Oct 18th, 2012

Funky Barn is an arcade “farming simulator” for the Wii U, and is very much inspired by games such as Animal Crossing and FarmVille. It’s an open-ended sandbox game where players construct their own farm, manage animals, machinery, harvest, and more, all via the Wii U GamePad controller. Developer Tantalus has released the first screenshots of the game, showing us a closer look at at some of the features and gameplay. Funky Barn will be released in late 2012 on the Wii U.

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    • Madmagican

      try to justify what you just said; don’t give any fake crap either

      • AKA-Link77

        [Ban Request for: WII U IS BAD]

    • Thrasher1X

      cool story bra

    • DannyMann

      take your faggitry sumwhere else bro

    • Nintenlord

      congrats now your ego feals better

    • Yodin

      Wii U is not bad why are you here…

    • CRT_hater777

      Go die

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      • loko

        stupid alert.

    • SortableShelf19

      Please Leave.

    • Lusunup

      your either Lucifer or Xbox360 or Sonyfanboy either way its not funny its annoying so comments like this need to be ignored

      • Hater Of Zer0

        Worse, he could be Aeolus. :O

        • NightºƒCore

          or Michael Pachter!

    • NavyBlueYoshi

      Who ya gonna caaall?
      That includes you troll patrol

    • Troll patrol.


    • Nintendguy745

      You guys are ridiculous. Deleted a comment over someone’s a opinion? He didn’t threaten anyone to kill them with a chainsaw, he just said he doesn’t like the Wii U.

      • Axe

        I don’t know what the comment said, but it was deleted for being a troll comment, not an opinion comment. Trolls are people who will say things just to piss people off and get replies. Unfortunately it worked if you look at what everyone has been saying.

      • ceramicsaturn

        Then why is he here? That is called TROLLING, and it’s not allowed here. You can have an opinion about a game, or a feature, but let’s face it.. if you think the Wii U is a POS, and you’re here posting that everywhere, you deserve to get kicked.

        I don’t like the 360. You don’t see me trolling 360 websites.

      • NightºƒCore

        This is Wii U website. Wii U haters not welcome. Neither are their opinions :}D

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  • rp17

    Even this weird farming game looks pretty cool… only because of the gamepad, but still.

    • Nintenlord

      is good to have variety even small kids ask for games is good they have something they may like

    • rp17

      Let me rephrase: I meant the gamepad can even make this weird, farm game look pretty cool.

  • NintendoMan :D

    Meh Maybe doesn’t look that great.

  • kingtendo

    look’s like this might be a good game for the fearless….more and more new game’s every day.


    • ceramicsaturn

      Dude, enough already… really, you’re embarrassing yourself.

    • Grodus

      Will you STOP that!?

  • CRT_hater777

    Looks pretty funky

  • Ninjafish

    Harvest Moon is better! 😀

    • Ledreppe

      Haha, I’m playing Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns on 3dS just now! I must say, looking from those screenshots I’ll be sticking to Harvest Moon for my farming siumulation needs.

      • Ninjafish

        Is that the 2nd 3DS one or the 1st 3DS one? XD I haven’t purchased either yet.

    • sehxualpanda

      by a long shot! I can’t wait to see what Natsume comes up with for the new console

  • Nintedward .

    I’m not buying it unless it’s native 1080p . The barn will not be funky enough in 720p.

    • CRT_hater777

      ??? I thought they were all in 1080p

    • Elite

      What about other 720p games? Like SMBU

      • CRT_hater777

        That will be 1080p because it doesn’t come out for2 years

        • rp17

          what are you talking about? New Super Mario Bros U is a launch title.

    • Nintedward .

      GUYS , GUYS!!!! I was jokeing !!! 🙂 . I have no interest in ”funky” barn !
      My point was it doesn’t matter with games like this , lol!.

      Wiiu can do 1080p , but some games will be 720p at launch because they have been developed with major time constraints.

