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Faunus Fields
 
 
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Platforms: PC
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
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Mar 21, 2016 @ 8:48am
Jun 10, 2016 @ 7:12pm
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Updates on Faunus Fields
Updated Demo to allow Save Game
Description
Introduction

Faunus Fields hearkens back to the days of Harvest Moon, but brings a new twist to the genre by introducing a constant threat to the player and the town the player lives in -- a beast is demanding weekly tribute in the form of crops, and if the player doesn't stop it who knows what will happen if the beast decides the tributes are no longer enough!

The game begins with you moving to a town that is threatened by a vile beast. To help the townsfolk, you must figure out a way to get rid of the creature. You are told that every farmer chips in some of their crops every week in tribute to appease the beast.

Faunus Fields is a combination of the classic farming sim with some great action RPG and exploration elements. These elements will come together to create a more exciting farming sim experience, while still allowing casual players to stick to the classic farming elements if they wish.

You will need to befriend the townsfolk in order to get their help, and figure out how to defeat the beast threatening their town!

I anticipate the game will have ~40 hours of content at release to finish up the main storyline, but with the roguelike aspects of dungeon crawling (plus some secrets I have up my sleeve) I suspect you'll actually get a lot more time out of it than that.

How are you going to set yourself apart from other farming sims, like Stardew Valley and Harvest Moon?

Faunus Fields has many unique features that separate it from other games in the genre. To list a few:
  • A deep, engaging story line that continues and progresses throughout the entire game.
  • Randomly generated dungeons to explore, with mini bosses and a final boss to fight. This, along with a mine and other secret areas means lots of exploration to be had!
  • Multiple endings -- while you don't have to stop playing, the primary story line does end, and changes based on what you did while you played.
  • The beast -- the beast that threatens the town is a persistent problem for you and your farm, ensuring that you always keep your crops growing so you can satisfy the beast.
  • Two distinct paths -- whether you want to focus on farming or fighting, there are two major paths to defeat the beast.
  • Engaging relationship building -- we all know that giving random items to people you don't know isn't the most exciting way to build relationships, so in Faunus Fields you need to get to know people through other ways. Take them on dates, hang out with them, play games with them, and get to know them before giving them gifts.
  • Relationship perks -- fostering relationships with the townsfolk is extremely important, as they will provide permanent buffs to you and your farm.
  • Many secrets to be discovered.

Gameplay

Choose your Path

Throughout Faunus Fields you will have two options to defeat the beast. Will you be the non-violent farmer who figures out a way to get rid of the beast without killing it and its minions? Or will you be the fighter who grows stronger and stronger until you are able to destroy the beast once and for all?

One or both paths can be taken in your quest, each providing a different way to play the game!

Fight your Way to the Beast

The dungeons you must fight through on your way to the beast are randomly generated, along with some fixed events and bosses in place that you must defeat on your way to the beast! But be careful, threaten the beast too much and you might find your quaint little farm is suddenly a lot more dangerous...

Build a Thriving Farm

Grow a number of crops, each providing different benefits for you along your journey. Additionally, you may sell them to help upgrade and expand your farm, as well as get the tools you'll need to defeat the beast.

Craft new Items

Upgrade your tools, expand your storage, and design your farm the way you want. Want to build paths between your crops so you can get to them faster in time for harvesting? Want to build sprinklers to free up time from watering your crops each day? Build these items and more in the workshop situated on your farm!

Get Married

Some of the townsfolk will grow fond of you as you interact with them and help them save their town. If you're charming enough you might eventually get married, making you and your farm happier and more productive!
Popular Discussions View All (2)
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Mar 22, 2016 @ 6:18am
FAQ -- A.K.A isn't this just a Stardew Valley clone?
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Apr 10, 2016 @ 11:31am
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Ragnar6645 Feb 8 @ 2:36pm 
@Stefanie899 is this game still in development, the digital bomb studios page no longer exists and the last update was over a year ago so...
Infamous Audra Jan 16, 2017 @ 4:41pm 
Will you be able to play as a girl too?
fast attack Dec 6, 2016 @ 6:07am 
looks very good
Stefanie899  [author] Jul 3, 2016 @ 1:16pm 
@cute goblin girl -- thanks for the feedback, I have updated the font since this Greenlight went live so it will be more readable in the actual game.

@FurryFlesk Thanks for the support!
cute goblin girl Jun 28, 2016 @ 4:08am 
This looks really nice, a supplement to The Game I Already Have, but ... one bit of criticism. I'm finding that game font really, really, REALLY hard to read.
Alyxander the Great-ish Jun 27, 2016 @ 9:16pm 
To the people concerned that this game is a Stardew Valley clone, do you know what Stardew Valley is?

A Harvest Moon clone.

Yet, despite that, Stardew Valley ended up being an amazing game with amazing scores across the board. This game has the potential to be the exact same, "ripping-off" an amazing game but refining the formula to the point of improvement. I look forward to Faunus Fields.

I'm only disappointed that Blake and Velvet don't cameo. (Totally not a RWBY reference.)
Alvin ♛ Apr 20, 2016 @ 3:13pm 
Is this Stardew Valley 2.0?
Jef Costello Mar 31, 2016 @ 3:24pm 
@GetGrenade Stardew Valley has been in development since 2012.
GetGrenade Mar 31, 2016 @ 2:06pm 
Wanted to make a comment about how this looks like a stardew valley clone, but then looked at your development history on twitter and want to take my words back, since development process started long before stardew was released. Good luck with your game!
Stefanie899  [author] Mar 28, 2016 @ 5:36pm 
@Silver Aura I disagree, but it depends on your definition of some things, such as what a deep storyline is -- except on the secrets to be discovered part, ya got me there ;)