Game Wishlist: Coral Island
Coral Island is a vibrant and laid-back reimagining of farm sim games. Be who you want and experience enchanting island living at your own pace — live off the land, nurture animals, build relationships with a diverse cast of townsfolk, and make the world around you a more vital and harmonious place. (Steam)
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Linux
Highly anticipated farming and life simulation game Coral Island has received new details which excites everyone even more, and already earns an important place in this genre of games.
Coral Island was first announced in 2021, began on Kickstarter, and met its initial funding goal in only 36 hours! It includes many features of classic farming and life simulation games, but adds unique elements to the gameplay, such as exploring underwater and meeting mermaids, visiting other islands, and many more.
Much like Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Stardew Valley, this game will also offer many unique NPC’s with beautifully created designs, allow build up friendships with these characters, and some can even be romanced with a marriage system we are familiar with already. You will also be able to customize your own character and house, catch bugs and fish (and donate them to the museum if you wish), farm, attend special seasonal festivals, clean the waters around the island and help your neighbours. Interacting with farm animals will also be possible, as you will be able to own coops and barns that house different animals. If you are looking for some adventure, the game will also offer some combat in this game with dungeons you will get to explore through mining, similar to the style of Stardew Valley.
About Stairway Games: Recently founded in the remote region of Yogyakarta, our multinational team consists of specialists in many fields, including artists, engineers, developers, and more.
We believe in the medium of games. Collectively, our aim is to provide players the opportunity to get immersed and experience worlds, stories and settings not yet ventured.
The developers describe Coral Island as: A re-imagined farm sim game inspired by classics. Promoting diversity & environmental awareness.
If you want to try out the game before the release, a new Alpha version of the game will be available to Kickstarter backers beginning May 9th at 11:59 PM PST. To follow more news about Coral Island, you can follow the official page of Stairway Games, or the official Twitter account of the game. The developers also share monthly updates of the development of the game, and stay in touch with their fans and often engage with them closely.
There is no official release date for Coral Island yet, but it is expected to release in 2022 as early access. Stay tuned, and make sure to follow the game news!
Let me know in the comments what farming and life simulation games you have played, and what you think about Coral Island too! I hope to see you soon with more news and thoughts on video games, and wish you all short loading screens!
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