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28 Feb 2024

February 2024 Dev Update

Welcome to the first Coral Island development update of 2024! Here’s part 1 of the 2-part series on what’s coming in the 1.1 update. Today, we're talking about new stuff on land. Next time, we'll dive into ocean content.  State of Coral Island Since 1.0 launch, we've been closely monitoring all the feedback from our community. Whether it's discussions on Discord, streams, Reddit posts, social media, or the Steam forums, we're grateful to everyone who's shared their thoughts and supported us.
We're committed to fully realizing the vision that we've had for Coral Island from the very beginning, and to making it the best game that we possibly can. There are a number of improvements and features, like the Town Rank S questline, the Merfolk storyline, and much more that we are excited to bring to the game with future updates.
Updated Roadmap Today, we'd like to share a look at our current development roadmap with you. The future of the game is looking incredibly exciting! Game Infographic Since our initial Kickstarter, Coral Island has grown significantly. With the 1.0 launch, we brought you a world with 130 hand-drawn NPCs and over 600,000 words, among numerous other content and features. This game has been a true labor of love by our dedicated developers. Now, with the 1.1 update, we've added even more cool stuff, giving you new things to see and do. Town Rank S Become the ultimate farmer by reaching Town Rank S, a new end-game goal that expands and completes existing storylines. Yeah, hitting Rank A is pretty cool, but why stop there? If you're looking for more challenges and achievements, go for Rank S! We've added Town Rank S for anyone who's up for an extra layer of accomplishment. It's there for the taking if you want to push your farming skills to the max! New Town Rank Category: Attractions Attractions is a new Town Rank category that becomes available after you've reached Town Rank A. You'll help the town build new attractions that will benefit townies and attract visitors. Here's a sneak peek at a couple of the attractions:
[Everyone needs a Decent Gym.] [Also, everyone needs access to great ramen!] Museum Rank S To get to Rank S in the museum, your task is to bring dinosaurs back to life, sort of. You'll be making animated projections that make these ancient creatures look like   they're alive again. So, how are you going to make that happen? Well, you’ll just have to play and see for yourself! Huehuheu. [RAWRRR!] Heritage Rank S Embark on an epic quest to recover fragments of the Guardian's Mural and unlock the full story of the island's rich history and heritage. [The Guardian’s Mural] [The mysterious Guardians!] Tourists now visit the town Roll out the welcome mat for tourists visiting the island weekly, (looking at you too, Tourist Backers! Welcome to Coral Island!) offering new opportunities for exploration, interaction, and adventure. Meet the Tourist Backers! They’ll be visiting Coral Island two seasons each year, wearing their own unique seasonal outfits . Plus, you can even chat with them! And just the heads up, before anyone asks: nope, you can’t romance these tourists. [You’ll find tourists visiting different parts of town.] Giants Story Finale Sneek Peek
[I wonder which way you ought to go...] New Mechanic: Hangouts For the 1.1 update, you can invite your favorite dateable NPCs to hang out and earn friendship points by inviting them to ramen, enjoy a fishing date, or have a movie night, among other fun activities. And that's not all – we're looking to grow this feature in future updates to include more than just the dateable NPCs. So, tell us, which townies are you most excited to hang out with? [You can invite eligible NPC to hangout  twice a week.] [Choose from a variety of hangout spots. Unlock more spots through progression.] [Getting up close and personal - here's a snapshot of me and Alice on our museum date. Alone, no more!] New Ranch Animals: Buffalo and Ostrich! Meet the Buffalo and Ostrich, two exciting additions to your farm. You'll be able to acquire these unique farm animals at the Savannah. [How are you getting out of the coop door?] [Look at those ears!] New Outfits and Decor We’re adding even more outfits and decor options! New look, who dis. [Looking good.] [Oh yes, we did!] Other updates (SPOILER ALERT) There's loads more to share, but let's not make this blog a novel. Here’s a quick sneak peek: [Besides the bald hair option (which some of you really dig, so it stays), we've added two more hair choices for hat-wearers.] [Wildlife will begin repopulating the island as you heal the land and ocean.] [Say goodbye to those Pufferfish stalls at festivals, Karen's not running them anymore. Phew!] Localization Update Our vision for Coral Island has always been to make it accessible to players worldwide. However, at the 1.0 launch, we weren't able to include as many languages as we hoped. When we launched our Kickstarter, we unfortunately underestimated the sheer volume of words the game would have by 1.0, and the localization costs are significant. We're now re-evaluating our roadmap. The next language we are going to implement will be Thai, and we're beginning work on that this month. Going forward, we plan to expand localization support in the future where possible. Happy Chinese New Year
Whats next Next April, we'll be diving into the ocean-related content of the 1.1 update. It’s a deep dive, so brace yourself for an ocean of info! A bit of an ocean pun for you. Thanks for reading, Stairway Team


17 Okt 2023

1.0 Trailer & FAQ (Sep 2023 Dev Update)

Welcome to a very special development update. Coral Island 1.0 launches on November 14, 2023!

Relax and dive into Coral Island's 1.0 trailer. When you're ready, scroll down to our FAQ section for answers to any questions you may have. We're beyond excited and hope you are, too! 1.0 Trailer! 1.0 FAQ Coral Island 1.0 FAQ 1.0 Launch date
Coral Island will launch into Version 1.0 on November 14, 2023!
1.0 Launch Platforms

At 1.0, Coral Island will be available on Steam/Win10, Xbox Series X|S, and PlayStation 5.

