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.
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Ratings and Reviews
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.
So Good and So Short.
Beautiful story, but dear GOD!! Five dollars for the shortest game of my life. If the storyline was more spaced out and the days were longer to focus on growing the farm, this game would be a 5/5, no problem. But before I knew it, it was night time as soon as I got up.. and everything on my farm was dead, even though the game does give you opportunity to guard it, the opportunities fell through. I understand why the days grew shorter, and yes it added to the storyline, but there is absolutely no being at least somewhat successful in this game. There isn’t any “winning”, which I understand (the storyline is the main focal point, and once again, it's beautiful). Unfortunately at the same time, I’m completely upset I spent this much for such a short game. I loved that I was able to support the artists, in a way they did an amazing job of creating the feeling of wanting more. But I feel in the end I spent way too much money for such an abrupt stop. It was an excellent game, I just wish that it was either a lower price for the amount of gameplay, or a greater amount of gameplay for the higher price.
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.
- Surprise Attack Pty Ltd
- 376.3 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.