Peter Talisman: Lord of the Harvest
January 13, 2022 2:11 PM   Subscribe

Well isn't that a singular little curio?
posted by pipeski at 2:56 PM on January 13, 2022 [1 favorite]

posted by glonous keming at 4:32 PM on January 13, 2022

holy crap i'd listened to this album when it came out but the game is beautiful. thx for sharing
posted by Cpt. The Mango at 4:57 PM on January 13, 2022

This is neat. I can't decide if using the beacon feels like cheating.
posted by Wretch729 at 5:03 PM on January 13, 2022

I was told to begone.
posted by GenjiandProust at 6:06 PM on January 13, 2022

Okay - how do you DO.....ANYTHING?

I am in the prelude where you have to "cut the crops", do you do that? What buttons am I meant to be pushing and what movements am I meant to be making to make things happen?
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 9:13 PM on January 13, 2022

If you hover over a stalk that's next to an empty area, it will light up and you can cut it by clicking on it.
posted by inexorably_forward at 2:01 AM on January 14, 2022

Thanks - and ultimately I figured out more. Kinda cool!

While I did figure everything else out, I do wish it had been slightly less opaque at the outset - the only instruction you get is "clear the crops". I assume that this is going to get some non-regular-gamers, so they may need a little more guidance than that:

"You are Peter Talisman. Your job is to harvest the wheat; you can harvest 20 stalks at a time by [describe what to do], and then you bring them to the granary. You can hire peasants to help you once you've harvested enough, and as you go you can even buy donkeys, bags, and shoes for them and harvest even faster. You may also uncover things waiting under the crops...some of which you may want to save."
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 8:42 AM on January 14, 2022

I enjoyed it. I felt the game ran out of upgrades a little quickly, but it pretty much took the length of the songs, so...?
posted by GenjiandProust at 3:01 PM on January 14, 2022

I do not understand what this was about, but I very much enjoyed it!
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 9:31 PM on January 14, 2022

Thanks! I am pretty sure the music is by Samuel Organ, whose band The Physics House Band are really great. Check em out!
posted by horopter at 1:06 PM on January 15, 2022

Oh, this is delightful and mysterious! Love the music!
posted by limnerent at 9:17 AM on January 16, 2022

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