Lightyear Frontier is a peaceful open-world farming adventure on a planet at the far edge of the galaxy. Climb into your versatile mech and start your new home on a distant planet with up to 3 friends as you farm alien crops, build your own homestead, and explore the untamed wilderness of the world.
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Very Positive (1,246) - 86% of the 1,246 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Mar 19, 2024

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“For a large system-driven game like Lightyear Frontier community involvement is a must, and we want to get our game into the hands of our players as early as possible. While we have a long-term plan for the game, community feedback will help us prioritize and iterate on the game’s features until the gameplay is just right.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Our current plan is to spend about a year and a half in Early Access, but we also embrace the fact that plans can and will change the moment we start getting feedback. Our primary goal is to keep the updates coming at a steady pace and reach full release once we feel the game is ready.”

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

“The Early Access version represents only a portion of the full game. The full game will feature several new environments, plants, resources, animals, and hazards, as well as several new upgrade tiers, and modules for the mech. The game’s story will also expand during Early Access, with only the beginning of the first act available initially. Furthermore, additional neighbors and missions will be added over the course of Early Access.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“At this time, the core features of the game are present and playable, with an initial zone for players to explore and build their homesteads in. As we progress through development, we'll be actively working with the community to improve features, as well as adding new content and zones along the way.”

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

“As the game will vastly increase in content over the course of Early Access, the full release will come with an increase in price. However, we will clearly communicate the specifics of the price change well ahead of release to give players the opportunity to purchase before it happens.”

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

“Our main form of communication will be via our Discord and we will collect feedback from our players via the in-game feedback tool. Players are able to discuss and vote on features in a dedicated Discord channel to send them directly into our project management system.
We will post regular updates on our website where we will also keep an updated roadmap.”
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“A novel, refreshing approach to the farming sim genre”

“My favourite comfort game.”

“As with any survival-crafting-farming game in early access, Lightyear Frontier will only grow and evolve – but unlike many of its contemporaries, it already feels like a complete experience.”



About This Game

Start your interstellar homestead in this peaceful open-world farming adventure!
Build your sustainable exofarm, grow alien crops, customize your mech, and explore a new world full of mystery with up to three friends!

Live the quiet life as you take in the sights and sounds of your new home. Enjoy a low-stress, combat-free experience without the need to manage things like thirst and hunger. Just focus on farming, exploration, and discovery!

Farm, build, and explore in a customizable mech! Choose from an array of tools, unlock new upgrades, and personalize your mech with an assortment of paint choices and mech parts.

Carefully manage your relationship with the ecosystem, restoring the surrounding regions by cleaning up the mysterious pollution, clearing out invasive weeds, and mitigating the effects of hazards. Plant new trees to replace the ones you harvest, and ensure a sustainable homestead!

Get your new life started by sowing a diverse harvest! Collect seeds of numerous plants as you explore the planet, growing them into fully-fledged harvests. Care for your fields by watering them consistently while enhancing their growth with fertilizer. Trade the harvested crops for credits or turn them into materials for buildings and upgrades.

Create the exofarm of your dreams as you turn resources into buildings! Grow your presence as you expand your homestead from basic structures to a fully-fledged, retro-futuristic farm. Make your place your own with alternative color palettes and decorations.

Venture out into the wilderness to discover this new world’s ancient secrets. Team up with your friendly scanner satellite to decipher clues spread across the planet’s varied environments and uncover lost knowledge.

While your mech can handle anything the world throws at you, feel free to invite up to three friends to join you on this journey of settling and exploration! Pool your resources to create the perfect exofarm, and share the rewarding feeling of a good harvest with your pals!

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i3-4170 / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
    • Memory: 12 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1050 / AMD Radeon RX 460
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Low settings, 720p, 30 fps
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i7-4790K / AMD Ryzen 5 3600
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 6600 / NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1660 Ti
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: SSD Recommended - (High settings, 1080p, 60fps)

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