Coral Island is targeting a 2024 launch for Nintendo Switch. We need more time to ensure the playing experience is as best as possible. If you would like to play v1.0 at launch, we can facilitate a change from a Switch key to a Steam key. Key changes between consoles are not feasible. Any changes need to be confirmed by November 1st . Please send an email titled “Request to exchange to a Steam key” to so we can assist you with this change. 1.0 Game Content Coral Island v1.0 features a questline to revitalize the town, introducing more content and exciting new features unavailable in the Early Access versions. Here is the list of things you’ll be able to do in this version of the game: - Storyline to revitalize the town. - In-depth interactions with NPCs, including heart events and dynamic dialogue. - Marriage and the ability to start a family. - NPC outfits for Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter (most NPCs). - Bathing outfits (select NPCs). - Customization options for your house's exterior. - Over 200 décor options to choose from! - Over 200 clothing options to choose from! - Adopt a pet. - A total of eight unique festivals each filled with mini-games. - Access to all diving depths (10m/20m/30m/40m/50m). - Access to all mining gates (Earth/Water/Wind/Fire). - The chance to acquire a mythical pet. - Encounter Merfolk NPCs and explore their Kingdom. - And much more!
1.0 Price Adjustment

The suggested retail price of Coral Island will increase to $29.99 USD upon the release of v1.0 to reflect the breadth of content the game will offer.
Early Access Save Reset Version 1.0 of Coral Island is a significantly different game from what it was at the start of Early Access a year ago, and we’ve made fundamental changes to the content, features, and so much more as a result of Early Access players’ feedback. Because of the scope of these changes, save games created during Early Access will not be compatible with v1.0 of Coral Island. When you move on to v1.0, players will retain all of the gold you earned during Early Access, which will carry over into the new "New Game Plus” mode (see below). Any cosmetic charity DLC packs you purchased will be able to be reclaimed in Version 1.0, too. Once v1.0 arrives, save games will be compatible with all future updates going forward. Please note, if a new game is started in v1.0 that overwrites the old save, players will be unable to import gold. Gold will only be imported when reloading the old save and resetting the save. We appreciate all of the hard work and effort you’ve put into shaping Coral Island—both in building your own in-game islands, and helping us bring v1.0 of the game to life—and we hope you’ll enjoy embarking on a new journey, and experiencing Coral Island in a new way, with the official launch. Early Access Testing Branch For Steam players who’d like to check in on the farms they created during Early Access, a pre-v1.0 test branch of the game in its final Early Access state will be available on Steam until February 1, 2024 . To access it, follow these steps: Right-click Coral Island in the left menu of your Steam Library, then select “Properties” from the contextual menu. In the new window that appears, click the “Betas” menu, enter the password “EarlyAccess” in the field under “Private Betas”, and click “Check code”. If entered properly, you will now be able to select “Coral Island - Early Access Testing branch” from the drop-down menu above, next to “Beta Participation”. Doing so will install the Early Access Testing version and replace the main version of Coral Island. There, you’ll be able to continue playing your Early Access farms until February 1, though please note that we won’t be updating this version of the game, and that you will have to select the main version of Coral Island from this same menu to play the v1.0 and up. Warning: If a new save is created in v1.0 that overwrites the old save, that save can no longer be played on the Early Access Testing branch. New Game Plus By continuing with your Early Access save, you will initiate "New Game Plus." This means your character will start anew from the beginning of the game, with everything except your gold resetting. 1.0 Language Support

Coral Island will support the following languages in its 1.0 version:

Bahasa Indonesia
Simplified Chinese German Spanish
French Japanese
Korean (New!) Brazilian Portuguese (New!) 2024 Roadmap
Take a look at the exciting content we have planned for 2024. Coral Island is only going to get better from 1.0 onwards! Kickstarter Rewards
All Kickstarter rewards, except for the "Character Designer Pack" and “Digital Artbook” will be distributed to Steam users no later than the 1.0 update. Keep an eye out for further details! KS Console Backers Key Codes for Kickstarter Console Backers for PS5 and Xbox X and S will be delivered together with the 1.0 launch on November 14th, 2023 via Backerkit. There will be an email from backerkit where you can claim your Console Game code. Please follow the instructions below to redeem: Playstation 5: Redeem a PlayStation Store voucher code Xbox: How to redeem gift cards and codes | Xbox Support Thank you We want to send a big thank you to our awesome backers and the amazing community that's been with us for the past four years of Coral Island's development. Your support, feedback, and all-around enthusiasm have been instrumental in making Coral Island as good as it can be. A special shout-out to the beta testers who've been instrumental in finding bugs and submitting feedback; you've really helped shape the game. You all rock!

Thanks for reading, Stairway Team


28 Jun 2023

June 2023 Dev Update

Welcome to the June 2023 Coral Island development update! Please check out our Steam page to purchase the game and find out more:
This post is part 2 of a 3-part series where we'll be going over the content you can expect to play in the Merfolk & Fall update. We're planning to release the Merfolk & Fall Update sometime in August 2023. Merfolk character reveal Without further ado, let's reveal another character from our Merfolk roster!