      This game is great for its target audience 🙂

      • NavyBlueYoshi

        Hey nintedward, have any idea if tekken is gonna run at native 1080p?
        Also, LOL you never cease to amaze me with your witty comments

        • Lusunup

          hmm im not nintedward but i did pre order that game and I can answer your question it will be in 1080p exclusive content and awesome game modes and will be coming out 10/30/12 on the wii u

          • NavyBlueYoshi

            Wait a min, it’s comming out 2 wiiks in advance? And YAY it’s full 1080p, did u see the trailer with tekken ball? Ant wait to dress P jack as Luigi,
            MECHA LUIGI FTW

          • NavyBlueYoshi

            Meant to say cant wait, darn autocorrect

          • Lusunup

            oops i meant 11/30/12 typo XD

          • NavyBlueYoshi

            It’s 11/18 for me 😀 ill add you once we each get our wii Us

      • Smitty

        Very few games will be native 1080p if thats what you mean. Almost all will be 720p then upscaled, the wiiu is not powerful enough to render games like tekken, ac3 and batman at native fullhd…

        • Nintedward .

          How do you know that ??? Are you just guessing ???

          I think the wiiu is powerfull enough to render any of its launch games in 1080p native . But its just launching now , which means developers have like a year to make the games.

          Wait and see 2 years down the line 🙂 . Not to mention some of the stuff at launch is Full 1080p .

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      • Lusunup

        I though you would of learned your lesson by now nintedward remember last time?

    • angry uncle

      I hate u ward!!!

      • NavyBlueYoshi

        Well guess what, he is a valued member of the wii u daily community and posts useful info, unlike SOMEPEOPLE who hate certain people, for no apparent reason other than having a good reply to every comment.
        If u hate Nintedward, then I hate you ._.

        • angry uncle

          The idiot ward said a troll had downsyndrome.i tried to ignore it but every time i see his name it reminds me

          • NavyBlueYoshi

            How would that possibly make you angry at him? I’ve seen we’ll over 20 people say things similar to that, It’s just a common part of society as a slang term as unfortunate as it may be, kind of like the word gay. Don’t blame nintedward, blame society ._.

  • Trev

    Um omg the last story on this site was about the wiiu no supporting voice chat for all games now your have a funky farm article umm are you tryin to convince people not to buy the wiiu? Honestly I am now on the fense

    • Axe

      There will always be games like this for any console. Some people will be interested in it, but most won’t. But the simple fact that this site gave more information on it is now making you consider not getting the Wii U? I didn’t see anyone refuse to buy an Xbox because Kinectimals existed. You really can’t blame WiiUdaily, they’re trying their hardest to bring us news every single day, but there just aren’t that many stories right now.

    • ceramicsaturn

      You’re on the fence about a game that was announced way back when all the other titles were released that’s clearly for a different demographic than you and isn’t geared towards you and was never supposed to be, and because you’ll have voice chat in games, just provided by the developer and not the console? Plus video chat?

      If you’re on the fence from that, how were you ever NOT on the fence.

    • Piemelworst

      What’s the problem with brainless fungames like these? Not enough blood and bullets?
      Games like these are perfect for relaxing without a need for concentrating yourself to much on what you’re doing.
      I love these games, allways Battlefield isn’t fun for me.

  • QTF

    Game of the Year
    Hands down!

    • JumpMan

      FUNKY BARN FTW!!!!!! i’d MUCH rather get this than anything crappy like a new Zelda game or 3D Mario. and definitely this over a whole new Nintendo franchise. ugh, gotta hate them! (sarcasm)

      • CRT_hater777

        o3O I see what you did there…

  • Asiancake

    I know right go to 9000p

  • link 5

    WTF!!!!!!! What is this game it looks weird

    • NintendoMan :D

      I think the barn is too funky.

  • joesatmoes

    sorry but this game looks like those stupid games on Facebook. This is the type of game that Dronys and Xbots will use against us to call it a casual console (though in their hearts they’ll want it more than anything-lol)). It looks wierdly cool, but also kinda gay (kinda like the Wonderful 101- but W101 looks cooler). sorry if u want this game, but this is just my opinion

    • ceramicsaturn

      Yes because there aren’t already dozens upon dozens of casual games for the PS3 and Xbox. Right. I forgot, the Kinect was only geared towards the most serious of serious gamers. And Rare is totally not making games based around little Mii-rip-offs. Right…

  • Nintendomus Prime

    This looks like the first confirmed shovelware!



