Oslo, Norway – August 4th, 2022 – Independent developer Snowcastle Games today reveals that its upcoming adventure about crafting, thwarting pirates and befriending animals, Ikonei Island: An Earthlock Adventure, is entering Early Access on August 18th. Details about the first steps for the roadmap towards a full PC, Nintendo Switch, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One release have also been announced, promising creature care features, improved farming, in-depth placeables and more.
Taking inspiration from titles like Animal Crossing and Stardew Valley, Ikonei Island: An Earthlock Adventure adds to compelling exploration, resource gathering, crafting and customisation systems with a host of fun gameplay ideas that give this colourful title its own twist. Befriending local wildlife and using their unique abilities to help you access new areas of the island offers a compelling exploration mechanic unlike anything you’ve seen in the genre before. Expect to encounter perilous pirate camps and battle monsters as you uncover Ikonei Island’s secrets. Perhaps most importantly, look forward to doing all this with your friends! Multiplayer is one of the key features that Snowcastle will add to the game as it builds out the title’s features during Early Access.
Set in the universe of the Earthlock RPGs, Ikonei Island: An Earthlock Adventure takes the rich world-building and magical setting of the franchise into new territory. As you explore a diverse and intriguing landscape with secrets waiting to be uncovered, you will discover ancient ruins from a bygone civilization and unlock a host of different biomes, ranging from icy mountains and parched deserts, to dense jungles and humid swamps.
Alongside the game’s satisfying crafting systems, farming, combat and everything else Ikonei Island has to offer, players will have the opportunity to make the island their own. An upgradable hamlet serves as a base of operations and unique placeable items allow you to customise the island to your liking. That extends to your portable home that can be placed anywhere on the island – decorate it to match your own tastes!
Details on the first stages of the roadmap for Ikonei Island‘s Early Access journey can be found in the image below with further updates to follow. Snowcastle invites players to start offering their feedback now on the Snowcastle Discord. The community will be vital in shaping the tweaks and additions made to the game during its time on Early Access, so Snowcastle are eager for players to get involved in the process and tell them what they think!
“We’re really excited to be so close to having Ikonei Island launch on Early Access on August 18th,” said Bendik Stang, Game Director & Co-founder of Snowcastle Games. “We’ve always enjoyed a close relationship with our community, but this Early Access journey is going to allow us to engage with them more directly than ever before. I can’t wait to hear their feedback on our Discord and social media!”
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Snowcastle Games is an independent game developer founded in Oslo, Norway in 2009 with the aim of creating games we love and would want to play ourselves. Snowcastle Games is known for creating Earthlock, a passion project inspired by the developer’s childhood favorites. The game is a westernized turn-based RPG which in subtle ways reveals its Scandinavian origin, both in art direction and story.
Currently, Snowcastle Games is putting all the experience of their growing team into developing their next titles: Earthlock 2 and Ikonei Island: An Earthlock Adventure.