Farm Tribe

Good
  • Mixture of gameplay genres and mechanics that feature a large number of buildings, resources and recipes
Bad
  • Animations are basic and don't really bring your settlement to life while you wait for your next action
7

Solve the Mayan mystery while also organising a farm in the unique blend of game genres and mechanics that Farm Tribe offers. Available for Windows and Mac and iOS the game is perfectly suited to fans of village and farm management games that also want a mixture of recipe creation and story mystery to uncover as you progress from basic to advanced settlement.

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Core gameplay requires players to lead their tribe of people towards the solving of this mystery while making sure that any basic needs are fulfilled. This requires food to be gathered, necessary buildings to be erected and also provide your citizens enough downtime to keep them relaxed in order to work efficiently. While the game has you only taking care of the most basic needs at the start the complexity grows over time as tech points are earned through quests and research that add additional options.

Farm Tribe does away with the need to micro manage for the most part which is due to the smart and automated AI design beyond your people. This AI will ensure that they fulfil their own needs when required but will also return to work automatically by returning to their last task assigned by the player. With the reduction in micromanagement to similar games players can focus towards the longer term goals although the trade off for this is that there is less second to second choices to make that may not appeal to every fan of this strategic management genre.

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These longer term goals and the core of your progression in Farm Tribe comes from new buildings, recipes and decorations which make it possible to produce new materials or improve production of your base resources. Purchasing these buildings of course doesn’t come free which is where the main game cycle exists as you collect the necessary resources for the next option available.

Players will produce materials such as honey, fish, cabbage, bananas and others that each serve a purpose. All of these can be sold for funds but also can be combined into recipes which will increase the potential profit that players can make. Leaving enough food for your own people is also important though which requires a balance between production and selling for optimisation.

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Other game mechanics of Farm Tribe include a host of collectibles that are hidden around the map and worms that will slowly creep closer to your storage and threaten everything you’ve worked so hard to grow, these are easily stoppable though for players that pay attention. Farm Tribe’s unique mixture of generating resources, managing people and creating recipes is rarely combined and it is only let down by a lack of difficultly and little to do while waiting for new constructions.

Summary:

  • Construct buildings, gather resources and craft recipes.
  • Manage people and resources for a successful farm.
  • Uncover the Mayan mystery and many hidden objects.
  • Intelligent AI does away with lots of micro management.
  • Available on PC, Mac and iPad.

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Written by
Samuel Franklin
Samuel Franklin is the founder and lead editor of the Games Finder team and enjoys video games across all genres and platforms. He has worked in the gaming industry since 2008 amassing over 3 million views on YouTube and 10 million article views on HubPages.

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1 Comment

  1. This game has sequels on Android and iOS. Farm Tribe 5 has already been released on Google Play!

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