Hi everyone! We have some exciting news to share with you! One More Island is officially being published by Freedom Games. For those of you who may not know, a game publisher not only provides funding for developing games that they publish, but also takes care of a lot of the business and marketing that comes with releasing a game. That includes managing our store pages and potential console releases, marketing and advertising the game, helping showcase the game at both digital and live events, PR, and a lot more. Really it lets us totally focus on working to make the game the best it can be, and provides us with the resources to do so.
With this exciting development, our timeline for release is changing just a bit. One More Island’s release is going to be delayed. We don’t have a new date for release just yet, but when we do, we will be making announcements on Steam as well as on our socials so make sure to follow us there (Twitter, Instagram, Discord). With this delay, it will allow us to add the highest civilization tiers, additional management options (maintenance, trade) and exciting new elements such as disasters!
You may also be worried about horror stories of publishers ruining the vision of a game or forcing arbitrary restrictions on the dev team. For Freedom, that can’t be further from the reality we have experienced with them. Freedom has been an amazing partner to us, only enhancing and supporting our vision. We selected Freedom because they are committed to our vision of the game, and only want to see it reach its full potential as we see it. We maintain complete creative and development freedom, and Freedom (heh) wouldn’t have it any other way.
Thank you for all of your support so far in our development. It means a lot to us! If you have any questions about this, feel free to join our Discord where you can talk directly with the devs about this, or really anything.