Raise Cows, Crocodiles, Turkeys and Tigers in ‘My Farm Around the World’

October 2, 2008

Raise Cows, Crocodiles, Turkeys
and Tigers in ‘My Farm Around the World’

Keep and Care For Farmyard
Animals from the Everyday to the Exotic, from Africa to Australia, all on
Nintendo DS

There comes a time in every sheep
farmer’s life when he asks himself “why aren’t I looking after zebras or
kangaroos instead?” Now those dreams of raising emus in Australia or elephants
in Asia can be realized thanks to Atari’s animal care and farm management game
My Farm Around The World, scheduled for release exclusively on Nintendo DS on 14
November 2008.

My Farm Around The World is a whole
new kind of DS game which lets anybody become a virtual farmer, watching over
their own personalized animals as they live and grow and building a successful
livestock farming business. Choose from four different farms each with their own
collections of animals: a traditional farm with pigs and ducks, an African ranch
boasting lions and hippos, an Asian farm bursting with monkeys and elephants and
a good old Australian ranch where crocodiles and kangaroos call the shots.

Choose your farm then start from
humble beginnings: a single bird, an empty field and a few pennies. Buy food,
clean, and care for your bird and watch him grow. When the eggs start coming,
sell them to buy more animals which you can personalize and name as you like.
Make sure you can feed them all though – if they can’t get food at home they’ll
go elsewhere!

Once your livestock portfolio really
starts to swell you’ll have more money to fix up the farm just how you always
wanted it, with new fences, outbuildings and more. There’s bonuses along the way
for good farming and clean healthy animals including other animals or special
buildings such as windmills. Days pass, nights fall and the animals sleep, but
you can bet they’ll wake up hungry the next day. Keep them well, and in time
they’ll produce their own offspring, and hasn’t everyone always wanted their
very own family of baby crocodiles or rhinos to care for?

My Farm Around The World lets
players care for different animals from the four corners of the globe, breeding
them, learning the simple economics of buying and selling, and growing their
very own completely unique farm. And if you’ve ever wondered how an elephant
would cope in a traditional European farmyard, trade animals with your friends
via Wi-Fi and find out!

My Farm Around The World is
scheduled for release exclusively on Nintendo DS on 14 November 2008.