The online farm Game, Farm Town is free to play. You can play it on MySpace or Facebook. Most people seem to prefer to play this virtual farm game on Facebook. Its creator is Slash-key, it can be a fun game to play but can be very addictive.
The purpose of the game is to grow seeds, harvest and plow. Using the tools available. You earn farm coins as you work and also XP (experience points). The more XP you have the higher your level. The higher the level the more things in the store become unlocked such as better seeds, tools, buildings, decorations, animals etc. There are two ways to buy things in the store Farm Coins; you are awarded farm coins for all the work you do on your farm or on others farms. Farm Cash which you are given when you first start the game and are awarded one more each time you go up a level. Some things you buy in the store are Farm Cash only so you have to choose wisely what you are going to purchase with your Farm Cash because it can easily be used up. You can purchase more Farm Cash through Farm Town payment methods using pay pal or credit card or fill in surveys or other promotions through Farm Town. You need a separate email address for this because you will get bombarded with Junk mail.
You can expand your farm as you earn more Farm Coins enabling you to grow more seeds, plant more trees or put flowers on your farm. The bigger the farm the more you can grow and harvest, the more XP and coins you earn. At present you can have up to 8 farms to manage. You can buy facilities (shops, restaurants and factories), you put all the things you have produced on your farm or you have got from working on others farms into these to make more products and make more money.
The best way to earn more Farm Coins and XP when you first begin is to visit your neighbours and help them out or go to the market place and meet new people and work on their farms. If you like being sociable you can chat to them while you work and get to know them. If you prefer to work quietly on your own farm then you can enable the offline mode and nobody can see you even if you go to the market place.
You can choose to have your farm as a working farm or you can just make it look nice. As I have 8 farms I keep my 8th farm as a non working farm and it’s just for decoration. You can do lots of cool things like make waterfalls, beaches, 3D effects or make flowers or trees into pictures. This list is endless. I do advise that you keep all farms as working farms until you reach the higher levels and earn plenty of income from your farms. That’s not to say that you can’t decorate your farm some what and still have it as a working farm.