Kickstarter campaign launched for open-world life simulation game The Witch of Fern Island

Polish developer Enjoy Studio has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its open-world life simulation game Witch of Fern Island. It is seeking funding of €15,000.

Witch of Fern Island An Early Access release is planned for PC via Steam in Q1 2023, followed by a full release across consoles and PC in Q1 2024.

“We want people to play Witch of Fern Island to enjoy the progression that results from slow-paced but satisfying gameplay,” Enjoy Studio game director Patryk Pietraszkiewicz said in a press release. “Our game could be classified as a ‘casual game’, but we wanted it to be something more. The magical world of Fern Island is felt in both gameplay and story levels. This allows us to present people’s stories from a more personal, deeper perspective.”

Game review via Enjoy Studio:

About

Witch of Fern Island It’s a new game from Polish developer Enjoy Studio. Players will play the role of Abrill, a young girl who wants to become a certified Witch. The story takes place on the titular island of Fern – an alternate world strongly influenced by three different cultures living here and shrouded in a magical aura with fantastic fauna and flora. The player’s task is to complete an academic internship to complete the Witches exam. Abrill will live on the island and bring help and support to the local community. It is up to the player to determine the fate of this land and people. Players will be able to explore the vast open world on foot, on horseback, or on a flying broomstick!

Witch of Fern Island emphasizes the importance of culture in human life. Getting to know the residents and their problems from Abril’s perspective will allow you to reflect on your search for happiness and purpose in life. The heroes’ personal stories teach that simple acts of kindness can change lives and revitalize a divided society. However, it all depends on which path the player takes, as Abril’s behavior will be evaluated as part of the experience.

Witch of Fern Island combines game elements of many categories: sandbox, open world with RPG elements, adventure and exploration. The game has no end, the diary and calendar systems allow players to experience the passage of time – they can observe changes in society, the seasons and participate in various holidays and festivals. There will always be exciting activities on Fern Island! Fishing, photography, archaeology, catching insects, exploring the local flora and fauna or participating in festivals and games! All this and more will allow you to experience an immersive adventure like a real witch!

Key Features

  • Witchcraft – character development consists of learning new spells, rituals and researching magical knowledge. The player’s base of operations is Birch Grove. We give the player a building that can be customized and equipped according to personal preferences. Here the player can make new magic potions, store the items they have acquired, rest, sell the created items to the inhabitants of the island and much more! An equally important place is the farm, where the player can grow plants, vegetables and herbs while experimenting with his magical varieties. The player also has to take care of the fantastic animals that can be raised on the farm.
  • Exploration – Fern Island is a colorful, vibrant and colorful world that hides many secrets. As the game progresses, players will unlock new passages that allow them to reach unexplored places. By exploring different parts of the island, players can find new ingredients and characters to interact with. This will expand the range of options available to the player and provide access to information that allows them to solve old mysteries. Astra, a mirror image of the world that players can enter through portals hidden on the island, is noteworthy. This is an alternate world that only characters with magical abilities like Abrill can enter.
  • City – There is a town on the island where players will find inhabitants living their own lives. They have dreams, problems and different character traits – each one is different and unique. They work during the day or spend their leisure time in their own way, sleep at night and on holidays – have fun at jointly organized parties. They have a common bond and not always friendly relationship. Residents have various problems that the player can help solve and thus affect their fate. The city is a place where players can find shops, restaurants, bars and local cultural sites.

Watch the official trailer below. Check out the first screenshots in the gallery.

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