A summer blockbuster?
For the past few months, multiple developers have been releasing their own clones of Minecraft in an effort to provide Nintendo gamers with the closest approximation to that source material as possible. Though the concept may seem simple initially, most developers have failed to recreate it in any meaningful way, with...
Edging ever closer to Minecraft's coveted no.1 spot
We recently reported that indie developer Cypronia found success in Japan with its Minecraft-inspired title Cube Life: Island Survival. Since that time it has now sky-rocketed to third place in the Japanese charts, even sneaking past Super Mario
Update 1.2 on its way soon
As you probably know Minecraft: Wii U Edition hit the Wii U in late December, and it's doing particularly well in Japan. It's the number one selling game in the Wii U charts in Japan at the moment. That's not discouraged publisher Cypronia from releasing its Minecraft-inspired title Cube Life: Island Survival
We have 100 copies to give away to lucky Europeans
Over the Christmas break Cube Life: Island Survival developer Cypronia was kind enough to give away 100 copies of their game to our North American readers to celebrate the recent v1.1 update. This time it's the turn of European players to get in on the action - we've got another 100 free copies to...
We have 100 copies to give away (North America only)
It's the season for giving, so we have a giveaway of a Wii U eShop release for those among you keen on adventure and creativity. Developer Cypronia has kindly offered to give-away 100 free copies of Cube Life: Island Survival to Nintendo Life readers because, well, it's Christmas! It's a sandbox...
Will include custom maps for Deathmatch mode
Earlier this month it looked like Minecraft was finally coming to Wii U courtesy of a PEGI rating listing, yet that's now disappeared. Quite why the listing has done its vanishing act - or indeed why it appeared in the first place - is a mystery to all but Microsoft and PEGI, we suspect. While we wait to...
New multiplayer modes, items, fixes and more
While we now know that Minecraft: Story Mode will bring a relatively linear take on the series to Wii U later this year, download-only Indie efforts inspired that that franchise continue to seek attention and to improve their efforts across Wii U and 3DS. One of the more notable arrivals on the home...
Also #1 in the UK, Germany and France!
If Minecraft mania has taken over the planet, then certainly Cube Life: Island Survival has staked its claim for Wii U dominance. This Minecraft clone is now in #1 place in the Wii U eShop in the UK, Germany and France. Yes, that's right - above even Yoshi's Woolly World and Splatoon. Slovakia-based developer...
Early sales show promise in Europe
It's no secret that a number of developers have been producing variations on the theme of Minecraft for the eShop stores, filling a gap in the market. They've enjoyed some success doing this, and Cypronia has been in touch to state that its entry - Cube Life: Island Survival - is doing rather well since its launch...
Yoshi! Kirby! Art Academy! Samurai Warriors! More!
It's the start of a normal week in the world of the big N, so naturally it kicks off with the Nintendo Download Update details in Europe. This week brings three promising and relatively high profile retail releases, two diverse offerings on the Wii U eShop along with some retro goodies, some...
Cypronia highlights positive early reception in North America
We now have a few games available - depending on your region - that are heavily influenced by Minecraft, seizing the day in the absence of Nintendo system ports of the best-selling title. The latest is Cube Life: Island Survival from Cypronia, which aims to provide both an open-world...
Imagine being stranded on a beautiful deserted island... All of life's necessities: Food, water, shelter - all of your everyday needs are now gone, and it's up to you to survive.
Cannibals and wild animals will not make it any easier for you. You'll need to explore, build, and craft to stay alive. Do you think you have what it takes? Find out in Cube Life: Island Survival!
There are two main modes in the game: Creative Mode and Survival Mode
This mode allows you to design and create constructions in a 3D generated game world like you might find in a game editor. There is no limit to your imagination. We plan to implement a feature which will allow players to post their creations and share them with friends online.
In Survival Mode, you must maintain your health, explore islands, caves, gather resources, and craft tools on an unknown island. Find food, explore and build during the day. Hide, fight, and survive as night falls on the island.
A living open-world:
Survival mode takes place on a large map with many islands. Players can swim to reach new islands or even use boats to travel. Our focus was to create a living world with wild animals on the land, lurking in caves, swimming under the water, or even flying in the sky. The easiest way to get food on an island is to pick up fruits or hunt animals, but they can range in difficulty. You can also explore a vast under sea world, but beware of sharks, poisonous jellyfish, or even a giant octopus.
Exploring caves will offer you a taste of adventure—that is, until you meet a giant spider! Also, beware of eagles on mountain tops. Some islands are occupied by local inhabitants and you can choose to befriend them, or if you prefer, be a bad guy and steal their items, animals, and fight them—the choice is yours. During the night, it's a good idea to hide, because cannibals will appear and come after you!
It is a block building open-world game, so you can do whatever you want, and you can play how you want to play. We wanted to bring the feeling to the player, as if they are actually stranded on a real island. We put a lot of energy into the visuals like realistic graphical effects—for example, water reflections, sunbeams, day/night cycles, dawn and sunset to create the realistic atmosphere of an actual deserted island.
Currently we have almost 200 items and counting! Gathering resources is a key element to survival. It allows you to craft weapons like swords, axes, and long bows for hunting and fighting. Resources also allow you to build cottages and houses to hide in. Players can also create boats to travel in and much, much more!