The Promised Land
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  • System Requirements
  • Windows 7 / Windows XP / Windows 8 / Windows 10
  • 2.0 GHz Pentium 4 or equivalent
  • 1024 MB Ram
  • Uninstall instructions
Award Value: 3 Stamps
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The Promised Land 

Build a thriving colony along a vast wilderness in The Promised Land Deluxe, a wonderful endeavor for the adventurous at heart. In an epic quest to find the Spring of Eternal Happiness, an untamed land of possibilities lies before you. It beckons an adventure teeming with surprises where the road to glory lies within you. Do you have the will, cunning, and perseverance to make it through?

  • tame the wilderness in this enchanting action game
  • play in an open world where every mission, upgrade and trade is yours to choose
  • gather resources, erect buildings, and establish trade
  • befriend natives, battle pirates, and increase the skills of your workers
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Reviews of The Promised Land
 | Added on: December 4, 2014
I've played quite a few time management games, and this one is by far my favorite! I've played it dozens of times and never get tired of it. The story line is fun, and I enjoy the graphics. Many of the time management games are great entertainment, but the similarities of so many of them tends to make them boring after awhile. This game allows more opportunities for planning how to achieve your goals, and there are many ways to do it. The overall goal is to build a colony. You plan housing and jobs for your workers. There are a variety of jobs in the community, including farmers, workers, builders, craftsmen, and scientists. Putting people in jobs they like makes them more productive. You can also build a school and provide training for your colonists. The game provides some goals that are timed, and you get extra money for completing them within the timeframe. I really, really hope they do a sequel to this game!
 | Added on: July 13, 2012
I may be doing something wrong here, but it seems it takes forever to reach the game goals. There were times when I was reading a book while waiting to accomplish goals. The animation and artwork are wonderful, but the game pace is the slowest I have come across in a time management game.
 | Added on: July 12, 2012
This game is similar in style to Artist Colony or Farm Tribe. Get the little guys working, get to know them, check out what they like and don't like. Overall, not as polished as some games of this genre, though still lots of fun. This is a great game to sit back and relax with. Thanks guys! One little extra feature I really like is the ability to sell off any extra stock etc. Nice to get a bit of gold back for all the hard work. My tip: Aim for their feet when you're trying to pick them up!
 | Added on: August 25, 2012
I was really enjoying the game. Gameplay was pretty simple. There was a good "reward" system to encourage you over the more, um, tedious parts. Cute graphics. All in all very nice... Until I had 25 people to manage. Then it stopped being fun and started to feel like work: too much constantly checking that everybody is doing what they're supposed to be doing. Bleh. I have my real life for that.
 | Added on: July 21, 2012
I really liked the fact that this game proceeded faster than the villager games, also you could spend the resourses. I had a lot of trouble getting the lables of the collections to show.
 | Added on: October 17, 2012
i love this game i played from the beginning to the end it has a great storyline to it
 | Added on: July 20, 2012
This game has mini games that require you to be good at Angry Birds. If you can't complete the mini games, you can't complete the game you purchased. All progress will stop. You will get no new quests. You won't be able to increase your population. You will just stagnate with no hope for progress at all. You'll just stare at the game and sell your goods because you can only get halfway through the game. If you are good at Angry Birds, you will be fine. If not, try another game.
 | Added on: July 23, 2012
This was a pretty good game although the game play about drove me crazy. Way too much time sitting and waiting to have enough resources; but I kept my book close by and read A LOT. Other than that, the story was decent although I really did not enjoy trying to increase the rooms in each house. Would play it again because it required really not thought and I got 2 books read in the 5 days I played the game.
 | Added on: July 13, 2012
My favorite type of game and this is a good one. This is NOT a Time Management game! Only a very few quests are timed. Great clear graphics and background sounds of birds chirping,waterfal ect. The tutorial leaves quite a bit unclear such as how to build a house,but go to the great game review site as they have a very good walkthrough. The game is quite long and a very good value.Quite similar to Gemini Lost for fans of that game,but missing the marriages and the cutest toddlers to be found in any game,but still very worthy on it's own merits. Plenty of fun and enjoyment of discovery to be found here. Highly Recommended while we wait for Adelantado-Book 1.
 | Added on: July 16, 2012
I really enjoy playing this game, I did not want my trial to end :(
 | Added on: January 10, 2013
I really loved this game. It has a good story line and really cute characters. You land on an island, that is said to have a spring of eternal happiness, you have to assign task to your crew to do things like gather food, or chop wood and clear a field to plant food. You will eventually level up to where you are building things like nails and tools and mechanic equipment, and items made from gold and silver. It is reminiscent of virtual villagers, but I think it is more fun. I highly recommend this game to people of all ages.
