The Ranchers is an open-world country-life sim for 1-4 players online. Ranch, grow crops and fruit trees, cook with many recipes, craft machines like in My Time at Sandrock, build your house from scratch, go fishing and hunting, enter mines and fight monsters. All of which can be done, including quests, in multiplayer!
The game has more realism and creative freedom that makes it unique. Example, you can decide how to cut down a tree. Meaning, by using an axe, your car, explosives, or even guns. The animals you get to raise have the usual cows and chickens, but also ones not seen in typical farming sims like peacocks and turkeys. Pets include cats and dogs but if you back the game now on Kickstarter, you can have a pet tiger!
There are many villagers around to meet and befriend. You can also find love, move in together, and start a family. There are various vehicles you can drive to make deliveries, transport your animals, explore, and visit said friends. They all have different speed, handling, acceleration, passenger capacity, storage capacity, and fuel needs. Types of vehicles range from bicycles, motorcycles, yatch, scooter, etc!
Launching in Late 2023 for PC and Consoles
The Ranchers is in development by RedPilzStudio. You can Wishlist it now on Steam Early Access for release in Q3 2023. Some time a little later, the game will release on all consoles.
Play as a Tiny Bear Chef in a Regular Sized Kitchen
New game alert! Today Little Bear Chef just premiered, a cozy 3D cooking platformer. The bear in question looks like an adorable bottle of honey named Chef Toto.
It looks like in the game trailer below, that you’ll have to come up with unique ways to use ingredients that are bigger than you. The platforming aspect is probably due to having to jump around on cooking utensils and appliances and Rube Goldberg your way to creating dishes.
Coming to PC and Consoles in 2023
Little Bear Chef is being developed by BananaBox, and is coming to PC and consoles (potentially later) in 2023. Since Little Bear Chef just debuted, there’s not much more information or a Steam Page as of yet.
Day of the Devs 10th Anniversary showcased a more in-depth look at Roots of Pacha, a farming simulation game set in the stone age. You can check out the video with the developers Soda Den below! They also announced that their Steam demo just launched today and will continue for the rest of the Steam Next Fest 2022 (ends June 20th, 2022).
The Roots of Pacha demo will be eight in-game days which amounts to approximately two hours. The community will have a chance to get two more days by unlocking fires in the Demo Festival Challenge (lighting fires). Players have already unlocked the Pacheems Statue and a Bunny Hat (as seen in screenshot) in the challenge so you’ll have to join now if you want to take part! Furthermore, the developers have allowed the capability to save during the demo, to start multiple runs, and to play in co-op.
Free Limited Time Demo During Steam Next Fest 2022
Here are some of my favorite farming games currently available, or coming soon, for the different consoles.
It seems that these days new farming games are coming out left and right. And because most single-person or small-team indie groups tend to build their games on PC, we get a lot of these awesome farming games on PC first. Compared to ten years ago, Steam is overflowing with farming games! Sometimes they come to console later, but some will remain exclusive forever.
But there is good news for everyone who has a preference for console gaming, or who doesn’t have a game-worthy PC right now. We’ve put together a satisfyingly large list of farming games that are either already available on console, or are confirmed to be coming to console at a later time.
Here are some console games that contain farming, growing or gardening mechanics, and they are all available on at least one dedicated gaming machine that is currently still in production. But they are not all in the same genre, and the emphasis placed on farming is different in each game, so these lists represent a variety.
I hope you’ll spot some of your favorites here, and maybe even have a few more to tell me about, so we can continue to make this list longer and longer.
Farming Games You Can Play Right Now
Doraemon: Story of Seasons (Switch and PC/Steam
For the ones who are not familiar with Doraemon Story of Seasons, it is a crossover game that combines the best out the beloved farming sim Story of Seasons and the more adventure driven Doraemon.
Farming Simulator (Switch, PS4, Xbox One, various versions)
Take on the challenges of the modern farmer! Explore a huge open world including a detailed North American environment, loaded with farming activities, over hundreds of acres of land. Drive over 250 authentic farming vehicles and equipment from over 75 manufacturers, including brands such as Challenger, Fendt, Massey Ferguson and Valtra.
For those with their head in the ‘clouds’, who have not yet played or heard of Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles, it is an aesthetic open-world adventure game. It was initially released for PC and PS4 on July 18th 2017. It was released for Switch on 17th May 2018.
Farming games are on the up rise. Everyone is starting to enjoy our favorite laid back and relaxing video games. The latest addition to the Farming Sim genre is Farm Together. A multiplayer or single player ( however you prefer to farm ) game made by Milkstone Studios. Farm Together released just a few days ago, and it is already stealing the heart of Stardew Valley and Harvest Moon fans.
Slime Rancher, developed by Monomi Park, is a first-person farming simulation game with adorable pink slimes. Search for special treasure pods throughout the Far, Far Range and discover each slime’s unique secret style. Once discovered, you will be able to re-style every slime of that type whenever you choose!