Introducing Semeru, the Guard Leader of the Merfolk Kingdom! He is a dateable character, yes. Semeru is all about keeping the Kingdom safe, and he takes his duty very seriously. He resides in the barracks. [Semeru, the Guard Leader of Merfolk Kingdom.] Here's the roster of dateable Merfolk characters. We have Semeru, the head of the guard, Denali, the steadfast gatekeeper, and Princess Miranjani. Final dateable lineup We’ve finally arrived! Presenting the complete lineup of romance characters for Coral Island, all 28 of them. [Merfolk romance will come in a post-1.0 update!] Spooky festival As Fall approaches, we're getting into the spirit with our Spooky Festival ! The townies of Starlet Town go all out for this festival, so it's not one to miss. [Spooky festival takes place on Fall 28) This event features Bonk the Skeleton and Ring Toss minigames, an Ogoh-Ogoh parade, a scavenger hunt, and so much more. Don't miss out on the fun! [Bonk the skeleton.] [Ring toss.] Fun fact : The Ogoh-ogoh parade is a vibrant and festive procession held annually in Bali, Indonesia. During this event, giant papier-mâché sculptures, known as ogoh-ogoh, are paraded through the streets to ward off evil spirits before the Balinese New Year, known as Nyepi. It's a colorful and lively celebration that showcases the rich cultural traditions of Bali. [Ogoh-ogoh parade.] Develop ranching equipment
Ever wished you could have extra help taking care of farm animals? We've got you covered! The Lab offers a range of Ranching equipment that you can develop to make your tasks easier and more efficient. Auto Petter : This device will automatically pet your animals when placed inside a coop or barn. Get ready to see some happy faces! Auto Feeder : No more worries about missing a feeding time. When placed inside a coop or barn and provided with hay in the silo, the Auto Feeder will take care of your animals' meal times. Auto Collector : This clever contraption automatically collects animal products when placed inside a coop or barn. Just sit back and let it do its thing! Temperature Machine : Keep your animals comfortable in all seasons. The Temperature Machine regulates the temperature inside a coop or barn, improving animal mood in Summer and Winter. Last ranch animal (for real this time) Your final ranch animal, the Llama , will also be available in the upcoming update!
New barn animal: you can now acquire the Llama at the Ranch! Llama's produce Llama Wool . At the ranch, llamas are sold in pairs, as they are social creatures that thrive with a companion. The architect's desk We're thrilled to introduce the Architect's Desk! Harnessing the power of the Giants , this special desk will let you modify and decorate your farm's tiles from a bird's eye view. It's time to unleash your creativity and design the farm of your dreams! [The Architect desk occupies 2x2 space] [Move any object on your farm!] [Moving objects will cost you, best to keep that in mind.]
Steam deck verified
Coral Island is now officially verified for the Steam Deck platform ! With this, the game's performance, stability, & user experience is great on Steam Deck. Now, you can dive into Coral Island in the palm of your hand, wherever you go smoothly
Charity cosmetic DLC On July 11th, we'll be launching a charity cosmetic DLC! 100% of proceeds will benefit Coral Guardian, a non-profit org with the mission to protect & restore coral ecosystems worldwide. Preserve together! [Stairway Games x Humble Games x Coral Guardian x You! ] Backer Updates Founder Statue Founders! Next month, July 2023, we'll be emailing you about customizing your founder statue. We can't wait to see what type of statue you make.
Name is credits
A friendly reminder to please complete your Kickstarter survey to secure your name in credits. The deadline for submission is July 10, 2023. If you have any questions, please email or reach out to our Community Managers on Discord. What's next Next month we'll do one more Merfolk reveal; take a sneak peek at the Merfolk Kingdom & storylines, more lab devices, and go over the excavation site! Thanks for reading, Stairway Team


31 Mar 2023

March 2023 Dev Update

Welcome to the March 2023 Coral Island development update! Please check out our Steam page to purchase the game and find out more: This month's dev update is part 1 of our showcase of the upcoming Summer update. On this post, we'll highlight summer outfits, the Pet Day festival, fire gate mining, and more! We're planning to release the Summer Update sometime in May 2023. Summer Outfits Coral Island features seasonal outfits for most of our townies. We're excited to release the second set of seasonal clothing in this upcoming update: summer outfits! Here's a preview: [Oh yes he did!] Townies start the day wearing their seasonal outfits . We've captured some footage to show this in action! [Aaliyah in her summer outfit] [Scott got his glasses on!] [Yuri in Wabanana crop top] [Wakuu in his summer hair?] Pet Festival Another WIP festival will be accessible for the upcoming Summer Update: The Pet Day Festival. This festival occurs every Summer 00 and can be triggered in town. Don't miss it! [Pet day festival] Eventually, you'll be able to participate in four activities at the Pet Day festival: Rodeo, Cow Competition, Chicken Competition, and the main event, the Pet Race. The upcoming Summer update will include the rodeo, cow, and chicken competitions. Available activities [Rodeo. Stay on for as long as you can!] [Cow competition. Get moooving!] [Chicken competition. Reminds us of a time back in nature.] Future activities Starlet Town has an animal shelter housing over 20 adoptable pets . Once you've adopted a pet, you'll be able to participate in the pet race. Below is a tease at all of the adoptable pets, most of which are designs from our backers! [Best pets in the world!} Fire Gate Mining The last gate in Starlet Town will become available in the upcoming update. You'll find more gems and, most importantly, come across osmium ores in the fire gate. Have a look: [Osmium ores!] [Sorry Slime but farmer need ores.]
B.O.S Hideout New interior alert! In preparation for the revamped combat experience in the game, we've added a new location called the B.O.S hideout. This is where you'll need to go to progress in combat. [A great place to meet up with other B.O.S members.] New Customization More hairstyles, beards, hats and outdoor decor are coming in this update! Kickstarter Rewards We wouldn't be where we're at if it weren't for our backers . In the Summer Update, backers with tiers "Just the Game" and above will receive one code to redeem two exclusive outfits . One is Kickstarter Exclusive “Farmer Outfit” set, and the other is an additional free cosmetic called Pandabacker. Take a look at the reward below:
Fruit Plants & Ocean Critters
More fruit plants and ocean critters have been added to the game. You can purchase the new fruit plant at Sam's General Store and find the new critters while diving in the ocean. [Dragon fruit, Jack fruit, and Avocado fruit plants!] [New critters for you to catch and donate to the museum!] Insect & critter traps
As part of the catching mastery, you'll now unlock traps used to catch insects and critters. You can place these on the ground and in the ocean. There are 4 traps, 2 for insects and 2 for critters. Here's a look at traps in action: [Applying scents to traps will influence what you catch!] [Traps passively catch insects/critters when placed on ground or ocean beds.] Sprinkler III You'll be able to reach Mastery level 9 in the upcoming Summer Update. This means access to Sprinkler III. Compared to Sprinkler II, which has a coverage of 5x5 (24 tiles), Sprinkler III covers a 9x9 area (80 tiles). [Sprinkler coverage comparison.] Whats next Next month we'll go over part 2 of the Summer Update and showcase the following:

