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Lightyear Frontier (2024) is a peaceful open-world game about farming a new planet. From a first-person perspective, like Slime Rancher, you gather resources and build a working farm to harvest alien crops. It's an unusual game because you are using a Mech suit for farming, but also because to do well you need to balance production with a gentle touch on the environment.

Play involves deciding where to start your farm and then steadily building your interstellar homestead. You need to gather resources from the local surroundings to be able to build and farm. As you do, you can collect the seeds of numerous plants, which each have their own growing patterns and required conditions. You must take care to water and feed your crops consistently to then be able to have enough to trade for credits and materials.

As you get more established, you gain upgrades that let you explore further afield. As you explore more, so you discover the world’s ancient secrets that point to lost knowledge from many years past. Working on this mystery, alongside dealing with the ever-changing weather conditions and seasons gives you plenty to do.

The result is a game that's great fun to play with friends. More than that though, it's a game about balance rather than rinsing the soil for everything it's got. Your challenge is to create a sustainable lifestyle by carefully managing your planet's ecosystem, so you are able to endure environmental hazards and weather conditions.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Lightyear Frontier 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 4 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Strategy and World Building game with Adventure and Simulation elements. You can play this by yourself or as a 4-player online game. You can start a farm with 4 friends, or invite guests for a quick tour. Or even open your planet for visitors in general.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

We haven't documented duration data for this game yet.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for Fear.
 
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB EVERYONE.

Skill Level

9+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game.

CostsCosts

Lightyear Frontier usually costs £20.99.
 

Lightyear Frontier

Steam Store PC £20.99
XBox Store Xbox X|S -
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 19/03/2024

Out Now: PC and Xbox X|S

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Players: 1 (4 online)

Genres: Strategy, World Building (Adventure and Simulation)

Accessibility: 1 feature

Components: 3D First-Person, Day and Night, Open World and Weather

Developer: Frame Break Games (@FrameBreakGames)


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