The Stillness of the Wind is a beautiful and unique take on the traditional and very popular farming game genre. The game focuses on Talma, an elderly woman who is spending her late days on her farmstead growing food, making cheese and tending to animals. The Stillness of the Wind packs everything you come to except from amazing farming games, such as Stardew Valley, Harvest Moon and Story of Seasons to name a few
Harvest Life is taking a cute approach to the oh so adorable farming life simulation genre. In this game the player will of course do some extensive farming, taking care of livestock and exploring the gorgeous environment. But beyond it’s usual farming features, the game also delivers an intriguing story line.
In the Stardew Valley multiplayer mode, players can invite friends to their game and even provide them with their own little cabin. The Co-Op mode quickly became a fans favorite way to enjoy the much popular farming-sim.
My Time At Portia has officially been released on PS4, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch! In this article, we are going to look at the key differences between the PC and Console versions as of the initial launch. Even though the two versions are very similar, there are some very noticeable differences on the console.
Get ready to build a whole new world to your liking, and save the realm from Hargon. Hargon is back again and wishes to plunge the world into darkness and simplicity, striping the inhabitants of the land their ability to craft anything.
Graveyard Keeper appears to be a darker game than what you would normally expect on your daily visit to myPotatoGames, but a closer look at the game reveals that its not much different from beloved franchises like Stardew Valley and other simulation games in the genre.
Forager was released April 18th by Indie developer HopFrog and published by Humble Bundle. Humble Bundle is the same company to work on other popular titles such as Mineko’s Night Market and Inkenfell. Within a short week, Forager has already begun to take over the internet through streams and videos. It has also already received many very positive reviews!
Plantera is a farming-style clicker game that was released in 2016 by indie developer, VaragtP. With a “Very Positive” rating and over 3,000 reviews on Steam, it is easy to see why the developer has announced plans for a Plantera 2. Once finding out about this, myPotatoGames approached the developer to find out more information about the popular indie game sequel.
Little did I know when I started to play Little Dragons Cafe that I’d become so invested in the story line and characters. A small family of a mom, brother, and sister run a cafe together. One day, mom gets sick and you find out that she’s half dragon. An old man appears and tells the brother and sister that if they run the cafe together and raise this baby dragon well, their mom will be cured.
In case you haven’t heard, Ooblets is an extremely adorable farming SIM/creature collection game in the style of such classics as Animal Crossing and Pokemon. Only in this game, you don’t need to necessarily catch your creatures, instead, you grow them in your awesome garden! Your little friends will help you do many things as you explore the expansive lands before you.
The story is set in the world of Umbra, a world that has been affected by a catastrophic event that has ceased the world from rotating (thus the title Earthlock). The horrible event, known by the people as the Deadly Halt, has left the world in disarray.
Terreria is a game about adventuring, building, resourcing, and generally just doing anything you want, whenever you want and how you want it! The randomly generated worlds of the game keep gameplay fresh for weeks, months, and years to come.
“Clean up junk while bringing plants and creatures to life. Freely reclaim the Junk Planet in this 2D sandbox game. The game takes place on Junk Planet, a planet that was bombarded with so much junk, it was completely ruined. It’s here that a peculiar pair meet by chance and their story begins.”
Looking for a fresh start and some new surroundings, you set off on a voyage to begin your new life! Unfortunately, the weather has different plans, as your ship is hit by a monsoon, and goes down! You drift into a small harbor town, now in a shambles from the storm, where a young doctor named Jeanne saves your life.
Return to PopoloCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale (3DS)
Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns just came out, but this is whole different game within the same franchise. It combines the best you know from Story of Seasons and turns it into an adorable RPG Adventure Game. Popolo Crois comes with an engaging story line, and interesting characters that you will meet along the way.
Ever Oasis sports a team structure during dungeon crawling that’s reminiscent of Xenoblade. It seems like gameplay focuses mostly on combat when you’re in these dungeons. Other than that, mission and story structure are about what you’d expect from the average RPG.
“Establish a new life in a new country, developing relationships, cultivating the land and adventuring with comrades on an epic quest that begins with a humble tumble. Designed for beginners and series veterans alike!”
Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns is the sequel to the immensely popular Story of Seasons for 3DS. It features a richer gameplay and a huge open world to explore. Harvest Moon fans have long considered this game a worthy successor to the popular farming franchise.
“Your parents recently offered you a chance to renovate the abandoned family farm, but reviving a successful ranch requires rebuilding the town. Can you find the materials and blueprints that allow you to create the best community in the land?”
The ‘Welcome Amiibo’ update to New Leaf brought with it a variety of new features, including a campsite area, much like the one seen in Animal Crossing Pocket Camp. With the Welcome Amiibo update coming to New Leaf in the same period of time that Animal Crossing Pocket Camp was meant to release, it’s blatantly obvious that the two titles were supposed to have the connectivity that Nintendo had teased
If the hustle and bustle of modern life’s got you down, Tom Nook has a new business venture up his sleeve that he knows you’ll adore: the Nook Inc. Deserted Island Getaway Package! Sure, you’ve crossed paths with colorful characters near and far. Had a grand time as one of the city folk. May’ve even turned over a new leaf and dedicated yourself to public service! But deep down, isn’t there a part of you that longs for…freedom? Then perhaps a long walk on the beach of a deserted island, where a rich wealth of untouched nature awaits, is just what the doctor ordered!
