Goodgame's Big Farm has you taking over for Uncle George after he's left his farm “in pretty bad shape.” You'll need to plant crops, raise livestock, and get a little help from your neighbors to get the farm back in shape!
You'll start with some basic crops, but as you progress, you'll be able to unlock more labor-intensive and financially rewarding crops. You'll also build mills to process your crops and turn an even greater profit. But don't neglect your labor! You'll also need to hire on workers and give them a place to live on your farm to keep it humming and productive.
You'll also be assigned specific tasks to perform, such as producing a certain amount of corn, that will earn you even greater rewards. Before too long, you'll have a big farm of your own – just try not to step in the manure!
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October 29, 2012
Minimum System Requirements
Big Farm is a browser based game and should run smoothly on practically any PC with a updated web-browser.
If you have old hardware or software, you may still be able to play Big Farm, but your game experience may suffer. For the best gameplay experience, we recommend the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, or Microsoft Edge.
This is my 4th year of BIG FARM. I purchase the game "gold" with American dollars, and consider myself a GGS customer, but I have finally had enough with this restructuring fiasco.
Good Game Studios does not produce a quality product, nor do they provide customer service to properly address the complaints, concerns, or losses. Rather, GGS continuously sends out new product or features full of problems followed by customer satisfaction surveys. No matter, it seems GGS has a business plan that does not include pride in product or player/customer satisfaction. The game malfunctions mimic the stresses of life, rather than offer an enjoyable gaming experience.
Bottom line: If you enjoy sitting down in front of the computer with the intention of advancing in a game and look forward to being annoyed and uncompensated for game development incompetency, then I think you will love this game; otherwise find another game or be forewarned.
On May 24th 2017, Goodgame Studios announced the implementation of a deep sea fishing region for this game. You can read for yourself that there was no mention of this feature ever being considered temporary. https://community.goodgamestudios.com/bigfarm/en/discussion/154001/update-may-24th-dockyard-deep-sea-fishing-more
This feature allowed a huge profit in farm dollars, millions per day. Many players felt this was to balance out the enormous upgrade price of several new building that had been introduced in the previous months. For example, Matlida's Farm Academy would cost players dozens of billions of dollars to upgrade to the highest level. To get the most out of the deepsea fishing region, players spent millions of in-game farm dollars as well as gold, a REAL WORLD CURRENCY, to upgrade their deep sea fishing region.
It was announced on August 15th 2017, that in only 24 hours the deep sea fishing region would be completely "re-balanced" since they felt players were making too much money https://community.goodgamestudios.com/bigfarm/en/discussion/159336/update-august-16th-deep-sea-changes. With the re-design, staffed ships actually now run at a loss of farm dollars, and ships with no staff bring in far too little fish to fill market requests. It has been estimated that the fish lost approximately 90% of their value. Additionally, it would take days to even fill an order to get a measly profit.
Essentially, the company promised one thing, took players real-world dollars, then changed that thing to be worthless. As of this review, the forum discussing the changes is up to 39 pages of negative reviews. Top cooperative leaders are organizing boycotts of gold buying, and many people are leaving the game. The company's response is that things will not change. They say they did this for the good of the player base, that they are doing this for our own good since it would have "had a negative effect on your game and your enjoyment of it." Many feel this is a classic example of bait and switch, especially those who sunk real money into a now worthless item.
This review is based on personal experience.
Do you like farming games?
AVOID THIS ONE!!!
Game is created by Goodgame Studios, an online games company founded in 2009 and based in Hamburg, Germany.
Goodgame Big Farm is a free-to-play (freemium) farming simulator.
Game requires flash player, a lot of RAM, is very slow and buggy.
Customer support is useless.
Community is great.
Gameplay is very slow.
Higher levels require YEARS of playing to achive.
Game update on 16 August 2017. made many players VERY unhappy.