Hello! Just giving a overview of what Mendel's Farm actually is. Enjoy!
Mendel's Farm is a quirky strategy game that places the player in charge of a farm with the objective of producing as much currency as possible as well as rebuilding it into a glorious, efficient and interesting farm.
The player makes money by selling livestock and produce to the market for a set value, which changes depending on the quality of the produce. For example a chicken that lays more eggs, or is simply bigger and healthier sells for more.
But how does the player make sure the livestock are worth more money? The player does this by selectively breeding animals ensuring specific genes are passed down the bloodline, making sure livestock is more and more specific to the players needs, but doing this will cause strange, beneficial or even negative mutations to occur.
The mutations are a core part of the game, they keep the player interested when playing and propose obstacles to the gameplay, in which they must overcome to proceed at times. They can increase the value of animals, reduce their lifespan and even make them simply look silly, which will cause players to enjoy attempting to breed specific mutations into their livestock in order to customize their farm to their own desires.
The game allows players to make money by building and running their farm as they wish, with different drawbacks to all methods as well as benefits. Such gameplay style ensures all players will have a different story to tell when playing the game as they all have the opportunity to play it differently.
Random events are also present and are in place to further entertain and challenge the player, some may be competitions to breed a specific animal with desired traits where as another may be a mischievous fox wondering on to the farm to steal a chicken, but that fox wont make it very far if that chicken breathes fire, will it?
All these combined together gives the player a unique gaming experience and a different story in which to tell their friends, and with a wide range of mutations in place gives the players something to aim for, in finding out all the possible combinations of mutations that exist.
Mutations are not the only side effect of breeding livestock, some genetic diseases also exist, one example is spontaneous chicken combustion. An example of this in game would be a player specifically breeding chickens to have a high egg production value, and at some point a gene may mutate, and the disease will occur, the player will be unaware until one day their poor chicken is no longer with them, leaving the player surprised and with an urge to figure out why this has happened.
Mendel's farm allows the player to look into the science behind these genetics, and selectively breed accordingly, they can predict what outcomes certain pairs will create and play the game accordingly. This makes skilled decisions much more beneficial, and if the player isn't paying attention and just generally playing it will keep the game interesting as strange, quirky and funny mutations could be a regular occurrence.
With the money gained the player will be able to purchase more animals for the farm, upgrade buildings and decorate the farm to their own imagination making each farm different from the next, allowing the player to make the game their own.