We want people to play The witch of Fern Island To enjoy the progression generated by the slow and satisfying gameplay,” Enjoy Studio Game Director Patryk Pietraszkiewicz said in a press release. “Our game could be categorized as a ‘relaxing game,’ but we wanted it to become something more. The magical world of Fern Island is evident in both the gameplay and story levels. It allows us to present people’s stories from a more deeply personal perspective.”
Here is an overview of the game, via Enjoy Studio:
The witch of Fern Island It is a new game from Polish developer Enjoy Studio. Players will take on the role of a young girl named Abrill, who wants to become a certified witch. The story takes place on the pottery Isle of Fern – an alternate world heavily influenced by three different cultures inhabited and shrouded in a magical aura with fantastic animals and plants. The player’s task is to pass the Academic Training in order to complete the Witches Exam. April will live on the island, providing help and support to the local community. It is up to the player to decide the fate of this land and its people. Players will be free to explore a vast open world on foot, mounted or on a broomstick!
The witch of Fern Island It highlights the importance of culture in human life. Learning about the inhabitants and their problems from Abrill’s perspective will allow you to reflect on your search for happiness and purpose in life. The characters’ personal stories teach that simple gestures of kindness can change lives and revitalize a divided community. However, it all depends on the path that the player will follow, as the behavior of Abrill will be evaluated, as part of the training.
The witch of Fern Island Combines gameplay elements from multiple categories: sandbox, open world with RPG, adventure, and exploration elements. The game is endless, daily and calendar systems allow players to feel the passage of time – they can notice changes in society, seasons of the year and participate in the many holidays and festivals. There will always be interesting activities on Fern Island! Fishing, photography, archeology, catching insects, researching local flora and fauna, or participating in festivals and games! All this and more will allow you to experience an immersive adventure as a true witch!
- Magic – Character progression includes learning new spells and rituals and exploring magical knowledge. The player’s operations center is Birch Grove. We give the player a building that can be customized and furnished according to their personal preferences. Here, the player can craft new magic potions, store obtained items, rest, sell generated items to the islanders, and much more! An equally important place is the farm, where the player can grow plants, vegetables and herbs, while trying their magical varieties. The player also has to take care of the adorable animals that can be raised on the farm.
- exploration Fern Island is a colorful, vibrant and diverse world that hides many secrets. As the game progresses, players will unlock new passages that allow them to reach unexplored places. By discovering individual parts of the island, players can find new components and characters that they can interact with. This will expand the range of options available to the player and provide access to information that enables to solve ancient puzzles. It should be noted a mirror image of the world – “Astra”, which players will be able to access through hidden portals on the island. It’s an alternate world, which can only be entered by characters with magical abilities – like Abrill.
- town – There is a town on the island, where players will find residents to live their lives. They have different dreams, problems, and personality traits – each one is different and unique. During the day, they work, or spend their free time in their own way, sleep at night and during holidays – and have fun at jointly organized parties. They share a common bond and their relations are not always cordial. The residents have various problems that the player can help solve and thus influence their fate. The town is a place where players can find shops, restaurants, bars and places of local culture.
Watch the official trailer below. Show the first screenshots in the gallery.