Summer Islands – Millions of vacationers are unable to find a suitable holiday destination. Are you the right businessman to build the unique holiday paradise everyone is looking for? To become rich and expand your paradise?
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Mostly Positive (12) - 75% of the 12 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Jun 21, 2019
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We want to improve Summer Islands with every step and how can you do that better than working with the community. That's why we want to use the Early Access option for Summer Islands.

With every new update for Summer Islands, there are good and not so good implementations. Our goal is to achieve the best gaming experience of Summer Islands for the players and that can be best done with the players.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Our goal is to finish the Early Access for Summer Islands in 2019. There are many features that we want to add to the game and that requires a lot of updates and bug fixes. Therefore, each feature takes time to implement and test.”

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

“In the end, Summer Islands should have more buildings, weather conditions, different ships and planes and effects in the menus, buildings, and guarantee a greater gaming experience.

Also complete new features are planned, such as Counselors who can be hired for better information about the map, your enemies or the weather. The AI ​​is more personal and will confront you.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Summer Islands is in a stable version with some bugs.
At present, the holiday paradise can be built on buildings in each section, e.g. Airplanes, ships, cars during transport. The AI ​​is in a basic version and builds its own paradise, but still without interaction.”

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

“During early access, we would like to work with the community. For this reason, the price will be lower in the first phase of early access. We hope that this is a good incentive for the player to give us feedback.”

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

“We think that any feedback on Summer Islands is justified. So we work with every feedback we receive to improve the strength of Summer Islands, get rid of bugs and create the best atmosphere in Summer Islands for the player.”
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July 7

Update beginning of July [v0.1.4]

Hello together,

the first stress has gone and we get into the mode to release new features. Additionally there is also Steam Summer Sale and of course everyone is busy with sales of other games :)
We've gathered all the feedback and packed with our ideas. Out came a Trello board where you can see a lot about the future planning of Summer Islands. It's not yet so perfectly arranged and colored. So WIP:
https://trello.com/b/FbC1a19w/devboard-summer-islands

But let's get to the innovations for this week:
Today we proudly present the Linux Support. Some bugs and implementations had to be done. But we made it to the end. The MAC support mentioned above is still in progress. We are still testing and hope for positive results.
Since we are not the experts of Linux and MAC we hope for your help to fix bugs. In addition I would like to refer to the "BUG REPORTS" rider in the discussions:
https://steamcommunity.com/app/731650/discussions/

Of course we also implemented some small things that disturbed you.
The button for infinite money will still not be available! :D Little joke.

As a small change we have arranged the New History antichronologically. So the latest news are always at the top of the window. This way you don't always have to scroll and we should have integrated it right away.

Furthermore, we have looked at the compulsion to road connections and loosened this a bit. For some buildings there is now the possibility to place them a little away from the street without getting losses. There may be a maximum of 2 fields distance to the next street, no matter in which direction.
Currently the buildings can be: beach volleyball, tennis, beach chairs, ice shop and surf shop.
But we are still considering to mark this directly in the building menu with a small icon or something.

(Picture will be handed in later. Steam overload.)

The campsite has also been upgraded. As soon as a campsite is connected to a street, you can build as many campsites as you like on it and the others on it. Thus a large camp site can be realized. However, at least one camp site must be connected to a street. Somewhere the visitors have to get to the campsite.

That was it for this week and we hope you are looking forward to the coming weeks/months, just like we are:
https://trello.com/b/FbC1a19w/devboard-summer-islands


Update log:
-LINUX support
-CLIENT: News History antichronological
-SERVER: Streetnetwork: a few buildings can have two fields between building and street to connect (Beach volleyball, tennis, beach chairs, ice shop and surf shop)
-SERVER: Tents can connect other tents if one tent is connected with street.
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July 1

The past weeks & start for Early Access

Hello together,

it's really been a few hectic weeks since the last blog entry. We are really happy that we are mostly rated positive on Steam. But let's start chronologically from the beginning. What's happened since the last blog entry.



