You're Hempie, an animated pot leaf whose chiefest ambition is apparently to become a leading supplier of high-grade maryjane to the nation. Or so Hemp Tycoon would have you believe; actually, this is a highly conventional Zynga-style "tycoon lite" game, like Farmville and its ilk. You plant shit, it grows, you harvest it, this gives you resources to plant more shit. Plus you can place lawn gnomes and the like that have modest effects on nearby plants.
Thankfully, there's no need to spam your friends for piece of chocolate or leaves or whatever crappy idea they've come up with to induce you to spend actual bucks on tedious bullshit, because the game is genuinely free to play on Adult Swim, with no Facebook credits or internal currency involved.
What's astonishing is that you'd think the lack of social network virality, and the lack of an actual business model, might have a deleterious effect on the game's popularity; au contraire, Hemp Tycoon is Adult Swim's most successful game, with 9 million plus plays.
And sure, it's by This is Pop (who have done many excellent games), so as usual the implementation is smooth and intelligently thought through; but it's still remarkable that this game style, repetitive grind and slowly progressing though it is, still works without the fruity surrounding indicia we see on Facebook.
And, of course, the fact that you're growing reefer is mildly transgressive, and a good reason you'll never see this on the FB; but still, kinda dull, if worth a look because of its design implications.