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Great to see another Match 3 game on Linux with Farm Life, ported over by Bearded Giant Games as part of their Linux 1st Initiative.

I had the pleasure of testing this one before releasing and it's sucked away hours from me! Not a genre I play too often, partly because there's not many good Match 3 games available on Linux, so for me this does fill a little hole. Although I will fully admit that I was horribly addicted to Candy Crush on Android a few years ago.

This brings back good memories of it, although without all the micro-transaction rubbish as Farm Life is a properly premium Linux game ported by a company that's trying to push for Linux support (see the Linux 1st Initiative).

One quite nice feature in Farm Life is that you can play the levels across two modes: a Relaxed mode that allows you just to finish a level and take as long as you want, as well as a more challenging Limited mode giving you a set amount of moves to make and some of the levels on this mode will test you. There's 100 levels to complete, as well as a farming meta-game where you improve the farm as you progress through the story.

Is it worth it? Well, I've played a good few hours of it recently and I've enjoyed it a lot, a nice casual experience. The Linux version works great too, as expected.

You can grab Farm Life for $6.99 from the Bearded Giant Games store.

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Zapa Apr 23, 2019
Thanks for the article Liam! This port is gonna be interesting, because if it pans out decent enough, I can leverage it and get in touch with more Developers about bringing their games to Linux.

Glad you enjoy playing it :D
Liam Dawe Apr 23, 2019
Quoting: GuestI don’t understand, if it’s a port, then it’s not Linux first?
Their own games will be fully Linux first, going by what they said. In this case, they've given true care and attention to the port working out any issues as they come up and ensuring the Linux version is top quality. I will take it, compared with the seriously high amount of Linux versions that are seemingly never tested even once.
Tiedemann Apr 24, 2019
Bought it and it's pretty good and relaxing as expected. Still waiting for a new Puzzle Quest though :P
gurv May 8, 2019
I wanted to buy it unfortunately it's not on steam (or GOG) and you need a Paypal account to buy it!
Like WTF!
It seems these days it's impossible to make a guest payment with Paypal.
I really hate Paypal :><:
Tiedemann May 9, 2019
Quoting: gurvI wanted to buy it unfortunately it's not on steam (or GOG) and you need a Paypal account to buy it!
Like WTF!
It seems these days it's impossible to make a guest payment with Paypal.
I really hate Paypal :><:

Isn't there an option to select "pay with credit card or something" without actually having a PP account?
There is on some other sites I've used and that worked fine even though PP is processing it.

Not a fan op PP either but they're too big, like google and all the others :P
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