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Summer in Mara Kickstarter update reveals game delay, plus new gameplay details

Feb. 2020 it is

The Summer in Mara Kickstarter has shared a new update from the dev team, and it's a mix of good and bad news. The bad news is that the game has now been delayed, as the team behind the title are planning to self-publish, rather than team with a publisher. You can check out full details on that delay below.

Since the Kickstarter ended, we have been in contact with some publishers interested in Summer in Mara. We're very grateful to them. They help us a lot, solved our doubts, and teach us some cool things about game dev and publishing. However, we want to make this journey on our own.

We want to learn not only how to make games, but how to publish them and sell them. So we're going to manage all the things involved in the Summer in Mara release. Thanks to it, we will be closer to you and all of our fans and players. This is the first time that we do something like this, so please be patient with us.

Because of this decision, we will have to delay the game. Yes, we know — another Kickstarter game delaying its initial launch. We're sorry to tell you this and, until the last minute, we have tried to find other solutions. But we have to face the harsh truth. We will have to make QA, porting to all consoles, managing localization companies, attending to more expos, and other work related to the development of the game. Also, we want to give you the best experience possible on all platforms.

So, what's our actual plan now?

We're going to send all the physical rewards in October. The game might be delayed, but not the postcards, prints, art books, plushies and ukulele.

Then, between October and December, we will be making the ports, the testing, the translation and localization of Summer in Mara.

The new release date for the game is early February.

What's the good news? The Kickstarter update also includes a lot of details on the main island in the game, Qälis. If you want to check out that information, hit up the full blog here.

Summer in Mara dev blog update - An Edegan profile

The latest dev blog update for Summer of Mara gives us some details on the character Edegan. Check out a snippet of the profile below.

Edegan is a weird qüido. He could have his own store, have a restaurant, be a great captain or something more like the other qüidos. Instead, he has the only bank in the island where he lives. That’s a strange career for a qüido. He tries to help everyone, giving loans and keeping safe all the money in the island, but always with the interests in mind. He’s very critical with all the small business in the island, but he gave credit to all of them to thrive, so it’s a… well, strange relationship.

Check out the full dev blog here

Summer in Mara blog update - Meet Haku

It's been awhile since we've gotten any news on Summer in Mara, but the latest dev blog shows us that work continues. Today we get to check out the character Haku!

Haku travels to the near island, a big one, with a city and lots of people, to trade, buy and sell all the things she fish or harvest. She doesn’t want to deal with people, so she talk little and stay even less on the city island. The people there think she’s a outsider, but they treat her nice and they are always kind with her.

Full blog post here

Summer in Mara, a new Summer adventure by the creators of Deiland, is heading to Switch in 2019


Chibig Studio, the creators of Deiland, comes back with a single player experience in a calm, chilling environment.

You will be Koa, a little adventurer who wants to explore the world that surrounds her. But she also has to take care of her own island, in the middle of the ocean called Mara. You’ll be able to fish, chop trees with your hatchet, build things with your hammer and harvest your land.

Also, you’ll be able to explore the surrounding islands with your boat, meeting a lot of unique characters, each one with their own lifes. They can give you hints, tell you secrets about the world or show you locations for treasures.

Summer in Mara is a adventure and farming game, with an archipelago full of islands and secrets to explore.
Day and night cycle with climate events.
More than 100 quests to make the world a better place.
Over 20 characters to meet and trade with. Befriend them!
Improve your boat, make it bigger, better and faster.
More than 130 inventory items to make, use and trade.
Unlock and acquire new abilities and skills for Koa, helping her craft, trade and explore.
The game is inspired by the exploration in The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, the farming in Stardew Valley, the visual aspect of Studio Ghibli’s movies and the adventure feeling of your childhood summers.

Summer in Mara will sail away to Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC in 2019.

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