We are creating a farming game which could be described as a tycoon set in the 19th century with sims-like characters. The game mechanics are similar to board and RPG games, because designer of core mechanics is autheur of dozens of board games.
The game is coming out early in 2011 (probably February). Before release, we would like to get feedback from a number of players, not just a few friends who play it know.
We are also working on Facebook integration, which allow you to see comparison to your friends and various dataset statistics on the year results screen. Don't worry, no evil stuff! We prefer to use Facebook as a challenge catalyst and tool to make single-player not so lonely.