 | Added on: July 17, 2012
In reading the other reviews, I realize that the people who don't like it are more of the resource-management fans. I wish they'd invent a new category for Quest games (like this, Chocolatier, Wandering Willows, etc), because it's not a true TM game, and then people play it and don't like it because it's not. This one is more of a Quest game (which are my personal favorites), and I believe it is one of the better ones. Some of the quests do have a time factor (not actually a time limit, but you get a bonus if you finish on time), and you get to manage your little people in doing certain tasks. Like the Virtual Villager games, once you set your people doing something, they will continue. They'll stop to eat when they're hungry, and stop to chat when they're sad- and then go back to their job. Plus there are these mini-games, especially shooting cannons at pirates. It's a bit weird, actually, because the gameplay, graphics, etc for these mini-games are nothing like the main game. And like other such games, once you've built everything, and upgraded everything, it does slow down considerably (and get a bit boring), but until then, I found it very addictive.
 | Added on: July 17, 2012
Similar to Virtual Villagers. Basic assigning tasks, growin food, building etc. and as much as I enjoy V.V. I found that one tedious at times too. I sort of wish that this game had different 'tribes' like V.V. and that they continued working even when the game is closed, just because some of the tasks take SO long and there's little else to do while you're waiting. Still enjoyable though, especially near the begining when there are fewer people and more tasks to complete.
 | Added on: July 14, 2012
It's a very fun game to play. I love playing games where you're basically just watching tasks getting completed and directing little characters around to do things but perhaps this shouldn't be in the time management category? I think of beating the clock and getting things done as quickly as possible in time management but with this game, sometimes I just like to sit back for a bit and just watch the resources come in. A good relaxing game to play and I love the graphics and the little sounds. Perhaps the controls need tweaking as well? In other similar games it was much easier to make the characters interact with each other when they got low happiness. This one it's a little bit tedious.
 | Added on: July 15, 2012
This is my favorite kind of game. It's like a time mangement game, but much more relaxing.Great graphics and sounds. I got attached to those little characters; I was sad to let them go at the end. I hope there will be more game of this type in the future.
 | Added on: July 21, 2012
I really liked this game and am looking for more like it. I did have to use the walkthrough on occasion but for the most part I was able to figure things out. I gave it a 4 star instead of a 5 only because it kept crashing at the very end when I wanted to solve the final puzzle. There is an Angry Birds type play and I would have preferred fighting pirates a different way, but the over-all game play was really fun!
 | Added on: July 13, 2012
FINALLY !!!! I have been waiting many moons for a Resource Management game of this type ! WELL DONE ALAWAR !!!!! I am a huge fane of this type and style of game, like Virtual Villagers/Families,Gemini Lost, and My Tribe.. When I read the Game overview I decided I would definately give this one a try. I enjoy games like Royal Envoy and such, however that type of game gets repetative and tedious after a while and all the clicking frankly bites..... click click click just to watch little men run around trying to build whatever it is they are told to build, a great type of game if you enjoy cramps in your mouse hand from over-excercising the mouse buttons lol. If you enjoy a more interactive type of game, this one is definately a game for you! I highly recommend this little charmer. making decisions about food, shelter clothing,building supplies, and even friendship is a huge part of the charm of this game, very much like Gemini lost and My Tribe. This game is similar to the games Mentioned above, but also has added new task and ideas that make it fresh and entertaining. The graphics are beautiful and crisp, the colour palette is lovely, and the little folks you guide through their daily lives are too adorable and whimsical for words. Thankfully they move along at a snappy little pace so there is no boring time spent waiting for tasks to be completed, like in V.V. :) There is lots of details to tend to and tasks to complete but you are able to do all a a bit more of a leisurely pace so you don't drive yourself bananas trying to get tasks accomplished. I can't comment of the music since I find music distracting to my game play so I usually turn it off. However the ambient sounds are lovely and complement game play nicely So overall this game is a definate Keeper, it will keep you smiling, not ready to pull your hair out trying to complete tasks at breakneck speed. If like me you are at the age where you enjoy your games a bit more thinky, leisurly, and slower paced this game is definately one to give a try and i think you will find a surprisingly fun game that will entertain for hours, with great replay value and fun :) WELL DONE ALAWAR !!!!! aNOTHER WINNER !!!! Thank You GH for offering this lovely little game !!!! Two Thumbs UP !!!!
 | Added on: August 16, 2012
This is one of the best time management games I have played in quite some time. Hours and Hours of fun. Easy to play yet challenging enough to keep you hooked. Very Addictive and Great Fun for all! Worth every penny!
 | Added on: July 20, 2012
Although some have said this is a slow-moving game, I enjoyed having time to strategize what my next move would be, where to focus my resources, etc. I found it challenging enough, but not frustrating. I do wish I could have accumulated knowledge a bit faster - I put 4 people to work on it and that helped. I was not able to figure out the correct pattern for the last house so only had 48 people when I accomplished the mission. I like that I could have continued to play even after "finishing", but I think I'd rather start over and see if I could play better. I've never played Angry Birds, but I believe that is what the ship battles may have been based on, just watching others play. All in all, a good game.
 | Added on: July 12, 2012
I thought this game would be like royal envoy or a good time management game,but instead you have to pick up the characters and move them and this is really annoying.would really like to see more games like my kingdom for a princess,royal envoy,rescue team(the first one),if your going to make time management games make them challenging yet fun,and not picking up the characters and moving them,i was really disappointed in this game. and as always it takes forever for a new game to come around
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