- New ranch animals - Scent mechanic - Ring mechanic - Combat beta overview - Fish pond & insect house - Sprinkler attachments (auto seed and auto fertilizer!) - Balancing & memory optimization - Errands Thanks for reading, Stairway Team


12 Des 2023

December 2023 Dev Update

Welcome to the December 2023 Coral Island development update! Coral Island 1.0 is now available on Steam/Win10, Gamepass, Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5. Official wiki announcement We're proud to announce the official launch of our ad-free Coral Island wiki. This comprehensive resource is your go-to guide for all things related to the game. Explore it here: Marriage Experience the romance of Coral Island! Coral Island offers you a magical journey to find “the one” and celebrate your union in a setting as unique as the NPC you choose to marry. Each character brings their own special touch to the wedding location, vow, and appearance, making your big day an unforgettable, personalized experience.
[Pictured here is the lake wedding!] Spouse rooms In Coral Island, saying 'I do' means your partner packs up their life and moves into your farmhouse, bringing a whole lot of personality with them! So, make sure your place is roomy enough to fit all their stuff. Each spouse gets their own special room. And hey, giving each other some space might just make those heartstrings tug a bit harder. Let them chill in their own cool spot, and who knows? They might start missing you even more! [A room for each spouse!] 1.0 bug fixes Since the launch of Coral Island 1.0, our team has made significant strides in fixing numerous critical bugs. Fixing any and all remaining bugs remains our top priority. Popularity contest winner The results are in! Thanks to your votes, Mark has been crowned the winner of our popularity contest. Checkout the artwork below: [MARKKKKKK.] Studio holiday Heads up, Coral Island enjoyers. Our studio will be taking a holiday break from December 18th, 2023, to January 2nd, 2024. During this time, we'll be recharging and gearing up for an exciting new year. See you all in 2024! What's next As we step into 2024, get ready for a bi-monthly treat from us! Starting in February, we'll be rolling out a development blog every two months. These posts will be your window into our world, offering sneak peeks and exciting updates, including all the latest on the upcoming 1.1 update. Stay tuned!
Thank you for your ongoing support and enthusiasm. We can't wait for you to experience everything Coral Island offers. Thanks for reading, Stairway Team


29 Agu 2023

August 2023 Dev Update

Welcome to the August 2023 Coral Island development update! Please check out our Steam page to purchase the game and find out more: This post is part 4 of a 4-part series where we'll be going over the content you can expect to play in the Merfolk & Fall update. We're planning to release the Merfolk & Fall update in early September. We need extra time to polish and bug-fix this HUGE update. Adoptable pets Adoptable pets are going live in the upcoming update. Check out all the adorable pets (designed by our very own backers) you can adopt! You have 20 pets to choose from, ranging from cats, dogs, foxes, bunnies and a lizard. [Lots of different animations play inside the pet shelter to bring the animals to life!] [Animals take turns soaking up the sunshine outside, giving everyone a chance to shine!] To adopt a pet, you'll first need to reach Town Rank E . This unlocks the availability of both the Pet Bed and Pet House at the Pet Shelter. Once you purchase either item and place it on your farmland or inside your house, you’re all set to adopt a pet! [The different pet beds available.] [SPIKER DOOOOOOOO!] Auto Chest The Auto Chest is the ultimate automation item for the crafty farmer. Head to the lab to unlock this one-of-a-kind chest. Need convincing? Take a look at what it does below: [The Auto Chest: Not your average chest, oh no!] Placed by your machines, this smart chest automatically moves items to and from machines on its sides. Simply load it up with the items or materials you want to process. [Work smarter, not harder.] When stacked, they magically morph into conveyor belts, allowing you to make your own product line. Time to turn your organization game up a notch! [Behold our 30-chest-long conveyor belt masterpiece!] Items will flow seamlessly between the Auto Chests and all linked machines! And when ready, just access the Auto Chest to collect your items. [The fruit juice will be deposited into the aging barrel once complete!] New building styles Farmhouse We're excited to reveal the different selection of house styles that have been added for each house level! You’ll have 5 styles to choose from, check it out: [Level 1 farmhouse styles.] [Level 2 farmhouse styles.] [Level 3 farmhouse styles.] Farm Buildings But wait, there’s more! You can now swap styles for various farm buildings , including the barn and coop. Take a peek below: Visit the carpenters to change the style of your farmhouse or building. A fee applies, of course.
Merit Points Introducing Merit Points, a new feature to our game where players can trade earned points for special items at the Merit Exchange counter.
[Unlock the Merit Exchange counter as you progress through the game.]

