Kyle Thompson, the solo developer behind the gorgeous, weird, and gorgeously weird metroidvania Sheepo, is back with a brand-new game for the Nintendo Switch, PC, and consoles called Islets, another hand-drawn metroidvania that had us at "what if Hollow Knight, but cats".
You'll play as Iko, a tiny, brave mouse who uses his rickety old plane to explore islands in the sky, separated from the land long ago after some long-forgotten calamity, hoping to try to find a way to restore the world. Thompson bills the game as "wholesome", thanks to its themes of making connections with others and rebuilding the world anew.
A cavalcade of bosses will be there to stop you, though, and you'll need to find and master unique abilities to fight them off. Normal metroidvania stuff — not that there's anything wrong with that, mind you — but look how pretty it is!
You won't have long to wait until you can get your little mitts on this one, as Islets comes out on Switch, PC, and all the current and last-gen Xboxes on August 24th, 2022.