The fight for fans and competition to rise up the ranks amongst Facebook game developers has been fierce. Tons of games have been popping up every week and those that cover it (like me) get a bit inundated. Most games are of the same genre, with just a little bit of tweaks here and there. In terms of creativity and originality, there are a few that stands out. One is the Pot Farm game. Not only is it interesting, but it has surpassed my expectations in terms of boldness.
This game which just launched recently has 208,000 fans and growing. There are about 1,100,000 monthly active users as of this writing. I’m not surprised since it is supposed to be “controversial” and we all love controversy, for whatever it is worth. What’s interesting though is that there are a few online publications that have talked about this new game. Social Times, being on top of the ranks in Google when searching for “Pot Farm game” is just one of them, which published an exclusive interview with Uncle Floyd, the person behind the game. Some blogs have either linked back to the post or most are found to have shared it in forums instead. Oh, there is one site dedicated to the game, PotFarm.org, which is more of a fan site and not the official game website. Everyone is in “stealth” mode. I don’t blame them.
So what is the game about? It’s still your typical farming game but as the title suggests, you grow hemp and different types of it (I think), purchase protection and the usual decorative items in any social game like the hippy van, tents, and well…contraptions like a brewery, “potcorn” popper and an oil press.
It looks like a rehashed version of any farming game but what makes it appealing to gamers is the overall concept of “getting caught” (or at least to avoid getting caught), which the protection items are for. The dialogue and language used overall is very cool man (dude) and let’s not forget the characters, Uncle Floyd and Ranger Dick.
So, are you playing the game yet? Have you clicked on the link to satisfy your curiosity or do you have feelings of disgust that such game exists? Don’t worry, it is set only to be available for people aged 21 and above. It will not show up even if you search it when you log into Facebook, if you’re under 21 (at least that’s what I was told).