The two weeks before our release on 21.06 we had made ourselves a good plan. What things still have to be integrated. What definitely has to run stable. We have divided up our time well and have tackled things with priorities. It was really hard to let go sometimes.
Unfortunately we were a bit too optimistic with the submission to Steam. Over the last weekend Steam had checked the game for the first time. Unfortunately many critical results came back there. So we had to deactivate a lot of things for the first time in order to submit the game again as soon as possible. We did that on the Monday before the release. MUCH TOO SHORT!! As already said we had to switch off many things. Mainly the operating system support like Linux and MAC. But that should be only temporary. We all work in our team with Windows. Therefore we never had the possibility to test MAC or Linux. Only after the release we switched on the virtual machine and started Linux. But more about that later. So we switched off many features and hoped that Steam would check the game before the 21.06. That went almost wrong. Because in the morning on 21.06 we received the feedback that Summer Islands was ready for Early Access.
To be honest that was quite a relief. Because Q2 2019 was only June and there were a lot of Steam comments asking for a release day.
So we were lucky again.
But now came the much bigger task. We released Summer Islands with the beginning of summer in the northern hemisphere on 21.06 at shortly after 12 o'clock. It was an incredible feeling. Even if it was just a click on a button somewhere in the Steamworks account.

With the release came the first problems. Due to our limited hardware test possibilities one could of course not test the almost infinite number of hardare combinations. This was already pre-programmed that some errors would come. We were always awake the weekend immediately after the release to fix the bugs. In summary, we did our best. There were a few bugs with the different hardware. But also errors with variable declarations in rare cases. In the end we managed to fix the biggest bugs and with the current version 0.1.3 Summer Islands is enjoyable. For all of you who WANT to enjoy Summer Islands!!

Nowadays you have to emphasize such sentences a bit more. Because some negative ratings simply cannot be understood. Give money back and still give a negative rating. We have often mentioned that Summer Islands will not be a substitute for childhood memories. Even if we have integrated a similar concept and much more Features into Summer Islands. Tip on the side: you don't have to flatten an entire island to build buildings. But we're working on another conzept.

Therefore we are twice and three times grateful to you for the many positive reviews and emails with feedback. The people who understood the meaning of Early Access. The people who even take the time to send us suggestions for improvement. With all these people who follow us on twitter, support us on steam or wherever and motivated us, recommended us to others, to these people we want to say THANK YOU!
Without you the game would not have been possible.

So and what comes now?
We continue to work as before and even better. Because we work with even more feedback from you. We already have a rough roadmap which we want to show you in the next weeks. But all in all there will be things like that:
-complex nature (more alive)
-Call integration with impact
-Many more consultants
-Weather Forecast
-Other catastrophes
-Campaigns
-BOT Increase difficulty
-....
-....

I hope you notice that there will be a lot more to come. It is still screwed at all places and we try to consider each feedback and if possible to integrate it.

So we hope you'll give us the opportunity to implement the planned features and we promise you Summer Islands will develop its potential in the game feel yet.
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About This Game

The holidays are in danger.


Millions of vacationers are unable to find a suitable holiday destination. Are you the right businessman to build the unique holiday paradise everyone is looking for? To become rich and expand your paradise? But watch out, there will be competitors and some unpredictable weather that could destroy all your hopes and dreams.

Summer Islands - This versatile economic simulation gives you the opportunity to build an indescribable holiday paradise. Build cabins, villas or expensive hotels right at the beach or up in the hills. After the first buildungs are completed, tourists will start to visit the island via boat or plane in hope of a great vacation. That is when the challenge begins: to please the tourists needs you can build bars, discos, golf courses, supermarkets and many other buildings that are popular with tourists and enhance your income as the islands owner. But don't underestimate your environment. There are many disasters to occur and enemies who are equally striving to make money. So make sure to always keep an eye on your holiday paradise. [/ i]

"Due to adjustable seeds there are endless randomly generated atolls, archipelagos and islands.

»Real-time strategic gameplay in the server-client architecture.

»Single player with various challenging campaigns.

»Multiplayer so you can play with friends.

»Computer enemies in single and multiplayer mode.

»Various buildings and recreational facilities as well as special attractions, auctions, sabotage and some unpredictable disasters.

»Map editor to create and play your own world.

System Requirements

Windows
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: win 10 x64
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4400
    • Storage: 400 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: coming soon
    Recommended:
    • OS: win 10 x64
    • Storage: 400 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: coming soon
    Minimum:
    • OS: x64
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4400
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: coming soon
    Recommended:
    • OS: x64
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: coming soon

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