Hay Day is one of the best farming sims available on any platform, coming to iOS in June 2012 and quickly establishing itself as one of the leading freemium games on the service. Freemium means that the game is free to download, but is supported by 'in-app' purchases, where you can buy items and upgrades, as well as making progression in the game easier, using real money.
The game's developers, Supercell, are now best known for Hay Day, but previously produced Gunshine.net/Zombies Online and Clash of Clans. FarmVille may have got there first, but on iOS, Hay Day is arguably the pinnacle of the genre, allowing gamers to focus on running their own farm, selling what they produce, and looking after an array of animals.
This guide will aim to introduce newcomers to the basics of Hay Day, act as an accompaniment which you can refer to while playing for information like item stats, level boundaries and so on, and hopefully provide you with plenty of hints and tips to be the best damn farmer you can be! The guide will be added in stages and updated as new information becomes available, and more sections produced.