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: Jan 14, 2016

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Slime Rancher has been in development for almost two years and is now at a point where it would greatly benefit from the feedback of a larger audience.

We're keen to see players explore and tackle challenges in ways we didn't expect. In the limited time Slime Rancher's pre-alpha was made available, players created hundreds of Youtube videos, and watching them has proved invaluable in learning more about our own game.

Early Access gives us the opportunity to see what players are most excited about before final release, and still have the flexibility to reshape our development if necessary. It all adds up to making Slime Rancher the best darn game it can be!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We currently anticipate Slime Rancher to leave Early Access in the Fall of 2016. However, game development is always unpredictable and this timeframe is subject to change.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The final version of Slime Rancher will include more environments to explore within the Far, Far Range, more slime types to ranch, and more resources to collect and grow. There are also a couple more ranch expansions planned as well as some new features that are designed to further enrich the existing core gameplay loop.

Players will also get a window into Beatrix's personal story and learn a bit more about some of the other ranchers out on the range.

We also plan on adding standard Steam features, such as achievements, trading cards, and cloud saves, as well as support additional languages.

Lastly there are a few features on the drawing board geared toward more challenging, higher level play. What? What about vampiric chickens?”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current version of Slime Rancher is a very playable experience that showcases many of the features of the final version. Players have many areas to explore, multiple slime types and resources to collect, personal upgrades for their trusty vacpack, and many completely functional aspects of their ranch to build and upgrade.

In short, the current version gives players a visually rich, fun-to-play slice of the final game.

Please note: The Linux version of Slime Rancher is currently unstable, and contains some graphical bugs.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Slime Rancher's current base price will not increase after leaving Early Access.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We have a very active official forum (forums.monomipark.com) where we collect community feedback and participate in the discussion about Slime Rancher.

Additionally Slime Rancher supports a bug reporting system in game that has led to our chomping through scores of bugs. Our current pre-alpha players have really helped make Slime Rancher a much better experience, and we look forward to seeing more of it.”
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June 24

Slime Rancher Joins the Summer Picnic Sale!



Slime Rancher is on sale for the first time ever! If you already own Slime Rancher (thanks!) now is a great time to give the gift of adorable slimes to your bff!

And for all Slime Rancher players on Steam, we're happy to announce that Steam achievements will be coming soon!

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June 6

Slime Rancher v0.3.3 Now Available!

Slime Rancher v0.3.3 is now available!

Changes:
- The Pulse Wave has received an overhaul: the visuals have been greatly improved and the knockback and its effectiveness has been increased against largos and tarr.
- Boom slime explosion logic has been improved and has greatly reduced the chances of small items escaping corral barriers when they explode.
- An FOV slider has been added in the Video Options menu.
- Slimes that are actively fleeing Tarrs will now attempt to break up their slime stacks, because when things go south, it's every slime for themselves.
- Adjusted the volume and falloff of a number of sound effects.
- The music of the Slime Sea now has a new day and night theme.
- Adjusted a bunch of environmental props.
- Reordered a few items in the Slimepedia.
- Removed normal slime voice overs from ferals. It was hard to be intimidating when you sounded that darn cute.

Bugfixes
- Fixed bug causing fruit and vegetables to shrivel too much when they rot.
- Fixed bug preventing use of “w” in text fields (game name, bug reports).

That's all for now! Since we're now a few patches into our march toward v0.4.0, let us know in the forums if you're preferring these smaller, but more frequent updates vs longer downtime and then one large update. We'd love to hear from you!

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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: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10+
    • Processor: 2.2GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible, 512 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04+ or equivalent
    • Processor: 2.2GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible, 512 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: ALSA compatible
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taserman21
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 28
This is a great simple game. You collect slimes and create a ranch. I would recommend this to anyone who likes farming games. The price is a little high but it is early access and could soon become worth it.
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Potassium
( 10.6 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 28
Probably one of the best early access games of all time.
1. Buy it.
2. Play it.
3. Try not to get addicted.
4. Get addicted anyway.
5. Purge it from your life.
6. Repeat steps 2-6
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kingck
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 28
This game is like a delicious slice of cake, so incredible it leaves you wanting more. The closest games style i can compair this game to is the chao garden from Sonic Adventure 2, its got a great mix of charm and challenge that allows you to be fully immersed in the evnroment. The games biggest short coming is its size after a few hours youll have unlocked just about everything, However it is the most fun ive ever had with a early access game and i have full faith that this game will not be dropped half way through devlopment and is worth every penny.

