Apparently paradise is an island full of talking animals.
Getting stranded on an island would be the pits. You’d have to struggle with finding food and shelter, not to mention fending off whatever dangerous vermin resided there. But what if you found yourself on an island filled with upbeat characters and all sorts of fun activities to partake in? Well, it wouldn’t be all that different from Stolen Couch Games’ Castaway Paradise.
Inspired heavily by Animal Crossing and Harvest Moon, Castaway Paradise is a game about customization and adventure. You’re provided a sandbox in the form of an island, where you have absolute control over the appearance and economy. If you want it to be covered in trees and crops, that’s your prerogative. If you’d rather take a more minimalistic route, you can do that, too.
But that’s only a portion of the experience. The inhabitants of your island will provide you with a steady stream of quests and activities, not to mention regale you with bizarre anecdotes and other such things. This is largely where the Animal Crossing influence seeps through, as your villagers are a very diverse cast of characters with varying wants and needs. Maybe it’s wishful thinking on my part, but I really hope that no one in this game as rude as Mr. Resetti.
Players can also customize their character’s appearance, as well as create an absurd amount of items—ranging from hats to bridges to umbrellas. Personally I have hopes of creating an island that’s covered in hats, simply because I can.
Castaway Paradise will launch next year on iOS, Android, Mac, and PC. If you want to play it on PC, it probably wouldn’t hurt to hop on over to Steam Greenlight and give it an upvote.