  • Opheodrys

    Why would you drop a sheep into what looks like a grinder of sorts. This is too barbaric for me.

  • Truth

    Really? you people are acting like stubborn children. If one bad game is enough for you to dislike the wii u then you are not a real fan. Playstation supported way lamer games.

    • ceramicsaturn

      THANK you.

    • Derp

      Can I have a list? I want to see.

  • changus

    Oh, this is bad!!!!!

  • 111jackful

    According to This the Wii U TV Ad Happened Yesterday Here’s a link to the Article: http://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/wii-u-tv-campaign-is-go/0104762

  • Word

    Game looks like crap, and will be crap, just like countless other games for all systems that look like and are crap.

    You have your amazing games, your great games, your good games, your okay games, and your crap games, on all consoles – and this, my friends, is a Wii U crap game.

    Enough talk about crap, though, back to watching ZombiU/Pikmin 3 gameplay.

    • Derp

      Rarely do I see a sandbox game on a console. Just saying. This is probably just a demo game that shows that stratigic games can be used on the Gamepad.

      I will pass on this game; however, maybe I won’t when there is a Command and Conquer/Age of Empires like game that utilizes the gamepad.

  • TheUNation

    Funky Barn should be one FUNKY-tastic title to play on the U… especially using the touchscreen on the gPad.

  • Jetty

    This eerily resembles Conker’s Bad Fur Day, especially the picture on the top right. This seems like a interesting game.

  • SteampunkJedi

    The screenshots don’t look too good, but if the gameplay is spectacular I might look into it.

  • WiiUhyper

    WiiUIsBad, go die in a pit. If you dont like the wii U (which i dont get how you dont like it) why dont you just not look at the news, and not comment, like you might here someone say, if you dont have anything nice to say dont say anything at all

  • WiiUhyper

    I meant hear* not here

    • Axe

      There`s a reply button, ya know?

  • ECM


    (It looks interesting, but that name Has. To. Go.)

  • Pewpew

    This games graphics look like it’s from the early 2000’s…. darn devs and there shovels!

  • grandlx2

    Best looking game ever. A must buy! Can’t wait to buy this game. Hope it has a premium package, maybe comes with a farm animal controller? I’d pay easily $100 for it! ooooh yeah, I love me some farm animals.

  • Master Awesomeness

    More shovel ware…

  • xdlugia

    That’s some horrible graphics. Just look at those low-polygon models!

  • bob

    it looks like a nes game.

    • Axe

      …Have you ever played an NES?

  • Finnishnintendofan

    Wii U is awesome but that game looks like a shit

  • Serious Sam Stone

    It’s just a straight port of the 3DS version except it’s in HD instead of 3D this will probably happen alot this gen so just like Monster Hunter Ultimate so you can take your game with you where ever you go but on the down side you’ll end up buying the same game twice.

  • Serious Sam Stone

    Just checked the CGR review of the 3DS version it actually looks like a really addictive farm sim, just shows you should never judge a game by the screen shots.

  • The_Lump

    ……..I actually like the look of this.


  • Volcano

    Well it looks… good. still waiting for the news of “Galaxy 3 announced for Wii and Wii U” and Mario Kart, Resident Evil, Mario Party.
    The list is as long as the universe is huge!

  • Nintendo is my life

    Game looks fun

  • nintendoododo

    first comment!!!!!!1

    • nintendofreak

      no ur arent

  • Smokey cheese

    This is the sort of game that I would ignore if it was free to demo/download
    on my phone.

  • nintendofreak

    i wonder if u can marry like in harvest moon?

    • Axe

      Nope. As far as I see you don’t have a movable avatar. I think it’s a lot more basic than Harvest Moon.

  • LogicalDude

    I want new Rune Factory :D.

  • Johny

    doesnt look good at all.. sorry but whats with the wii graphics ?^^.. (not bashing on the wii ofc) … but Wii U graphics can CERTANLY do 100x better

  • Aqua

    101st comment!