Your yacht has been marooned in the Pacific Ocean following a violent storm. Gather the scarce resources you find to try and stay alive in the hopes of rescue. Explore, craft and hunt in this first person desert island simulator.
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Growing a game with the help of the community was one of the most important factors when I first started work on Shimmer. I think it's vital that players get to shape the way a game develops and help make a game that the whole player base can enjoy.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“I have planned that it will be in early access for around 18 months; however, depending on the games popularity this may be shorter.”

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

“The full version will include more content and 'polish' following feedback from the community.

Currently we have the following implemented in the early access version of the game:

An open world containing over 30 different islands to explore
Dynamic night/day and weather system
Manage your vitals for thirst, hunger and exposure to the natural elements
Hunt for edible fish, crabs and boar using a spear
Craft various items to help you survive the islands
Use the modular building system to create a home for yourself
Collect water and grow plants to sustain your life
Watch out for sharks lurking in the ocean


By full release the following items will be implemented:

More plants to grow for eating and crafting
Additional depth to the crafting system
Co-operative game mode
Game environment improvements
Bug crushing and performance improvements
Feedback from the community to help direct and grow the game”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Currently the core mechanics for the inventory, crafting, and interacting with the game world are in place.

Players can craft items, build shelters, hunt animals (and be hunted) and try to manage their vitals in order to survive.

The game world if not infinite; however, there is a fairly large area to explore!

I am extremely passionate about the game and would like to make this the very best desert island survival simulator. The current game build has already undergone some optimisation and comes with a number of graphical options that can be changed by the player but of course being in early access I cannot guarantee that there won't be bugs.”

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

“The pricing will be at it's lowest during launch and will increase during early access as more features are added. Pricing will be reviewed again at full release.”

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

“Players will be able to keep up to date on progress via the games website and regular development blogs. Players will also have the opportunity to provide feedback via a public forum for the game on the Steam community hub for any features or content that they want to discuss.”
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Recent updates View all (12)

November 18, 2018

Update 1.9226b:

Update 1.9226b:

- Created a development branch to test out new content
- Changed the way objects are culled for most rocks and plants to try and improve performance
- Began testing new island detail and added some new rocky areas to islands
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October 29, 2018

Update 1.9226a:

Update 1.9226a:

- Performance improvements made to load distances and object culling
- More foliage added
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About This Game

Marooned somewhere in the Pacific Ocean you need to gather the scarce resources you find to try and stay alive in the hopes of rescue.

Explore, craft and hunt in this first person desert island simulator.

Features:

An open world containing over 30 different islands to explore
Dynamic night/day and weather system
Manage your vitals for thirst, hunger and exposure to the natural elements
Hunt for edible fish, crabs and boar using a spear
Craft various items to help you survive the islands
Use the modular building system to create a home for yourself
Collect water and grow plants to sustain your life
Watch out for sharks lurking in the ocean

Roadmap:

More plants to grow for eating and crafting
Additional depth to the crafting system
Co-operative game mode
Game environment improvements
Bug crushing and performance improvements
Feedback from the community to help direct and grow the game

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista or higher
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 or higher
    • Memory: 4 MB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 770 or higher
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or higher
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 or higher
    • Memory: 4 MB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 960 or higher
    • Storage: 2 GB available space

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