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Garden Shop Giveaway
$9.99
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Game Giveaway of the day — Garden Shop

Develop your own flower shop and make it prosper!
$9.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 17 (71%) 7 (29%) 7 comments

Garden Shop was available as a giveaway on October 7, 2017!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$9.99
free today
One of the most challenging marble-popping games!

Exclusive offer from Giveaway of the Day and MyPlayCity! No third-party advertising and browser add-ons!

Develop your own flower shop and make it prosper! With Chloe's help, take up several challenges across more than 70 exciting levels. Use your wits and organizational skills to satisfy the needs of your demanding customers!

Grow flowers throughout each season, pot them, decorate your plants and earn as much money as possible! Expand and upgrade your shop, as well as buy a number of boosters. One last word of advice: customers are always right, and their patience is extremely limited!

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10; CPU: 1.6 GHz; RAM: 1024 MB; DirectX: 9.0; Hard Drive: 213 MB

Publisher:

MyPlayCity

Homepage:

http://www.bigfishgames.com/games/11186/garden-shop/

File Size:

50.1 MB

Price:

$9.99

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#5

Hi :-)
This downloaded on W10 pro fine and installed well ( turned off the anti virus of course)
It looks good and played well but its confusing/not particularly intuitive.

The different buttons are confusing as well e.g. for restart a level etc
There are two ladies to serve but its hard to figure out how to use them.

Which upgrade should you take?? It doesn't let you know what each one does.

Also the program doesn't have a clear "end/finish button" There IS one there but
i had to go thru the start up process twice before i found it.
I've puzzled thru 10 levels but its just too much for my liking - sorry, i'll
have to pass on it.

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Thank you for your feedback Krystal, appreciated. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Krystal  –  13 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#4

Cute graphics, OK for the first few levels, but insists on opening the My Play City site all the time, which my anti-virus says keeps trying to install a Trojan. Deleted.

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MyPlayCity (MPC) and others such as Gametop are able to give away well over a thosand arcade games that are sold elsewhere. The reason they can do this is becasue they include some low level adware that redirects your browser to the MPC site whenever you close the game down. When your browser opens to the MPC home page it earns them a small amount of cash, part of which goes to pay the developer for allowing the game to be downloaded as a fully registered version. Basically the developer, the middle an (MPC) and the person wanting to play the game all win. The down side is that you do have those minor annoyances, but they are not a threat to your security. MPC are a well established buisness who would lose credibility if they allowed games to be downloaded with malware.

Reply   |   Comment by Anonymous Guy  –  14 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Anonymous Guy,

"insists on opening the My Play City site..."

The good -- that's one reason MPC can give away games you'd have to pay for at Big Fish etc., & not paying is good. The bad -- it can be an annoyance, so some might feel buying games on sale at Big Fish etc. are worth it.

"opening the My Play City site... which my anti-virus says keeps trying to install a Trojan."

Not going to say ignore your AV software, because sites do get hacked, but will say you might want to double check if it bothers you or if you encounter apparently false warnings often. Not all AV software is created equal - av-test[.]org might provide some useful rankings.

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Thanks Mike. :)

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  14 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#3

Downloaded ok on windows 10. Normally i like time management games, but i struggled to enjoy this one, that doesn't mean that other people wont so its worth trying. One of the things i didn't like was the shop it didn't give a description on what you were purchasing and when you did purchase something , confirming it was clicking the arrow to leave the shop. The tutorial wasn't very good either and if you had forgotten how to do something i couldn't find any tutorial to refer to.

Reply   |   Comment by Rosalind  –  14 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#2

Hi is this game for a limited time only?
The blurb says:
"When you download Garden Shop for the first time you’ll be able to play it completely free for 60 minutes on a trial basis. If you want to keep playing after the trial then it can be purchased for its standard price which will lift all time restrictions and allow you to play as long as you want."

- just want to be sure before i download it
Krystal

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Hi Krystal

Games only convert to demo versions after the 24 hour giveaway period. so long as you download and install the game from now until 9am Sunday (UK time) the game will be a full version installation. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Krystal  –  14 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Thanks for the very quick reply! i thought it might be that way :-)

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:) Have a pleasant weekend Krystal.

