October 1, 2013 5:35 PM | John Polson
I haven't played many browser-based free games that involve selling lemonade (or other goods) with the option of robbing the warehouse or mother nature herself to gather the raw materials needed. Further, I haven't played many games where my appearance mattered in doing so. Fortunately, Schulles's Lemonade Land mixes in all that, and more, set in a cute pixelated city.
You'll start by frightening away the competition to... "inherit" a stand. You learn about your customers' needs and tweak the formula of water, lemons, and sugar to satisfaction. Once done with selling, you learn the lay of the land, which includes where to gather materials fairly or sinisterly.
While fun and diverse, a couple of design choices hold back the true potential of Lemonade Land for me, on top of how the game calculates cash (two decimal places only, please). The music loop is short, and I found that I ran out of ingredients a little too quickly, making the monetary goals in the game a bit of a grind fest. I never made lemonade nor ran a lemonade stand in real life (snow cones was the closest thing), so maybe I'm just ignorant to the business and science of it.
See how much better a business person or criminal you can be in Lemonade Land.