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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.

[9/12/2020 UPDATE]
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

P#81456 2020-09-02 23:51 ( Edited 2020-09-13 06:03)


With 2 obsidian left to collect, I accidentally reloaded the tab...

P#81482 2020-09-03 20:18

I love it! Cute graphics and it got me hooked straight away. I hadn't played minecraft or similar games yet. What does the word "idle" come from in this context? Is something automated compared to for example Minecraft?

P#81493 2020-09-04 13:14 ( Edited 2020-09-04 13:14)

Forager on PICO-8!

P#81496 2020-09-04 16:28

You should make a youtube tutorial series. I would subscribe. Great job tho

P#81498 2020-09-04 16:59

@Hofnarr The reason I classify this game as an "Idle Crafting" game is because you have to wait (idle) while things craft, and wait for things to spawn after you've cleared an island of it's objects :)

P#81501 2020-09-04 19:24

This is super fun! Nice work and thanks for sharing. I really appreciate the save system!

P#81504 2020-09-04 19:32
:: NaeD

This is neat, absolutely love it

P#81508 2020-09-04 21:14

Great game! Very entertaining! However, I encountered a bug: when I got the boat it sailed through the land.

P#81532 2020-09-05 23:01

Very nice! The UI is great and easy to use. I also appreciated the option to turn off the camera shake because it was a little disorienting. Congrats on your game!

P#81563 2020-09-07 03:13

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.

P#81564 2020-09-07 03:30 ( Edited 2020-09-07 04:40)
:: extar

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.

P#81694 2020-09-11 09:41


P#81854 2020-09-15 13:12

this game is really awesome in general AND you can save your progress AND it gets updates!

P#81902 2020-09-16 17:50

I went afk for too long...

P#81932 2020-09-17 19:41

Extra cool game also I found a glitch and also how do you make flags?

P#81996 2020-09-19 19:19

Nevermind I found it in the seccond gray island.

P#82000 2020-09-20 01:48

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