ISLANDERS is a minimalist strategy game about building cities on colorful islands.
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Very Positive (258) - 93% of the 258 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (2,128) - 94% of the 2,128 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Apr 4, 2019

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By Ѕtеам 250 April 4

“ISLANDERS was a member of the Hidden Gems until April 14th, 2019.”

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May 20

Cloud Save & Small Fixes

Hey everybody, with this update we're adding Steam Cloud and fixing a bunch of small issues in ISLANDERS.

Steam Cloud
With this update, we’ve implemented Steam Cloud Save in Islanders. From now on, your save games can be stored in the Steam Cloud and you’ll be able to access them from all your devices. If you don’t want that, you can opt out in the game’s properties in your library. This is our first time working with the Steam Cloud so please let us know if you experience any issues!

Other changes:
  • Fixed a bug that sometimes led to involuntary placement of a building right after selecting it. This was really annoying and we hope it’s gone for good!
  • Fixed a small sound bug that caused the Monument to emit Fountain noises
  • Updated French localization to remove some inaccuracies and mistakes
  • Fixed visual bug that messed with the lake's water edge

We’re already working on the next exciting content update, so stay tuned! Thank you all so much for your support, have fun building cities!

Friedemann, Paul & Jonas
aka GrizzlyGames
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May 9

Water Plateau Hotfix

Hey everybody, we've pushed a small update fixing the current state of the water pleateau!

In the last update we sigificantly increased the amout of water plateaus you receive in the late game. Seems like we went a bit overboard with that to the point where some players found it impossible to lose on certain islands.

As a result of the feedback you have given us we decided to undo the water plateau changes entirely for now.

This patch also fixes a rare bug that caused the game to get stuck in the loading screen.

Thank you all so much for being such a supportive and positve crowd, 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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