Survival games always wreak havoc, whereas, on the other hand, few games in the simulation genre mimic the necessary events of a survival game flawlessly. When you are left on a deserted island, your survival instinct kicks in, and all the essential activities like cooking, fishing, hunting, and farming become your prime sources of survival. We bring you a game that is filled with a lot of these activities.
Graduate: A New Life is an upcoming game currently under development by the indie gaming studio Pujia8 LTD. Pujia8 LTD is an indie game publisher based in China and is known for titles like Resonance of The Ocean. The majority of their titles leave a player on a stranded island with as few resources as possible, and then the players need to find their way and up their game of survival. Pujia8 LTD is both the developer and publisher of this game.
What is Graduate: Island Life?
Graduate: Island Life is not just a regular game for fun. It’s special because it shows what real life is like, including tough work, challenges, and everyday jobs from 9 to 5. In this game, you’re a woman who has just finished her studies and is working a busy job in a big city.
But the game doesn’t stop with city life. It shows the hard parts of working a normal job and then changes everything. You get to leave your busy city job and move to a quiet town by the sea. The people there are nice and life is more chill.
The real adventure starts after you leave your old job. Now, there are no bosses to tell you what to do. You get to explore the town, find new and fun work, and enjoy simple tasks and adventures every day. You can do what you like and be who you want in this new island life without any of the city’s busy rules. It’s your chance to live freely and enjoy!
The game unfolds through a captivating narrative, following the journey of a recent graduate starting afresh on a novel island. As players delve deeper into the story, they’re introduced to a variety of engaging activities such as fishing, farming, scuba diving, crafting, and more. Each of these tasks is presented as a mini-game, each with its unique gameplay mechanics.
For instance, when diving deep into the ocean, players will primarily use the joystick for navigation and will need to keep an eye on an oxygen meter to ensure they don’t run out of breath. In contrast, when gathering wood by chopping trees, the primary control is the simple press of a pickaxe button.
Each mini-game is designed with distinctive controls, making them intuitive and easy to master. Moreover, the game is enriched with numerous intricate details. For example, players have the ability to negotiate prices for certain in-game items, enhancing the game’s realism and depth.
The trailer flawlessly explains the concept of the game. It visualizes perfectly what can be expected from this game. The trailer also makes use of catchy phrases to introduce the plot. Phrases like “Left home town to pursue a dream”, and “The fire inside died out as the time went by” are enough to spike curiosity in avid gamers.
The game has a Chinese art style as we can see in the trailer, with a character-centered camera, your view of the game follows the character around in a 2D world. It is evident from the trailer that she is not going to be alone on the new island, especially when it was her friend who came up with this idea.
The trailer almost shows every activity present in the game. It shows the character riding a bicycle, chopping bamboo sticks, fishing, and completing daily tasks on the billboard. Lastly, we see her riding a scooter. This shows the seaside town is filled with lots of activities, and although you start with a bicycle, you can earn your way up to a bike.
Leaks So Far
In this calm and peaceful seaside town, people are friendly, placid, and relaxed. You can choose to be anything here. You can be a town salesman, buy land and start farming, learn to be a professional diver, try fishing at the sea, and much more. The game is going to be filled with a lot of mini-games and different activities. So it does take time to fully explore the game.
Pay attention to survival indicators such as stomach, mood, and energy. They should be closely monitored. You shall stay alert and grab any opportunity that gives you food. Apart from working hard during your job, the game lets you choose your lifestyle, clothing, and entertainment. Do Keep in mind that you can always upgrade in this game. A better life, a bigger house, and a balanced lifestyle.
The seaside town of Houhai is rich in culture. Celebrate every festival, whether it’s The Chinese New Year or a local festival of Houhai. Have fun since moderation is the key in reality too.
Finally, in this vast gaming experience, allow your character to find a true soulmate. The game encourages you to make friends.
Release Date, Early Access, and Requirements
Graduate: Island Life is a pay-to-play game and is available on both the Play Store and the App Store. The game has already been released in multiple regions. As for the requirements for this game, it will work on any mainstream device because the graphics are quite simple and feasible to render. It requires Android version 5.0 and up, and for iPhone iOS 11.0 or later.