One by one, everyone left the once bustling village for the city. Everyone, except Talma. Now approaching the end of her days, she maintains a simple, solitary way of life, surviving, subsisting, tending to her homestead and her goats.
Develop your own personal routine as you care for your farm and your animals. Tend to your goats, make cheese with their milk, collect eggs and cook meals, grow vegetables and barter with the travelling merchant who brings increasingly disturbing letters from your family in the city.
A follow up to the critically acclaimed Where the Goats Are, The Stillness of the Wind is a quiet rumination on life and loss.
Minor bug fixes.
Ratings and Reviews
Love the game but the control and way too short of days!
I get stuck in the cheese maker barn all the time. She just won’t move! Then I want to drop a bucket to greet the mail guy but can’t sometimes and he goes away even though I’m chasing him like a foot behind! I have two goats but don’t have time to milk both and finish one cheese till the mailman gets there and then it’s like 1 minute till dark. No time to water the crops much less get eggs. Explore? How? I can make one time around the property before the day is 3/4ths over. One trip to the well, water 5 crops plus get some eggs equated to a day. Forget milking the goats of making cheese which is what you trade for. Don’t grow flowers.. waste of my energy. You move at the pace of an old lady and I get she’s the point but I just don’t see how I could ever save anything throughout to make the game seem like I’m getting anywhere. I had 3 shotgun shells and I hit both wolves but in the morning one of my goats was still gone. I just get no where.. oh and where the hell os the phone? It rings.. I look all around and bap at the telephone pole.. nothing for me.
Excellent idea, poor narrative execution
The first time I ventured far out into the desert, I had a blissful video game experience. It starting growing dark so I headed home, only to be stalked by a wolf the whole way. Held out hope and the old lady made it home with the wolf gaining, went straight for the shotgun, and nailed the wolf before he could get a chicken or a goat.
As for an overall experience, every writing on the game seemed to stress routine...I felt I was only just getting into that routine and enjoying it when the game ended. And believe me, you'll know when that end is coming, as the game is very heavy-handed about throwing all of mother nature against you.
The supplemental readings were worthless, and the letters didn't develop the family story enough for me to care about anyone except Talma (the character you play as). I expected them to be more fleshed out and sprawling, seeing as the maker cited 100 Years of Solitude as an influence. The dream sequences are pretty usless in padding out the game, other than giving a sense of foreboding (and what the heck is with the zombie-like one?). A lost opportunity, I feel, to illustrate some stories from Talma's past back when more people were living on the farm.
It's a worthy small experience, but hardly a full-fleshed masterpiece like it could have been.
Such a beautiful, unique game but...
So many game breaking bugs. I want to give this 5 stars really badly (and probably will in the future) but it’s impossible to do so in good conscience in its current state. Pots/cans getting permanently stuck in walls causing you to reinstall the entire game because you can’t restart it from the menu, losing all future progress towards wheels of cheese because you get tired in the middle of making one, the merchant stealing the billy goat back from you the day after you spend a pretty penny to buy it from him, wolves seemingly unaffected by the shotgun, etc. etc. etc. Obviously it’s about fighting a losing battle of attrition which inevitably always ends the same, but regardless of that, it’s impossible to play this and fully enjoy yourself as it is right now. When these bugs all get patched and worked out I’ll revise this review but as it is you should probably stay away from this game.
Developer Response ,
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- Surprise Attack Pty Ltd
- 705.6 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- Rated 9+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- © Lambic Studios 2018
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.