ISLANDERS is a minimalist strategy game about building cities on colorful islands.
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Apr 4, 2019
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June 19

Sandbox, Mac & Linux



Hey everyone, we're super excited to introduce Sandbox Mode and bring ISLANDERS to MacOS and Linux!

With this update, we're bringing another bunch of exciting features to ISLANDERS and making it accesible to new players out there. Here's what's new:
  • Sandbox Mode
  • MacOS-Support
  • Linux-Support
  • Undo Feature
  • Save/Load System Fix
Sandbox Mode
Introducing Sandbox Mode, a whole new game-mode for ISLANDERS. For this new mode, we've made every building available and removed all placement restrictions so you can go nuts and build whatever you want.

We've had tons of fun playtesting this feature and hope you will, too! If you want to make our day, share your creations in the community, we'd love to see what you come up with :)

You can access the sandbox mode by pressing the New Game button after finishing at least one highscore match.




MacOS & Linux
We're super happy so finally bring ISLANDERS to players on MacOS and Linux. All of this is a bit new to us, since we're not used to working on Mac or Linux so please let us know if anything doesn't work!

Undo Feature
You've asked and we've listened: This update introduces the much requested undo button which you can use to undo your last building placement. Just click the undo-arrow that will appear in your building inventory after placing a building. Alternatively, you can just press the "Z" key. Undo becomes unavailable when you lose the game or open a new building pack.



Reworked Save/Load System
We've taken some time to completely overhaul the system with which games are saved and loaded. We hope that this will permanently fix all "floating stuff" issues when loading the game. Pray with us and let us know if floating objects still occur.

Endgame Rebalancing
We rebalanced the score required for new buildings in the late game. Our goal with this is to prevent people from playing indefinitely and crashing the game because too many buildings have to be loaded/rendered at once. This change shouldn't have an effect on most players.

Future Planning
We're slowly approaching the point where we feel like everything we wanted to see added to the game has been implemented. There's still some things left but with this update we've crossed most of the big remaining ToDo's off our list. Now we're slowly getting ready to move on to new projects and challenges. This way, we get the chance to start something new, creative and exciting which keeps us motivated and you'll get new games from us. :)

Thank you for being super supportive and encouraging - we are incredibly grateful to have such a positive community. Have fun with the new features and let us know what you think!

Cheers,
Friedemann, Paul & Jonas
aka
GrizzlyGames
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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!

Cheers,
Friedemann, Paul & Jonas
aka GrizzlyGames
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Reviews

“Islanders is almost the perfect building game”
Kotaku

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

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

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

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7, 8 or 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 2.00 GHz or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX950 or higher
    • 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.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 3.00GHz or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX970
    • Sound Card: Have one.
    Minimum:
    • OS: MacOS X Yosemite (10.10)
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 2.00 GHz or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX950 or higher
    • 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.
    Recommended:
    • OS: MacOS X Mojave (10.14)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 3.00GHz or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX970
    • Sound Card: Have one.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.4
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 2.00 GHz or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX950 or higher
    • 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.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.4
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 3.00GHz or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX970
    • Sound Card: Have one.

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