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Slime Rancher [GOGSteam], the game about running around sucking up cute (and some not so cute) slimes and running a farm is easily one of the sweetest games available on Linux and the Mochi's Megabucks update is rather good.

Firstly, you no longer need to tweak anything to get around the old Unity3D bug where on Linux you would get a blackscreen, as they've updated Unity for this release and it works perfectly now!

They also have a trailer for the new release:

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Now onto the good stuff…this update expands the game quite a lot and from what I've seen it's a really great addition to the game! The map is bigger again, with the new Nimble Valley area to unlock and explore. There's new treasure pods to find and a new type of Slime: Quicksilver Slimes. These little devils are super fast and feed on electricity! Their plorts (the little gems the slimes poop-out) can't be sold the usual way on the Plort Market, instead they can only be deposited at Mochi’s Manor. Catching them can be tricky, so Mochi has a few tricks up their sleeve to help with this.

To unlock this new area, you will need to have complete a Range Exchange request with Mochi, unlock the Indigo Quarry, and purchase The Grotto ranch expansion. There's also plenty more bug fixes and optimizations done.

You can find it now on GOG and Steam. The GOG build is currently out of date, so I've reached out to the developer to ask them to update it.

If you still haven't picked up a copy—just do it! It's such a wonderful game. Another developer who has repeatedly put out big content updates for free, they're well worth supporting.

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Shmerl 14 March 2018 at 12:44 pm UTC
Thanks for pinging developers about the GOG build.
liamdawe 14 March 2018 at 12:49 pm UTC
ShmerlThanks for pinging developers about the GOG build.
I do what I can in all ways possible to support Linux gaming, which includes prodding developers to find out why GOG versions are behind at times

Update: GOG have told me the Slime Rancher update will be up today!


Last edited by liamdawe at 14 March 2018 at 1:47 pm UTC. Edited 2 times.
sn0rlax 14 March 2018 at 10:48 pm UTC
This game truly is fun. Would be great for kids, but I'm 33 and enjoying it. It's had a few updates since I last picked it up. Cool stuff!
Erzfeind 15 March 2018 at 7:35 am UTC
sn0rlaxThis game truly is fun. Would be great for kids, but I'm 33 and enjoying it. It's had a few updates since I last picked it up. Cool stuff!

Age doesn't matter on this one! It's one of my absolute favourite indie games.
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