At the time of writting this review the game is 20 USD full and largest sale price of 15.99 USD, if you are looking to get more than 10 hours out of it id wait till it comes out of early access, however if you want to support this incredible project pick up ASAP.
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victoria.harris4
( 7.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 28
I have enjoyed playing this game, while I know it is not compete, I feel adding a few more things or making some activities a little harder would help lengthen the game so I could enjoy it for longer!
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Happy!
( 6.5 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 28
This is the best game ever! It's cute and fun and your pets actually poop money! My one wish for future updates is Multiplayer, twice the people is twice the fun!
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๖ۣۜFallInOut
( 6.5 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 28
If you are looking for something unusual, something weird then you are looking at the right game.
It was a very interesting idea to create huge cute slimes who are making different sounds and have a lot of colours and types. If you want to rest from all those hard battles and terrible teammates - Slime Ranger is a god choice.

Pros:

Tons of cute slimes doing cute things and making cute sounds.
Good and original graphics
Possibly more than 30 hours of gameplay if you are creative (making 30 giant tabby slimes who will explode every second and kill you)
A huge world
Tabby slimes
A good farming simulator
You can upgrade your "weapon" and yourself
Changing day and night

Cons:

In it's current stage doesn't worth that much money
Without creativity you will be able to pass this game in 5 hours or less.

8/10 but it's just an EA. If it's so good now it will be perfect in future.
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kaspartheone
( 24.0 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 28
I love this game
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Ryax
( 6.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 27
Love this game but there is not enough content.... I've only been playing for 4 or so hours and I maxed out everything.
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dah-ro-fus
( 8.1 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 27
A cute game where you care for even cuter slimes, keep in mind this is still in early access, so there isn't many slimes/resources/places right now.




My advice: if you don't mind playing the game with what I said above, get it. If not, wait until it isn't in early access anymore.
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CAN EAT MORE
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 27
i love this game, but I would like to see some more information past the basics. Maybe a helpful tips area where you can go when and if you need it, it could be an optional thing, if you don't want help then you can ignore or never click on the tips area, but if you need a little guidance you can go there for help.
This game is really fun, and I've only played a couple of hours. Can't wait to play more
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
56 of 58 people (97%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
18.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 3
Slimer Rancher is a interesting game where you find and capture creatures called slimes to crossbreed them with other slimes to eventually harvest resources called Plorts. These plorts can be sold for money which can then be used to upgrade and therefore improve the way you capture and house these creatures to better harvest them for their plorts.

I spend hours going from a single and very basic corral for my slimes to multiple different high level corrals to house my ever growing collection of different slimes. The mechanic where you breed different slimes to combine traits of either slime is a very nice mechanic and allows players to strategize a little. For instance, I decided to only breed my slimes with a certain slime called a Rock Slime. The nice trait that rock slimes have to offer is their diet. They eat vegetables and therefore when bred with other slimes, their diet will also be veggies. Breeding all my various types of slimes with rock slimes allowed me to only grow veggies rather than a mixture of different things.

The game itself felt responsive and actually well polished. Never lagged or stuttered a bit. Never encountered a single issue or bug in the 14 hours I had played. Feels like a AAA title. The art style is great as well. Everything fits together perfectly and the design of the textures and models are top notch.

As for the breeding, the game allows you to only breed two base slimes together to create a final "Largo" slime which cannot be breed any longer. There might be a dozen or so different types of slimes, so for their to only be a single breeding per slime was unfortunate. It would be nice to see a in dept breeding tree of some sort. Breeding 3 or 4 different slimes together to finally reach a desired slime. A old mobile app called Dragon Story did it pretty well. You were given different base dragons and were given the option to breed them together. Each pair of dragons you bred together had a list of possible offspring it could create ranging in rarity, the more rare dragons having a lower percentage of actually getting. Those dragons could then be bred again with other dragons to further continue down the "ladder" to get more rare dragons.

I love the upgrade aspect to the different equipment you can purchase. Upgrading your corral to have, for example, an auto-feeder or auto-collector was a nice feature to have in a game like this. Almost every type equipment, whether it be a chicken coop, garden, or silo, each gave me options to upgrade and improve to make my life easier.

However, this game does seem to get quite repetitive after you've captured and breed most of the slimes and upgraded the different buildings. It went from adventuring to find more and cooler slimes to babysitting my slimes at my ranch. It got to the point, every quickly I may add, where I had pretty much every base type of slime in my ranch. At that point all you can do is continue to feed them and harvest the plorts for money, but already had purchased everything I could buy to improve my farm. I had 4 corrals, all upgraded to the max, 5 gardens growing veggies, a pond, and a silo. Now those aren't the only things you can buy but that is all I needed to keep my farm self sufficient.

