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Islets

A metroidvania in the form of an action platform game. In Islets you play as a warrior named Iko who wanders the world torn into smaller fragments, facing enemies and connecting successive islands.

Action | platform | 2D | metroidvania | indie games | side-scroll

Islets Release Date

24Aug2022

PC XONE Switch XSX

Islets is a metroidvania in the form of an action platform game. It was developed by Kyle Thompson, an independent developer, and published by Armor Games Studios.

Plot

Islets takes us on a journey to a fantastic world inhabited by anthropomorphic animals. It used to be a whole, but now it's made up of small islands floating in the sky. The main character of the game is a rodent named Iko, who decides to grab a sword and set off on a dangerous journey to restore the old order by reuniting different pieces of land.

Mechanics

Islets is a side-scroller game. We explore colourful and diverse levels, jumping on platforms, avoiding traps and facing enemies. We travel from one part of the world to another on the board of a clunky airship. Over time, we meet friendly characters; we also regularly meet a guide who offers us advice.

On our way there are various monsters and air pirates. We eliminate them both in close combat, using the sword, as well as from a safe distance, using ranged attacks. In addition to regular enemies we face bosses who guard the access to the cores of individual islands. After charging one of those cores, a given piece of land becomes connected to others, which makes the process of merging the world a bit like assembling a jigsaw puzzle. Adding an island to the others also unlocks previously inaccessible passageways and new pathways, encouraging backtracking and careful exploration.

As you progress, you gain a variety of upgrades that allow you to complete more challenges.

Technical aspects

Islets features colourful graphics in a cartoon style.

Game mode: single player  

Age restrictions Islets: Good for all ages.

Islets System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • Intel Pentium E2180 2.0 GHz / AMD Athlon Dual Core 4450e 2.3 GHz
  • 4 GB RAM
  • graphic card 1 GB GeForce GT 220 / Radeon HD 4650 or better
  • 1 GB HDD
  • Windows 7
  • Recommended:
  • Intel Core i3-3240 3.4 GHz / AMD A8-3850 2.9 GHz
  • 8 GB RAM
  • graphic card 2 GB GeForce GT 640 / Radeon R7 250 or better
  • 1 GB HDD
  • Windows 10
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