Moonstone Island is a cozy part-adventure and part-life-sim game with pixilated visuals where you grow crops, brew potions, romance NPCs, indulge in card-based combat encounters, and explore over 100 dungeons. It's being published by Raw Fury, most notably known for innovative titles like Sable and Wolfstride.
Ever since the release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, there has been an unprecedented interest in cozy life-sim games, and Moonstone Island is looking to itch that scratch and leave its own mark on this growing genre. There's plenty on display in Moonstone Island, and without further ado, here's everything you need to know about it, including its release date, platforms, story, gameplay, and more.
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What is the Release Date of Moonstone Island?
Moonstone Island will be released on 20 September 2023 for PC. A Nintendo Switch release is on the horizon, but no release date has been confirmed.
Moonstone Island Release Time Countdown
Based on the Moonstone Island listing on Steam, this game plans to unlock at approximately 4pm UTC on 20 September 2023. The countdown clock below shows you how long you have to wait before the game releases:
What is the Story of Moonstone Island?
In Moonstone Island, you play as a young alchemist who moves to an island in the sky to complete its alchemy training. The story takes place over the course of the first year away from your village on the sky island. While it isn't clear what the actual plot will be about, it seems the main story will conclude at the end of the first game year, though you will still be able to pursue different activities after that.
What is the Gameplay of Moonstone Island?
Moonstone Island is described as a "creature-collecting life-sim," which takes place in an open world with over 100+ procedurally generated dungeons. You can talk to various NPCs, go on dates, build and decorate homes, grow crops, tame Spirits, indulge in card-based combat, and explore dungeons for loot. Since it's an open world game, you can travel to different islands via a glider, broom (yes, you read that right), and balloon.
That's everything you need to know about Moonstone Island.