Sunday, August 9, 2009
Addicted to FarmTown
Almost a year ago, I wrote a blog post about being addicted to the Facebook game Knighthood. I haven't played that much lately. Nowadays, I am into fake farming.
For those of you who have played Sims, I imagine FarmTown may be a bit familiar. You get a plot of land and then you start planting things. You can plow fields, buy trees, harvest crops and make some money to buy more things for your farm like flowers or a barn.
This, too, is a Facebook game. I got addicted thanks to a friend who visited me after the surgery and told me all about it.
"Sounds fun!" I said. "Invite me!"
As most of these games go, they are based on inviting as many of your Facebook friends as possible. The more of your friends who play, the more benefits you get. In FarmTown, for example, your friends are called neighbors, and once you have more than five neighbors you get access to faster plowing tools. If you have 10 neighbors, you can hire someone else to plow for you.
For now, I stick around the Marketplace and wait to get hired. If someone else lets me harvest their raspberries, tomatoes or pumpkins, I will make lots of money and may eventually be able to my myself a pond.
Meanwhile, Albie is busy downstairs playing his new Wii Zelda game that came in the mail yesterday. Ah, the joys of having a day off!