Remember Summer in Mara, a fun simulation farming and crafting game on Switch? I’m pretty sure if you do, you know how enthusiastic we are about this, following it from the very start as a Kickstarter project! The studio behind Summer in Mara, Chibig Studio, had another Kickstarter project soon after: Deiland: Pocket Planet Edition. And only 6 after, we now have a release date for the game on the Switch: April 15.
As Deiland already was an existing game on PS4, PC and mobile Chibig Studio could deliver this reimagination of Deiland to the Nintendo Switch relatively quickly. But Pocket Planet Edition won’t just be a straight copy: it will include all new looks, new music, new playability and exclusive DLC content. On top of all of this, Pocket Planet Edition includes a new seasons system.
What’s Deiland About?
Deiland is the story of Arco, one of the four princes that was sent to the minor planets. It was their mission to find the Crystal that was at the heart of each planet. When the Crystal is found, it would wake up the ancient powers of magic. Which in turn would extend to every place in the universe, giving rise to the origin or worlds. Or so the story is told. Arco is sent to Deiland; the Tiny.
On your own tiny sandbox planet you will farm, craft and fight monsters to take care of your planet and help visitors with their quest. This means, as you can customise your planet with trees, plants, crops, flowers and structures, each planet will be unique.
Deiland is essentially a small living world where your actions count! And if you are a fan of Summer in Mara, you will be pleased that there are familiar characters as well!
Knowing the good times I had in Mara, I’m really looking forward to it!
Meanwhile, want to know more about Chibig Studio? Be sure to check out our interview with Diego Freire.