-of-all-trades farm to min-max the systems, but perhaps just a fully sustainable and independent apple juice company can drive the prices up and be more profitable? Maybe using only eco-friendly energy sources will pay off in the long run, especially with the government grant? Or you just *love* beef steaks and want to make the best quality filet mignon in the world? Any farm-related business idea seems possible in Farm Tycoon!
Paws and Claws: Pet Vet is a pet-raising simulation video game by German studio Radon Labs in which players can nurse dogs, cats, horses, birds, hamsters, guinea pigs and rabbits back to health. The game features 20 ailments. Players can design their own clinic, choose which kennels to build and expand existing buildings to provide further services to their patients.
Players assume the role of a veterinarian running a pet clinic and must heal sick pets back to full health. At the beginning of the game, this involves treating smaller pets such as guinea pigs, hamsters, rabbits, and birds. As the player gains experience, larger animals such as horses, dogs, or cats become available. The clinic's facilities can be expanded and altered (for instance, the style of kennels used to house the animals). Expanding facilities enables more pets to be housed and increases the range of treatments available. Players are also responsible for managing the clinic's finances and supplies.
During the game, players can learn about different diseases and ailments. Ailments include fungus infection, Vitamin E deficiency, ear inflammation, mold infection, rabbit flu, lung infection, corneal injury, liver infection, sunburn, asthma, and tonsil infections. As players move through the game, they are able to keep animals in animal houses for prolonged treatment. In the small animal house, they may keep guinea pigs, rabbits, or birds that have more serious injuries and diseases. When animals are in the animal houses, players must treat and feed them every day.
The game has a large playing world in which the character's actions are constrained by what time of day it is in-game. The clinic opens and closes at certain times of day, and if players wait too long to service a customer, they will leave the clinic. Patients must be healed in a certain amount of time, and customers will not pay their bill if players do not heal their animals.
In the game, players assume one of three characters: Hanna, Alex or Sophie. As one of these characters, players have many responsibilities to the clinic and the animals they are treating. They can dress the character for work, riding a horse, or for leisure. Players can also make them walk with the arrow keys or run while holding shift and using the arrow keys.
The game takes place in town, the animal practice, small animal house, cat house, therapy center, dog house, horse barn, fields and meadows, the forest, the beach, and town outskirts. The fields, meadows, practice, and town are the areas of the world that do not have to be purchased. The small animal house, cat house, therapy center, dog house, and horse barn are things that players must purchase using the money they receive from treating patients. The forest, beach and town outskirts are areas players can eventually earn by completing objectives.
When I think of farming games, my mind immediately drifts to the soothing vibes of Stardew Valley and Harvest Moon. I love being given a long list of busywork that lets me zone out and forget my own to do list for a while.
The attention to detail in Farm Tycoon really helps the world to feel more alive. Your workers will put on hazmat suits before spraying the fields, the vets arrive in sedan cars with little medicine bags and any goods purchased from the market are delivered by trucks. The architecture seems very reminiscent of the Eastern European farmhouse style found in the developers home country of Poland, which adds a nice touch.
Although Switch ports tend to have a reputation for bad control schemes, the controls for Farm Tycoon are still relatively intuitive. The game is played through an endless maze of menus and sub-menus that are opened by moving the cursor around the screen, or by pressing the left bumper button to see all the options for building, repairing and managing each of the various elements that make up your farm.
The campaign mode in Farm Tycoon is designed to act as the tutorial, giving you increasingly more difficult assignments to complete as the game progresses. The mode can be played in normal or casual mode which increases your income by 15%, allowing you a little more breathing room to upgrade faster.
A number of former Blizzard and Epic Games developers have formed Lightforge Games (opens in new tab), a new independent studio specializing in RPGs. The team says it's working on "a new cross-platform, social videogame where players have the power to create worlds and tell stories in unprecedented freedom."
The studio was founded by Matt Schembari (Former UI director, Epic), Dan Hertzka, Nathan Fairbanks (former project manager and producer, BioWare, ZeniMax Online, and Epic), Glenn Rane (former art director, Blizzard), and Marc Hutcheson (former brand manager and marketing director at Blizzard and Epic). The games on their resumes include World of Warcraft, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Overwatch, Fortnite, and The Elder Scrolls Online.
"We all love highly social, creative games, and we particularly love games where players drive the narrative," CEO Schembari said. "We are looking to combine elements from Minecraft or Roblox with tabletop RPGs to form a new way to play roleplaying games. Given our backgrounds, making a game that looks to revolutionize RPGs was an obvious choice."
"Revolutionize RPGs" is bold and vague, but there are some actual details here. Roblox is more of a platform for making and playing games than a game in itself. So, are we looking at a creation tool and client for digital tabletop adventures? Or will it be more like a player-driven MMO with custom building? Something in between?
Lightforge Games recently expanded its roster, hiring Bridget Collins (former game designer, Blizzard), Jarred Everson (former character artist, Blizzard), and software engineers Dónal Mac Carthy and Josh Gross (both of Epic Games), among others. Lightforge is currently hiring for more roles, including lead animator and community manager.
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Most games hang their hats on their stories or feats of button-dancing reflexes, but the humble simulation will always have a place at the table. Sure, you can enjoy the most realistic flight simulator ever created, or you can relax and (perhaps) enjoy some far more unusual offerings.
Even when created to critique or raise awareness, entertainment is escapism that lets us explore new worlds and experiences. In video games, we can explore the roles of soldiers, fantasy warriors, and goats.
There's also a lot to be said about the flow of simulator games. When playing Stardew Valley, for example, it's easy to fall into a soothing rhythm of caring for your crops: harvest, sleep, repeat. Far from being boring, this kind of repetition creates opportunities to think creatively about efficiency and strategy. The same kind of obsessiveness that drives a person to, say, complete a challenging platformer can easily be turned to managing a soccer team through the financial and social uncertainties of Brexit. 2b1af7f3a8