Bootstrap Island is an intense, realistic VR survival game, inspired by "Robinson Crusoe". As the sole survivor of a 17th-century shipwreck you must quickly learn and adapt to survive against vicious beasts, explore the island and improve your skills to discover the mysteries of the tropical island.
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive (37) - 81% of the 37 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (400) - 82% of the 400 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Feb 22, 2024

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

““Bootstrap Island” is a dynamic game that responds and changes based on the strategies and tactics players employ. There are numerous ways to survive on this hostile tropical island. Even the developers can't imagine all the possible ways, but the players can! Feedback from players is incredibly valuable, as we want to make “Bootstrap Island” the most realistic survival experience possible, while also ensuring the game is fun, exciting, and challenging. We've already implemented feedback from playtesters and observed how involving players in the early stages has significantly improved the game. We plan to continue this approach throughout Early Access.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We plan to have the full release in the first half of 2025. We plan to keep our community updated about the whole development progress throughout the Early Access.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“In the release version of 'Bootstrap Island' we plan to feature more exotic areas to explore, animals to hunt and be hunted by, new story chapters, additional ways to interact with the environment, and new items to unlock. Additionally, we will continue to work on the balance and technical aspects of the game to ensure a smooth and immersive experience for everyone.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“All the crucial systems are already functioning in 'Bootstrap Island' upon the Early Access launch — realistic physics, simulation systems for fire and water, and various ways to interact with the environment, such as climbing and swimming. The world is open, allowing players to approach their goals as they see fit. Each gameplay session is unique, with players discovering man-made objects from the shipwreck, exotic fruits, and creatures from nature. It's up to them to use these findings in creative ways to ensure their survival during the terrifying nights when predators become active. Longer survival unlocks new items to further improve your chances.
Each player has their own story based on the decisions made in the game. Players can compare their progress on the global leaderboard.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The planned price for the Bootstrap Island during Early Access is lower compared to the full release price.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We believe that Bootstrap Island can become the best possible game only through close collaboration with the survivors. We have been blown away by the positive and creative feedback we have received so far! Some of this feedback has already been implemented during playtesting, and we plan to do so on a larger scale during the Early Access period. We invite survivors to join us on our Discord, Steam, Reddit, and Twitter platforms to share their feedback, ideas, and suggestions. Our small and passionate indie team highly values your time and appreciates meaningful conversations and the exchange of ideas. Our goal is to keep our community informed about development decisions so that players can see how their feedback has been taken into account and how it has influenced and improved the game.”
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“Bootstrap Island is the Most Realistic VR Game I've Ever Played. Bootstrap Island blew me away. I have played a lot of VR survival games but Bootstrap Island has the best VR survival mechanics I've ever seen.”
habie147 - youtube

“If you would've told me there'd be a game like this in 2024 I'd call you crazy. PCVR has been neglected for many new releases in the VR scene and now we finally got a diamond in the rough. Welcome to BOOTSTRAP ISLAND!”
AwakenToast -youtube

“The Next Gen VR Survival Experience that makes you want to stay...Bootstrap Island is incredibly detailed and for the first time in actually 2 years I did not want to put my headset off.”
MERPTV - youtube


About This Game

As the sole survivor of a shipwreck in the 17th century, you must quickly learn to adapt and survive on a mysterious and ruthless island filled with deadly threats and secrets to explore.

Key Features:

  • A ruthless roguelike experience with short intense sessions. No hand-holding, survive as best you can;
  • Progression system. Surviving longer, unlocks new resources and improves further changes;
  • Randomized resources and consequence-based outcomes to your decisions. Every player will have their unique experience;
  • Dynamic open world game featuring realistic, simulated physics and systems-based gameplay. Day and night, fire, liquid, etc., all with a direct impact on gameplay);
  • A captivating narrative, set in a 17th century storybook atmosphere. The story changes according to the player`s progress and decisions.

Bootstrap Island is the most realistic survival adventure you can experience without putting your life in danger!

CO-funded by the European Union.

Co-funded by European Union Creative Europe Media.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel i5-9600 / AMD Ryzen 3600x
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia RTX 2070
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • VR Support: SteamVR or Oculus PC. Oculus Touch, Oculus Touch 2 or Valve Index controllers
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel i7-10700k / AMD Ryzen 5800x
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia RTX 3080
    • Storage: 20 GB available space

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