Homestead's First Farm

And first video!


Posted 11/09/2015 13:05:42 in Homestead

Updated 09/06/2017 02:39:27

So this week I've been working on writing a mini, SQL-ish database solution for Homestead. It'll be used to store both game and player data, and currently the farm field can handle plots with varying qualities, water levels, sun levels, empty or tilled or planted states, and growth over time. What better way to show it off than with the first bumper crop!

Three tools are implemented so far-- the Hoe, the Seed Bag, and the Watering Can. They interact logically with the plots, meaning you can use the Hoe on blank plots or seeded plots, you can seed only tilled plots, and you can water anything up to three times!

A good amount of tomatoes-- a few got extra water so they matured early!

Tomatos at night
Tomatos at night

Here they are fully grown-- the different shades of soil indicate different levels of soil quality.

Fully grown tomatos
Fully grown tomatos

And another shot of the full field. The plots are tinted blue when they receive water.

A lot of tomatos
A lot of tomatos

Finally, here are the growth stages! Blank, Tilled, Seeded, Sprout, Juvenile, and Mature. There is also regrowth and ripening functionality, but that won't be fully implemented until I have an inventory system going.

A depiction of crop stages
Tomato growth stages

See you next week!

ROADMAP: More crops