Some games are full of fast paced action. Others are filled with head-scratchingly difficult puzzles. And then there are the ones that are slow paced and just want you to do things at your own pace. World’s Dawn is a farming sim similar to the Harvest Moon series in that it has you, well, tending to crops and such.

For those that don’t want an adrenaline rush or their brains fried from mindbenders, games like World’s Dawn are a nice way to just unwind and have some fun without getting all twitchy. You’re a farmer. You own a plot of land and you work it. Plant and harvest crops, tend to your livestock, go out into town and mingle with the other villagers, or just chill. It’s up to you.

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If World’s Dawn is the sort of game you’re looking for but are on the fence about it (so to speak) then you can try out the game for free on their Web site. They’ve got practically 75% of the game available, and while there’s not many tiers being offered they’re solid choices. The lone developer is even only asking for a modest $5,000 to complete the game.

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The most impressive thing about World’s Dawn is that it’s a solo endeavour. While it’s certainly not unheard of (I’ve personally backed a few like this) most projects tend to at least have a small number of people on staff. And even with the late addition of a composer for the music and a character artist (both to be funded by the Kickstarter) it’s still a very small team compared to most.

World’s Dawn uses the RPG Maker VX engine so those who’ve played games developed with it should have some idea of what to expect. And based on what I’ve seen, anyone who enjoyed playing games like Harvest Moon should be right at home here.

Track the progress of the World’s Dawn Kickstarter in our Campaign Calendar.

Serena Nelson
Serena has been a gamer since an early age and was brought up with the classic adventure games by Sierra On-Line, LucasArts, and Infocom. She's been an active member on Kickstarter since early 2012 and has backed a large number of crowdfunded games, mostly adventures. You can also find her writing for Kickstart Ventures and evn.moe.
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