I really like this game a lot. Had to play several games before beating it. There's definitely a threshold point that once crossed gives a really good indication of success. I think adding the ability to keep playing after reaching the goal could be a fun addition.
The Farlanders is a strategy game in which you are playing as a chief of a martian colony. Supply enough resources and use terraforming kits to grow your settlement.
W, A, S, D or Arrows or 'hold LMB' to move camera
Mouse wheel or '-', '+' to zoom camera
RMB to cancel terraforming/building selection
Q, E to rotate terraforming pattern
Space to skip the turn
|Updated||10 days ago|
|Platforms||Windows, macOS, Linux, HTML5|
|Genre||Strategy, Simulation, Survival|
|Tags||2D, City Builder, mars, Pixel Art, Sci-fi, Singleplayer, Turn-based|
|Average session||About a half-hour|
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Great visuals and nice game, thank you!
Fun casual game. This looks like it could be a great time killer on a mobile platform. Just a few things i noticed while playing:
It seemed super dependent on start generator, specifically i needed to start next to a mineral and two water terrains otherwise it was a loss. If nothing else possibly have your starting base provide some minerals per turn as a mini factory or something. I think that would open up the map to a lot more choices for starting. (or possibly food per hyrdroponics in base or such as that would also open up the map to more start choices)
The deconstruct option should work on the power lines and the water pump too!!! Several times i got what would have been an awesome terraform option that would have been awesome and i couldn't move a power line out of the way... was so frustrated with that.
Very good points. Too bad it's moot, since after playing some maps you will never get a playable map. So the game has a life span of maybe 10 games max. Then it's over, you'll never be able to play again. That is if want to have a chance at winning.
It's an awesome piece of software, loved getting the first time to 200 Colonists on the easiest level. Now I try my best with the time limit. Thank you :)
edit: Thanks for your Linuxsupport!
Since the "clear terrain" only moves the mountains, this game is severely limited. Glad I tried it before actually downloading. Pathetic.
Now i can play it on PC Linux (thanks !) This game is quit excellent. I hope you find time and support to extend it. Some suggestion without too much deep thinking :
- new resource, maybe wind (and windcatcher), and heat (with lava pump)
- weather with wind +/- (and maybe direction), sand storm to cut solar panels for one turn, etc
- new tiles, like magma, geyser, plants to get some new source of food...
- new building. Balloon to predict weather. Digger to clean dead lands around its location.
- new map layouts, like crater, river... and different sizes too (i'd like a larger map).
- some mobile parts, like maybe a rover to catch some alien wildlife to breed and eat or science etc
- some tech tree, to have some choices. Like predict the terraform shape, reveal the map further, turn lava into water, dead land into land, increase range of farm, etc
Glad you liked the game. And thank you for suggestions! I gave a small interview recently where I briefly mentioned my ideas for the next update. You can find it here - https://www.filthyandfreepublishing.com/andriybychkovskiinterview
Great game! Takes about 15 minutes to get the hang of it, but with that and a little patience and planning ahead, it's a rewarding, bug-free experience!
Could you release it on PC Linux too ?
Hi, I made build for Linux, but I can't guarantee that it would be stable.
Really good game thanks for making it. I hope to be able to support one day <3
Enjoying this. Nice balance of simplicity, strategy, and depth.
This game was a nice surprise. Well crafted. I've had fun with this on several days. Few comments on how to make it even better:
- It's a bit unclear how the terraforming pieces work when you start playing. This applies especially when using it to other tiles than mountains like wasteland.
- Deconstruction item could have some info about how it's beneficial or do you gain anything back, such as metal, when using it.
- Maybe some environmental settings and additional factors such as storms or aliens to make it more interesting. :D
I assume games on here will be garbage, glad to be pleasantly surprised by the beautiful, atmospheric and well designed game this is
Excellent dynamics and setup thanks for creating this. Will recommend to others.
Wow! Loved the game, spent way more time playing it that I expected, keep it up!
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I had a great time playing this game and would certainly keep an eye open for updates. I'm open minded to paying for a longer version with more features.
Wanted to play 10 minutes during my work day.
Caught myself still terraforming Mars after an hour.
10/10 totally worth making full version and getting into steam early access asap
Really fun game, and dangerous for a perfectionist. This is the closest I've gotten to an utterly perfect map.
Wow, looks impressive! For some reason your screenshot reminded me of:
Thanks for sharing!
I like this Game! It's very good. No Bugs :-) I wish there comes more content?!
Thank you! Our further work on the game depends on the feedback we will get. I have a vision on how to improve the game, but first I want to be sure if it's worth the time it will take.
I'm very happy about this.
Seems like you mastered game mechanics. I never built such a big colony myself. Well done!
REALLY GREAT GAME !
played for a bit and I really enjoyed the music and the cool art style is has, I enjoyed trying it out, keep up the great work :)
Thanks! Our artist put a lot of effort into graphics, especially in the 'story images'. Glad you liked the style.
The game is very nice. It contains lots of thinking. I like it.
I had to start several times just to survive first days.
Unfortunately there is lack of "undo" button so any missclick is a huge pain.
I played for several hours without a break. :)