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Slime Rancher - Getting Wiggly on August 1st

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By Monomi Park

 

Official Site | Steam | Humble | Xbox One

Release Date: August 1, 2017 

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What is Slime Rancher?
Slime Rancher is the tale of Beatrix LeBeau, a plucky, young rancher who sets out for a life a thousand light years away from Earth on the ‘Far, Far Range’ where she tries her hand at making a living wrangling slimes. With a can-do attitude, plenty of grit, and her trusty vacpack, Beatrix attempts to stake a claim, amass a fortune, and avoid the continual peril that looms from the rolling, jiggling avalanche of slimes around every corner.

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Slime Rancher is a first-person, sandbox experience where players will solve problems and survive through mastery of their vacpack: a vacuum/cannon/backpack that can vacuum up and blast out anything that isn’t nailed to the ground.

Each day will present new challenges to players as they attempt to amass a great fortune in the business of slime ranching. While players are free to approach these challenges however they wish, a typical day might look like this:

  • You wake at the crack of dawn and get to watering the crops at the ranch. Some slimes are vegetarian, after all. Then it’s time to gather up the plumpest hens from the chicken coop. Some slimes are totally not vegetarian, after all.
  • Next, you’re off to feed slimes their breakfast over at the slime corrals so they don’t get too out of hand during the day. Hungry slimes get jumpy. Jumpy slimes can’t be contained.
  • With your ranch set for the day, it’s time to begin exploring the untamed wilds of the Far, Far Range. Along the way, you’ll encounter slimes you’ve never seen before, discover a new type of veggie to cultivate back at the ranch, and narrowly avoid certain doom in a valley of burly, feral slimes.
  • With the sun setting, it’s time to head back to the ranch, rustle up some dinner for your slimes, and try and figure out just how the heck you’ll keep these new slimes that seem to, well, explode all the time.
  • But you can do this. You had the courage to travel a thousand light years away from home to make a living as a slime rancher. Slimes that go boom? No problem. Slimes that burn with a radioactive aura? Bring it on. Slimes that wiggle their butts? Wait, do slimes even have butts?

Let’s get ranching.

 

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This has now popped up on Steam Early Access! I really, really want to buy this but with XCOM 2 around the corner and this still being in development I have to hold off for now. But man this seems like pure blissful glee. I can't wait!

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This is finally (actually) coming out on August 1st. Already own it but haven't yet touched it for fear of Early Access shenanigans. 

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Slime Rancher, the charmingly frustrating game about capturing and breeding adorable slime creatures who want only to escape and eat everything in sight, will leave early access on August 1st. If you’ve been waiting for a full launch before starting your own ranch to sell dung, draw a pooey circle around that Tuesday. For those who, like Rick Lane, started playing after Slime Rancher hit early access in January 2016, a new early access update recently hit with a new area and slimes.

Update v0.6.0 actually came out last Monday but it got a little lost in the E3 announce-o-rama. It’s the last major update before Slime Rancher leaves early access, though developers Monomi Park do plan to continue updating the game with “new, unexpected content” after it properly launches.

 

The new area is the Glass Desert, and it’s the biggest zone added so far. It’s a pretty yet dangerous place where firestorms spark up, though bringing oases to life can help reduce them. And, of course, the zone brings new slimes: glimmering explosive Mosaic Slimes, whirlwind-riding Dervish Slimes, Fire Slimes, and grabby Tangle Slimes.

 

The update also brought a new skybox, new growing animations for crops, new gadgets, and more. See the patch notes for everything. And here, meet the new slimes in this trailer:

 

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