Hello Farm Folks!
We’re excited to share with you our latest devlog. In this update, we would like to chat more about our upcoming Kickstarter and the exciting new features we're implementing into the game.
As you know, you - our incredible community - have been asking us to launch on Kickstarter. Well, we’re hard at work on crafting more than just the Kickstarter campaign page, but also an official gameplay trailer for Farm Folks! This trailer will showcase all aspects of the game: farming, construction, automation, NPC interactions, machinery, animals, and various means of transportation. We’re proud to say that the entirety of the trailer is shot within the game. We have no plans to use CGI outside of Unity.
The gameplay trailer itself is a massive undertaking for our smaller team, but we know that it will be well worth it (we think you’ll love it)! At the same time, we are continuously developing game features and assets. It’s certainly a juggle of challenging tasks, but we’re making fruitful progress behind the scenes; some of our folks in Legendairy have seen only a fraction of what’s to come.
While our initial hope was to launch the Kickstarter towards the beginning of 2023, our scope ultimately requires more work and attention to detail. With that said, it probably comes as no surprise that we are pushing the Kickstarter launch further as we continue to craft the campaign. We see your eagerness across our channels and feel the love and support of the community; Crytivo is a small but strong team that is fully invested in seeing Farm Folks become the success you all believe it can be.
Though it may take a little longer for us to hit that Kickstarter launch button, we do want to introduce some Stretch Goals ahead of the Kickstarter. These Stretch Goals will help us evaluate new features and introduce them to the game based on our community preferences. Let’s call them Farm Folks Community Stretch Goals. We will reveal new goals if and when we reach the current one(s). Of course, you can influence our future picks by leaving your comments and suggestions in our Discord.
Please check our updated FAQ section to get your questions answered regarding Kickstarter.
Farm Folks Community Stretch Goals
5000 Kickstarter Followers Stretch Goal Unlocks Console Release!
First and foremost, our plan is to release Farm Folks for Steam on Windows. Help us reach 5000 followers on our Kickstarter promo page to unlock console support for PlayStation and Xbox! The Nintendo Switch console will be introduced as its own goal during the Kickstarter campaign. This decision is meant to account for Switch hardware limitations. If we achieve this goal in the future, our team will need to hire dedicated developers to help us port the game.
To contribute, press "Notify Me On Launch"
25000 Twitter Followers
Unlocks Gardener Accessories
With 25,000 Farm Folks Twitter followers, we will create a set of character-gardener customizations. This fancy set will include a backpack, gloves, and belt.
7500 Members on Discord
Backpack with the Plush Cat inside
You'll never be alone when you're farming and exploring the world of Farm Folks with our Plush Cat Backpack!
You can track Stretch Goal Progress on our Discord
And by the way, Unicow is going to be back on Kickstarter! We know how much you love Unicorn Cow.
We’re continuing to develop concepts and backstories for our town folks. These NPCs will be assigned routine life habits and have their own stories to share. Say hello to some of the newer romanceable folks from town:
Need fashion advice or expert help when shopping for a new pair of fancy shorts? Meet Ài, a romanceable NPC, who is ready to assist you!
Avril is a lead vocalist in a local band. She has dreams to fulfill, and she is working hard towards achieving them with or without your help. This fire-haired superstar is sure to rock your world.
Micha might give people the cold shoulder at first, but she’ll warm up to you if you share her love of nature and passion for protecting the environment.
As the owner of the hoverboard shop in town, Mike's success isn't something he brags about.
He's a humble entrepreneur who may be looking for a partner to ride alongside for life.
Emre is the resident expert on all things birds! You can often catch him birdwatching and sporting his signature quirky style.
Willie is a dedicated lifeguard on a luxurious yacht docked at the island. With a keen eye for detail and years of experience, he takes pride in ensuring the safety of all passengers.
Character Dialogue Screen
The design of the dialogue screen will allow you to communicate with NPCs. The background elements will change depending on your relationship status with the NPC. For instance, if you're friends with them, you might see spring flowers and a green glow.
Dialogue Animations WIP
Your AI-powered Companion, Blackbox
In Farm Folks, you’ll have an AI powered companion that will help you navigate the world. You can decide his coloring and even choose a decorative plant for him.
Examples of Builds and Customizations
One of our most unique features so far is the ability to choose stained glass designs and colors for your window frames.
Automation and Factories
Our team has spent a great deal of time developing automation systems for the game. We are excited to share that Farm Folks now has electricity and electric generators!. Wind turbines generate electricity based on their positioning in the world (the higher they are the better), wind direction, and intensity.
We’ve also developed and implemented our hydraulic railing system! This automation will allow you to connect machines together and deliver resources to places quickly and more efficiently.
Sneak peek at a Town Building
There’s plenty more to see as our development progresses with near daily updates on both Discord and Twitter. Be sure to follow along and help us shape the game with your input, suggestions, and voting!
Until next time!
The Crytivo Team