Slime Rancher gets a whole mess of Slime Science

Monomi Park’s Slime Rancher [official site], that wacky and wiggly slime wrangling game, this week received a significant update in the Slime Science Update, available now. In it you can find numerous slimes and the basics of Slime Science itself. It is much stickier than regular science,  you see, and you must let the game educate you before you can be trusted with it.

So you can do just that with the update, after you purchase the new Lab ranch expansion, which will unlock the content. You’ll also be able to use the Refinery to create resources for Slime Science gadgets, the Builder’s Shop to craft gadgets at the Fabricator, and, well…the Fabricator too, of course. There’s a smattering of new Treasure Pods, over 45 new gadgets to unlock, and a whole mess of additional changes as well. If you like slime, there’s a lot of it here, it sounds like.

Personally, I’ve never played Slime Rancher. I’ve been told I’d absolutely love it given my predisposition for cute things and the vague Street Fighter V-esque feel of the logo, but I haven’t looked into it just yet. I am quite into the sound of Slime Science, however, and I wonder how it could be put to use for me when it comes to Dragon Quest slimes or even the kind you can purchase to stretch and play around with from the toy store. I think I’ll look into it since this seems like a pretty important update, and I rather like gadgets.

For those seasoned Slime Rancher players out there, check out what you get in the update with the full patch notes.

Slime Rancher is still in Steam Early Access. We took a look at it back in February.


  1. Petethegoat says:

    I didn’t put too long into trying to love it, but I found that it suffers from the same problem all other games featuring slimes have.

    Slimes are the most boring thing on the planet, except for people complaining about how god damn boring they are.

    • Poiuy2010_2011 says:

      Well, personally I think slimes are probably the best fictional creatures ever :P

  2. BradleyUffner says:

    I thought the base game was still early access, did I miss its release, or are they doing the whole “sell an expansion before the base game is ready” thing?

    • magogjack says:

      The base game is indeed in EA still, this updates the game to V 0.4.0.

      It is killing me (in much the same way as Subnautica, because I want to play now but dont want to burn out before its feature complete……

      ….Ah damn the torps I am DLing…..

    • Poiuy2010_2011 says:

      Yes, the game is still in early access, but this is free update, not paid DLC.

  3. BradleyUffner says:

    Ahhh, “Lab ranch expansion” is an in-game object, not an actual game expansion. That was confusingly worded.