Earn your Merit points by increasing the town's rank, completing errands, and participating in festivals.
[You'll see a recap of Merit Points earned at the end of the day.]

Exclusive Merit Exchange counter items include stamina fruit, mastery elixirs (granting a master skill point), and many unique scarecrow designs. [Time to roll up those sleeves and rack up those Merit Points.]
Scarecrows! Hold onto your sunhats, farmers! We're adding a ton of different scarecrow designs . Most can be acquired at the Merit Exchange counter, while some will fetch for a hefty price at the secret shop. Let us know what you think! [Which one is your favorite?] Cooking updates Cooking just got a major upgrade! It sources ingredients from your global inventory (across all chests) and filters ingredients based on the recipe you're cooking. No more backpack ingredient juggling! [Global inventory makes cooking a breeze.] And here’s the icing on the cake: Each recipe now yields not one, but two dishes! [No more tough choices between eating or gifting. Do both!] Plus, buffs from cooked dishes are now displayed on your hot bar and in your inventory. You can have up to 2 buffs active at a time , one from food and one from drinks. [A preview of what the buff icon looks like in your inventory screen.] Charity DLC ($50k raised!) A heartfelt thank you to all the Ocean Guardians around the world! Your support has enabled us to raise an astounding $50,000 USD for an incredible cause. What's next In September, we'll take a look at the Winter Fair, Winter Outfits and have some exciting news to share! Thanks for reading, Stairway Team


31 Mei 2023

May 2023 Dev Update

Welcome to the May 2023 Coral Island development update! Please check out our Steam page to purchase the game and find out more: This month we've got lots to share! We'll start with the release news & the updated roadmap, then go over the next game update, our biggest to date, which combines the Merfolk & Fall update into one.

This post is part 1 of a 3-part series where we'll be going over the content you can expect to play in the Merfolk & Fall update. We're planning to release the Merfolk & Fall Update sometime in August 2023. Updated roadmap We're excited to share some news with you all! To reflect our current pace of development, we've made updates to Coral Island's roadmap.

Take a look at our updated roadmap to see what's coming up, starting with the "Merfolk & Fall Update" in August 2023. To our console players and backers, we haven't forgotten about bringing Coral Island to other platforms. We apologize for not providing more updates on this so far, but please be assured that we are still actively working out the details. Although we don’t have all the information to share at this moment, we will keep you informed as soon as we have concrete updates.

*Rewards for console backers and the Character Designer Pack tier will be delivered at a later time. Merfolk character reveal We're revealing the first of many Merfolk characters! We can't spill all the beans just yet, but we can spill some beans! Our team is working hard to bring this unique character to life. Drumroll, please... Meet Princess Miranjani , one of the dateable Merfolk! She lives in the Kingdom with her family. Sweet, kind, with curiosity as boundless as the galaxy. Thinks door knobs are the coolest thing.

We're going to be tight-lipped on more details, but tease more we shall. A sneak peek below at the other Merfolk you'll encounter in the upcoming update: [The royal Merfolk family.] [More Merfolk: Redacted, Redacted and Redacted.!] Fall outfits We're excited to release the third set of seasonal clothing in this upcoming update: fall outfits! Here's a preview: [Mark, Bree, Archie, Millie and Theo]
Take a look at these outfits in-game. Let us know what you think!
[Mark in Fall outfit.] [Millie in Fall outfit.] [Theo in Fall outfit.] [Bree in Fall outfit.] [Archie in Fall outfit.]
Last batch of ranch animals Your final batch of ranch animals will be available in the upcoming update. Check them out! Peafowl New coop animal: you can now acquire the Peafowl at the Ranch! Peafowls have a chance at dropping Feather . Luwak New barn animal: you can now acquire Luwak at the Ranch. They'll find Gesha Coffee around your farm when you let them outside. Heart 8 with NPCs In the Merfolk & Fall Update, you’ll able to reach up to heart 8 with all NPCs! We've added many heart events that can now be accessed, so don't forget to check them out. Here are a couple events that we like: [Look at those moves!] [Anytime Noah... anytime.]
Sturdy computer Today we're taking a closer look at the Sturdy Computer, one of the many devices you can develop at the Lab. Once crafted, you can use your sturdy computer for online shopping . Add items to your cart from select shops around town, and when ready, confirm your order for a 10-minute delivery, straight to your mailbox, by way of a carrier pigeon! But that's not all! You can develop components at the lab and add functionality to the Sturdy Computer. Whether it's the Foraging, Fishing, or Catching component, each gives you real-time information about what has spawned in the world on any given day. We hope this is helpful for those looking to complete their Museum collection! Shed We've also added Shed that can be purchased at the Carpenter. The shed provides an interior area of 17x17 for those of you that want more space! Decor (Indoor & Outdoor) Last but not least, we're adding more decor to the game! [Merfolk indoor decor!] [Merfolk outdoor decor!] What's next Next month we'll reveal another Merfolk, showcase automated Ranching devices, the architects desk, and go over the Spooky Festival. Thanks for reading, Stairway Team


