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Fact Sheet

Farming Sim / Adventure

Windows PC

Emilios Manolidis, born 1984, living in Athens, Greece

February 21 2018

Steam, Nintendo SwitchXbox One

USD 9.99

https://www.gleanerheights.com

PEGI 18, ESRB M

emil_v_dweller[at]yahoo[dot]com

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Synopsis

"Today is another typical day in Gleaner Heights. I got up, went to the general store, bought some seeds, planted them. Cooked some spaghetti bolognese, went out to chop wood. Milked my cows, fed them too. Got in my boat, went underwater with my diving suit. Found a cave entrance, fought a giant-ass crab, grabbed some treasure. Got back up, went to the showroom for a drink. I think the hotel owner's daughter is throwing funny glances at me. I shouldn't have gifted her that boot I fished out the other day..."

Gleaner Heights combines the old-school charm of classic farming games with the suburban gothic atmosphere of certain 90's TV shows, along with adding contemporary game mechanics.

In the day, tend to your crops and animals, go hunting, craft items and befriend the townspeople.

In the night, take a walk around town. Behind locked doors and lit windows, secret lives unfold, and an ever-present evil treatens everything.

 

Why should I write an article or generally bother with this game?

Gleaner Heights is the product of furious, everyday development for nearly the past two years. It takes away the "safety net" of your typical farming sim and, while remaining cutesy-looking on the outside, it injects themes of lurking supernatural threats, gruesome events, and world-affecting choices and consequences.

Development-wise, I did everything by myself: Programming, graphics, music...but most of all I struggled to create an outstanding experience, a living, breathing world full of mysteries and secrets.

 

Key Features

  • Play as a male or female character.

  • Over 30 villagers with their own schedules, habits, likes and dislikes.

  • Extended farming mechanics with over 40 different crops.

  • Animals like chickens and cows, as well as a horse. Extended sub-mechanics include growing mushrooms in a mysterious cave, or breeding silkworms.

  • Extended crafting system with lots of recipes, from fences to explosive arrows to cheese makers.

  • Cooking with over 110 recipes.

  • Complete town upgrade projects. Have your very own boat and explore the river and waterfall, and even explore underwater with your diving suit!

  • Romantic interests and marriage.

  • Day/night cycle, seasons, and weather system.

  • Skills, perks and equipment (clothing) with set bonuses.

  • Tool upgrades and mining.

  • Fishing! Over 40 fishes populate various water bodies around the town and in underground lakes.

  • Town events and festivals.

  • Main plot with different "endings".

  • Explore and discover hidden areas and dungeons.

  • Surprisingly fluid combat for a game of this genre, with players being able to charge ther tool attacks while moving, roll, dash, perform power attacks etc.

  • Multi-language support (in progress).

  • Gamepad/mouse support.

 

MEDIA

Game trailer

 

Screenshots

 

Logos / Icons

Download a zipped Media Pack below!