Slime Rancher 2 is proof that you don't need crunch to make a successful game

Slime Rancher 2 is proof that you don't need crunch to make a successful game

Among the controversies that occasionally plague the video game industry, that of the crunch is obviously the most felt. However, the developers of Slime Rancher 2 have shown that a successful video game can be produced even without subjecting the development team to impossible efforts and grueling work shifts.

As announced on Twitter by the developers, in fact, Slime Rancher 2 managed to sell more than 300,000 copies and above all to earn a very positive consensus on Steam, with about 95% of positive reviews. "The most important thing is to have added these goals without crunch, offering our development team important benefits", the words of Nick Popovich, co-founder and CEO of Monomi Park.

Positive comments from users do not they are obviously missing. On ResetEra, for example, most of the players have definitely appreciated the strategy of the development team. “And the game is also without Denuvo,” added a user of the popular board. The feeling, in general, is that of finding yourself in front of a new way of developing video games, which is respectful of the person and obviously of the time available to him. A virtuous model, which we hope can also be applied to other titles, especially the triple A ones. This news is also a breath of fresh air, especially considering the latest releases of Glen Schofield on The Callisto Protocol: the creator of the Dead Space series. he had in fact expressed himself favorably at the crunch, only to retract after criticism from the public and professionals.

Wow! In just a few days Slime Rancher 2 has sold more than 300k copies, and reached # 1 on Steam, w / a 95% positive score across over 6k reviews!

Most importantly, this was all achieved with ZERO crunch , while offering top tier benefits and unlimited PTO to our team ❤️

Thank you!

- Nick Popovich (@NickPopovich) September 26, 2022

Slime Rancher 2 is available from 22 September 2022 on Steam in Early Access version. The game is also present on Xbox Game Pass: you can subscribe to Microsoft's service simply by taking advantage of the prepaid cards you find on Amazon. Keep following geekinco for all the news and announcements in the pipeline from the world of video games.