ISLANDERS is a minimalist strategy game about building cities on colorful islands.
All Reviews:
Overwhelmingly Positive (1,288) - 95% of the 1,288 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Apr 4, 2019

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April 12

Savegame Hotfix

Hey everybody, we've pushed a small update containing a fix for a rare savegame issue!

The issue would cause savegames from the 8th island to be corrupted, resulting in weird floating trees when those savefiles were loaded. Sorry to everyone who lost ingame progress due to this issue, we know how frustrating that can be.

Thanks to everyone who reported the bug and helped us get it fixed! Please let us know if you encounter any other problems. We're reading everything you post in the discussions.

Thank you all so much for being such a supportive and positve crowd, keep it up :)

Friedemann, Jonas & Paul
aka GrizzlyGames
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April 8

Hello Everybody!

Hey everyone, this is our first announcement after the game's launch!
First of all:
Welcome to all the new players and thank you all so much for your support, for playing our game and for being an extremely positive & active community so far!

Launching a game is stressfull and nerve-wrecking, but you have made this an awesome experience for us :) ISLANDERS gathered over 500 positive reviews within the first 5 days after launch, giving us the "Overwhelmingly Positive" tag. We are proud, super happy and grateful for that.

What's next:
Currently, our highest priority is to make sure people who bought the game also get to play it. Luckily it seems like there aren't a ton of bugs and the ones that show up are pretty rare. There is however still a small number of people who can't play the game the way it's supposed to be played. We're doing our best to offer support to these players. If you're experiencing issues, please get in touch!

We're also reading all of your amazing suggestions and comments in the discussions and talking about what we'll be able to add to the game. We're a super small team (3 people) and pretty exhausted from the launch, but we'd love to add some features & content to the game in future updates! It's way too early to promise anything but we're looking into it :)

That's it for now, again, thank you for your amazing support and positivity, keep it up!

Friedemann, Paul & Jonas
aka GrizzlyGames
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“Islanders is almost the perfect building game”

“[...] a vintage genre given a modern reworking [...]”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“Islanders is a beautiful example of intent in design.”

About This Game

A quick note from the developers:

You want to build beautiful cities without investing hours on end into stressful resource management? Say no more! ISLANDERS should be right up your alley.

ISLANDERS is a minimalist strategy game about building cities on colorful islands. Explore an infinite number of ever-changing new lands, expand your settlements from sprawling villages to vast cities and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere.

If you’re thinking about buying ISLANDERS please keep in mind that we are a very passionate but small team of three. This is not a blockbuster experience with hours and hours of content. What we’d like to offer you is a simple game that lets anybody create and explore their own little worlds, while providing enough depth for players who want to challenge themselves. And you can get it at the price of a medium sized pumpkin spice matcha caramel latte.

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have feedback, questions, or problems with the game. We’ll do our best to get back to you as quickly as possible and provide support if needed. Also let us know if you enjoyed the game, because that makes our day!

This game offers you:

  • Intuitive and rewarding city building gameplay
  • Endless amount of procedurally generated islands
  • A relaxing atmosphere
  • Beautiful, vibrant colors
  • Great for playing every now and then, discovering some new islands and beating your high score

This game doesn’t have:

  • Helicopters
  • Guns
  • Lootboxes
  • A cinematic story
  • Huge explosions (not even small ones actually)
  • Online multiplayer
  • Microtransactions
  • Orcs

Wanna know the specifics?

The gameplay of ISLANDERS is pretty intuitive. You start with a set of buildings in your inventory that you can place on your island. Placing buildings is rewarded with points. The amount of points you get depends on what surrounds the buildings when you place them. Gather enough points to refill your inventory and unlock new buildings.

Once your city is big enough you may choose to travel to the next island (they are generated procedurally, so you can literally keep exploring forever). If you run out of buildings the game ends. This is where you high five yourself for beating the high score, take a proud last glance at the epic city you've built and start just one more round...

ISLANDERS is inspired by amazing games like:

  • Bad North
  • Anno
  • The Settlers
  • Sim City
  • Kingdoms and Castles

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7, 8 or 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 2.00 GHz or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX950
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Sound Card: We don't really think you need one. Just humming your favorite tune while playing is perfectly fine.
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 3.00GHz or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX970

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