Reply   |   Comment by Krystal  –  14 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#1

You can get a feel for today's game giveaway (Garden Shop: Rush Hour!) before deciding to download it by watching a few game-play videos. You can access several of them HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE; plus, if you have the time and/or the inclination, there's also a slideshow of almost 70 in-game images to see HERE.
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Please only post comments about today's game giveaway; other comments either inappropriate, or comments with only one or a few words; for example vg, good, thank you, TY, bad, rubbish, this game is ****** etc , or if the comment has nothing to do with today's game or is complaining (send your complaints to the giveaway team via the contact form that I've linked to below), they may be deleted at the moderator or administrators discretion; however, a little light banter among community members/friends and with the moderator to keep this a friendly place to visit is acceptable and welcomed. All comments not specifically about today's game giveaway will be judged by the moderator and if deemed inappropriate, will be deleted; usually with no explanation. If you are unsure please see the moderation policy HERE for details about posting comments.
Garden Shop - Rush Hour!
In Brief
A flower shop themed time management game with colourful cartoon like graphics.
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Installation:
Garden Shop - Rush Hour! downloads to a 50.1 MB zip file that unzips to three files, (a setup.gcd security wrapper, the set up file and a read me). Those with multiple hard drives are able to save games on any drive they wish. The newly installed game is 209 MB in size. The game installs to the following path by default, but can be changed by the user if you prefer:
C:\Program Files (x86)\MyPlayCity.com\Garden Shop - Rush Hour!
Four shortcuts are installed to the desktop. three of which can be safely deleted (Play Online Games, MyPlayCity Games and shortcuts to a free online game which vary each week). Also, if you don't like icons installed to the quick launch task bar, make sure you uncheck the box when the additional tasks window appears (after the Select Start Menu Folder window)
Introduction:
Develop your own flower shop and make it prosper! With Chloe's help, take up several challenges across more than 70 exciting levels. Use your wits and organizational skills to satisfy the needs of your demanding customers! Grow flowers throughout each season, pot them, decorate your plants and earn as much money as possible! Expand and upgrade your shop, as well as buy a number of boosters. One last word of advice: customers are always right, and their patience is extremely limited!
Reference accessed HERE. 5th Oct 2017
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The Game:
Chloe is an ambitious girl and it has always been her dream to run her very own highly popular and successful flower shop. One day she decides to finally go through with it and open up a shop however it quickly becomes clear that her dream isn’t that easy to achieve. Help Chloe on her quest to transform her shop into the most prosperous and popular flower place across the entire town.
One of the best parts about Garden Shop is how well it manages to introduce new players to the game. The first few levels of the game double up as tutorial levels and each one of them has something to teach regarding the gameplay. The tutorial levels do an excellent job of explaining all the basics and the great thing is that since you’re playing the game at the time, you’ll be able to implement whatever you learn which is nice and helps make the learning process much easier.
The gameplay of Garden Shop is that of a well executed time management game. The objective of each level is to reach a specific amount of points before the timer runs out but sometimes levels come with unique objectives that add some much needed depth into the mix. The method of playing is pretty standard; every customer that comes in will require a specific kind of flower which will be shown over their head, you must look at this then prepare the flower and hand it to the customer as quickly as possible. The faster you prepare a flower, the more points you receive for it.
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To make the game feel more dynamic, there are different kinds of customers. Each customer type has different characteristics. Some are patient, some are impatient, some are generous and therefore you must adapt your play-style to meet their needs if you want to succeed. Before each level you can also purchase many kinds of upgrades for your shop that can prove to be quite helpful during service time.
Garden Shop has one of the most colorful and vibrant art styles out there. The game looks absolutely stunning thanks to all the fluid animations, solid character designs and just the overall sharpness of its graphics. On top of this it consists of some really high quality sound effects as well that players will certainly appreciate quite a lot.
When you download Garden Shop for the first time you’ll be able to play it completely free for 60 minutes on a trial basis. If you want to keep playing after the trial then it can be purchased for its standard price which will lift all time restrictions and allow you to play as long as you want.
Edited reference accessed HERE. Originally posted by Virtual worlds October 2015 . Edited and by Whiterabbit-uk 5th Oct 2017.
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Other Reviews and Videos of Garden Shop - Rush Hour!:
You can see Big Fish community reviews of Garden Shop - Rush Hour! HERE, and you can see some videos of game play HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE; plus a slide show of almost 70 images HERE.
Conclusion:
