Industrial Petting is the chance for you and your friends to explore an alien world, find new pets, get them to love you, and sell them on the galactic market. Build factories to make more creatures, farms to feed them, and gadgets to entertain them.
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Industrial Petting is an experimental game which has been designed by adding in mechanics and seeing what sticks. This is mostly a one-man project, and having many more eyes on this will help guide it. Now with the transition to Early Access, more systems will be tested and more things will break, but now with an audience. I'm hoping that feedback from players at this stage will shape what this game will become, and have people enjoy the ride of figuring out exactly what this game will be!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The current plan is at least a year of development in Early Access, potentially longer. Full release will just be a milestone indicating that a certain amount of refined gameplay and content is working in-game, with as many bugs crushed as possible.”

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

“The full release of the game will have many more areas to explore, pets to befriend, and ways to befriend them. Features for the near future are VR support, new pets for the forest, and designing the first new area. I'm hoping to focus on the features and systems that resonate with people the most; if there's an overwhelming desire for more automation gameplay I'll head in that direction, but if everyone just wants to take care of a bunch of little creatures, I'll go for that.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current Early Access version has the basic systems and gameplay in place of the final game: going out and finding new pets, selling them, and setting up automatic systems to build and sell them, alone or with friends online! I'm starting with a small, polished base and building up from that. The current state of the game is aiming to be as stable and bug-free as possible, but like any pre-release product, you may find the occasional bug which could break the experience, and every part of the design is subject to change. Make sure to report any bugs and suggestions with the in-game reporting tool!”

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

“The price of the game will increase as we move through early access and into release. If the current price of the game seems too high, just wait for a little while as new features and systems get added. The price will increase after exiting Early Access. The amount of that change depends on how many systems and features are added.”

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

“Community feedback is very important for figuring out the future design and path for the game! I'll keep track of what people are saying both here and on an official discord channel, and will be giving regular updates on the current roadmap and progress on the project.”
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Planned Release Date: Winter 2019

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Recent updates View all (11)

March 14

Nibbler Update!

Nibblers are now in-game!

This last week has seen some internal changes to make adding new pets easier, which should help speed up development. More importantly, some artists are being hired to make adding new buildings and pets much quicker.

Features
  • Trunks added!
  • Added Nibbler!

Changes
  • Gatherbots now search for objects they''re gathering
  • Rearranged research tree
  • Junctions can only hold 3 items now
  • Can poke things now
  • Can reverse pipes now

Bugfixes
  • Fixed oe missing character in french
  • Pets should go through fences much less often now
  • Chunks of various bugfixes'
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March 1

Gatherbot Update! v0.0.154

Features
  • Added the Gatherbot!
  • French language support!
  • Added music to the title screen

Changes
  • Bunch of new sound effects
  • Autobuilder renamed to Construction Cannon
  • Slimecuddle renamed to Slimecuddler
  • Distance Box renamed to Booster Box
  • Box renamed to Junction
  • Added error popup for corrupt save, server shutdown, can''t connect to server...

Bugfixes
  • Honestly, too many to count
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About This Game

You have always dreamed of becoming a pet engineer on the edge of the galaxy, and now you can live that dream! With your orbital pet elevator landed on a distant world, it's time to tame the local wildlife, and build more of them.

  • Pet Strange Animals
  • Feed them exotic vegetables
  • Build factories and automate petting
  • Invite some friends to create a massive operation together
  • Create fun, adorable, and unnatural evolutions of the local wildlife
  • Explore the planet and discover what secrets might be hidden on this distant world

The galaxy demands ethically sourced, fair trade exotic pets, and you're the one to supply it. With a certified joy-detecting space elevator, only creatures that are happy, fed, and comfortable can be exported to the market. Farm local produce and make extravagent meals to charm the creatures, or just give them a little bit of personal attention.

Drop-in, drop-out multiplayer means that friends can join you anytime! No server configurations, no special modes. Just invite them from your friends list, or make your game open and let any of them join.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7,8,10
    • Processor: 64-Bit Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 3000
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7,8,10
    • Processor: 64-Bit Quad Core Processor
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia 970 or Equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: macOS 10.12+
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 3000
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04+
    • Processor: 64-Bit Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 500 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 3000
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

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