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May 2022 Dev Update

Welcome to the May 2022 Coral Island development update!

Please check out our Steam page to wishlist the game and find out more:

This month, we tease the diving revamp, look at the furniture store, and showcase some updated NPC models!

Alpha v0.09 will launch on July 11 @ 11:59PM PDT.

Revamped diving tease

Diving is going through a major rework. Unfortunately, we're still finalizing things, so we can only share what's confirmed to stay today.

We're adding a bunch of underwater sea-creature NPCs you'll come across when diving. You'll need to bribe some of these NPCs, like Grantle below, to gain access to more diving areas.

Grantle is part of a squad of turtles that roam the 10m depths of the ocean. Check out Grantle's portrait!

[Meet Grantle! a.k.a Grandpa Turtle]

The diving maps are being combined to make one, big sprawling open world. We've added a pressure meter to help communicate the sense of diving deeper into the ocean.

You'll need to upgrade your suit to reach deeper diving depths.

[As you go deeper into the ocean, the pressure will increase]

Furniture store part 1

This month, we're revealing both the exterior and interior of the furniture store!

There are two ways to purchase items: the catalog and direct display purchase. The catalog allows you to access all items the store has unlocked. Items purchased from here will be delivered the following day.

[Dinda and Joko own the furniture store in town]

With direct display purchase, you'll be able to snag any of the 7 display items at a small discount. Don't dilly dally though, because display items are cycled every week.

[Dinda and Joko's relatives help run the furniture store]

Updated NPC models

Check out the upgraded models for Ben, Eva and Charles!

[Ben lives in a van somewhere in the forest and is dateable.]

[Eva is the town's baker, loves good red velvet cakes and is dateable]

[Charles is one of the doctors in Starlet Town. He is dateable, and enjoys burrito.]

[who doesn't love a good t-pose]

Bonus: updated Peanut model

[just a cat being a cat]

Bug of the month


What's next?

Next month, we'll provide updates on the following: - Revamped diving overview

- Furniture store UI

- Combat mastery - Updated interiors & exteriors - Updated NPC models

Thanks for reading,

Stairway Team

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