Farming RPG Spirit of the Island Launches, Roadmap Revealed

Fans of farming RPGs now have a new game to play -- 1M Bits Horde and Meta Publishing have launched Spirit of the Island in Steam Early Access.

Published: March 16, 2022 5:31 PM /


Spirit of the Island launches cover

If you're a fan of farming RPGs, you've got a new game to play -- 1M Bits Horde and Meta Publishing have launched Spirit of the Island in Steam Early Access.

The Farming RPG genre has had steady growth over the last few years, largely due to the success of games like Stardew Valley. Aside from updates to existing games like Gleaner Heights (which is getting a pretty big expansion later this month), you've got new indies like Daomei Village and Kickstarter successes like Coral Island on the way.

Enter Spirit of the Island, a brand-new entry in the genre and the inaugural title from Brazilian developer 1M Bits Horde. Players travel to a distant archipelago that was one a budding tourist destination. Now, however, it's fallen into disrepair -- and it's up to you to fix it!

Spirit of the Island Roadmap
Spirit of the Island plans to debut a lot of content over the next six months.

Throughout the game, you'll be able to farm crops, raise animals, cook food, explore the island, and make friends. It has many of the Farming RPG staples you're hoping for, and now it's finally available on Steam Early Access. That's not all, though -- the developers have also revealed the game's roadmap earlier this month.

Aside from today's launch of the game, 1M Bits Horde has highlighted the Spirit of the Island Roadmap. A fair amount of content is expected to arrive over the next several months -- check it out:

Spirit of the Island Roadmap

March 2022

  • Archeology
  • History House
  • New Islands
  • New Nemies
  • New Quests
  • New Events

April 2022

  • Main Story Finished
  • Pirates
  • Final Islands
  • New Enemies
  • New Quests
  • New Events

May 2022

  • House Upgrades
  • New Islands
  • New Vehicles
  • New Events
  • New Enemies

June 2022

  • Staff Houses
  • Vacancy Houses
  • New Enemies

July 2022

  • Diary System
  • Insect System
  • Town Community (Improvements)

2022 and Beyond

  • New Decorations
  • New Events
  • New Quests
  • New Items
  • Improvements & Fixes

Sadly, the Spirit of the Island Roadmap doesn't go into specifics for most of this new content. Still, it represents a robust schedule that promises to provide players with some new content every month.

This new game is expected to be in Early Access for around 3 months or so, so you won't have to wait too long for it to be feature-complete, either. If this sounds like your kind of jam, you can buy Spirit of the Island for PC via Steam for $22.49 or your regional equivalent thanks to a 10% launch week discount. Make sure to check out our guides to help you get started with the game!

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