A story-driven Survival/ Farm RPG about learning to live after loss. Farm, Forage, Hunt & Craft (on casual or challenge mode) to survive in the deserts of 1860’s Oregon. Talk to NPCs & deepen your relationships, upgrade the homestead & explore while you unravel a story about love & tenacity.
- Central mechanics include farming, crafting, cooking, hunting, chore assignment, exploring and socializing
- Unravel a mystery through the central story line
- Forge relationships- both romantic and non
- Fight & defend against magical monsters
- Cook & craft to maintain your homestead and character needs (health, morale, hunger, stamina)
So true story- I’ve known about this game for a hot second (actually since at least March of 2022)- and I still haven’t tried it, EVEN THOUGH IT HAS A DEMO! Weird.
I don’t really know what’s stopping me. Possibly some blend of the art style not organically clicking with me right away, or maybe it’s my subconscious balking at the inspiration for the game being a blend of games like Don’t Starve and Stardew Valley, since I really didn’t like either. (Insert thinking emoji.) Then there’s my complete and total inability to follow along with anything in a story- or finish any kind of game story. Seriously. After over a decade in WoW I know very little of the history or major events & characters. Skip skip skip dialogue.
So I can’t provide any feedback on the game at this time. However. I’m going to go ahead and give this a yay. The development team -an adorable husband & wife pairing- is dedicated AF to this game. Over the past four months I’ve been able to watch them slay it at everything from engaging the community on Twitter/Discord/Reddit, to pushing through game development, QA, story-writing and everything else involved in the process. They’ve always been as transparent as possible and, I feel , endeavored to set & convey realistic expectations, goals and time frames.
Plus I mean there’s a fucking demo so don’t be a lazy bum like me- check out the super positive Steam reviews and take a crack at the game!