what a great game
wow i love this game i am still saveing up for it but it is a good game on many levers the only thing i did not like was that you colud not follow a charter godd things the story, the three opsaoins the make you chater behave diffentle
December 4, 2011
Very easy to lose track of time
Build an artist colony starting with a wreck and attracting more and more artists. Sell masterpieces and get enough money for improvements. Make sure that everyone is well rested and well fed. Try not to lose anybody. And watch the storyline unfold.
Take your time. There is no timer, it is just a question of having the people and resources. It can be tough when to get a resource you need another one. For the fountain you need a level 8 sculptor. You try to train the level 7 sculpter that you have and you find out that you must upgrade the studio for it. And you cannot upgrade it until the other two sculptors are at level 6 at least.
You upgrade buildings one at a time, and you find out that by the last 2 buildings tehre is soemone who has trained as far as he/she can, and cannot do more until at least one of the buildings has been upgraded. No matter how inspired he/she gets, nothing can be done.
Build the stage first, or the musicinas and dancers have nothing o do.
Undersell at first. You need the money, and the artists will keep churning more. Later you can be selective on what prices you accept.
For cleanup, at first concentrate on debris, because they block the ways, and once removed they are gone. Forget the weeds and garden. Even if you clean them up, they get messed up again. You need the artists to make money. Later, when there are more artists, you can take care of weeds and garden.
Even after the story ends, and you made all the achievements, you can still keep on playing, to see, for example all artists reach level 10. Altought at that stage love entanglements do not influence art since it is a long wait till they have their turn to work.
You can while away the hours in this. And you can always replay with different decisions, and it will all new.
June 12, 2013
A Very Interesting Game
My Aunty was the one who originally shown me this game, and I found it that is was very different to other games. I liked the storyline to the game, and it was helpful how they gave an outline of the past at the beginning of the game. I also liked the characters and the cut-scenes that were involved. Two things I disliked though were how zoomed in the game was, and that you couldn't zoom out. It took forever to get to where you wanted! I also didn't like that it was a bit repetitive and once you cleaned up the Colony, there wasn't much to do other than earn money, practise the skills and max them out, and create masterpieces, if you had enough space in the gallery. It was quite fun to play, the music quality was excellent, and the storyline was quite interesting. Overall, if you like games that have storylines alongside the actual game and you want to try something different to a normal time management game, I recommend this game!
June 9, 2013
Artist Colony is a game where you play as many different people and have to control all the characters to make them eat, sleep, play, chat, do the MANY chores and make the practice their two talents, as well as exploiting their talents to make money and restore the artists colony. But the history of this colony is shown at the start of the game and is very interesting, so the hole game has a different outlook on. The game is interesting, mysterious and always has something to be getting on with. Sadly, I never finished the game so I don't know what happens, but im certain that more characters are introduced, more relationships, more talents, more hobbies and more land. But also a lot more drama between the half hated, step brother owners! Fun factor is good but sometime lacks in amusement, also the visual quality is bold, plain but nice to look at and the level of challenge is perfect- always something to be doing. I would recommended this game highly!
April 6, 2013
I just love games like this! Sim games are among my favs, and this one is right up there!
January 21, 2013
Strangely addictive! Thought I might be bored when it first started but really got into it! Didn't think I would like it as much BUT I did!
December 8, 2012
Very high quality, fab graphics and interesting storyline. Might be a bit repetitive but overall I enjoyed it very much. Storyline is quite original, not your average time management game and that's a plus for me personally.
November 20, 2012
I Really Enjoyed Playing this Game
I don't think i ever had much fun playing a game were there's a strategy, story line, time management and some much more fun. I have to admit it was a little difficult trying to play more then 4 or 5 people at once but once you actually get the hang of it, its so addicting.. If i were you and your asking yourself if its worth playing click the download button and try it out and watch the time fly by. If you like games, art, simulation games then this is the game for you
November 14, 2012
Finally a time management game I can play! :-)
How many artists you manage is up to you :-)
At first you only have 2 artists and after awhile 2 more will arrive. When YOU decide to upgrade the Residence Hall for 10, 15, and then 25 artists, they will arrive in groups of 2 or 3. I love this because it allows me time to get used to managing the artists. I am happy that they seem motivated to take care of some of their needs.
It's a lovely game! I really enjoy the changing seasons. I love the little touches like having them relax on a picnic blanket or while fishing. They'll happily gaze at ponds, pretty flowers, and someone's artwork which will inspire them to create their own masterpieces.
I love being able to pause the game with the Esc button when other things need my attention. ;-)
I dislike the limit of masterpieces held in the gallery which forces me to sell artwork much cheaper than it's worth.
September 24, 2012
I Want More!
I really enjoy this game. I have played it at least three different times and I still love it. It's an interesting take on a time management game. You get to focus on your little people more and it's fun to see what art they come up with. The story is simple but interesting and I hope this company makes more of these games.
July 7, 2012