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Reconnect a fragmented world in  Islets  on Switch, Xbox and PC   - launching in August.

Bring communities together again in this gorgeous hand-drawn metroidvania.
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

JULY 11 2021 - Today, developer Kyle Thompson and publisher Armor Games Studios have announced the upcoming release of stunning action-adventure game Islets, and confirmed that the game will also arrive on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. The gorgeous metroidvania will launch on all platforms on August 24th.

Islets is a lush metroidvania starring Iko, a brave mouse with ambitions of setting out to explore a sky filled with scattered floating islands and communities isolated from one another after the land was fractured by a mysterious incident many years ago.

Using his trusty but rickety plane, Iko hopes to navigate the disparate landscapes and find a way to bring the world together again. However his journey will also bring him to uncover the secrets of the immemorial evil that tore his world apart in the first place.

Players will explore the world of Islets both by navigating the open skies in Iko's plane, and by exploring vivid island environments on foot. However, the adventure won't be simple, as there are unique and challenging enemies around every corner, seeking to put Iko's bravery to the test.

In Islets, players will need to master a selection of unique special abilities and harness quick reflexes in order to put a stop to the creeping evil that has fractured the world.

Lovingly hand-drawn and bursting with character, Islets is the creation of solo developer Kyle Thompson, previously known for the beautiful and highly-regarded metroidvania Sheepo.

Kyle Thompson said: "I'm so excited for Islets to finally be released after two years of development! I set out to create a charming world full of secrets and strange characters and I can't wait for people to finally meet them."

Islets will launch on PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S on August 24th 2022. Players can wishlist the game now on Steam.

For more information, please contact Adam Clarke at [email protected].


About Islets

Islets is a wholesome 2D metroidvania by solo developer Kyle Thompson. The lush and beautifully crafted adventure stars Iko—a hopeful aspiring warrior exploring a series of floating islands. It’s a game about making connections with others in order to make a fragmented world whole again.


About Kyle Thompson

Kyle Thompson is a solo developer based out of Oregon. With his first full release Sheepo, Kyle explored the Metroidvania genre in a new light by introducing non-violent gameplay focused around collecting quirky animals. With the help of his brother, Eric, doing the soundtrack, Kyle is finding new and wonderful ways to iterate on this beloved genre.


About Armor Games Studios

>From its roots as a popular portal for online gaming, Armor Games Studios is a publisher that aims to work directly with and help foster talented indie developers to create unique and engaging games of all types for all platforms. For more information, visit www.armorgamesstudios.com, and follow the company on Twitter @ArmorGameStudio.

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