Frequently Asked Questions - Cattle and Crops

Who are you?

Masterbrain Bytes GmbH & Co. KG is an independent game development company based in Bremen, Germany. Our team has a personal background in agriculture and consists of experienced engine developers and game designers, and professional 3D and environment artists.

Cattle and Crops is our first official game project, but our team members have many years of experience in game development and modding. For example:

This is only a short list of public projects our team members have worked on. Some of them have also worked on commercially released titles in the games industry.

Masterbrain Bytes was founded specifically to develop and advance Cattle and Crops. Its sole purpose is to release and further improve the game: from the first version, then continuous improvements up to future versions.

But in the end, we are gamers. We’re developing this game because we want to play it, and we’re proud of the development achievements so far. Now it’s time to take the next step.

last update: over 7 years ago

Why are you developing this game?

Our mission is to translate our agricultural experiences into the ultimate farming game — a detailed simulator, as close as possible to reality. Our goal is to have the game scalable, for both casual players and farming enthusiasts.

last update: over 7 years ago

What technologies are you using?

Our engine is based off the C4 engine by Terathon. We have heavily improved it to match our requirements, such as dynamic terrain, vegetation and weather systems. The engine provides great modding support and is easy to use for players and modders.

last update: over 7 years ago

When will Cattle and Crops be released?

Community EARLY ACCESS: December 2017*

  • Game launcher for updates
  • German map (4 km² / ~ 990 ac)
  • Mid-sized vehicle fleet (as seen in the trailer video) plus additional machinery
  • Employees and AI workers
  • Corn, biogas plant, cattle
  • Modding support (incl. ingame vehicle and map editor)
  • Continuous development based on user feedback
  • Regular updates with improvements, new features and vehicles of the final version
Steam EARLY ACCESS: January 2018*


  • Multiplayer


  • Crops  
  • Grassland
  • Livestock (bulls, pigs, …)
  • Online profile with stats

First major content update *free of charge for Early Access backers

* As the game is under permanent development all dates are "subject to be changed".

last update: over 6 years ago

Is the game footage just artwork?

All the photo and video material (except for concept art) is actual ingame footage.

last update: over 7 years ago

Which systems are supported?

Cattle and Crops will be available for Windows 7/8/10, Linux and later Mac OS X. Currently, we focus on desktop PCs; PS4 support may be available in the future.

last update: over 7 years ago

What are the system requirements?

As the game is still in development, the following requirements are subject to change. * OS: Windows 7/8/10 or Linux * CPU: Intel Dual-Core 2 GHz or similar AMD CPU * Memory: 4 GB RAM * GFX: GeForce GTX 460 / ATI Radeon 6700 HD or above (with 1 GB VRAM or above) * Internet connection (updates, patches, multiplayer)

last update: over 7 years ago

How is Cattle and Crops played?

It is our philosophy that the players should be completely free in their style of play. Be it highly realistic or arcade, be it driving the vehicles yourself or managing your staff: You have the choice!

last update: over 7 years ago

How can I support the CnC team?

Short answer: share!
Tell your friends, share on social networks, tell Let's Players, tell the gaming media, tell your grandma, tell your dog. Sign up for our newsletter, like us on Facebook, retweet our Tweets.

We are completly self financed if you want to support the development team you can make a donation on kickstarter or use our crowdfunding.
As pledger you can choose from several rewards like "Early Farming" starting at 27€ which includes the final version of CnC (planned for Nov 2017) for and the early access version (planned for Mar 2017).
During the early access we will priorize the development considering  your feedback.

last update: about 7 years ago

Am I allowed to share Cattle and Crops' posts, pics and videos?

Yup. Hashtag #cnc

last update: over 7 years ago

How extensive is the modding part?

For us, easy modding is a crucial part of any game experience. We'll actively support your modding efforts by providing modding video tutorials and the tools we're using during game development, including an ingame map and vehicle editor.

last update: over 7 years ago

Will the game support steering wheels?

Sure thing.

last update: over 7 years ago

Is Schrödinger's cat still alive?

Maybe. Not sure. We'd have to take a look. But we can tell you that our farm cat is happy and alive.

last update: over 7 years ago

Is Steam required to play Cattle and Crops?

No, Steam will be completely optional. Both Steam and non-Steam keys will be available to you.

last update: over 7 years ago

Will be the Early-Access only available on Steam?

No. Just like the final game, the Early Access version will be available both on Steam and on our own launcher/update system.

last update: over 7 years ago

Will all Kickstarter backers automatically get a Steam key or will they have to pay again to receive one?

Kickstarter backers will have the opportunity to generate a Steam key for themselves once the project is greenlit.

last update: over 7 years ago

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