It’s 6 a.m., the rooter is awake and so are you, that’s how the day starts on the farm. The sun isn’t even up, but the chickens need feed, the cows need checking, and the equipment needs to be warmed up for hours of hard work. Welcome to a day in the life of Farmer’s Dynasty!
Farmer’s Dynasty is a farming simulation game developed by Toplitz Productions and UMEO Studios, and published by Toplitz Productions and Bigben Interactive.
You could say that farming is what you make of it in Farmer’s Dynasty, but that wouldn’t be doing the game its due. This game mixes both life simulation and role-playing game for a farming experience that includes not just taking care of a farm, and its crops, livestock, and equipment, but also a little bit of farming community socialization.
To begin, there’s a ramshackle farm to take care of and get into working order. That means repairing the various facilities, fixing up walls, getting the sheds and stables back in action, and renovate the interior of your house. These are places you’ll be seeing a lot of the time, so it’s best to make sure they look like something worth living in.
Farmer’s Dynasty: It’s not just tractors and cows, but that’s still a big part of it
It is a farming simulator so there’s a lot of farming equipment to take control of. For example, there’s a tractor that can be used to help till and harvest from the field – and there isn’t just one tractor, there are several that can be bought through gameplay. Each one comes with stats such as fuel tank capacity, engine type and size, as well as transmission type.
There are also two harvesters and, of course, a few pickup trucks.
Farming the fields is a hypnotic, rote task of running the appropriate equipment across it at the proper time. Fields need to be plowed, planted, and finally harvested and threshed. The seed harvested from the field can be taken to a silo – but it only holds one type of seed at a time – but that’s all part of the experience.
Farmers also get access to a greenhouse where vegetables can be planted and harvested for later. Of course, the veggies need to be checked and watered every day, otherwise, they might wither and die.
Small communities are strange but they are an important part of the simulation
The community around the farm also has various tasks that they need to be done. Most of those tasks involve all the things that would normally be done around the farm. This includes plowing fields, fixing up buildings and walls, repairing roofs, and other such sundry tasks.
The non-player characters scattered around the open world also have a simulated, and somewhat stilted, social aspect. They have community gatherings, dialogue-based interests, and even the potential for strange romance. Just like missions, social gatherings and potential social interaction shows up on the map and directs the player to go visit in order to participate.
It’s not quite like living in a farming community, but it does help distract a little bit from the day-to-day rote aspects of keeping the farm, tending to the fields, checking the vegetables, and making the animals happy.
Farmers Dynasty for Xbox One, PS4, Switch and PC
Farmer’s Dynasty moved into a small farming town and started its harvest on Dec. 14, 2017 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows PCs.