Promised Lands

Promised Lands


(4 stars)


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10,000 - 50,000 downloads

  • Original and witty
  • Little demanding, yet very challenging
  • It needs severe improvement in several areas
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Expert's Review

"Paradise has no borders"

Reviewed by / Nov 18, 2013

A witty reinterpretation of the match-3 genre

Let me tell you something. Promised Lands is a game that landed from nowhere and we haven't ever seen it advertised or otherwise promoted. It's one of those little app jewels, likely born in a wet and dark garage, that can move any player with a beating heart.

Said so, in the end Promised Lands is a match three of a kind game, but it isn't. You create evolved tiles by placing two of a kind together. This new tiles can evolve several times by this method, even joining three or more at a time if we want to free single spaces left behind by poor choices. The most advanced tiles allow to create special forests or farms that give mana and other resources away.

This game can be eternally enjoyed for free, though you'll have to upgrade it if you want to get rid of ads or if you want to summon a bulldozer to undo a movement or destroy a badly placed tile. In conclusion, a great indie game even in this its early stage of development.

Tags: promised lands, glhf games promised.

Developer's original description available here
Combining the addictive match-three gameplay together with a settlers-like resource system, GLHF Games brings, Promised Lands. It is your job as the creator to build a world no one has ever seen before.

- Over 33 different tiles
- 7 types of resources
- Build your own world, just as you like
- Very easy to grasp, hard to master
- Share your world with friends

Based on an original idea by Craig Forester

Recently changed in this version

Learning from a lot of complaints I removed all advertisement during gameplay. Now only advertisement displayed while going into a menu and ONCE when you start a game. Removal of advertisement can be bought in the options menu.

Added 3 more tile's to be found.
- Graveyard
- Mausoleum
- Church

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Comments and ratings for Promised Lands
  • (62)

    by Ivan Mark Aro on 19/06/2014

    Quite hard without the bulldozer upgrade though

  • (62)

    by Jesse Anderson on 02/06/2014

    Great brain teaser love it

  • (62)

    by Jonathan Emond on 10/01/2014

    A great puzzle game in the vein of Triple Town... but IAP to buy the bulldoser and remove ads are not working, keep saying I'm not eligible.

  • (62)

    by Brandon Lord on 11/11/2013

    Update: until "GLHF" makes a statement as to why they are selling a wholesale copy of a Ludem Dare game from 2012 as their own, or what possible connection they might have with the original developer, I'm calling this game a huge disappointment lacking integrity! This doesn't seem "inspired" as much as just ported from Craig Forester's original. A free game is expected to have ads, but this game

  • (62)

    by Pete Sudlow on 09/11/2013

    Fun game, good time waster. Needs an undo button so you can step back one move due to ads popping up and clicks being show to respond.

  • (62)

    by Dave Siebold on 07/11/2013

    Update: Adding a star. Developer is definitely listening to his players and trying to mitigate the ads. Also picked up bulldozer. Thanks for trying to meet us half way. Original: This game takes more than just inspiration from games like Triple Town but that doesn't make it bad. I would enjoy it more but the ads were overbearing the last time I played and paying $3 to remove them isn't something

  • (62)

    by Cap'n Lee on 06/11/2013

    Ui causes some presses to be acknowledged but no land is placed and since undo is an IAP, I'm inclined to believe this was intentional. Ads also pop up mid game, multiple times per attempt covering where you just pressed.

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