Multiplayer farming/dating sim Pumpkin Online releases as Pumpkin Days on Steam Early Access

    
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Show of hands, who here remembers Pumpkin Online? It was announced on Kickstarter as a multiplayer farming/dating sim, but would later decide to switch gears in 2015 from an MMO to a small-scale multiplayer game over possibly multiple servers.

The original game has now entered Steam Early Access as Pumpkin Days. The game has two towns players can start in, and it appears to maintain plenty of its original features such as farming, fishing, mining, animal husbandry, and other pastoral pursuits. There’s also plenty of romantic pursuits as well, with NPCs that can be wooed. It can be played in either single-player or multiplayer mode, though the multiplayer portion is described in-game as potentially “very buggy.” Multiplayer also operates on player-hosted servers, though dedicated servers are coming soon according to an in-game menu.

Early access is slated to run for about 10-12 months depending on bug shakedown, with additional features like a third town, more NPCs, bug catching, fossil hunting, marriage, and animal breeding expected to be added before full launch.

We’ll be streaming the game this afternoon on OPTV at 1 p.m. EST, so stay tuned!

source: Steam, with thanks to G4m3rgrrrl for the tip!
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kgptzac

Something tells me this game was supposed to “release” on Halloween but got pushed back till now.

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Ashfyn Ninegold

People are always looking for games like Yonder or Farm Together or Garden Paws. There’s a whole long community thread sharing Steam games that don’t require combat.

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If they have cool stories to go along with stuff I’d be into them. I’m sick of farming just for the sake of farming and building up to get better farming gear though. To be fair, I don’t like combat games that are just combat without a story either, but I can get into them a bit more than farming games because they can take either twitch or strategetic skill and can be a bit of a challenge because of it. That isn’t to say farming games can’t do that too, but the challenge in them is usually minor in comparison.

I’d be into a life sim type game where you mow the lawn and do a bunch of silly things though. Some of that randomness like in some of those Goat Simulator type games.

I’m not interested in dating sims, but I’d be interested in having pets you raise affection levels with and stuff.

I’m fine if there is combat in the game too as another thing to do, but if the game’s biggest focus was something other than combat and it could be avoided it would be nice.

For a game like this one, it’s the multiplayer part that would interest me. I wouldn’t enjoy this game solo. Yet the multiplayer part is buggy and not fleshed out, and the overall game doesn’t look like one I’d be that into.

I’d love a giant multiplayer Animal Crossing game. I don’t have consoles though (plus the console ones haven’t been multiplayer anyway as far as I know) and the mobile Animal Crossing game just is very small and not the same thing. I know there’s an amazing looking new Animal Crossing coming out for Nintendo Switch in 2020, but I don’t have a switch and it’s some limited 4 player friend multiplayer type rather than a bigger multiplayer kind. I’d still get it if it came out on PC, but I don’t see that happening.

I have hopes that this new Book of Travels game from Might and Delight will be something interesting and different. It will have combat, but that isn’t the focus and will be more limited. Knowing the company and seeing their vision for the game I’m sure it will still be a neat experience and I’ve already pre-purchased it through the Kickstarter so I’ll definitely be playing that one when it’s out.

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DeadlyAccurate

Do you have the link to that? I have Stardew Valley and Staxel, but would love to check out more.