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Verdant Skies, a casual 'life simulation game' has added Linux support

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Inspired by a love for games like Harvest Moon, Verdant Skies from Howling Moon Software is what they're calling a 'life simulation game'. Along with a recent update to the game on Friday, December 14th they also added a Linux version of the game.

Verdant Skies is a life simulation game born from a love for games like Harvest Moon and a desire to create something unique with modern gameplay and deep storytelling. Lose yourself in the lovingly hand-painted alien world of Viridis Primus. Ensure the success of the colony as you make friends and pursue romance with a diverse cast of characters. Demonstrate your mastery of the farming system by creating the perfect crop hybrid using the genetic splicing machine - or spend your days painting and making pottery. The possibilities are endless!

The trailer should give you a reasonable idea of what to expect:

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It doesn't have too many reviews, but early indicators are that most people seem to enjoy it with it sat at a "Very Positive" user rating on Steam. As always, take it with a pinch of salt.

The way it mixes up farming with some simple genetic engineering sounds like it's at least a little different to other similar games.

Find it on Humble Store and Steam.

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Patola 17 December 2018 at 12:37 pm UTC
Seems pretty polished and original.
hardpenguin 17 December 2018 at 2:39 pm UTC
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Also on itch.io (although the Linux version is yet to arrive there).

I dig the artstyle, I want it


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slapin 17 December 2018 at 4:39 pm UTC
Is it better than Stardew Valley?
RFSharpe 17 December 2018 at 5:04 pm UTC
A casual 'life simulation game' and beautiful graphics... Looks like something I would enjoy. I will be adding this to the long list of games on my Steam Wishlist. Hopefully they will have a good sale price during the Steam Winter sale. (Three Days and you can bet I am counting!)
razing32 17 December 2018 at 6:15 pm UTC
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Hope it does enough to not just be "another one"
One thing i find odd in the trailer is how much work they put in the world and the characters only have a basic walk animation. Couldn't they draw them swinging an axe or casting a line ??
stan 17 December 2018 at 10:40 pm UTC
I like the scenery artwork, it’s pretty and original, but the rest looks amateur. Anyway I’ll keep an eye on it if they release the DRM-free build for Linux on Humble.
Nezchan 18 December 2018 at 8:28 pm UTC
razing32Hope it does enough to not just be "another one"
One thing i find odd in the trailer is how much work they put in the world and the characters only have a basic walk animation. Couldn't they draw them swinging an axe or casting a line ??

That's what turns me off about it honestly, especially given that I'd have to watch that clumsy walk and those barely-animated actions all the way through. No way that wouldn't irritate the hell out of me on a playthrough that takes hours.

A shame, given how the idea is right up my alley and I've been wanting a SF-based farming sim for ages.
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