Coral Island — reimagining the farm sim game

Created by Stairway Games

A re-imagined farm sim game inspired by classics. Grow crops, nurture animals, and befriend the islanders.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

May 2021 Dev Update
25 days ago – Mon, May 31, 2021 at 03:15:11 AM

Welcome to the May 2021 Coral Island development update!

Please check out our Steam page to wishlist the game and find out more: swg.gg/corstm

This May, we showcase a WIP of the character customizer, more revamped NPC models, and other exciting news worth sharing. Check it out!


Character Customization Showcase Part 2

Here is what you can expect out of character customization for the upcoming Alpha. Please note that this is a WIP. We'll continue to improve and add more options in time for the Early Access release!

Let us know what you think!


New NPC Models, Shop Keeper Edition

Check out the upgraded models for both Sam and Dinda. Sam runs the general store in the heart of Starlet Town. You'll see him frequently as you make supply runs for seeds! Dinda runs a carpenter shop with her husband Joko for all your building needs.

Epic Megagrant

We're happy to announce that Stairway Games has been awarded an Epic MegaGrant!

Everyone on the team is proud to be a part of the Unreal community. Thank you to all the Epic Games team and our beloved players for trusting us.


Nintendo Switch Devkit

For our Switch players - here is the update that you've been waiting for! We have received the Switch Dev Kits that will allow us to start testing the game on Switch hardware.

We hope this can bring us one step closer to having Coral Island on other platforms!


Eid Al-Fitr

Here is the art we’ve made to celebrate Eid Al-Fitr! We hope our Muslim friends all around the world had a happy, joyful, and blessed Eid. Lots of love from all of us at Stairway Games!

Discord Roles Assignment

We have officially sent out the Discord roles assignments for all applicable tiers.

For instructions to claim your role code, please check our announcement here.

You can also check out our Discord > Announcements for more information.

Please contact us if you need any assistance redeeming your role code!


Bug of the month

Extreme sleep is not for the faint of heart.

Thanks for reading,

Stairway Team

Alpha Discord Role Distribution Announcement
about 1 month ago – Tue, May 25, 2021 at 09:22:55 PM

Hi Farmers, 

Good news is coming - we're now one step closer to Alpha! 

Today, May 24th, we will start distributing Discord roles, starting from the Founder backers first. 

For other tiers (Pioneer, Deluxe, Double Double, and Alpha), we will send your Discord roles the week after the Founder roles have been sent. 


Why are we sending it for Founder backers first? 

This is to check whether the system works smoothly and to avoid issues due to the high number of players. If you have received an email from Stairway Games containing the role code, then you can proceed with the following steps to claim your roles. 


Here is the instruction you need to follow to get your Discord role.  


How to get your Alpha Discord Roles 

- Check your registered email address for the code role, sent under Stairway Games.  

PLEASE KEEP THIS CODE CONFIDENTIAL, unless you share the pack with someone else.  In that case, let them know the role code privately, as the Discord role needs to be claimed individually.  

- It will take some time before all the role codes were sent due to the high number of participants. Please wait at least 1x12 hours.  

- If you still haven't received your role code, please check all email folders including spam and promotion. If you've checked and still no email, send us an email to contact@stairwaygames.com.  

- To claim your Discord roles, please do the steps as follow.  

1. Join our Discord here. https://discord.gg/stairway 

2. Go to 👋server category -> #call-kible-bot

3. Write the following command: .backer_help

4. Don't forget the point at the beginning and the underscore between backer and help! 

5. Our bot (Kible Bot#9933) will send you a private message with further instructions on how to claim your role.  If you haven't received a DM, please set your DM open first! (Privacy & Setting > Server Privacy Default > Allow direct messages from server member) 


Meet Kible Bot!

6. Please note that you must enter the role code that has been sent to your email. DO NOT post your code role in the public channel, only on DM with Kible! 

7. After Kible Bot confirmed that the registration succeeded, you should be getting your role in a few minutes. 

8. If you have an issue with the process, please ask for help from our wonderful mods and/or Community Manager on Discord.  


If you have more questions, kindly send us an email to contact@stairwaygames.com, and our staff will be happy to help you! 


See you in our Alpha release soon!

April 2021 Dev Update
about 2 months ago – Sat, May 01, 2021 at 01:00:25 AM

In April 2021, we worked on many, many things. We’ll focus on character customization, jogging animation 2.0, revamped exterior buildings, and more for this update. Check it out!



Character Customization Showcase Part 1


Here's a sneak peek at the character customization UI in Coral Island. Please note that this is a WIP. We're excited to share that for Alpha, there will be 3 body types available for players.

[3 body types to choose from + plenty of color options]


[there will be many hair options to choose from]


[custom honorifics are working in-game, huzzah!]


