Game release: “Slime Rancher” (PC,Xbox One)

First-person shooters can be quite quirky and colorful like Monomi Park‘s Slime Rancher.

While first looks point to a Splatoon rip-off, second looks show that it can be deceiving to judge a game by its child-friendly appearance. One plays as Beatrix LeBeau, a young rancher who wants to make her fortune by managing a farm with slimes who have wants, needs, and emotions that drive their behavior. If this already sounds weird, then it gets even better with the actual gameplay mechanics that involve sucking things up and shooting them out. These can either be slimes or carrots, i.e. the cattle or feeding ground. One can customize the ranch with slimes, corrals, gardens, silos, and more, while the most interesting part is to breed new lifeforms.

Using slime science, one can combine and create new slime species, while it also seems that there’s always the aspect of competing against other farmers. It doesn’t happen very often that the first-person perspective is used to evoke positive feelings in the player, as shooting stuff or walking around in horror scenarios to be told depressing stories seems to be the norm these days. So it’s refreshing to see a developer embrace a different approach. If it looks and sounds as lovely as this, with a more relaxed Casual mode, a survival-like Iron Rancher mode for veterans, and daily missions, then there’s definitely an out-of-Early Access-winner here.

The game is out now for both PC and Xbox One, with the former version having a 33% launch discount that will last until August 8, 5 PM UTC.

Buy the digital version for PC on
GOG
Steam

Official website

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Being an avid gamer, cinemaniac, and bookworm in addition to other things the internet and new media present, I'm also very much into DIY music, rock and pop in particular. Writing short or longer pieces about anything that interests me has always made me happy. As both an editor for German website "Adventure-Treff" and UK website "Future Sack", I like to write reviews and news about recent developments in the movies, games and book industry.
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