Slime Rancher is the tale of Beatrix LeBeau, a plucky, young rancher who sets out for a life a thousand light years away from Earth on the ‘Far, Far Range’ where she tries her hand at making a living wrangling slimes.
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Release Date: Aug 1, 2017

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August 7

Slime Rancher v1.0.1 Now Available!



Slime Rancher v1.0.1, The Navigation Update, has arrived! This updates includes the much-requested map feature and a few other goodies, as well a bunch of fixes and optimizations.

Changes:
- Added a map interface that gives you a general sense of where you are on the Far, Far Range. Map zones are unlocked after activating map data nodes in each zone. The map will also tracked any teleporters or extractors you’ve placed, and give you a total count of slime keys and treasure pods collected in each zone.
- Optimized tracking of distant areas of the world to improve overall performance.
- Added slime toys for the fire, mosaic, dervish, and tangle slimes.
- A single gilded ginger now grows once a day in the Glass Desert but can be very difficult to find. Gilded ginger is the only veggie a gold slime will eat, providing extra plorts for those that manage to feed one. And while it can’t be grown in a garden, it can be used to [REDACTED]
- Added a treasure pod behind the barn in the Lab to give new players a head start in building their first teleporter.
- Added some new tabby slime sound effects when they steal an item.
- Added intro text when starting a new save file in Adventure Mode.
- Adjusted extractor cycle time from 22 hrs to 12 hrs. Please note that the 10 hours we removed did not go to waste and were recycled.
- Ponds now produce infinite water, much like water sources in the wild.
- Gardens now produce infinite harvests! In order to plant a new crop, you must select to replant from the garden menu. Any gardens already active before the patch will need to be replanted to become infinite.
- Added Return teleporters to Hobson vaults after watching a few streams where players met untimely deaths in the vaults and lost their gold plorts and Nick almost cried for them.
- Added water tutorial message on purchasing the water tank.
- Adjusted Incinerator trough to prevent fire slimes despawning in the trough. As a note, an empty ash trough will not despawn a fire slime, though it will not feed them either.
- Odd onion crops on the ranch will now produce a minimum of 4 odd onions, but generally 6-8 of them.
- Shooting a chickadoo at a gold slime will now knock plorts out of it like other resources. As a note, chickadoos have stated that they are really not cool with this change.
- Starmail popups now disappear once you’ve read the mail.
- Reduced time ranch-specific tutorials stay on screen after leaving the ranch.
- Optimized occlusion culling.
- Optimized lighting where a near-zero intensity directional light was being unnecessarily processed on the GPU.
- Optimized some miscellaneous memory usage.

Fixes:
- Fixed bug where some players’ progress at opening slime gates and the plort puzzle door was not being tracked properly and affected their receiving certain Casey mails.
- Fixed bug where you could vac fruit off a tree from an angle and get them shaking but not ever popping off.
- Fixed some issues with the French translation.
- Fixed bug where slimes were not turning into largos properly while sleeping at night.
- Fixed bug where some new sounds could play when sleeping at night or after being knocked out.
- Fixed bug where some sounds would play right as the ranch initially loaded in. Fun fact: this quirk has always persisted on the dev side and any time we test the game we hear the crickets chirping sound effect for a moment. Now when I hear crickets in real life I think of our editor.
- Fixed bug where unripe phase lemons could fall through the world when their tree phased away.
- Fixed bug where Dervish Gordo’s key could spawn into the ground.
- Fixed a floating platform in the Glass Desert.
- Fixed bug where Beatrix was being stretched when viewed at different aspect ratios.
- Fixed bug where the Humble installer was not fully replacing certain files from an existing installation.
- Fixed bug where some geometry would allow the player to get too close and see inside the walls. If any player claims they saw enslaved gnomes inside these walls building our levels, they are LYING.
- Fixed bug where Pause Menu could interfere with other in-game UIs on Xbox.

And that’s a wrap! Curious about what’s coming next? Check out the Slime Rancher Development Roadmap here:

http://forums.monomipark.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=448


Aug 7, 2017 - v1.0.1b
A follow-up patch was issued to address a bug where oases in the Glass Desert were being reset.

If you have a save file where oases were already reset, you will simply need to re-water the oases with ancient water. We apologize for the inconvenience.


Aug 8, 2017 - v1.0.1c
A small patch was issued to address a few lingering bugs form the v1.0.1 update:

- Charcoal bricks are no longer incinerated by incinerator.
- Fixed bug where painted chicks did not award the 'You Monster' achievement
- Fixed gadget markers in Glass Desert map displaying upside down.
- Fixed bug where slimes could occasionally eat plorts through a pen wall while sleeping until morning, resulted in unexpected largos.


Aug 15, 2017 - v1.0.1d
A small patch was issued to address a few lingering bugs form the v1.0.1 update:
- Fixed bug where during sleep or when returning to a ranch, largos sometimes produced only one type of plort.
- Fixed bug where gadget map icons were not clearing properly from the map when the gadgets were picked up/demolished.


Aug 16, 2017 - v1.0.1e
Fixed bug where fruits/veggies could sometimes not be vac'd off of trees/out of patches after reloading a game.
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August 1

Slime Rancher Officially Launches with v1.0.0!



Slime Rancher v1.0.0 marks the end of our early access development and shifts into our official launch. For everyone at Monomi Park, it has been an incredible journey building Slime Rancher as you play it, and we are very grateful for the support you have shown us over the last year and a half.

