To be honest, if there were a toilet simulator with enough to do, I’d be up for it, but Ranch Simulator is a bona fide title that gives the impression that you’ll be lost in it for days.
It’s a single-player renovation game where you inherit your family’s ranch. Falling on hard times, it’s up to you to turn it all around. But get this: further down the Ranch Simulator specs, it states that this is also a multiplayer experience and you can get a co-op game underway!
Developed by Toxic Dog and published by Excalibur Games (Craftlands Workshoppe and Road To Guangdong), players will be able to do more than a spit and polish on a dilapidated ranch, making it prosperous once again.
Here’s what to expect from Ranch Simulator:
Rebuild Your Ranch
The years have not been kind to your family ranch and it will take time and money to restore it to its former glory. Buy tools from the local hardware store and purchase a range of vehicles from the garage to help with your rebuilding projects. Renovate the main house, decide what livestock you want to farm and construct the barns, pens and runs you’ll need to keep them safe and secure.
Look After Your Livestock
Grand building projects are one thing. Paying for them? That’ll come down to your ranching skills. Overseeing a profitable operation is all about the day-to-day. Once you’ve selected and taken on your livestock, regular feeding and watering will keep them healthy. Successful breeding and careful rearing of the young will help boost the numbers in your herds and flocks — and the more produce you have to sell, the more income you’ll receive for all that hard work.
Head Out on the Hunt
There’s a large open-world environment outside your cosy homestead and it’s teeming with wildlife. So when you feel like slowing the pace, why not grab your trusty rifle and head out into the forest to stalk deer and hunt bears? But remember, the wilderness lives by its own laws and you aren’t the only skilled hunter in the neighbourhood. Sometimes your steady hand and sharp eyes will also be needed back on the ranch to stop hungry wolves turning your off-grid dream into a nightmare.
Check out the multiplayer Ranch Simulator trailer below:
Ranch Simulator is scheduled for Early Access on the 4th of March 2021. It seems like a way off, but it’s almost February. Not that I’m counting the days. Wishlist it now!