Here's the game's title screen.
Here's the character creation screen. We'll go with some stand-in values for now but I'll open up a vote at the end of the update.
No, no, don't open it yet... have patience. Now, listen close... There will come a day when you feel crushed by the burden of modern life and your bright spirit will fade before a growing emptiness. When that happens, my boy, you'll be ready for this gift.
We don't seem very happy.
This was my most precious gift of all, and now it's yours. I know you'll honor the family name, my boy. Good luck.
P.S. If Lewis is still alive say hi to the old guy for me, will ya?
I guess it's time to head off to Ivanovich Farm!
Spoiler: it'll take years.
A man exits the house.
Meet Lewis. He's the town's mayor.
Welcome! I'm Lewis, Mayor of Pelican Town. You know, everyone's been asking about you. It's not every day that someone new moves in. It's quite a big deal!
He turns towards the house.
The mayor jumps up in anger, while Robin snickers.
Don't listen to her, Ivan. She's just trying to make you dissatisfied so that you buy one of her house upgrades.
Anyway, you must be tired from the long journey. You should get some rest. Tomorrow you ought to explore the town a bit and introduce yourself. The townspeople would appreciate that.
He starts to walk away.
And that's that for the opening sequence. Next time we'll have actual control of our character. Now, in order to determine who it'll be, I'll need some reader participation. Just leave comments with your suggestions or with a +1 to another person's suggestion. Feel free to provide input on just one thing or several (or all) if you want to. Voting will be closed on Friday (December 16th) at 16:00 GMT.
The things we'll need to determine are:
- character gender
- character name
- farm name
- favourite thing
- cat or dog as pet
- farm type
Appearance I'll pick myself.
Farm type is the one actually important choice. We have the following options:
Standard farm: A simple plot of land, with a large amount of open space to design your farm.
Riverland farm: Your farm is spread across several islands and scenic riverbanks. Fish are more common here than usual.
Forest farm: The woods limit your farming space. However, the bounty of the forest is nearly at your doorstep...
Hill-top farm: Rocky terrain and a winding river make it difficult to design your farm. However, a mineral deposit provides mining opportunities.
Wilderness farm: There's plenty of good land here, but beware... at night the monsters come out.
Until next Sunday!