We’ve been following Staxel for quite some time now, which you can see in our article about the demo. Plukit, the developers, were kind enough to give myPotatoGames a copy of the full-release on Steam to review with the new updates. If you’re looking for a great sandbox game to spend hours and hours building and farming, look no further! Feel free to relax and explore a plentiful island, and build a wonderful town that villagers will want to move into.
Garden Paws, created by Bitten Toast Games, has it all in this simulation/adventure! You can garden, farm, fish, mine, run a shop, tame wild animals, decorate yourself and your home, build new stores and homes for the town, and much more! Constant quests to either progress the town or to help out some villagers makes it so that everything you do has a grander purpose, aside from just being cute that is.
Players take on the role of Sakuna, a proud yet lonely harvest goddess who is banished to a dangerous island with a group of outcast humans. As she tames the island by defeating demons in gorgeous, mysterious natural settings, she will also find a home in a mountain village. This is where she will prove herself worthy of her title by harvesting rice and bettering the lives of humans. Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin has an emphasis on the artistry of cultivating rice, and the craft behind the agriculture.
For those of you out there who are like us and just can’t wait to get your hands on Re:Legend, we have excellent news. Developed by Magnus Games Studio, Re:Legend is an online co-op adventure game that features all the goodies we’ve come to love so much at myPotatoGames (i.e. farming, crafting, creature collection). This amazing title is going to be available to try out very soon, and we’ve got everything you need to know about being a part of the early access trial.
For those that may have missed it, Picontier is a slow paced and relaxing life sim game. The game contains aspects of farming, building, fishing and crafting. There will also be a light combat element, for those that seek the rewards of a dungeon master. Picontier is currently in the works, and the developers are pushing for a release of 2020.
Stranded Sails: Explorers of the Cursed Islands (Switch)
I am happy to say that Stranded Sails: Explorers of the Cursed Islands has a release date of October 2019! Furthermore, it is releasing worldwide both digitally and physically. This open-world adventure and simulation game is developed by Lemonbomb Entertainment and published by rokapublish. Now they have also teamed up with Merge Games to bring the title to all current generation consoles! Stranded Sails will be released for PC, Nintendo Switch, as well as Xbox One and PlayStation 4 simultaneously on the same release date!
Summer in Mara is centered around the main island Qälis, a small town with different Qüidos, humans, cat-children, and a few Elit. In this city, you can see the mixture of cultures scattered all through Mara. In Qälis, you will meet people, trade with them, and discover lots of secrets about Mara’s exotic and ancient structures. You’ll be able to befriend all of these villagers but you’ll also be able to craft, grow livestock, and plant trees and crops!
Mineko’s Night Market is an upcoming cat-themed crafting adventure game that celebrates Japanese culture and is essentially about friendship, choices, and of course, cats. The indie game is being developed by Meowza Games,and being published by Humble Bundle, who will also publish upcoming games Forager and Ikenfell.
Littlewood is a new village simulator game coming to early access next month on Steam. myPotatoGames was able to sit down with developer, Sean Young, and get some exclusive details about this highly anticipated game. As an extra bonus, below are some never before seen screen shots of the game! This is all quite exciting so let’s jump into it!
Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town (Switch – Available in Japan already)
Story of Seasons Reunion of Mineral Town is a remake of the much beloved and highly praised Harvest Moon Friends of Mineral Town. The game will be coming to Switch later this year and we have the first gameplay footage!
Rune Factory 5 is the sequel to the much beloved and extremely popular Rune Factory 4 – a game initially released on the Nintendo 3DS and now coming to Nintendo Switch with all new visuals and game features.Fans of the series are excited to learn more about Rune Factory 5 for Nintendo Switch. To satisfy the need and hunger for more details on the sequel, Marvelous released a a short Rune Factory 5 Teaser at the end of todays stream. Check out the adorable little video below!
So many packs, so little time! EA has done it again. They’ve made a beautiful looking game pass for the Sims 4 that we really want. The most recent addition to the roster was Island Living, back in June. On September 10th PC and Mac players will be getting another new pack that is less tropical and more…magical. The Realm of Magic game pack will also be available on consoles starting October 15th! (PS4 and Xbox One)
Once the update is applied, you’ll be able to find a portal in the woods in Glimmerbrook that will lead you to a new world. And there you will be able to learn magic! You can even get yourself a cauldron and start brewing potions. Including love potions! If you feel like it, you can test your new magical skills against fellow spellcasters, too. Magical duels, here we come!
If you don’t feel very magical in your t-shirt and jeans, there are no worries there. The Realm of Magic pack will include lots of new clothing to suit your new abilities. Enchanting dresses, mystical robes, amulets…the works. We’ll be keeping an eye out to see if they’ll also have new furniture and decorating items to make our mini-mansion mystical. Meanwhile, you can view the full video here: