///// Achievements /////
・2018 Tokyo Game Show | Official Selection
・2018 Kyoto BitSummit Vol.6 | Official Selection
・2018 Kyoto BitSummit Vol.6 | Indie Megabooth Selection
・2017 IMGA Global | Nominee
・2017 IMGA SEA | Nominee
・App Store Earth Day 2018, 2019, 2020 Feature
“A simple game with a deep meaning.” - INSIDE
“Experience the role humans play in the ecosystem, and understand that we cannot take whatever we want from Mother Nature without repercussion. Learn how to cherish valuable resources.” - App Store Feature
///// Introduction /////
Desertopia is a relaxing and therapeutic idle simulator that allows you to spend 5 to 10 minutes of your day cultivating a desert island into a vibrant and lively place at your own pace. You are here to care for the island and restore its wildlife. Occasionally you need to pick up floating trash to keep the environment clean. You must also make decisions about events triggered by humans. Do you let a tour group onto the island? Should you build a resort? Every decision will directly affect the development of the island.
///// Features /////
・Picture book-esque art style: Just watching animals roaming on the island is therapeutic.
・100+ animals: Desertopia has a collection of 100+ creatures and 25+ terrain types. Also, more than 15 legendary creatures populate the island when certain special conditions are met. Some of them only pop up during festivals and holidays!
・Weather and water evaporation: Water evaporation is a unique gameplay mechanic in Desertopia. You must regularly bring rain to your island to maintain suitable living conditions for your creatures. If the island is not properly cared for, it will revert to a desolate desert.
・Multiple layers of music: Listen to our rich background music in different areas of the island, and hear how it changes and responds to the wildlife in that area.
・Events: Cruises bring various people and events to the island. Each event brings something good and something bad. Your decisions all depend on how you want your island to look.
This game contains in-game offers to purchase digital goods or premiums with real world currency (or with virtual coins or other forms of in-game currency that can be purchased with real world currency) for which the player doesn’t know prior to purchase the specific digital goods or premiums they will be receiving (e.g., loot boxes, item packs, mystery awards).
Term of Use: https://gamtropy.com/term-of-use-en/
© 2017 Gamtropy Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.
1. Pride Parade Event: Let's pick up the rainbow flag on the ground and wave it! Craft Rainbow Magnifiers and look for 17 rainbow creatures! (2021.10.22 - 2021.10.31)
2. 4th Anniversary Event: The extreme climate has brought devastating hurricanes. Drive the hurricanes away so that the animals can live in peace. (2021.11.01 - 2021.12.15)
3. 4th Anniversary Creature, Kraken, is coming along with the previous year’s anniversary creature, Fire Dragon!
Ratings and Reviews
Lots of Promiss
This is a very cute and beautiful game. If you can push through the first week of gameplay, it gets to be more fun. It feels quite redundant at first and there aren’t enough explanations for consequences of certain actions or lack of actions (hint: don’t let the gorilla on your island), so it can be frustrating. You also have to watch ads to make it worth playing until you earn enough gems to power up your windmill. Much of the gameplay revolves around watering the tiles that make up the island so that plants will grow and animals will move back to the island. As time goes on, your work dries up and you have to re-water at least twice a day, but ideally more. It is frustrating to come back after a night of sleeping to find you have to use all of your windmill power to get back to the point you left off at when you went to bed, which then means either watching an ad or tapping the windmill a million times (which has an awful sound upon multiple tapping). However, it’s a pretty peaceful game and I like seeing the new animals. I hope they update it to fix some of these issues.
Is lot of fun, really cute, don’t understand a lot of it
The game is adorable, and really fun. You don’t have to spend money to go far in the game and have fun, but it does unlock cool things and is worth it to me. I just don’t understand a lot of the game. I wish the instructions were more clear. Like it says that the picture of the mountains in the thought bubble means it’s not the right terrain, but the terrain is preset and you can’t change that? It doesn’t explain what the exclamation point in the thought bubble means, what it means whenever there is a sad/happy/surprised face, etc. I don’t understand the rain gauge? When I click a tile to either water it or make it sunny, the gauge doesn’t tell me at all if it needs more water or sun??? It seems like it needs more and more water, but then it says “this tile is *too* wet,” which I am under the impression that’s a bad thing? I wish their was a better legend/key and better instructions.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for your comments! The mountain bubble means that this creature didn't fit its current tile. You can check the field guide to see what is the right terrain for that creature and water/sun that tile to change the terrain. You can water or make it sun at any tile on your preference, only depends on what creature you want to restore on this tile. It doesn't need more and more water because some creatures only survive on low-level terrain. Sometimes you have to decrease water by using the sun. Hope it helps and we will keep improving the game experience with more guidance!
Good game but...
I really love this game, I do, and after spending a slow first week, I managed to breeze by getting most of the animals. The only thing that really bothers me is how we no longer can pick up 10 pieces of trash after the work ship update, and how they really don’t tell you how to get the oasis landform. Does it require a dessert to be changed to a wetland? Please tell!
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- Gamtropy Co., Ltd.
- 506.4 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- © 2017 Gamtropy Co., Ltd.
- In-App Purchases
- NewbiePack $4.99
- Gem Pack I $0.99
- Coral reef $4.99
- Gem Pack II $4.99
- (Limited) 4th Anniv Pass $9.99
- Gem Pack III $9.99
- Gem Pack IV $19.99
- Unlock Ancient Island $9.99
- EarthDayPack001 $9.99
- Ad Ticket Pack 1 $1.99
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