A top-down 2D story-driven survival game, set on unknown islands you must explore in order to find your way home. Your adventure will contain classic mechanics like crafting, acquiring resources, hunting animals, farming, fishing, constructing shelter and defending from enemies.
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Feb 10, 2017

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“The game was in slow development about 2 years even before early access, but then it has become more than just a side project, and I want to let community to participate in its development.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Original release was planned in 2017 but unfortunately after several delays and personal complications it should be in 2019.”

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

“All mayor content is already implemented in the game. Gameplay, buildings, items and story are done and might differ only slightly. The game still does not have full audio and functions like achievements or controller support will be added.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“As I wrote in previous question, the game is in pre-release state and can be played, but I'm sure some game-crashing bugs are still there to be found. So, please have in mind that user content and progress can be lost. There are two main quests available and everything but story is unlocked. But is still a lot to improve and tweak like the tutorial texts and audio.”

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

“Price will most likely stay the same but slight increase is still possible.”

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

“Community is an important part of game’s development, and I will publish news about upcoming updates, changes and other progress. All Faraway Islands owners can also give me their feedback and suggestions, either on Steam Forum or my Twitter.”
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March 29

Progress Info


I know game should have been released yesterday, but it is not done, and I don't know what to say other than that I am incompetent.

I released current state of the game on public branch for those who already own the game and they can try it.

I didn't fully released it because as I tried go trough the story and there is always something new that is broken or broke because I fixed something else.

I don't want to give up as I think I can fix all of this bugs, but I cannot tell how long it could take.

And lastly I think I'm gonna turn the early access back on, because the game is almost finished (except the audio and bugs) and I promised to release it twice already.

Again, I'm sorry. I hope some of you still want to play my game at this point.
Thank you for understanding.

Have a nice day,

- Peter
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March 6

Release Delay

Hello everyone,
I am sorry to say I have to delay the release again. I underestimated number of things that needs to be done and can go wrong; including debugging.

Several major problems came up as I am trying to implement the story elements into the game.

New release date is set on March 28th, 2019.

I am really ashamed and I can see now I have a poor judgement of my abilities. (I know I realised that really "early") Also I still have some spare days off work that I intend to use in this time and finish this damn game already.

There is also quite possible I will open beta branch for game before release for those who'd like to help me with bugfix.

Thank you for reading, waiting and hopefully your understanding.

Have a nice day,

- Peter

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About This Game

Faraway Islands is a top-down 2D story driven survival game, set on procedurally generated islands you can travel between and explore. Game contains classic survival mechanics like crafting based on combining, gathering resources and food, farming, hunting animals, increasing character skills, building shelter and defending from dangerous enemies.

You play as a survivor of passenger ship that sank in wild storm. As you try to find a way home from these islands you encounter new friends, that will help you, and enemies giving you a hard time.

All islands are procedurally generated, that means everything from its shape to number of crabs and mushrooms is randomly chosen and then created by predefined rules. Not all resources are the same on every island, so you must explore and find what you need.

Creating items is done by combining or processing items in your inventory. These combinations are not shown to player, so must to guess or remember them. Some are recommended to you by story characters or written in quests.

To ensure your safety from predators and enemies you can build your own shelter. Game has several basic buildings to choose and construct from and more are unlocked by increasing your skills.

Wild animals are dangerous, and you should be cautious when moving around them. So beware that pack of tigers can kill you quite quickly. There are also human enemies that will attack every few days. You can prepare for these situations by crafting weapons and armour.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 3GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Laptop graphics card are not supported, but may be functional.
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2.8 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1GB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 500 MB available space

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