Played this game for years since it original upload. The quality was top notch.
Had a bug that people had mentioned a thousand times - certain plant tile and building tile are interconnected somehow and when you place something in one, content you place into another one would be invisible. Thankfully UI shows this too by highlighting empty tiles.
Had a small balancing problem - too cheap and OP crop insurance. Once you got it, the game was a peace walk. I guess the price was missing 0 in the end thus making it 1250.
Second cheat measure was the donkey with a plough. It counted neither as tool, nor as animal and obviously not as vehicle so nobody short of random damage from Civil War event could steal it away:D
The game was deep, had a proper difficulty curve, was challenging. It properly delivered it's message. Both of them in fact as the life of community as a whole was improved by hard work of it's members, their investment in health, proper education and so on, including active political position and support of their own representative.
I liked it, enjoyed playing it and always wanted to see a sequel. That would have overlapping events that could go on for many turns in a row for example.
As of today, 3rd January 2018, it stopped loading properly and working. The end of an era. RIP One of the few REALLY worthy games that ever been posted here:'(
good stuff here. great theme.
it may be my browser but i see too many things with "undefined" explanations. what does that mean? also, placing crops/animals is a pain. is there a need to click back to the menu each time i want to place the same crop? a tutorial would be nice, too.
a bit of polishing and this could be great.
overall, great work.
Played it after a long time. Is easy to finish if you don't get a very bad event at the beginning. The trick is to pick cheap crops and have more than one if some of then fail, education and health are very important factor in production too.
I have finished the game... and supported my family. I know gain the knowledge of how hard farming is
way to random, place crop.. loose all.. place opium get some money, place crops loose all...
that was like after the 3rd restart.