For those suffering withdrawal symptoms after galloping through Stardew Valley’s content-packed 1.5 update, Coral Island might be just the ticket. Developed by Stairway Games, a newly-founded 20-person studio operating out of Indonesia, Coral Island dips into the classics of the farm sim genre, promising to transport players to lush climes of a tropical island.
The developer announced today a Kickstarter campaign to muster up the funds to bring the project to completion with an eye on a Steam release later this year. To get a sense of what’s in store when does release, Stairway Games has pieced together a charming trailer to commemorate the announcement. You can check it out below.
Coral Island Features
As for features, Coral Island mashes up some of the best facets of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Stardew Valley, and the under-appreciated My Time at Portia.
Coral Island asks you to bring your dream farm to life, with crop growing and animal rearing as a core focus, as well as the apt ecologically-minded possibility to save the coral reefs surrounding the island. Naturally, you can forge relationships with the 50 odd locals, even find that special someone, and why not pop out a few mini-farmers to help with the day to day agricultural duties.
Coral Island also throws in some exploration with a network of Forgotten Caverns teeming with precious gemstones and hordes of monsters to fight off. Other features including character customization and community projects to spruce up the island.
If you fancy tossing some coin towards development, you can do so over on the dedicated Kickstarter page right here from February 1. There’s no word on stretch goals quite yet, but Stairway Games is flirting with the idea of a console release, so expect similar aims to pop up when the campaign goes live.