For part 2 next month, we will do a deep dive into the character customization system. This will come in the form of a video showcase that will be uploaded to Youtube - stay tuned!


Jogging Animations Revisited


We've received a ton of feedback on our animations. This month, we've tried to improve the jogging animation. We plan to let players choose their animation style eventually.


[4 styles of animation for the early access release!]


For alpha, there will be several more animation types for you to check out. We hope you can help us narrow the 4 to ship Early Access with. Please let us know what you think!


Revamped Buildings


Much like interiors, many buildings in our game are also getting a make-over for better storytelling. This month, we tackled a fair amount of locations already! Please have a look at just one of the buildings being improved: the carpenter shop.

[Carpenter: OLD. This is what the carpenter building originally looked like]

[Carpenter: This is the NEW concept art for the carpenter building]

[Carpenter: NEW in-game. This is what it currently looks like in-game, still a WIP]


Fun fact, the carpenter building is inspired by Indonesia's traditional Joglo architecture, known for its distinct roof work. A very fitting home for our carpenters!


Earth Day Art


Earth day, every day.


Bug of the month


No one wants to admit it, but something tells me this was done on purpose... #sus


Thanks for reading,

Stairway Team

March 2021 Dev Update
3 months ago – Thu, Apr 01, 2021 at 01:50:58 AM

Welcome to the March 2021 Coral Island development update!

In March 2021, we hired more devs, set a new benchmark for NPC 3d models, got the ball rolling on interior improvements, worked on alpha content, and managed the pre-order store! Let's take a closer look:


We hired more devs!


NPC 3d models, new and improved… Now with fingers!


We are working on the new benchmark for Coral Island's NPC model. With the current timeline, we expect to have all NPC's in their Spring outfits ready for the early access release. We've updated the scale, body proportion and tweaked lots of details.

During alpha, all NPC's will be released with old models, as the new ones are not yet ready. Check it out!

[Alice and Theo Status: Work-in-progress. 3d modelling, emotional growth and otherwise.]

Brand new interior designs

We are improving the interiors by making them feel lived in. To do this, we look into each NPC’s unique characteristics and fuse them into the design of their bedroom, kitchen, and even the whole house… This means we'll be creating over 1000+ unique props to accommodate this major change (on top of the current available common props!).

[Archie's room concept art. Spot the guling!]
[Archie's room in-game. Status: WIP]

For the Coral Island Alpha Access, most rooms will only have placeholder assets. Each room is a work in progress and we will use common props for a lot of the interiors. Bear in mind that some rooms, and even buildings, will be inaccessible for Players during Alpha.

[Alice's room concept art]


Public Roadmap

The alpha release is delayed to July 2021. We are asking for an extra month to polish the experience. Going into Kickstarter, we did not expect to receive this level of support. There are over 20k alpha farmers! While this is amazing and we are very grateful for it, to be candid, it also feels daunting.


To make the most out of your feedback, we will be releasing content and features in 3 tranches for Alpha. Please take a look at the roadmap below:

Pre-order Store

The exclusive reward (Premium outfits, Crowns, and Mythical pets) ends at 10 pm EST (GMT-4) on March 31st, 2021. The store will be closed for 1 hour to reflect this change.


Starting April 1st, 2021, the Coral Island pre-order store only has:


1. Alpha pack (steam only)

2. Double-double pack (steam only)

3. Coral Island game key  (steam only)

4. Digital Art Book + OST

5. Pre-order exclusive Pack (Alpha access + steam game key + artbook + ost)


March pre-order Double-Double, Deluxe Farmers, and Pioneers backers will receive the survey by next week. If you do not receive/ fill in the survey, please do not worry. It does not cancel your order.



Language

Coral Island is adding Dutch and Italian to our list of localization. Here is the list of language that Coral Island will support:


Bug of the month

Spinning Giants for the win!





Thanks for reading, 

Stairway Team


Survey sent and PayPal
3 months ago – Sun, Mar 21, 2021 at 12:40:04 AM

Hi farmers!


Survey

We have sent out surveys to all backers. If the survey is not in your inbox, please check your spam folder. The email is from Stairway Games. Please contact us at contact@stairwaygames.com with the subject "Survey not received- Kickstarter" and include your Kickstarter email address, if you have not received yours.


Example:


Subject: Survey not received- Kickstarter

Body: Hi there, my name is Lily and I have not received my Kickstarter email. The email that I used for Kickstarter is Lily@domain.com


Thank you


PayPal

We now support PayPal as a payment method in our pre-order store! PayPal will only be available until March 31, 2021.  Visit our store here: Pre-order Store



Thank you,

Stairway team