Builder. Farmer. Hunter. Trader. Ranching certainly isn’t your average job. Think you have the skills to turn your family’s rundown homestead into the most prosperous ranch in the valley? Then it’s time to head out into the wilderness in this captivating single and multiplayer open-world simulator.
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Release Date:
Mar 4, 2021

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Ranch Simulator is a new title where we would like to give our players the chance to help shape our vision of the game. We wish to build our community to ensure that the features we will be implementing are what our players want.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We estimate that Ranch Simulator will be in Early Access between 18-24 months depending on feedback and suggestions from our community.”

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

“The full version will have more animals to tend to, further expansions to your ranch and a bigger range of vehicles available. During Early Access the map, optimisation and level of polish will evolve.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game currently features the core mechanics and gameplay of ranching. You can buy animals, feed, protect and breed them, gather their produce and sell to expand your ranch and boost your profits. You can also buy and train horses. You can work cooperatively on the same Ranch in up to 4-player multiplayer.

There are likely to be bugs present, and with the larger updates there is also a possibility of save games becoming incompatible and possibly wiped.”

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

“The price will increase as we add more features, and get closer to the final version of the game.”

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

“We encourage our players to suggest features and give us feedback on the Steam forum, our Discord server, social media etc. Our ears are open and we hope that everyone can share their thoughts to help us shape this into a wonderful game. Especially with the development of multiplayer, let us know what you want to do with your friends on your Ranch!”
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About This Game

It was once your grandfather’s pride-and-joy, but your family ranch has fallen on hard times and it’s up to you to turn things around. Sitting in a remote forested valley, the dilapidated homestead will test all your abilities as you attempt to turn it into the most prosperous ranch in the region – either alone or in up to four player co-op multiplayer.

Rebuild Your Ranch

The years have not been kind to your family ranch and it will take time and money to restore it to its former glory. Buy tools from the local hardware store and purchase a range of vehicles from the garage to help with your rebuilding projects. Renovate the main house, decide what livestock you want to farm and construct the barns, pens and runs you’ll need to keep them safe and secure.

Look After Your Livestock

Grand building projects are one thing. Paying for them? That’ll come down to your ranching skills. Overseeing a profitable operation is all about the day-to-day. Once you’ve selected and taken on your livestock, regular feeding and watering will keep them healthy. Successful breeding and careful rearing of the young will help boost the numbers in your herds and flocks — and the more produce you have to sell, the more income you’ll receive for all that hard work.

Head Out on the Hunt

There’s a large open-world environment outside your cosy homestead and it’s teeming with wildlife. So when you feel like slowing the pace, why not grab your trusty rifle and head out into the forest to stalk deer and hunt bears? But remember, the wilderness lives by its own laws and you aren’t the only skilled hunter in the neighbourhood. Sometimes your steady hand and sharp eyes will also be needed back on the ranch to stop hungry wolves turning your off-grid dream into a nightmare.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-3570K or AMD FX-8310
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 or AMD Radeon RX 470
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Storage: 15 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
    • Processor: Intel Core i7-4790 or AMD Ryzen 3 3200G
    • Memory: 12 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB / GTX 1660 Super or Radeon RX 590
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Storage: 15 GB available space

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