Polish developer Enjoy Studios has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its open-world life simulation game. The Witch of Fern Island. Seeks €15,000 in funding.
The Witch of Fern Island It is planned for an Early Access release for PC via Steam in Q1 2023, followed by a full release on consoles and PC in Q1 2024.
We want people to play The Witch of Fern Island To enjoy the progress made with the slow-paced, yet satisfying gameplay,” said Happy Studio game director Patrick Pietraszkiewicz in a press release. “Our game can be classified as an ‘adventure game,’ but we want it to be something more. The magical world of Fern Island is intuitive on both the gameplay and story levels. It allows us to present people’s stories from a personal, immersive perspective.”
Here’s an overview of the game via Entertainment Studios:
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The Witch of Fern Island New game from Polish developer Enjoy Studio. Players take on the role of Abril, a young girl who wants to become a certified witch. The story takes place on Fern Island – an alternate world inhabited by three different cultures and shrouded in a magical aura of amazing fauna and flora. The player’s task is to pass an academic exercise to complete the wizard’s exam. Abril lives on the island, bringing help and support to the local community. It is the player who decides the fate of this land and its people. Players will be free to explore the vast open world on foot, mounted or flying broomstick!
The Witch of Fern Island It highlights the importance of culture in human life. Knowing the residents and their problems from Abril’s perspective allows you to reflect on your search for happiness and purpose in life. The characters’ personal stories teach that simple acts of kindness can change people’s lives and revitalize a divided community. However, it all depends on what path the player follows, as Abril’s character is evaluated, as part of the exercise.
The Witch of Fern Island It combines gameplay elements of several categories: sandbox, open world with RPG elements, adventure and exploration. The game is endless, the daily and calendar systems allow players to feel the passage of time – changes in society, the seasons of the year and can participate in various festivals and celebrations. There are always fun activities at Fern Island! Fishing, photography, archaeology, catching insects, exploring local flora and fauna, or participating in festivals and games! All this and more allows you to experience an immersive adventure like a real wizard!
- the conjuring – Character skill development includes learning new spells, rituals, and researching magical knowledge. The player’s center of operations is Birch Grove. We provide the player with a building that can be customized and designed according to personal preferences. Here, the player can make new magic potions, store the items found, rest, sell the created items to the islanders and much more! An equally important place is the farm, where the player can grow plants, vegetables and herbs, experimenting with their magical varieties. The player must take care of the wonderful animals that can be bred on the farm.
- search – Fern Island is a colorful, lively and diverse world that hides many secrets. As the game progresses, players unlock new passages that allow them to reach unexplored areas. By discovering individual parts of the island, players can find new items and characters to interact with. This expands the options available to the player and provides access to information to solve age-old mysteries. Of interest is the mirror image of the world – “Astra”, which players can access through hidden portals on the island. It’s an alternate world that can only be entered by characters with magical abilities like Abril.
- City – On the island there is a town where players can find residents who live their lives. They have dreams, problems, and different personalities—each different and unique. During the day, they work or spend their free time in their own way, they sleep at night and on holidays – they enjoy parties organized together. They share a common bond and not always friendly relationship. The inhabitants have various problems that the player helps them to solve and thereby influence their fate. The city is where players can find shops, restaurants, bars and local cultural venues.
Watch the official trailer. Check out the first screenshots in the gallery.