This demo is completely free, but I would appreciate a rating as well as any feedback you have about the game. :)

Introduction

Meadow GB is a relaxed farming game designed for the Game Boy.

You play as a humble farmer tending your crops and animals in the quiet foothills of the Misty Mountains. 

Grow crops, pet your animals and finish your TO DO list in this demo!  

You can play the game in browser by clicking β€œRun Game” above or you can play it via emulator by downloading the .gb file below; play time is about 1 hour.


Your Farm

  • House - This is where you can store items, sip some tea to recover energy and sleep. Check your storage box, you may have some seeds leftover from last season…
  • Shed - This is where you can sell items and convert crops into seeds.
  • Barn - This is where you keep your cows.
  • Coop - This is where you keep your chickens.

Controls

  • A ( z, j ) - interact
  • B ( x, k ) - back / cancel
  • Start (return) - open menu
  • Select (shift) - open inventory
  • Up / Down / Left / Right - player movement / menu navigation

Credits

StatusIn development
PlatformsHTML5
Rating
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
(13 total ratings)
AuthorsalvatoreTosti
GenreRole Playing
Made withGB Studio
Tags8-Bit, Cozy, Farming, Game Boy, Game Boy ROM, gb-studio, harvest-moon, Pixel Art, Relaxing, Singleplayer
Average sessionA few minutes
LanguagesEnglish
InputsKeyboard

Download

Download
meadow-gb-v0.7.1.gb 1 MB
Download
meadow-gb-v0.7.1.pocket 1 MB

Development log

Comments

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I think this game is amazing, taking the fact it's made in GB Studio, it's even better! Keep up the good work! :) I'm also trying to make farming game in GB Studio, so I know it's HARD. Btw if you need, I made some GB icons for farming games (my itch profile). 

Edit: there is a bug, if you choose "load" in house table while no saves are made, hero turns into arrow :)

I’m glad you enjoyed playing Meadow!

Good luck with your game, I look forward to seeing your progress! :D
Also, thank you for the bug report. 🐜

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Thank you! Also, good luck with this project :)

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Hello @salvatoreTosti, I didn't finished my farm game yet, but I've made a survival game if you want to take a look :D It's on my itch.io page and it's called Cold Nights.

But u want to make a farm game for game boy too, or fizzlymike? :)

Yup, still in the making :) 

great! But for Game Boy? 

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So I've been playing the demo today on my original GBC, and my impression is that it's super rad all round! There's a lot of detail that adds to the cosy atmosphere, and I particularly liked the little flavour texts for, say, a mossy or lizard-inhabited rock, or a shimmering pool.

I also found the formatting of the text very easy to read on the original, unmodified GBC screen. It's nicely written and short, while still conveying everything it needs to.

What really won me over was finding the hot air balloon before discovering the sunset screen. A small touch that I think shows the care that's going into this project.

Will definitely be following along with any future developments you make!

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Oh I forgot, I also noticed the invisible cactus in my house. The only other bug I found is that the text on the screen to enter the names of my cows and chickens is misaligned. So to get the correct letter I have to select the letter to the top right of the one I want.

I’m so glad you enjoyed your time playing Meadow!

Thank you for the positive and detailed feedback about the game! πŸ™
I don't have hardware to test with, so I appreciate your notes about text clarity.
Also, thanks for the bug reports, they are always appreciated. 🐞

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Hi! Loving it so far. :) It's clear that a lot of love is being put into this and I can really appreciate that. 

 I'm on day 2 and noticed that I have an invisible cactus, though! This happens on a new save file, too, so I don't think it's my save.

Keep up the great work! Can't wait to see where this goes. 

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Thank you so much for the bug report with screenshots! πŸ“· πŸ¦—
I am glad you're enjoying the game and can feel the love that goes into making it! πŸ™

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There are incredible homebrew titles coming out lately but, honestly, a chilled new farming sim is at the top of my most wanted list. (I'm eternally disappointed, for example, that a million Pokemon romhacks are released weekly, while Harvest Moon receives zero love).

I'm currently repairing my GBC. As soon as it's done, I'm going to take this demo for an Everdrive spin.

Just played it, enjoyed it quite a bit, nonetheless, ive found several issues while playing, the most serious one; loading a save from the titlescreen is a guaranteed KERNEL PANIC, leaving any save data unusable.

other issues ive found include; unreasonable amounts of empty space between points of interest, and the income stat in the farm info menu not displaying numbers higher than 99, despite getting incomes bigger than that being possible.

Still, i hope the project keeps getting developed, because again, i enjoyed playing it.

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Thanks for the bug report 🐞 and feedback.
I'm glad you enjoyed the game!

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Fun game so far! Just getting started on it but I found a fun glitch when I saved, refreshed the page, messed with the settings, and loaded the game (it went away once I left the barn)


Thanks for the bug report! πŸͺ²

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this looks so adorable, I can’t wait to try it!

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I randomly found this game while downloading others

really cute game all together, I did find that buying (10) chicken feed gives you hay but then also you can't have more than 10 of each feed. 

the only thing I would love is stacking items, so I could sell more at a time. I wouldn't mind having to run back to the boxes to deposit things (I haven't needed to use the storage yet) I think with stacking I would want to buy extras of items


good game though, threw 3 hours in that I didn't even notice because I liked the day to day routine of the game (got the shears, LOVED IT)

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Thanks so much for the feedback and bug report! πŸ›

I’m glad you enjoyed the game and got the shears. :)

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I want to the next update for sure :D when we get the shovel or pick to break rocks. loved the tools

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Thanks for using my tunes!
Thanks for your support as well!
Your game looks good - will certainly give it a try :).