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Niche Spotlight – Summer in Mara

Summer in Mara

Today’s Spotlight is Summer in Mara, a colorful adventure game with crafting and farming elements by Chibig.

You play as Koa, a young girl living in a tropical archipelago. Explore over 20 islands, interact with quirky characters, complete quests, and gather resources to construct your own island sanctuary. Koa can use the resources she finds to craft useful items, build structures, and create a thriving farm full of vegetables and animals.

You can find the story trailer below.

Summer in Mara is available on Windows PC (via GOG, and Steam), and Nintendo Switch for $24.99. It will also release 2020 on PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

You can find a rundown of the game (via Steam) below:


‘Summer in Mara’ is a summer adventure with farming, crafting, and exploring mechanics set in a tropical archipelago.

‘Summer in Mara’ is a single-player experience in a calm, relaxing environment, with a handmade look and an exciting narrative. You will be Koa, a little adventurer girl who wants to explore the world that surrounds her.

In ‘Summer in Mara’ you’ll have to take care of your own island, harvest your crops, create new tools and buildings, and sail with your boat to discover new islands and secrets.

KEY FEATURES
– An open ocean with over 20 islands to explore.

– Customize your own island with buildings, crops and farm animals.

– Over 25 characters to meet and befriend.

– More than 300 quests to make Mara a better place.

– Day and night cycle that have an effect on the world with climatic events.

You’ll have your own island, but taking care of something like that is a lot of hard work. You’ll be able to plant trees to get wood, and craft new tools and buildings with different materials. Or you can create crop fields to grow all kinds of vegetables. You’ll also have a farm with chickens and pigs to take care of.

But be careful, because this isn’t as easy as it looks! You’ll also be able to fish in a pond or in open sea,, cut trees with your hatchet, build things with your hammer, and use a hoe to help you harvest your island.

Koa will need your help. With a basic set of skills, she can acquire new abilities and learn from the world that surrounds her. We want you to feel like you’re growing up with Koa, bonding with her and with all the other people in the archipelago.

You’ll be able to sail to new islands and find treasures and other secrets in the middle of the sea with your trusty boat, which you can upgrade with a little effort and time.

With new islands comes new people. You’ll talk and trade with over twenty characters, each one with their own story and lives. They’ll give you quests, hints about the world, or just anecdotes about their experiences and travels. Getting to know them is a significant part of the game, so we put much effort into making them unique and exciting.

But not everyone will be friendly. An evil corporation called Elit wants to conquer Mara and exploit the ocean. Napopo is one of their first victims, a strange creature that will seek Koa for help.


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Frank Streva

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