Aside from B-Boy Beats that we previewed this week, Tag Games has another title in the works that they're describing as a mixture of Farmville, Animal Crossing, Harvest Moon, and Futurama. I never got sucked in to Farmville myself, but have sunk an embarrassing amount of time in to both the Animal Crossing and Harvest Moon series of games, and however they can work in Futurama is just icing on the cake in my book.

Astro Ranch is set in a 3D game world where players will either play as Sindy or Max Starlight to manage various farming resources, complete short quests, and participate in mini-games such as fishing or panning for gold. The recently released intro movie for the game does a great job of setting the scene:

Also released is a brief gameplay trailer that shows some of the farming, the various in-game shops, dealing with livestock, talking to the alien locals and a few other things:

Tag Games is targeting the week of the 21st to launch Astro Ranch, and are planning to price the game at $2.99. Also, the first 50,000 people to download the game at this time will be rewarded with an exclusive golden statue of the town mayor available from the shopkeeper. As mentioned previously, as a fan of the games Astro Ranch draws its inspiration from, I can't wait for the game to be released.

  • GodSon

    You cant wait for it to be released? Me either! :P

  • Patar

    I have been waiting for this game for so long! Like a year ago I heard about it. Good to know it will only be $2.99

  • Alana

    Nice! I've been excited for this since I heard about it, since I love Animal Crossing and Harvest Moon. As I was watching the trailers I thought "I would pay $2.99 for this" - then I saw that's the intended price, so yay! Very fair.

  • Oliath

    Good stuff. Can't wait. Wanna get that gold statue too!
    Let's hope TAG do it properly with this release and support the game to keep it alive.

  • TheFamousEccles

    I loved Harvest Moon!

  • Neostar

    This game are gonna be so great!