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The Joy of Farming Giveaway

Game Giveaway of the day — The Joy of Farming

Help Joy turn a shabby homestead into the Farm of the Year!
User rating: 16 (89%) 2 (11%) 3 comments

The Joy of Farming was available as a giveaway on December 23, 2018!

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Help Joy turn a shabby homestead into the Farm of the Year by growing a variety of mouthwatering vegetables and turning them into the products her customers want. Equip your farm with ropes and ladders so your workers can fetch water and take their harvest to the storehouse in this unique Time Management game. As you catch your breath between stages, upgrade your farm and purchase the plans to build ever-more elaborate production facilities and experience The Joy of Farming!

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10; CPU: 1.4 GHz; RAM: 512 MB; DirectX: 8.0; Hard Drive: 56 MB





File Size:

45.6 MB



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I've not played the game enough to give a fair conclusion at this time. Please see the initial conclusion (following limited game play experience) for some feedback. I only arrived back from an epic shopping trip around Manchester and the Trafford center; it's unlikely I'll get time to write up anything useful this late in the day.

The Joy of Farming
In Brief
Joy of Farming is a 2D Farming time management simulation.

The Joy of Farming downloads to a 45.6 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 can save games on any drive they wish by replacing the C drive with whatever drive letter they wish the game to be installed to or if you have multiple hard drives you can save games on any drive you wish by replacing the C drive letter in the path with whatever drive letter you wish the game to be installed to. The newly installed game is 61.4 MB in size. The game installs to the following path by default:
C:\Program Files (x86)\MyPlayCity.com\The Joy of Farming
However, if you prefer a different path for installation for example I use G:\Games\ name of game instead of 'C:\Program Files (x86)\MyPlayCity\name of game'. You can edit the default path when the Setup - The Joy of Farming - Select Destination Location window appears.
Four shortcuts are installed to the desktop, three of which can be safely deleted (i.e. Play Online Games, MyPlayCity Games and shortcuts to a free online game; the name of which may vary each week). If you don't want to install the games shortcut to the desktop during installation, just make sure the install desktop shortcut is unchecked when the 'additional task's window appears; you will still get two of the other MyPlayCity shortcuts installed i.e. the Play Online Games and MyPlayCity Games shortcuts. Also, if you don't like icons installed to the quick launch task bar, make sure you also uncheck the appropriate checkbox when the 'additional task's window appears (after the Select Start Menu Folder window).
Help Joy turn a shabby homestead into the Farm of the Year by growing a variety of mouthwatering vegetables and turning them into the products her customers want. Equip your farm with ropes and ladders so your workers can fetch water and take their harvest to the storehouse in this unique Time Management game. As you catch your breath between stages, upgrade your farm and purchase the plans to build ever-more elaborate production facilities and experience The Joy of Farming!
Edited reference accessed HERE. 2018

The Game:
I've not played the game enough to write up a review yet. I have put some thoughts down in the conclusion section below and posted several videos a link to a slideshow of over 40 in game images, plus the ones you see in this unfinished review.
I've not played the game enough to give a fair conclusion at this time; however, the limited game play i did experience was okay, though no where near as good as that other farming time management simulator Farm Frenzy. The only difference I could see between the two was that Farm Frenzy had much better graphic and was in a simulated 3D environment, whereas The Joy of Farming was in a pure 2D environment with each layer of the game, i.e. the farmers fields, the shop etc were on what appeared to be a platform. in fact, when i first saw images of this game I thought it was a platformer and not a time management game. I will try to give a fairer and less biased conclusion later in the day if I get time.. As with the other day, got to go do some last minute shopping, this time with the family.
Videos and Slideshow of The Joy of Farming:
You can see a slideshow of over 40 in game images HERE. The bandwidth on the account is limited as it's a free photobucket account, so if the bandwidth has been exhausted, you won't see the slideshow. you can also see several in-game videos of game play HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE & HERE.

After you've had an opportunity to play today's giveaway please take a few moments to give some positive or negative feedback; 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. If you wish to post a review or comment about the game later, you can access the comments section by going to the game giveaways 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 the appropriate page for you to post your comment or review. Alternatively, you can google the name of the game and include Gamegiveawayoftheday in the search. This should give you a list of links to whenever this game was given away.
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.

Problems getting the game to work:
If you're having problems installing or activating or getting The Joy of Farming to work please visit the FAQ's Thread 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 are blocked by their security because Themida code has been known to hide malware, (usually an error message is flagged for example 'The executable is corrupted' even though in reality it is not); so as a precaution some anti malware programs will block and even delete the suspect installation files even though the files (i.e. the setup, read me and setup.gcd files are actually totally 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. You could also try whitelisting the setup.gcd file. In the almost 12 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 The Joy of Farming and also to the game giveaway team, as always, for securing other ways to get free games.
Useful Information not related to today's game giveaway:
If The Joy of Farming doesn't interest you, but you still hanker for something new to play, you'll find details of some game deals whether they be sale items, indie bundles or games being given away for free HERE (I've not updated the thread in a while, 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 threads for details of other free games and offers HERE and elsewhere in the game discussion forums HERE, (usually on the first page of the game discussion forums).

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  24 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

I own this game - bought it years ago and have played it many times. I can highly recommend it.

It's a time-management game that is challenging to get gold.

The game is similar to the farm frenzy type games where you plant stuff and then process them further with the added feature that your customers have to walk to your stall, and your workers have to walk to your storeroom. This feature takes the game to a new level. Customers don't all walk at the same speed and they need features, like ropes, ladders etc. to access your store. There's also some strategy involved in timing your orders to best suit what the next customer is. You have limited storage space, limited store slots ... in other words, many things to manage which makes this game a lot of fun to play

In the beginning you plant and grow vegetables, then you process them but it gets more complicated. Very similar to the Farm Frenzy games you also have to buy some ingredients, but they're immediately available.

The only negative is that you have to click on thieves and they move - they don't stand still. The best strategy here is to just upgrade the cages asap so that you need less clicks to trap the thief.

Tip: gold is easier with upgrades in the store, so it is worth your while to replay levels to get more money to buy more upgrades. (You earn money for upgrades at the end of each level.)

Reply   |   Comment by A Review  –  24 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+19)

A Review,

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Thank you for posting this feedback. I've not had time to write review today, so this is appreciated. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  23 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
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