28 Feb 2023

February 2023 Dev Update

Welcome to the February 2023 Coral Island development update! Please check out our Steam page to purchase the game and find out more: You'll get the final sneak peek at the Spring Update this March . We highlight new content you can play through, tool enchantments, custom keybindings, and new accessibility options. Scroll to the bottom to check out the complete change list! The Spring Update will go live in March 2023 . The exact date is TBD. Giants Storyline Experience the part of the Giants storyline in this upcoming Spring Update. Head to the mines after you've received the Goddess Blessing to kickstart the quest. [dawwwwwww] [be sure to return to this area once you've freed the first giant!] Tool Enchantments Enchantments apply special effects to your tools and weapons. This feature unlocks as you progress through the game. You'll need gems , artifacts , or fossils to fuel the enchantments! [select the tool you want to enchant and load it up with fuel!] [a visual indication of an enchantment proccing—this is not visible during play] Game Progression Here is a look at other new content you'll be able to play through this Spring Update: Duck New coop animal: you can now acquire the Duck at the Ranch! Ducks produce Duck Eggs.
Sheep New barn animal: finally, your cows can have new company inside the barn. Acquire the Sheep at the Ranch. They produce Wool.

Level 3 House Head to the Carpenters to acquire a level 3 house for even more room!

Large Logs Large logs now spawn daily in the Mid Forest—these drop hardwood which you'll need to upgrade your house to level 3. Mastery skills In addition to increasing the mastery level cap to 8, we've simplified the selection of skills. Now you'll earn a skill point for every 2 levels of mastery you acquire. Decide which skill you want to unlock first!
Custom Key Binding You can now set custom key binds for both the mouse/keyboard and controllers. [nice feature this is!]
Accessibility Updates We’re proud to showcase a couple of the accessibility features we’ve been hard at work on for Coral Island. Dyslexic Font

Thanks to the great folks at Open Dyslexic , we've added a dyslexic font option for all Latin alphabet-based languages, like English. [find the dyslexic options under the "Accessibility" tab, a restart is required] [a look at the dyslexic font in action!] Colorblind Mode We're excited to include several color blind modes into Coral Island. [find the color blind mode options under the "Accessibility" tab.] [a look at the colorblind mode in action!]
Spring Update Changelist Tree Planting Festival: - Join the tree planting festival every Spring 21. It happens right behind your farm, near the Ranch. - Replant Purwo Woods, an area devasted by illegal logging. - See the trees grow every year until complete restoration in Year 4. - Afterwards, the event will turn into something . Replant and find out! NPC’s - All dateable and a few townies will now change into bathing suits when doing most activities on the beach or at the hot springs. - Both the in-game model and portrait changes! - You can increase your heart level until level 5 with all NPC. - Unlock additional dialogue with them. - Unlock newly added heart events with them. New Content - You can open the Wind Gate now after you've reached level 40 of the Water Gate. - Explore the Wind Gate to mine new ores and gems. - Giants Village is now accessible! - The first part of the Giants storyline is available to play through. - Have dialogues with the Giants and grow your relationships with them. - Enchant your tools with special attributes at the Giant Village. - Fuel enchantments by donating gems, fossils, or artifacts. - Upgrade your house to level 3 for extra rooms and a second floor. - Duck and Sheep can now be purchased from the Ranch. - Sheep produces Wool and can be processed with Loom to Wool Cloth. - Duck produces Duck Egg, which can be processed with various artisan processors similar to Egg. - Added artisan machine, Dehydrator: Turns ocean loot into dried goods. - Added resource machine, Solar Panel : Used to produce a battery. - 4 New Fruit Plants: Banana (Spring & Summer), Cocoa (Spring & Summer), Lemon (Fall & Winter), and Rambutan (Fall & Winter). - Large logs spawn daily in the Mid Forest (these drop hardwood!). - 20 New Hairstyle - 71 New Clothing - 4 Beards - 17 New Outdoor Decor - 24 New Indoor Decor Accessibility: - Support for Dyslexic Font for Latin characters. - Support for in-game font sizes modifier. You can change the font to be bigger or smaller. We recommend you use the maximum value when playing with Steam Deck! - Support for Color Blindness filter, you can change the in-game filter to help weaknesses in Deuteranopia, Protanopia, or Tritanopia. You can also adjust the filter strength in-game to your liking. - We’ve moved several options related to accessibility into the “Accessibility” tab to make it easier to find. Improvements/bug fixes: - Added various buff effects when consuming cooked items. - Buffs give special attributes to players for a limited time. - Upgrading to house level 2 now gives the player an oven. - Improved the Journal feature to correctly keep track of everything you’ve captured in the game. - Bug fixes of random crashes for low ram devices. - Re-added Sprinkler II back. - All sprinkler models have been made smaller. - Various 3d model improvements. - Rebalancing various items. - Masteries are being reworked to up to 6 skills for each mastery. - You can now level up until level 8 for each Mastery. - Relationship UI now shows bathing outfits for NPC. - Relationship UI now shows the Giants tab to see relationships with the Giants. - Interacting with tower views across the map now show you a zoomed-out view of that area - Play how you want with our new customized Mouse / Keyboard and Controller keybinding.
Thanks for reading, Stairway Team


