Dinkum Roadmap Reveals Future of Aussie Sandbox Game

The Dinkum Roadmap has been revealed, giving us a teaser for what's coming to this Australian-themed sandbox game when it launches on Steam this Thursday.

Published: July 12, 2022 1:48 PM /


Dinkum Roadmap Launch cover

The Dinkum Roadmap has been revealed, giving us a first look at the updates we can expect for the Australian-themed sandbox game that's all set to launch on Steam later this week.

First revealed back in 2019Dinkum is a game that's part Animal Crossing, part Stardew Valley. Players leave their depressing life in the city to live on an Australian-themed island and change it from a camp into a thriving town, inviting new people to join their budding village. Check out the game's release date trailer to get a feel for its vibe:

Dinkum looks like a fair amount of fun, but what you see in the trailer is just the beginning -- developer James Bendon has quite a few new features planned for the future of this game as shown in the Dinkum Roadmap revealed earlier today.

Dinkum Roadmap

Update #1 - House Warming

  • Buildable guest houses for multiplayer
  • A new wild animal

Update #2 - Bloomin' Spring

  • A new Seasonal Event
  • A new NPC can move to the Island
  • New activities and items

Update #3 - Summer Sun

  • A new Seasonal Event
  • More features TBD

Update #4 - Breezy Autumn

  • A new Seasonal Event
  • More features TBD

All Updates Include:

  • New Fish
  • New Bugs
  • New Crops
  • New Recipes
  • New Clothing

"During the course of the Early Access, I want to add a lot more fun content to the game," developer James Bendon said in today's Dinkum Roadmap announcement. "There will be new seasonal events, new characters coming to the island, clothing, items, and loads, loads more. I will reveal more details on these updates closer to the dates, so stay tuned! But, there’s another reason I went the Early Access route.

"I decided to release Dinkum as an Early Access game so I can watch the community play and respond to what interests players. I’m sure I’ll hear some great ideas and suggestions that may never have occurred to me. I want the community to help create Dinkum! That way we can make Dinkum the best experience it can be."

Dinkum Roadmap Launch slice

When is the Dinkum Release Date?

The Dinkum release date is July 14, 2022; you'll be able to play this Australian-themed sandbox game on Steam in just a few short days.

For now, there's a lot to look forward to for the launch and the weeks and months ahead of it. If this looks like the kind of game you'd like to play, you can add Dinkum to your wishlist on Steam.

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