Ranch Slime

In which I talk about a great little time waster, Slime Rancher

I’ve been playing a fair bit of Slime Rancher recently. It’s a cute little game that runs semi-decently on this laptop, and (more importantly) runs on Linux. It’s been a good time waster and distraction from everything going on in the world. Plus it’s something I can play while Garrett is around and not get in trouble for “violent content”.

My biggest complaint about the game is summed up in this post from 2019:

Trying to get out in Slime Rancher and explore while farms are overflowing with fruit and veggies that will rot if you don’t grab and store them, and pens that are dangerously low on food, but overflowing with unclaimed plorts is something that can take in-game days to sort out. I’ve got a bit of a system down, now, and I’ve reorganized some stuff to make it easier, but without drones, I need to keep a careful eye on resources to ensure things continue to move.

Overall, I’d say if you’re a fan of games like Stardew Valley, and want something you can sink into comfortably for a while, this is a great game.

By Nathan

Nathan is a technologist and Open Source enthusiast living and working in Florida. Often, he can be found playing board games with his family, video games by himself or breaking technological things in order to fix them "better".