31 Okt 2023

October 2023 Dev Update

Welcome to the October 2023 Coral Island development update! Please check out our Steam page to purchase the game and find out more: Coral Island 1.0 launches on November 14, 2023! Coming to Steam/Win10, Gamepass, Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5. The countdown is on–under two weeks to go! [1.0 trailer, in case you missed it!] Winter outfits Winter clothing for NPCs has landed and they're ready to cozy up as the snow starts to fall. It’s time to bundle up and embrace the chill in style on the island. [Everyone looking warm and comfy for Winter!] [Same here, Leah. Same here.] [I’m all about that burrito life indoors in Winter, but you do you, Joko!] [Valentina sure is active.] [Why yes, I am…snow and your company. Huehuehue.] [Samesies. Great minds, Erika.] Winter fair Get ready for some frosty fun at The Winter Fair. From Winter 17 to 21, join in on the festivities and enjoy exciting mini-games: Speaking of minigames, check out all the fun things available during Winter Fair:
Bullseye Blitz (Shooting Mini-game) : Ready, aim, fire! Test your marksmanship skills with this shooting mini-game. Treasure Trawl (Magnet FishMini-game) : Relive the nostalgic joy of childhood as you play a life-sized fishing magnet mini-game. Catch all sorts of treasures lurking beneath the water's surface. Trivia Bonanza (Trivia Mini-game) : Challenge your knowledge in the trivia mini-game. Guess the items displayed and earn points for selecting the correct answers. It's a brain-teasing blast! Ice Glide Showdown (Curling Mini-game) : Glide gracefully across the ice as you partake in a thrilling game of Curling. Show off your skills and dominate the ice rink! Giveaway Alert
The launch of Coral Island's 1.0 is right around the corner (November 14, 2023) and we could really use your help in getting the word out. If you're up for it, we've got some exciting stuff lined up! The Social Media Giveaway Event Rewards (for each platform): Instructions and how to enter the giveaways here: Twitter: Here Instagram: Here Facebook: Here
Whatever you choose to do, thank you for being a part of our island community. Wishing you all the best of luck! New Discord Server Emoji We're thrilled to unveil a brand-new set of Discord emojis and stickers, specially designed to celebrate the upcoming 1.0 launch of Coral Island. Join our lovely server to check it out: [Which one is your favorite?] Dateable popularity contest It's time to settle this once and for all. Just who is the most popular dateable character in Coral Island?! We'll make new character wallpaper art (mobile and desktop) featuring the NPC that wins. Here's an example of a character wallpaper art featuring Semeru: [We love sharks...but Semeru is best shark.] Every day starting tomorrow, we'll feature one dateable character on our socials. To vote for a character, all you have to do is like the post featuring that character (1 point) or share it (1 point). You can do both for a total of 2 points. For those of you who can't decide, don't worry, as you can vote on more than one character! On December 3, 2023, we'll total all the points and announce the most popular character. The character wallpaper art should be ready before the end of the year! Thanks for reading, Stairway Team


31 Jul 2023

July 2023 Dev Update

Welcome to the July 2023 Coral Island development update! Please check out our Steam page to purchase the game and find out more: This post is part 3 of a 3-part series where we'll be going over the content you can expect to play in the Merfolk & Fall update. We're planning to release the Merfolk & Fall Update sometime in August 2023. Merfolk character reveal We're wrapping up our Merfolk reveals with a bang! Here's your last reveal:
Introducing Krakatoa, King of the Merfolk Kingdom! King Krakatoa, named after his esteemed processors, embodies the weight of his noble lineage. He carries the weight of his family's legacy with a sense of duty and fairness. [King Krakatoa, leader of the Merfolk Kingdom.] Merfolk kingdom Prepare for an enchanting journey into the depths of the ocean, where the Merfolk Kingdom awaits! [At long last, the gates will open.] [Naga Palace interior.] Merfolk storyline You've witnessed the effects of the oil spill on Starlet Town. Now, we're taking the story beneath the waves. The Merfolk storyline provides a unique perspective on the spill's impact under the sea. [What happened to the big root?!] [You'll just have to see for yourself...]
Additional lab equipment We're bringing more devices to the Lab to help streamline your farming and enhance your gameplay experience: Auto Trash Collector : This device automatically collects trash when placed on the ocean floor. A great source of trash!
Ultra Scarecrow : Say goodbye to pesky crows with the Ultra Scarecrow. When placed on a farm tile, it covers a 19x19 radius, making it the ultimate crow deterrent! Game achievements Who's ready for some game achievements?! Here's a preview! [52 achievements await you.] Ranching updates To make your ranch feels more alive, we've added a touch of realism! Animals that receive love through petting, feeding, and product collection may now take delightful daytime naps and peacefully snooze at night. [Naps are the best thing ever!] Animals now also have a chance to get sick. When they do fall ill, you'll need to give your animal some Animal Medicine to cure them. The season and your animal's mood influence how likely your animal is to get sick. Placing a temperature machine inside a coop or barn will prevent any animal from getting sick. [Animals will naturally recover from sickness in 4 days if you don't give them medicine.] Various UI updates
We continue to revamp various elements of the game UI to better communicate your in-game progress and highlight important information! [Introducing the Town Rank activity log. See what you've unlocked as the town ranks up!] [Cooking recipes now feature icons to indicate the buff you get when consuming them.] [Cooking now yields two dishes!] [Mastery also got a nice overhaul.]
Slice of life events We've added a ton of slice of life events to the game, showcasing the everyday happenings of the community. Unlike heart events, which mostly focus on one NPC, these events bring together a wider cast of characters, unfolding naturally as you journey through the game. [The fun.] [The fight…and more!] Charity cosmetic DLC The Ocean Guardian charity DLC is still available! 100% of publisher and developer’s proceeds will benefit Coral Guardian, a non-profit org with the mission to protect & restore coral ecosystems worldwide. Preserve together! Get it here: link to awesome charity DLC

