Flow studio has been hard at work on Len’s Island, and like most studios have gone through hardships. The new documentary delves deeper into some of the hurdles, especially showcasing how crunch almost killed the studio.
It is a must-watch, and hopefully, one that speaks to both gamers and developers. Whilst developers see the drawback of crunching, gamers seldom don’t get the first-hand experience, making something like this a norm in their minds. A documentary like this is highly welcome, and hopefully, more studios will follow suit.
Len’s Island features:
- Build the home of your dreams – Build wherever you want, make it as big as you want, and choose from a range of materials to let your creativity run wild! Len’s Island uses a unique modular building system that allows anyone to feel like a seasoned home designer.
- Looking for some action? – Len’s Island is a fast-paced, skill-driven dungeon crawler with a strong focus on engaging a wide range of combat types and loadout combinations. If you’ve built the perfect pad, tended enough crops and met the local townsfolk, there are deep, dark caves below the island with plenty more to explore.
- Tend to your crops – Use farms to grow the food that fuels your ventures into the dungeons and long days exploring the Islands; as well as grow exotic plants and flowers to sell back to the villagers for gold. Grow large-scale farms throughout the forest, or care for small garden beds on your balcony. Or if you’re not the green-thumb type, place some pot plants and call it a day.
- Explore the world and rebuild your surroundings – Len’s Island focuses on rewarding adventurers, whether it’s finding a long lost sword to claim as your own, rebuilding an old broken bridge or finding hidden rooms in the dungeons. There are many secrets to uncover on the island and below it.
It will be coming to Steam’s Early Access program on the 26th of November for PC, with more updates and additions promised down the line.