Tag Games have announced the release of their new space farming sim Astro Ranch for the iPhone and iPod Touch. It has been out in the NZ and AUS stores for the past few hours and will hit the US store in the morning (the 28th Feb).
We will have a review out soon, but in the meantime here is some additional info and a preview vid:
The adventure begins as Sindy and Max, the intrepid Starlight twins, blast off from earth for an adventure beyond the stars. Disaster is close at hand however, for as the twins fight for control of the rocket, irreparable damage is done to the control system. Now the rocket is on a collision course with a strange alien planet and only one escape pod remains...
After surviving the crash landing you find yourself alone... or so you thought! The crater in which you've landed is occupied by a variety of aliens, some more friendly than others. The only option is to follow through on your prime directive and set up a ranch!
A large variety of alien crops, animals and tools are available to help you build the ranch of your dreams. Watch the stock market daily to ensure you get the best price and as you gain experience purchase the many upgrades that are available to help productivity. If farming gets you down then the locals will provide you with a variety of odd jobs, or you could kick back and enjoy a spot of fishing or gold panning down at the river.
Astro Ranch has a host of social features powered by Scoreloop that allow you to share your game experience with others. You can send letters, gifts and galactic chips to friends; compare ranch values and boast of your achievements on Facebook!
More about Astro Ranch:
- Amazing alien world bought to life with awesome 3D graphics.
- Ranch management and quest based game-play.
- Wide variety of alien crops, animals, characters, tools and upgrades.
- Awesome fishing, gold panning and tree shaking mini-games.
- Social features allow you to connect and compete with friends
- Customise your game with downloadable clothes and décor (additional cost)