ACRES is a small strategy simulation game about growing crops for evolving market demands. Build a farm, one acre at a time, to create a prosperous enterprise. Upgrade equipment, optimize harvests, and nurture the soil against increasing time pressure. How long can you keep the farm operating?
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Very Positive (140) - 82% of the 140 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Oct 17, 2023

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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“At ACRES, the focus isn't just on releasing a game; we're on a mission to cultivate a truly immersive and unique farming experience. With our core gameplay already firmly rooted, Early Access presents an exclusive opportunity for us to join forces with the dedicated community of players and fully realize the limitless potential of ACRES.

1. Player-Driven Development: Early Access invites you, the player, to be a part of our journey right from the start. Your feedback, suggestions, and insights are like seeds that nurture the game's growth, ensuring it aligns with your expectations.

2. Transparent Development: Commitment to complete transparency throughout the development process ensures that you have a front-row seat to our progress, goals, and the challenges embraced.

3. Play and Enjoy Sooner: Get a head start on the adventure! Early Access provides you with the opportunity to jump into the game and start enjoying it while it's still evolving. Be among the first to explore new features, tools, and gameplay mechanics.

4. Help Shape the Game: Your input matters. Whether you're reporting bugs, suggesting gameplay improvements, or sharing your creative ideas, your contributions directly influence the game's development. Together, we can make ACRES the best it can be.

5. Witness Growth and Evolution: Experience the game's evolution firsthand as it progresses from its initial state to a fully polished and feature-rich masterpiece. Watch as your suggestions and feedback turn into reality.

Join this journey to shape the future of ACRES. Together, we'll cultivate a gaming experience that's both fun and fulfilling. Your journey begins now in Early Access, and we can't wait to embark on this adventure alongside you.

Thank you for being a part of our community and for believing in the potential of ACRES”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Early Access is anticipated to continue for approximately six months. While the roadmap for ACRES' full release remains well-defined (See below), it is also shaped by the invaluable feedback and input from players like you. We remain flexible and open to extending this period if necessary to ensure that ACRES reaches its fullest potential, all while adhering to our carefully crafted development plan.”

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

“The envisioned full version of ACRES aims to expand upon the Early Access experience by offering a deeper and more immersive farming adventure. While we cannot make specific promises about future events, our aspiration is to provide players with enhanced features that enable strategic planning, automation opportunities, and a more dynamic response to market orders. Your feedback and support are essential as we work towards realizing this vision.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“At its current stage in Early Access, ACRES has made significant progress in establishing and fine-tuning core gameplay mechanics. Players can immerse themselves in a solid farming experience, focusing on cultivating crops in response to incoming market orders.

Currently, the game offers a range of options for farming, including manual labor and the use of 5 automated tractors for tasks such as tilling, sowing, cultivating, watering, fertilizing, and harvesting.

In addition to these core features, players can also explore additional placeable tools and items, such as Chicken Runs, Beehives, the cultivation of non-order cover crops, and the ability to upgrade seed bins, fuel storage, and tractor barns. These elements enrich the gameplay experience and set the stage for further development during the Early Access phase.”

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

“We plan to increase the price after Early Access. There might be seasonal discounts during Early Access, including a launch discount for early adopters.”

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

“Before releasing major updates, testing the new content on happens on ACRES’ experimental branch, open to all Early Access players. I read all feedback and bug reports on all our channels, including an official Discord server where we hang out with the community every day.”
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“Acres is engaging yet meditative”
Orbital Potato

“This is such a cool game! I'm Loving This!”
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“Surprising depth from such simple and beautiful design”
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About This Game

Grow with Purpose: Acres is all about tending to your crops and nurturing the land for a bountiful yield. Your success hinges on your ability to respond to market orders, cultivating the right crops in the right amounts to meet demand.


Fulfill orders by growing crops. Meet increasing market demands by upgrading tractors & equipment, automating cultivation and purchasing more land. How long can you keep the farm operating?

Meeting market demands

Market orders queue, with certain crops and amounts, It’s up to the player to grow the requested crops before the order ticket expires.
Orders sell automatically when harvested crops are available.

The amount of cash earned is dependent on the crops’ value and how quickly the order was fulfilled. As market orders age, the order value will gradually decrease until time has expired. Too many expired orders will reduce the farm’s reputation level.

Crop cultivation

1. Till the Soil, Unveil Potential:
Use the plow tools to transform overgrown soil into fertile ground. This initial step sets the stage for your thriving farm.

2. Plant with Precision:
Employ the planters to sow seeds with accuracy. Explore a diverse range of seed types, each holding its unique attributes and requirements.

3. Weed Control and Cultivation:
Neutralize competing weeds with cultivators, ensuring your crops take center stage. Cultivate the perfect environment for growth.

4. Sustain Soil Vitality:
Maintain soil health to prevent resource depletion by using soil amendment tools. Adjust water levels, pH balance, and nutrients to suit each crop's needs. Your stewardship ensures a continuous cycle of fruitful harvests.

5. Harvest in Abundance:
Watch your efforts bloom as plants mature. Utilize state-of-the-art harvesters to gather crops at their peak, reaping the rewards of your hard work.

Tractors, Upgrades & Automation

Manual hand tools can be upgraded to automated tractor and implement versions, allowing faster processing times and freeing up the player to manage other areas of the farm.

Better tractors and implements have increased usage costs, it is up to the player to decide when upgrades are necessary and cost effective.


ACRES offers:

  • Growing rows of independent crops
  • Time-sensitive actions that add a sense of urgency to your farming tasks
  • Calming but thoughtful strategy that allows you to plan and optimize your farm
  • Simplistic automation to streamline your operations
  • Limited trading and economy mechanics to add depth to your farming experience
  • A relaxing atmosphere that helps you unwind and escape the hustle and bustle of daily life
  • Beautiful, vibrant graphics that bring the minimalist world to life
  • Strategic placement options to optimize soil health and crop growth
  • Many unlockable crops and implements, offering a sense of progression and discovery

What ACRES does not offer
  • 4x Strategy gameplay
  • Deep layers of factory building mechanics
  • Realistic simulator elements
  • Animal husbandry
  • Combat & Violence
  • Multiplayer functionality
  • Lootboxes or microtransactions

Immerse yourself in the simplicity and tranquil beauty of ACRES: Minimalist Farming Sim. Cultivate your crops, nurture your land, and create your dream farm in a serene and captivating world.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
    • Processor: Intel Core i7-3770 / AMD FX-9590 or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 1060
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia RTX
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Storage: 2 GB available space

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