ISLANDER is an idle crafting game inspired by games such as Forager and Minecraft. Use your pickaxe to mine any and all materials you can find, and craft your way off the islands.
Added New Game+! Once you Escape the Island, press Return to Game to continue playing with new recipies and goals!
How To Play
Arrow Keys - Move/Menu Select
Z/C/🅾️ - Hit/Select
X/❎ - Menu/Back
TAB - Save game to clipboard
Design, programming, art & audio by @CarsonK
With help from the lovely folks in the PICO-8 Discord
Nice job! I especially like the menu/crafting interface, it's simple, intuitive, and a great use of a small number of buttons =).
I do have one small suggestion, you might try speeding up the pickaxe animation a little and adding more emphasis on the impacts, this would make the waiting for processes to complete feel livelier and more engaginng.
Oh, it looks like the animation might speed up as you upgrade your abilities, I guess that works.
This is a really fun game. I love the graphics and animation. It reminded me a lot of Stardew Valley, and Minecraft obviously, I haven't played Forager so can't comment on that. I recorded this playthrough/review of the game, but only realised after I'd finished that you can turn the waves sound off--which was the my only real gripe--d'oh! But yeah, I really enjoyed this game. I usually expect the menus to get in the way in a game like this on Pico-8, but these are really well done and don't get in the way of the gameplay.
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