I've only played the game to level 7 and found it a little tedious. As with most games of this type, you are introduced to new elements as you progress; also, the graphics were nice and colorful, but it would be unfair of me to give a full conclusion and a score due to the negative bias I have for this type of game because Time Management (TM) games are for me the least enjoyed of all arcade game genres, {though there are a few such as the first few in the Farm Frenzy series that I have enjoyed playing previously, but even those I didn't purchase as I received free copies from Alawar for beta testing them almost a decade ago}. A final word; I did find the game easy to play, but compared to other T.M. games of this type, nothing new or innovative appears to have been added. If you enjoy playing TM games, you'll probably like Garden Shop. It is well constructed, the instructions on how to play are clear enough for most people to understand and as already mentioned the game looks good.
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Suggestions:
After you've had an opportunity to play today's giveaway please take a few moments to give some positive or negative feedback about the game; for example, what you liked or disliked about the game, or how it could be improved. If you don't like the genre at all, please explain why and if any, what improvements would change your mind? If you don't have time to post a comment today, please do so at your convenience, thank you. To access the comments once the giveaway is over, open up the game giveaway to its home page then scroll to the bottom of the page where it says Archives and select the date the giveaway was live (giveaway days are in bold type). This will open up the appropriate page for you to post your comment or review.
There are thousands of subscribers to the game giveaway of the day every weekend which makes this an ideal forum for giving developers new or fresh ideas as to what their consumers (i.e you) would like to see in a game. For example, you could suggest extra content such as better or more original mini games, or a level editor that you would like to see that would make it more appealing to you. Maybe you think the graphics are a little dated and are in need of re skinning, or maybe you've just had enough of the genre and want to see something different or something with more originality? Giving such feedback instead of saying nothing or just saying this game is rubbish or good may bring more developers to the site, which could mean more and better games. Would 'you' give away thousands of copies of a game (or extra content for a game) away to a community that complains all the time instead of giving useful feedback? It only needs a few moments of your time.
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This site could be transformed if only the community would be more forthcoming in their opinions of the games they are getting for free instead of complaining about the way this site has changed, for example, they don't like MPC games, they hate HOG's, have had enough of Match Three and Time Management games, or they want to see the latest version of Call of Duty or some other big name AAA game given away or that they don't like Steam games. If something isn't for you then please move on to the next giveaway, or check out the forums HERE, HERE and HERE, where a few members of the community post details of various free games and free game sites as well as links to various indie bundle sites etc; you never know, you may find something that really interests you.
If you miss today's game giveaway you can always get the game via MyPlayCity 24/7 HERE; or If you prefer to purchase the game you can get it HERE via Big Fish Games.
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Problems getting the game to work:
If you're having problems installing or activating or getting Garden Shop - Rush Hour! to work please visit the FAQ's Thread which you can find HERE and read through the communities comments because sometimes fixes have already been posted, for example, a common issue seen since the Themida wrapper was introduced three years ago is that some community members installation of the game is blocked by their security (usually an error message is flagged for example 'The executable is corrupted' even though in reality it is not) because Themida code has been known to hide malware, so as a precaution some anti malware programs will block and even delete the suspect installation files even though they are actually free from malware. This issue can be solved either by rebooting your computer in safe mode with networking or a quicker method is to temporarily turn off your security software to allow the installation. In the almost 11 years this game giveaway site has been operating there has 'never' been a game given away that was infected with malware.
If for any reason you want to contact the giveaway team, for example, you have a game to offer the community, or are unable to download the latest game or other issues that the FAQ's thread or these comments don't cover or solve you can do so HERE
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank MyPlayCity for giving away Garden Shop - Rush Hour! and also to the game giveaway team, as always, for securing other ways to get free games.
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Useful Information not related to today's game giveaway:
If today's' game doesn't grab you, but you still hanker for a new game, you'll find details of some game deals whether they be sale items, indie bundles or games being given away for free in the 'Weekly round up of game deals', HERE (I don't update the thread regularily, but most of the links still take you to the latest deals).
The rest of the information that used to be posted in the game review can be found in the forums HERE. Finally, check out Delenns thread for details of other free games and offers HERE
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