But this is not the end of your adventures on the Far, Far Range! Slime Rancher will continue to receive content updates that you can read more about on our roadmap: http://forums.monomipark.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=448

Slime Rancher v1.0.0 is a small patch designed to tie up a few loose ends with the existing game and offer some closure to the current iteration of Adventure mode.


Changes:
- Added the final Hobson journal nodes and Casey starmail to Adventure Mode. Reading both is required for ‘completing’ Adventure Mode.
- Added a small new area to the end of the Glass Desert where the Hobson journals are located.
- Added two new achievements.
- Added a small surprise for players that complete Adventure Mode and view credits sequence.
- Adjusted garden logic so that gardens will never despawn themselves mid-harvest. They will always wait to mature their crops and leave them on the ground before despawning.
- Beatrix is now viewable on the title screen and in her house. Hello, Beatrix!
- Added a button to re-watch the credits on the About screen. You must have completed Adventure Mode in order to access this feature.
- Added logo and game splash screens at beginning of game load.
- Optimized the handling of some music and sounds to reduce memory usage.
- Optimized some textures to reduce memory usage.
- Optimized some object management to slightly improve CPU usage.
- Optimized snack layout in Monomi Park pantry to improve kitchen usage.
- Improved overall balance between music tracks.
- Improved sound effects for picking a fruit/veggie from tree/ground.
- Made adjustments to the About page credits to showcase all the wonderful people that have contributed to Slime Rancher even though it still means leaving out people that didn’t work on it directly but made it all possible- oh Elizabeth I love you so much.
- Adjusted some geometry around the Range to prevent objects getting stuck, reduce pop-in, and prevent other strange interactions.
- Removed the early access version watermark from the in-game HUD and it was surprisingly cathartic.
- Adjusted text spacing in the Slimepedia.
- Added some planks on the pathway to the Lab. Because all great science begins with the path forged from the great science before it.


Fixes:
- Fixed bug sometimes resulting in becoming stuck in the Ranch House when sleeping with Tarr around the Ranch.
- Fixed bug sometimes resulting in certain fruits and veggies falling through the floor.
- Fixed bug where Mosaic slimes still produced and managed glints while far away from the player.
- Fixed some layout issues on the purchase interface in some languages
- Fixed some layout issues with the Bug Reporting screen.
- Fixed bug where a spring pad would respond to an echo repeatedly even though it would not launch it.
- Fixed bug where extractor sounds were sometimes not played.
- Fixed a gap in the geometry with the Upgraded Lab entrance.


Other Awesome Stuff:
- The Slime Rancher Original Soundtrack is now available for purchase on Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/671160/Slime_Rancher_Original_Soundtrack/
- A demo of Slime Rancher is now available on Steam as well! You can download it on our Steam store page: http://store.steampowered.com/app/433340/Slime_Rancher/


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Reviews

“I’ve never played a cuter, more pure game in my entire life, so I have no qualms awarding Slime Rancher a well deserved perfect score.”
10 – CGM

“Slime Rancher has the ability to keep you hooked for hours; I often looked out over my ranch, felt pride at my accomplishments, and eagerly ventured back into the wilderness to see what other strange things I could find.”
8.5 – Game Informer

“Slime Rancher is a delightful, irrepressible thing with a manageable space to venture out into. A bouncy rainbow in a sludge of sprawling, mud-coloured shooters. I am so glad it exists.”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

About This Game

What is Slime Rancher?
Slime Rancher is the tale of Beatrix LeBeau, a plucky, young rancher who sets out for a life a thousand light years away from Earth on the ‘Far, Far Range’ where she tries her hand at making a living wrangling slimes. With a can-do attitude, plenty of grit, and her trusty vacpack, Beatrix attempts to stake a claim, amass a fortune, and avoid the continual peril that looms from the rolling, jiggling avalanche of slimes around every corner.

Sounds great! Give me more details!
Slime Rancher is a first-person, sandbox experience where players will solve problems and survive through mastery of their vacpack: a vacuum/cannon/backpack that can vacuum up and blast out anything that isn’t nailed to the ground.

Each day will present new challenges to players as they attempt to amass a great fortune in the business of slime ranching. While players are free to approach these challenges however they wish, a typical day might look like this:

  • You wake at the crack of dawn and get to watering the crops at the ranch. Some slimes are vegetarian, after all. Then it’s time to gather up the plumpest hens from the chicken coop. Some slimes are totally not vegetarian, after all.

  • Next, you’re off to feed slimes their breakfast over at the slime corrals so they don’t get too out of hand during the day. Hungry slimes get jumpy. Jumpy slimes can’t be contained.

  • With your ranch set for the day, it’s time to begin exploring the untamed wilds of the Far, Far Range. Along the way, you’ll encounter slimes you’ve never seen before, discover a new type of veggie to cultivate back at the ranch, and narrowly avoid certain doom in a valley of burly, feral slimes.

  • With the sun setting, it’s time to head back to the ranch, rustle up some dinner for your slimes, and try and figure out just how the heck you’ll keep these new slimes that seem to, well, explode all the time.

  • But you can do this. You had the courage to travel a thousand light years away from home to make a living as a slime rancher. Slimes that go boom? No problem. Slimes that burn with a radioactive aura? Bring it on. Slimes that wiggle their butts? Wait, do slimes even have butts?
Let’s get ranching.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP(SP3)+
    • Processor: 2.2GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10+
    • Processor: 2.2GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.2 compatible, 512 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04+ or equivalent
    • Processor: 2.2GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.2 compatible, 512 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: ALSA compatible
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