Based in Ludwigsburg and Berlin, Germany
Based in Munich, Germany
June 13, 2021
PC / Mac, PS4 (compatible with next gen), Xbox One (compatible with next gen), Nintendo Switch
Minute of Islands is a transformational journey in a faltering world.
Explore strange and wonderful islands and dark labyrinths below in this classic comic-style narrative puzzle platformer. Guide young mechanic Mo on her quest to repair a world on the brink of collapse. The powerful Omni Switch at your disposal may not be enough to fix the damage that hides beneath the surface…
The game places players in a strange and beautiful archipelago, polluted by dangerous spores. The only thing keeping the series of islands safe are mysterious antennas built when Giants lived alongside people. But the machines are now failing, and the only person who can repair them is engineer, Mo, and her versatile Omni-Switch.
Driven to protect her family and friends, Mo sets out on a quest where she encounters a cast of curious creatures along the way. But, as she uncovers the truth of the islands and the giants living below the surface, she will begin to learn that maybe her focus and stoic ambition are not always the assets she believes them to be. It’s this realisation that leads Mo on a journey over the haunted islands of her homeworld and into the depths of her subconscious. It’s a journey that will have players discovering more about the islands and Mo, while also having them examine their own lives and priorities.
Minute of Islands is brought to vibrant life through its bold comic-book art style. It’s a look that sets the world apart from other games and adds to the charming personality of all of the strange and wonderful characters that Mo meets on her adventures. The world of the game is full of intricate details and tiny discoveries in nooks and crannies waiting to be explored.
The Minute of Islands Digital Artbook consists of 24 double pages and contains artworks and sketches produced before and during the development of the game. Additional commentary gives exclusive insight into the development.
Discover the different sonic landscapes of the atmospheric platform adventure game „Minute of Islands“ by Studio Fizbin. Embark on a colorful acoustic journey ranging from catchy melancholic melodies to dark nightmarish textures. The music was rearranged, extended and remastered for an immersive and entertaining listening experience.
Thomas Hoehl, award winning film and video game composer, wrote an adaptive emotional score with an unusual collection of instruments and musical styles that lets you experience the emotional rollercoaster of Mo, the female protagonist of the game. Each of the various islands you visit in the game was approached with a different but coherent soundset in mind mirroring their nature and inhabitants.
The soundtrack also contains bonus tracks that did not make it into the game.
Awards & Recognition
- BIG Festival Best Art 2022 (Nominee)
- ITFS Animated Game Awards Germany 2022 (Winner)
- Deutscher Entwicklerpreis Best German Game 2021 (Nominee)
- Deutscher Entwicklerpreis Best Sound 2021 (Winner)
- Deutscher Entwicklerpreis Best Visuals 2021 (Nominee)
- Deutscher Entwicklerpreis Best Story 2021 (Nominee)
- Deutscher Entwicklerpreis Best Indie Game 2021 (Nominee)
- LudoNarraCon Showcase 2021 (Official Selection)
- Digital Dragons Indie Celebration 2021 (Finalist)
- IndieCade Visual Design Award 2020 (Nominee)
- IWOCon 2020 (Official Selection)
- Guerrilla Collective Showcase June 2020
- The Escapists Showcase June 2020
- Independent Games Festival Excellence in Visual Art 2020 (Honorable Mention)
- id@Xbox Spotlight April 2020
- Indie MEGABOOTH PAX East Showcase 2020 (Official Selection)
- Indie MEGABOOTH PAX West Showcase 2019 (Official Selection)
- Gamescom Indie Award 2019 (Nominee)
In the press
Polygon’s 50 most anticipated games of 2020
Colin Campbell, Polygon.com
20 New PC Games For 2020 We Can’t Wait To Play
Matthew Castle, rockpapershotgun.com
We’re rather taken with this fantastical puzzle-platformer … Eye-catching (and beautifully animated) comic-book art.
The hand-drawn comic visuals only add to the emotional story that unfolds as you adventure through these haunted islands.
Gianfranco Lagioia, gamereactor.eu
There is nothing better than some good clutter in video games, and Minute of Islands is an especially pleasing example.
Jay Castello, rockpapershotgun.com
Minute of Islands’ hand-drawn aesthetic is really lovely. … We’re definitely intrigued.
Stephen Tailby, pushsquare.com
A frankly gorgeous narrative-based adventure game … it has the promise to be one of the most visually impressive games on Switch.
Cameron Bald, pocketgamer.com
Minute of Islands offers a refreshing change of pace for even the most burned-out story-based game fans.
Kyle Rogacion, goombastomp.com
The hand-drawn artwork and world for this game look amazing.
Kyle LeClair, hardcoregamer.com
Deep story, fascinating gameplay, and atmospheric soundtrack – that’s enough to make Minute of Islands standing out!
Lead Game Designer
Original Concept & Prototype Lead
Sophie A. Herrmann
Zoë Asena Koç
Additional Game Designers
Martin Nerurkar (Sharkbomb Studios)
Ferdinand Engländer (Creanimo)
Magdalena “MomosArts” Boucher
Kerstin “Noody” Buzelan
Marie Josephine Tucholski
Kristina “Pen” Winter
Thomas Höhl (Sound Spores)
Christian Wittmoser (Sound Spores)
Director of Voice Recordings
Manuel Mendes Teixeira
Postproduction of Voice Recordings
Manuel Mendes Teixeira
Studio of Voice Recordings
Das Hörspielstudio XBerg
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