Polish developer Enjoy Studio has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its open-world life simulation game Fern Island Wizard. Looking for €15,000 in funding.
Fern Island Wizard It is scheduled for an early access release for PC via Steam in the first quarter of 2023, followed by a full release across consoles and PC in the first quarter of 2024.
We want people to play Fern Island Wizard Patryk Pietraszkiewicz, game director at Enjoy Studios, said in a press release: “To enjoy the progression of slow yet satisfying gameplay. “Our game can be classified as a ‘cosy game’, but we wanted to make it something more. The magical world of Fern Island is tangible on both gameplay and story levels. This allows us to tell stories To present people from a more personal and deeper perspective.”
Here’s an overview of the game, via Enjoy Studio:
Fern Island Wizard is a new game from Polish developer Enjoy Studio. Players take on the role of a young girl named Abril who wants to become a certified witch. The story is set on Fern Island – an alternate world heavily influenced by three different cultures inhabiting it and shrouded in a magical aura with fantastical flora and fauna. The player’s task is to complete an academic internship to complete the Witches exam. Abril 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 its people. Players will be free to explore the vast open world on foot, on horseback, or on a flying broomstick!
Fern Island Wizard It highlights the importance of culture in human life. Getting to know the inhabitants and their problems from April’s perspective allows you to think about the search for happiness and purpose in life. The characters’ personal stories teach that simple acts of kindness can change people’s lives and restore a divided society. However, it all depends on which path the player takes, as Abril’s behavior is evaluated as part of the apprenticeship.
Fern Island Wizard A combination of gameplay elements from different categories: sandbox, open world with RPG elements, adventure, and exploration. The game has no end, the daily and calendar systems allow players to feel the passage of time – they can observe the changes of society, the seasons and participate in various holidays and festivals. There will always be interesting activities on Fern Island! Fishing, photography, archaeology, bug hunting, researching local flora and fauna, or participating in festivals and games! All this and more will allow you to experience an immersive adventure as a true wizard!
- sorcery – Character skill development includes learning spells, new rituals and discovering magical knowledge. This player’s base of operations is Birch Grove. We give the player a building that can be customized and furnished according to personal preferences. Here, the player can create new magic potions, store the obtained items, 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, while experimenting with their magical varieties. The player also has to take care of the fantastic animals that can be raised in the farm.
- exploration Fern Island is a colorful, lively and diverse world that hides many secrets. As the game progresses, players unlock new paths that allow them to reach unknown locations. By exploring different parts of the island, players can find new elements and characters to interact with. This expands the range of options available to the player and provides access to information that enables solving old puzzles. Of note is the mirror image of the world – “Astra”, which players can access through hidden portals on the island. It’s an alternate world that only characters with magical abilities can enter – like Abril.
- City – There is a town on the island where players find inhabitants living their lives. They have different dreams, problems and personality traits – each one is different and unique. During the day, they work, or spend their free time in their own way, at night and during holidays they sleep – having fun at jointly organized parties. They share a common bond and their relationship is not always friendly. The inhabitants have various problems that the player can help solve and thus influence their fate. The city is a place where players can find shops, restaurants, bars and local cultural places.
Watch the official trailer below. See the first screenshots in the gallery.