Plant Sugarcane! Employ Pandas! Conquer the World! Sugarcane Empire is a story-based clicker game set in Chengdu, China and Kentucky, USA. Play as three generations of Chinese and American women. Experience how stories preserve us from death.
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Mixed (14) - 57% of the 14 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jan 13, 2022

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“As a new game developer, we would like to release Early Access so we can get feedback from players on the current game, improve the game based on their feedback, and select additional features to develop based on player interests. Early Access will also help us build a player base, and set context for prospective customers about our plans before the official release.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Approximately 1 year.”

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

“For the full version, we plan to further develop:
- Stage I: More options and game-system responses in the choose-your-own-adventure story
- Stage III: Improved graphics, new sound effects, extended "infinite mode" including new gameplay tactics introduced by 3 endgame upgrade, additional modifications and features to be decided depending on player feedback.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Players can currently play all 3 stages of the game. The main narrative of the game is complete. The current game ends in Stage III, after the conclusion of the main narrative, before infinite mode and additional gameplay functionalities which will be implemented during Early Access.”

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

“The game will be priced differently during and after Early Access. During Early Access, the game is free. We plan to gradually raise the price as we ship new content and features after Early Access.”

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

“We would involve the community in the game development process as follows:
1. Guiding our prioritization and development of additional features to be released after Early Access.
2. Responding to and incorporating feedback on the game, especially on how gameplay can better support narrative.
3. Responding to bugs in the current build.”
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About This Game

Sugarcane Empire is a story dressed up as a clicker farm sim. In 30+ minutes, meet three generations of Chinese and American women: a Chinese farmer, a Chinese-American professor, and an American college student. Experience their family's transforming story by running a sugarcane farm, employing pandas, and starting your own vanity space program.

- A story-game evolving through 3 stages: a text-based, minimalist clicker game; an illustrated, interactive narrative; and an 8-bit clicker farm sim.
- Farm sugarcane in 3 settings: from the confines of a hospital bed, at the farms of 1940's China, and in a pixel-art parody of 21st-century capitalism.
- Custom soundtrack by theimpliedbear
- Illustrations by Julia Lee
- Pixel art by neguritab

System Requirements

SteamOS + Linux
    • OS *: Windows Vista or greater
    • Processor: 2 Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 mb video memory, shader model 3.0+
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.
    • OS: Mac OSX 10.10+
    • Processor: 2 Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 mb video memory, OpenGL 2
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
* Starting February 15, 2024, the Steam Client will no longer support 32-bit games or macOS 10.14 or lower.
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    • Processor: 2 Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 mb video memory, OpenGL 2
    • Storage: 300 MB available space

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