In Kickstarter backers, an update was posted that said Spanish developer Chibig has announced that their upcoming seafaring adventure title Summer in Mara is set to release June 16th on Nintendo Switch and Steam for PC. Chibig also announced a free demo for both Steam and Nintendo Switch, the Steam demo has recently released and the Switch demo will launch sometime in June.
Summer in Mara is a single-player experience in a calm, relaxing environment, with a handmade look and a compelling narrative. Also, character development is a huge focus and this is reflected in the care put into the friends met, and the anecdotes of their travels. Along with a host of upgrades, secrets, and treasure to find, Summer in Mara promises to deliver a full-fledged, fun experience for all ages. Players will step into the shoes of Koa, a young girl living on her own island with her grandmother, Yaya Haku. Players must harvest their crops, fish on their pond, chop down trees, and pay close attention to all the tasks that Yaya Hakui will give them.
The team, based in Valencia, considers that it is “a relaxed experience for a single player”. On our island we will be able to fish, grow and harvest crops, as happens in games like Stardew Valley or Harvest Moon, from which he takes inspiration; just like The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker on an artistic level. The playable offer will also take us to navigate our boat to meet other islands, new characters and get new tools with which to get more resources. A chain of structures carefully designed to constantly establish a sense of improvement at the controls. In total, over 30 hours of gameplay with over 250 missions.
Summer in Mara releases June 16th for Nintendo Switch and PC with Xbox One and PS4 versions coming at a later date. According to developer Chibig, Summer in Mara will be coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One later this year, so if these are your gaming platforms, you’ll have to wait a bit longer. Although it doesn’t have a price yet, those interested can try out the prologue of the game, which is now available for free on Steam. It’s also worth adding that the Summer in Mara prologue will be available on Nintendo Switch as well, but players will be able to download it closer to launch.
“Knowing them is very important in the game, so we have put a lot of effort into creating unique and interesting characters,” says Chibig. “An evil corporation from another planet that wants to conquer Mara and exploit the resources of its ocean. Napopo was one of its first victims, a mysterious creature that will seek Koa to help her. “