Atomic Rancher is a nuclear-fueled farming RPG that encourages players to grow, collect, and mutate their crops in order to grow and develop their town. Explore a vast and ruined world brimming with mystery and adventure. Will you thrive or only barely survive?
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Release Date:
Oct 29, 2018

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Atomic Rancher is a game made by fans and for fans! We've made the game chock-full of features we like, but what about the community? We are a small team and have put a TON of work into our game but to get us to the finish line we need community involvement and feedback! Gauging what features work and what ones need to be altered or even removed can be a large undertaking for an RPG - with Early Access we balance and tweak our game to perfection.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We believe with the communities support that we can complete the game within 4-6 months.”

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

“Our game is a farming game with a radioactive twist. Besides bug fixes and game balancing, the final version will have:
-Better NPCs
-A larger game world
-Expanded crafting
-character customization
-multiplayer (versus attack/defense)
-combat improvements
-electrical grids
-Friendship and marriage mechanics
-And whatever the community wants!”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current state of our Early Access version is a stable Beta build. We have 10 crops across three different seasons that can be mutated with red, green, or blue slimes for multiple combinations. If players make it far enough they will experience two additional seasons, the Wet and Rad seasons. There is also a town with fully scripted NPCs, a number of items, some of which are from enemy drops, and farm defense elements. We also have a crafting system in place with several of the items placable on your farm.”

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

“The game is discounted from its final price as we want to thank early supporters with a discount.”

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

“We think our game is great but the community will make it even better! We will be utilizing discord, facebook, twitter, and we also get great reception on reddit - really we're open to using any and every platform we can. So far our feedback has been very positive, if we can communicate with a wider audience we can incorporate feedback even faster!”
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About This Game

Atomic Rancher is a nuclear-fueled farming RPG that encourages players to grow, collect, and mutate their crops in order to survive.

A farming game with a twist! The world is recovering from atomic ruin, creating mutants and strange hybrids. Your father has found a sustainable water source and asked for your help to build a community from scratch.

Current Features
  • Farm with mutants! Use radioactive slimes to mutate the crops you grow on your farm. The color of slime you use on your crops (green, blue or red) determines what effect it has. If you feel like getting crazy, try combining different slimes on the same crops to see what happens! Be careful though, not all slime combinations have desirable results...

  • Collectible mutant companions! Some slimes mutate your crops into planimals! These little creatures are there to help you fight enemies and aid in quests. Can you discover them all?

  • Battle mutant hordes with defensive turret mutations! Crops can be upgraded by mutating them into defense turrets that fight enemies who try to eat your crops. By mutating your perimeter crops you can create a living wall of protection around your farm. Feel free to explore, take a nap, or talk to people around town all with the comfort of knowing your farm is protected while you’re away!

  • Three unique seasons: Dry, Wet and Rad! Strange weather and seasons shift what the player can grow. Experience the Dry season, a desolate and arid time where little grows. In the Wet season, life springs into action, and in the Rad season strange mutations dominate the land. Each season offers its own crops, planimals, and challenges.

  • Explore a vast wasteland. Much of the world is in ruins and only you can help rebuild what was lost. By venturing out into the great unknown you can find resources that you will need to make the world what it once was.

  • Build a community from scratch. Your father has called on you to help rebuild the only town around with fresh water. The buildings are pretty run down and could use a remodel (in some cases a total overhaul!). He will guide you in the right direction and allow you to upgrade buildings and even attract new friends to your community.

  • Craft dozens of items to build your farm! Take your farm to the next level by crafting artisanal items! Unlock the furnace, pickler, and more to turn your freshly harvested crops into products ready for market.

  • Level up your character and your companions. The bigger and better your farm is, and the more you upgrade the buildings in town the more opportunities you will have to upgrade your character's tools and everything else!

    Planned Features

  • Full controller support. Atomic Rancher will be completely playable with a mouse and keyboard, or with your XBOX controller at launch.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows Vista or greater
    • Processor: 2 Ghz
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: shader model 3.0+
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 400 MB available space

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