Snowcastle Game announced today that its upcoming adventure about crafting, thwarting pirates, and befriending animals, Ikonei Island And Earthlock Adventure, is set to enter Steam Early Access on August 18th. This is but the first step towards a full PC, Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S release. The full release promises creature care features, improved farming, in-depth placeables, and more.
“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!”
Taking inspiration from titles like Animal Crossing and Stardew Valley, Ikonei Island An Earthlock Adventure adds to compelling exploration, resource gathering, crafting, and customization systems with a host of fun gameplay ideas that give the game its own twist. Befriend the local wildlife and use their unique abilities to further explore the island and take on pirates and monsters.
Ikonei Island An Earthlock Adventure Multiplayer
But above all else, look forward to doing all these activities with 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.
About Ikonei Island An Earthlock Adventure
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 upgradeable hamlet serves as a base of operations and unique peaceable items allow you to customize the island to your liking. That extends to your portable home that can be placed anywhere on the island.
How long will Ikonei Island An Earthlock Adventure be in Early Access?
According to the developers, “As of now, we plan for a 1.0 release early in 2023, but that depends on feedback from players during the Early Access. Plans may change based on what input we receive, changes we want to make to the game and how much content we want to add. we will be as transparent as possible and keep you updated as plans develop.”
Planned additions during the course of Early Access
Most importantly, multiplayer mode!
More of the story, quests, and mystery of Ikonei Island.
New combat weapons, upgrades, NPCs, and enemies.
Many more decorations to craft on the island.
New charming music and sounds.
Additional language support.
Price change after Early Access
The developers have noted this about the change, “Currently the plan is to increase the price after Early Access. We believe this is fair, both because it will include a lot of new content, but more importantly, because Early Access players deserve a lower price for their part in helping us make the game better.”