Kyle Thompson, a developer, has released details about his next project after making a name for itself with 2020’s SHEEPO and porting the game to modern consoles. The Islets is a new metroidvania game that promises to be “surprisingly wholesome”. Players will encounter monsters and meet quirky characters scattered over hand-painted islands. With the support of publisher Armor Games Studios, the game will be released in 2022.

It is heavily inspired by Studio Ghibli films “both visually as well as thematically” and has a refreshing feel to his previous work. The trailer shows that there is plenty for the player to discover in 2022, as you can see from the trailer.

Kyle Thompson is an Oregon-based solo developer. His brother Eric composed the soundtrack to SHEEPO. Islets is his second commercial game.

Armor Gaming Studios is an indie publisher that offers full-service publishing. They have assisted with The Final Stand: Aftermath and LumbearJack.

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