My Farm Life Game

One minute Lisa is signing a contract to be the star of a new show, and the next she's knee-deep in chores as she starts taping the first episode of My Farm Life! Plant and harvest crops, milk cows and shear sheep, and purchase equipment to produce the goods Lisa's customers want, all while smiling for the cameras. With the help of a local merchant and three super-powered assistants, Lisa should have no trouble meeting her goals in this fun Time Management game!

  • Fast-paced gameplay
  • Exciting action
  • Become Farmer of the Year!

A Further Look at My Farm Life: Farm-flavoured time management that both follows and improves upon the current trends

The Farming game market is starting to feel a little overcrowded and worn out at this stage in the genre's life cycle, isn't it? I mean, if it isn't Farming Simulator 2013 it's the unbelievably ubiquitous Farmville or the Farm Heroes Saga. The browser-based farming game market also has quite a bit of produce that's awash with quite a substantial quantity of blight, with games like Idle Farmer barely registering on quality scale I use to measure just how worth my time a game really is. Still, the farming game scene isn't without its bountiful crops, and one of the games producing a good yield is My Farm Life. Before you roll your eyes at yet another farming management title, I'll go as far as to say that this game sits quite comfortably on the right (and right hand) side of the quality spectrum, the side that doesn't have the annoying Farmville and Farm Heroes Saga on it.

Deadlines and Quotas

My Farm Life's premise isn't an original one by any means. No farm games can possibly hope to come up with a new twist on the usual presentation of agricultural exploits in the tired and unoriginal formats of simulation and management. What it lacks in an original premise (doing so by default simply because of the genre it is in, not because of any one shortfall of the game itself) it makes up for in solid gameplay and highly enjoyable time-management exploits. My Farm Life lies firmly on the production side of farm management, far from the consumer-centric format of games like Garden Dash or any of the Papa Louie management games. The production side is arguably more management friendly because it is quite similar to real-life management in that you must produce a product or come up with results  by the time a deadline hits. In this case, you're farming to a time limit and handling most of the hard work yourself.

Crop: Farmer Time

Task wise, there's no magical difference between this game and every other farm game. You'll be planting crops, harvesting them when they've matured, managing livestock, and aiming to hit and exceed quotas almost every step of the way. What does set this game apart from the sea of other farming titles is the sheer amount of things to do.

The different types of crops you can tend to are substantial in number: fruits like strawberries and luscious watermelon as well as popcorn and peppers are commonplace, and producing end-products like salads, donuts and milkshakes is also required. Tending to the livestock is quite time-consuming as well, since sheep need to be looked after and cows need to be milked regularly. Upgrades? You've got it. Increasingly demanding deadlines and quotas to fill from producers? Also an inherent part of running the farm as Lisa, a glamorous girl that isn't afraid to roll up her sleeves and get knee-deep in crops. Maybe Farmville just wasn't my thing, but My farm Life just feels more hands-on and a lot less annoying than the former Facebook-integrated farming title.

Farm Control to Major Tom

As with most browser games of this ilk, My Farm Life is controlled with the mouse. This is the primary tool which you must use to tend to assign tasks to Lisa, which get stacked up in a queue that gets carried out in the order that you have set. That's what makes this game so enjoyable: the management of Lisa's time is up to you, so her successes are your successes. Conversely, Lisa's failures are also your failures, so it's up to you to prevent the failures from outweighing the successes. Unlike in Good Game Big farm, there's actually a day-night cycle to think about, which adds a little to the realism of the game. You can also call upon helpers to assist you in your tasks.

Just because the game's graphics are immensely colourful and the general aesthetic of the game borders on adorable, doesn't mean that you should underestimate how challenging My farm Life really is. There is a lot to be getting on with, and the extra dimension of challenge is added through the severe restriction of space that developers Alawar have imposed upon you. This means you'll be making good use of the "move" function, which stops the passage of time to let you rearrange the items on your farm, a necessity that becomes increasingly important as your deadlines get more pressing. My Farm Life has a pace that is somewhere between hectic and lazy: it's just right in just about every way, so why aren't you playing it already?

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Game available for Windows XP, Vista, 7 & Windows 8, Mac

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