Development studio Masterbrain Bytes has today announced that it will be working with Austrian publisher Toplitz Productions to bring its farming title, Cattle and Crops, out of Early Access. The realistic agricultural simulation title is currently set for a full digital and retail release on PC.
Cattle and Crops is a farming simulator that puts players in the role of a manager of an up-and-coming farm. Players will be able to purchase and drive highly detailed machinery from well known manufacturers such as CLAAS, Köckerling, and Lemken, or hire employees and sit back and enjoy watching the work being done from the sidelines. Employees can be assigned work to assist players during harvest and seed planting and tasks can be delegated to staff with the use of the all important calendar.
As with real life, plant growth is based on a number of factors including moisture, pH value, temperature, sunshine hours, NPK fertilizer and diseases and players will need to ensure their soil is just right for their plants to grow. Players will also have to be aware of realistic weather systems and natural conditions. If livestock is more your thing then Cattle and Crops also boasts a realistic cattle-raring experience.
“Cattle and Crops will deliver a veritable cornucopia of farming features that should please fans of simulations and especially agricultural simulations,” said Stefan Berger, Head of Business Development & Sales, Toplitz Productions. “We are very excited to add the game to our portfolio and are pleased to partner with Masterbrain Bytes to help them finish it.”
“Our goal was to find a publisher that would understand and share our vision of a farming simulation and can support us in the development process,” said Lars Beinsen, Managing Director of Masterbrain Bytes. “With Toplitz, we have found this partner at every level. We are very much looking forward to the cooperation and the new possibilities that this partnership will bring to the project in the future.”
Cattle and Crops is available on Steam Early Access now.