Revealed at the Twitchgaming Showcase: ID@Xbox today, Lightyear Frontier is an open-world farming exploration game with a mystery-driven narrative and a cosmic country soundtrack. Set to please farming and exploration/crafting fans alike, Lightyear Frontier is being developed and published by FRAME BREAK and Amplifier Game Invest. It is launching on PC in Early Access and Xbox platforms (launch window TBA).
Lightyear Frontier invites you (and your friends in up to a 4-player co-op) to grow a cornucopia of cosmic resources and use your fresh harvest to improve your mech equipment. As you become a seasoned farmer with a souped-up mech, you’ll soon be able to grow rare plants and further explore previously inaccessible environments… and maybe uncover a mystery on this new planet.
Blending farming features with crafting, resource management, and base building, Lightyear Frontier’s alien planet is yours to transform and mold. While you’ll be safe on this new planet (thanks to the advice of PIP-3R, your trusty scanner satellite), your crops will need all the help they can get: from dealing with the ever-changing weather to keeping the local wildlife away; you will need to take a few precautions to safeguard your home on this new frontier.
FRAME BREAK will collaborate with the community during the development of Lightyear Frontier. To stay in touch with the developers and be the first to hear about new updates, join the game’s Discord.
CRAFT, BUILD, GROW
Make use of the environment to craft and build your farm.
Find and grow new resources on your own.
Cultivate your crops with farming mechanics like you’ve never seen before.
Use your harvest to improve your mech and venture further into the planet’s exotic ecosystem.
FARM AND EXPLORE ALONE OR AS A GROUP
Play solo or invite up to 3 other players to your planet. Whether you want to start a farm together with your friends or just give them a quick tour, you can open your planet up for visitors whenever you want!
TAKE CARE OF YOUR HARVEST
Endure a multitude of weather conditions and other environmental hazards through four distinct seasons and take the necessary precautions to save your harvest.
EXPLORE A PLANET WITH A PAST
Venture into the unknown, discover ancient ruins, and uncover the secrets of your planet to decipher a message that has waited for eons to be heard.
CREATE YOUR NEW HOME ON THE LIGHTYEAR FRONTIER
You are free to build anywhere and customize your farm to your liking. A plethora of constructs and cosmetic tools allow you to build the exofarm of your dreams. Don’t forget to take a break between exploration and farmwork.
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