What's next Next month we'll be taking a look at even more exciting things, including the excavation site, winter outfits, the winter fair, adoptable pets, merit points & more! Thanks for reading, Stairway Team


1 Mei 2023

April 2023 Dev Update

Welcome to the April 2023 Coral Island development update! Please check out our Steam page to purchase the game and find out more: This month's dev update is part 2 of our showcase of the upcoming Summer Update. In this post, we'll new ranch animals, revamped combat, sprinkler attachments, and more! We're planning to release the Summer Update sometime in May 2023. New ranch animals Here's a look at the new ranch animals you'll be able to acquire this Summer Update: Pig New barn animal: you can now acquire Pigs at the Ranch. As outdoor explorers with a keen sense of smell, they'll find Truffles when you let them outside. Quail New coop animal: you can now acquire the Quail at the Ranch! Quails produce Quail Eggs . Goat New barn animal: you can now acquire Goats at the Ranch. Goats will produce fresh Goat Milk , perfect for crafting artisan cheese! Combat beta overview The revamped combat system includes 4 new weapon types , new monsters, and combat traps. Choose between Swords, Hammers, Shields, and Spears, each bringing a unique gameplay style.
Weapon types
You can acquire weapons from the BOS shop in the forest. Be sure to try all the new weapon types and give us feedback! Special attack Each weapon type now comes with a special attack . As you use a weapon to fight enemies, the special attack meter will gradually build until an aura appears. The exception is the spear you can throw at any time. Scent & ring mechanics Scents are craftable items you can consume or attach to a trap. While active, scents alter the awareness of certain actors of your presence, making them more or less aware of you. Different scents affect different actors. Rings are wearable equipment. You can wear up to 2 rings at a time, and they can be found throughout the world or purchased at the BOS shop. When equipped, rings provide a status effect , ranging from increasing tool use speed to gaining energy while doing activities.
Fish pond & insect house Introducing Fish ponds and Insect houses , available from the Carpenter's. Breed various species and build a thriving farm with them! [Fish pond preview.] [Insect house preview.] Sprinkler attachments Upgrade your farming with automatic seed and fertilizer dispersal via Sprinkler Attachments. Develop these game-changers at the lab first. Attachments in action [The auto seed in action.] [The auto fertilizer in action.] Equipment Development As you progress through the game, The Lab will start to offer you the service of developing equipment recipes. Besides the sprinkler attachments, a lot more equipment can be developed at the lab. For the Ranchers , you can look forward to developing the Auto petter, Auto collector, Auto feeder, and Temperature machine. Then there's the Sturdy Computer , which will allow for online shopping. You can then develop components such as Farm stats, Fishing forecasts, and Catching forecasts for more information. Other quality-of-life equipment , including the Auto trash collector, Sturdy Music Player, and more, can be developed! Errands Errands are dynamic quests that spawn on boards throughout Coral Island. Their great for extra coins and a good way to earn more heart points with townies . [You'll see an exclamation mark when errands are available.] [Cycle between available errands and decide whether to take them on.]
Other updates
- Reduced memory usage for smoother gameplay. - Game balance optimizations. - Over 175 community-reported bugs fixed! - Cycle through clothing sets directly in your inventory, and name them too! What's next Next month we'll break down the next major game update, share an updated roadmap, and more with you all! Thanks for reading, Stairway Team


31 Jan 2023

January 2023 Dev Update

Welcome to the January 2023 Coral Island development update! Please check out our Steam page to purchase the game and find out more: This month, we'll give you a sneak peek at the upcoming Spring Update, which will feature bathing suits, the tree planting festival, wind gate mining, and more! We're planning to release the Spring Update sometime in March 2023. Bathing Suits Coral Island will feature multiple outfits for a large number of NPCs. We're excited to drop the first batch of outfits for the upcoming spring update: bathing suits! Here's a sneak peek of what it will look like. [bathing suits, coming in hot!] For some outfits, like seasonal clothing , NPCs start the day wearing them. For outfits like bathing suits , they will change into bathing suits at some point during the day. You can see it in action here: [this may look familiar if you've ever been obsessed with a certain sim ulation game...] To best showcase the new bathing suits, we've added a bunch of new NPC schedules . Whether its downtime at the beach or a nice bath at the hot spring (once you've opened it), there are a lot of new routines for you to discover: [volleyball, a classic beach activity] [don't forget to wear your sunscreen!] Tree Planting Festival Another WIP festival will be accessible for the upcoming Spring Update: The Tree Planting Festival . The festival takes place every Spring 21 and can be triggered in the forest, right behind your farm. Don't miss it! [festival area shot] [everyone is pumped up!] Wind Gate Mining The wind gate will become available in the upcoming update. You'll find more gems and, most importantly, come across gold ores in this mining gate. Have a look: [wind gate mine shot 1] [wind gate mine shot 2]
New Mine Monsters You will encounter some new monsters if you visit the mines. Please note that they are still WIP! [meet new slime]
[meet tuku-tuku] [meet skully]
Beards At long last, beards ! A new customization option: beards are now available! [yay!] Thanks for reading, Stairway Team

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