Pros
  • Entertaining game. Kept me interesting for hours and had me missing it when I couldn't be playing it.
  • Overall idea of breeding and selling resources for money works and is actually pretty fun.
  • Feels like a polished AAA title
  • Great art-style

Neutral
  • The upgrading mechanic for buildings and tools is nice, but I wish it could be developed further with more long-term upgrades. I found myself having everything unlocked and with ton of cash to buy nothing with.
  • Harvesting crops to feed my slimes became a huge chore and took up a huge amount of my ingame day to make sure my 4+ corrals were properly feed. Would be nice if there was some sort of high tier upgrade that allowed more automation to solve this issues, possibly with food/resource transport pipes or something connecting gardens to silos, and silos to corrals for automatic feeding. This of course would be late-game stuff. (See suggestions below)
  • The environment itself was very nice to the eyes, but felt too linear and closed off. Rather than it feeling like a vast and open world, it felt like hallways and corridors with a nature facade.

Cons
  • Gets boring after a while (at least for me). Quickly had all the upgrades and was in a loop of gathering plorts and selling them. Had over 15,000 currency with nothing to do with it.
  • Breeding feels a bit lacking in my opinion. Could be more in-depth with different levels other than the single level breeding the game features now.
  • $20 USD does not seem like an appropriate price tag for this game. $14.99 could possibly be a better price.

Overall it is a good game. I would recommend this game to a friend.

My Suggestions:
As for things I would like to see added to the game, my biggest suggestion would be to allow players to almost nearly automise their ranch. It would be nice to see a game mechanic that allowed players to automatically transport finished crops into a silo via transport tubes or something and then distributed via different tubes to nearby corrals. Possibly having plorts be extracted for corrals and sent to silos via transport tubes as well. I love the upgrade mechanic but I wish I could see it be more used and more in depth than its current state.
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152 of 206 people (74%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 24
While I do enjoy this game enormously, and feel it is a fantastic concept, there simply isn't enough to it or in it to justify the cost.
Do not get me wrong, it's far from bad. But until this game has the requisit amount of depth and content, I cannot honestly recommend it.
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61 of 85 people (72%) found this review helpful
20 people found this review funny
Recommended
15.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 28
♥ Very Fun game full of adorable slimes that just want to Boops you!
I love this game :D

Here's some gamplay ^-^

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlUUsZuTpRA
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61 of 86 people (71%) found this review helpful
81 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 13
Enslaving defenseless animals has never felt so good. 10/10 would enslave again
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40 of 52 people (77%) found this review helpful
27 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 9
slime+cat=tabyslime
slime+fireflys=phosphorusslime
phosphorusslime+tabyslime=glowing cat slimes
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17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 31
This game is so amazing, that even watching someone play it makes me want to buy it. It may seem like the game isn't much at first, but this game is as addicting as... well... things that are very addictive. Described by me as, fun, addicting, cute, happy, and beautiful.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 25
You're starting off your adventure to be a proud owner of a Slime Ranch! Collect and evolve different slimes, and harvest the gems they release to trade in for a sort of gold/money to buy upgrades towards your health, stamina, and your Ranch. Travel across the lands, avoiding the horrid Tar slimes, as well as any other slime that might not be too happy to see you. The game graphics are great, as well as absolutely adorable. Take care of chickens, watch your adorable bouncy slime friends behind a glass containment, grow fruits and vegetables to use as feed for your goopy little friends, and enjoy your time as a Rancher. Since this is an early access game, there's still more places and upgrades to be explored in the future when the creators toss more our way; but it's worth checking out right now- and will leave you waiting for more, let's see what the game-masters will create next.
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18 of 25 people (72%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 16
here is a video i made...more or less my impression of SLIME RANCHER, hope it helps you out

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TB5kl0ukidQ
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 14
This is such a wonderful game and even though there isn't much to do once you have everything set up, it's still nice to come to when you're feeling done. Very highly recommend this game, particularly if you have anxiety and/or depression like me
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 11
This game is amazing. There is so much to do; You can collect a huge amount of slimes, you can mix slimes to make new ones, you can farm, you can feed the giant slimes to get keys which can unlock new areas, etc. My only complaint would be that it has recently crashed a few times (but that might just be my PC).

Even though it is an Early Access game, it's totally worth buying and playing now.
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