Slime Rancher will officially release on 1 August 2017, after spending over a year and a half on Steam Early Access. Monomi Park, the studio behind the project, have already detailed some of their update plans that will accompany the official release.
Slime Rancher is about life on a slime ranch. Sandbox ranching, exploring, corralling, sucking up and regurgitating slime - all in first-person, and all apparently very Stardew Valley like, in case you are looking for a frame of reference. The game has been maturing in Early Access since January 2016, and is now ready for a proper launch.
"With a can-do attitude, plenty of grit, and her trusty vacpack, Beatrix attempts to stake a claim, amass a fortune, and avoid the continual peril that looms from the rolling, jiggling avalanche of slimes around every corner", is how Monomi Park describe the title.
It's all very colourful and takes place on some planet a thousands of light years away.
Slime Rancher will be receiving an update on launch day that adds a map system and several different difficulty settings including an Iron Rancher mode to the completed game. The developers are likely to keep updating the game for a while post-launch as well.
You can start Slime Ranching yourself on PC via Steam or on Xbox One as soon as today, for roughly £18 at the time of writing, and your save files will carry over into the 1.0.0 release version of the game.