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Fallout Shelter: The Facebook Game for Android

13 Aug

Fallout Shelter, the mobile game to tease players who are just dying for Fallout 4 to come out in November, is finally out on Android along with a patch for the iOS game adding new mobs to potential room disasters. Anyone who was expecting anything close to a normal Fallout game will be sorely disappointed, but that’s their fault for being idiots and expecting a mobile game sim to be more than a mobile game sim.

Similar to Tiny Tower developed by Nimble Bit for the iOS and Android, players build a massive vault from the ground down for one purpose: Make it bigger. Fallout Shelter is infinitely more complicated than Tiny Tower, however, whose formula is wait, collect resources, build, repeat. In Fallout Shelter, there is a lot of wait and repeat. Thankfully, there’s far more to do between waiting than in Tiny Tower.   Continue reading

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Farm for your Mediocre Life

7 Nov

Farm for your Life was released by Hammer Labs some time in 2013. Available through Steam, it is a hodgepodge of several different games, all with their own unique twist. Summed up by the title of the game, the goals are simple: keep your farm running against hordes of zombies, supply your restaurant with food, keep your farm hands happy and you just may save the world.

After a vicious hurricane and subsequent hordes of zombies, your character is left without their beloved grandfather and a devastated farm. With only a few seeds to start with, players are given few options but to begin farming. Dig, plant, water, fertilize, harvest; it all sounds very simple, right? Well, once night falls the zombies come out and can only be fought off by using your hard earned crops as ammunition. If left to run rampant, they’ll run off with everything you’ve grown.

If the game was just about farming and fighting off zombies with potatoes, Farm for your Life would be incredibly boring. Thanks to a fellow survivor, who is also some kind of brilliant architect, only a potato, ear of corn, and ten chopped wood logs are required to start the restaurant. Trade food for goods, put together recipes from the food you’ve farmed, clean your used dishes and soon your kitchen will be a bustling place. Thankfully, everyone clears out by nightfall so you don’t have to manage a restaurant and fight off zombies. The little buggers will come for the food in your restaurant too, though, so it’s twice the area to protect!

Once you’ve gotten a handle on farming and cooking, new arrivals will show looking for a warm place to stay and a meal every morning. Should you pride it, you can send your new helper to either work in the fields or the restaurant. Either way, they’ll take care of all your work for you – during the day. At night, they’re off to sleep and you’re left to deal with the hordes by yourself once more. Continue reading