Playdek seeks unpaid farm labourers

Let's farm.

Break out the Hesiod. (Image by Hanno Girke.)

Playdek’s long-incubating iOS board game conversion Agricola seems to be nearing completion. The studio is fishing for play testers on Facebook, here’s what they’re looking for from their volunteers:

1) Have an iOS device;

2) Have an iTunes account you can sync your device to;

3) Have regular access to a computer and the internet;

4) Be able/willing to dedicate 5+ hours on a weekly basis to testing and reporting your findings.

If you meet these criteria and are interested in being a part of this process, please send an email to: for consideration. In your email, include your iOS device type, the OS you are currently running, and if you speak any additional languages. We look forward to hearing from you.

I can’t imagine they’re going to have much trouble with recruitment, so get that email out post-haste if you want in.

There’s a reason people have been chomping at the bit for Playdek to release this thing: Agricola is the 2nd highest-rated game of all time on Board Game Geek. It’s a worker placement game similar to this week’s Stone Age¬†and designed by Uwe Rosenberg, the man behind Le Havre, which Codito brought to iOS this past summer.

In other Playdek news – things that I’ve heard from various sources suggest that the new release being teased for next week is in fact the Penny Arcade-licensed title Gamers vs Evil.