A group of sailors is stranded on an archipelago after their ship was attacked by an hostile vessel. They start gathering and using the natural resources available to survive and eventually escape the place.Island Realms
is a strategy game that combines ideas and concepts from several genres, but is inspired mainly by time management titles made for the casual market. The game screen shows an isometric view of the terrain, that in the case of large islands can be scrolled sideways to reveal the full extension of the territory. Each level is one of the islands from the archipelago, where the objective is to collect all the required resources and store them inside a wagon, to transport the goodies by crossing the bridge over to the next isle.
The player has indirect control of the worker units, and can only assign waypoints for tasks on buildings and other facilities. The settlers move autonomously, moving on the paved roads and executing jobs or carrying resources as they become available. Some of the streets lead to building sites, where the production facilities can be constructed after acquiring the blueprints from the shop screen. The player can also sell to the shop some of the production, or combination of resources, for gold coins. A list of the required resources to start construction, or to leave the island can be displayed by placing the cursor over the building sites or the wagon.
Variations of gameplay are slowly introduced on later levels. On some islands, there are enemies that from time to time exit from a tower to roam the streets, stealing resources and breaking the paved roads. They can be temporally stopped by placing an idol statue on strategic points, and in some cases by erecting a wall surrounding the fortress and cutting their access to the rest of the island.
- "Островки" -- Russian spelling
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The game took six months to create with a team of five developers. The technologies used include С++, Photoshop, Maya, 3dsMax, DirectX 8.0, and proprietary software tools.
This entry to the MobyGames database was contributed by Macs Black (77863)
on Nov 01, 2009.