ISLANDER is an idle crafting game inspired by games such as Forager and Minecraft. Use your pickaxe to mine any and all materials you can find, and craft your way off the islands.

Arrow Keys - Move/Menu Select
Z/C - Hit/Select
X - Menu/Back
Tab - Save game to Clipboard

Saving the game saves a large string to your Clipboard that you can then paste and load from the Main Menu on your next playthrough. This also allows you to share your saves with others so they can load your world if you give them your save data!


PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, HTML5
Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
(64 total ratings)
AuthorCarson K.
Made withPICO-8
TagsCrafting, Idle, PICO-8, Sandbox, Top-Down


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I found a potential softlock - if you use Land as a bridge to the next island instead of Bridge, it is possible for a tree to spawn in the one-tile wide strip of land. And if it happens when you don't have a pickaxe on yourself... you're screwed.

How to load your world on phone? Its bad when i played 2 hours and get perfect base etc, but next time when i rejoined, i saw i cant load my world. Also world dont copies to clipboard on phone help


Pico .p8.png cartridge?

o jogo é interessante porem eu achei que compactaram muito o menu usar sô 2 botoes pra tanta mecânica no menu é meio confuso no começo


Way too long to use the menu. game looks great but I gave up just because it takes so long to go trough the menu

Waiting for the next update :D

I want to hop on a boat soon..


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wait for ores to spawn simulator


all that for me to not be able to craft or obtain the flag

lots of time wasted

lots of time

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Good game.

how do I make a sail?

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bruh i hate the pico crap the arrow key are so small,but the game is good u just HATE the arrow keys.

Get better keyboard or buy a game controller

ok first, i do have a controller so i shouldve connected that lol and second why did u comment in this? its from last year XD

Because that what you do in comments, commenting.

Also I like to reply to random thing or everything :)


are u talking by yourself weirdo

dammit my game froze. i only had a sock worth of area left.

ignore the "saved to clipboard!" saving doesn't work for some reason.

you have to hit ctrl + c after you save

down to 1 destroyable island left. i'm not destroying the spawn island, that's where my chests are.

Just FYI... The islands are not determined by land vs water. Each block / cell has a location on the grid, and it's location determines what biome it gets. If you dig an island up, and then recreate it, it will still have the same biome as the original island that was there.

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i have officially filled a chest.

i've officially destroyed both the desert and... uh.... whatever the final biome is.

i was just ripping apart an island... and... i mined a block... and.... somehow warped to the next island???

so... i.... accidentally created infinite stone...? not sure how. uh.

I did this with coal.  I think it happens when you try to drop or store a stack that isn't the first stack.

before i escape, i have decided to rip apart every single island except for the original one. and i shall leave everything in chests.

accidentally did something that froze it (not sure what it was tho ._.) aaaand i had to reload so i guess God didn't want me to rip apart some innocent islands.

actually i just had an even greater and funnier idea... WHAT IF I FILLED THE ENTIRE WORLD UP WITH GROUND BLOCKS

this is gonna take so much fricking time but by the end of it i shall have obtained C O M E D Y :> also it'll get easier as time goes on since flowers spawn in all 3 biomes, and the more area there is, the more flowers can spawn!

flower spawn rate is effing low dammit

yeah this is taking too long, i'm just gonna rip apart the islands.

como Fasso pra salvar no Android 

também não sei desculpe se isso é impreciso, mas estou usando o google translate (before put in google translate: i dunno also sorry if this is inaccurate but i am using google translate)

how do i craft or change wepons i neeed the controls

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Came back to the game to see if the previously reported bug(s) had been fixed (see my comments lower down about a year ago from this writing): The chest bug is detailed, and can be avoided by careful choosing of stacks and chests.

Sadly, there is no response from the developer, nor an update.

Cool game!
But in my Miyoo Mini (using Fake-08) I can't load my saved games :(
So everytime I want to play, I had to start from 0
The Load Game menu will only head to "Press Ctrl-V then press C/V" only which I can't do it on my Miyoo Mini.
Any advise? Thanks

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I had something similar happen. When I had two stacks of coal in my inventory, if I attempt to put the second stack in a chest, it instead moves an amount equal to the second stack from the first stack unless the first stack is smaller than the second stack, in which case it adds an amount equal to the second stack to the chest without removing anything from the inventory.

Yeah, I had the same problem...

I had to put the coal somewhere, so I just dumped all  the coal on an island and called it the coal island...

how did you manage to get the pico-8 game into an exe

Is there a way to save the web version so that android devices can play offline? It runs fine online, but I can't do a long hold on the "Run Game" link to download it manually.

Very good game :)


Wow! It's really an amazing game. I really like it.


Cool game here's a speedrun


Bug Reports:

(1) Duplication Bug:

Any time you try to merge multiple stacks (via the Chest), if you select the second or later stack, the game will put/remove the items from the first stack it finds instead of the selected stack (using the count of the selected stack). Done right, it will put/remove the items without changing the stack count, allowing the player to infinitely duplicate any (stackable) items. (I figured this out when I ended up with so much inventory I could not even craft a new chest to hold all my items and had to restart my game--which leads me to the next bug....)

(2) Save/Load bug:

When saving/loading, it loses a lot of information about items placed on the map. In particular, anything to the left of the player on the same row is lost. Likewise, anything above the player is also lost. It is as if the game treats the players position as the start row/column, and loses anything prior. I am now in the habit of always moving to highest leftmost position before saving (I actually used bridges and dirt ground to ensure there is a spot that always comes before any other).

(3) Not really a bug, but a game play issue (and what led me to uncover the previous bugs):

Sitting idle for a long period of time generates so many resources that it becomes impossible to move or harvest/mine them all without inventory overload. I suggest two things: First, limit how many of each resource it will auto-generate. Second, add the ability to trash/destroy items not needed. I ended up expanding one island to a full screen size covered with chests filled will resources I had no use for.

I did it accidentally and its so annoying

Please tell me how to do that dupe bug pleaseeee I'm beg......

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I really advise you do not do it. Not because it is 'cheating', which I do not care if you do or do not -- but because it seriously breaks and bugs the game, making it unplayable. It really duplicates things... and duplicates them some.. and some more.. and some more.. until the end of time, causing your computer to run out of storage, memory, etc. Okay, that is a small exaggeration; You can always close the page / browser to stop it, but then you cannot play the game. So why do it?

Also, my post / comment (above) already said how to do it.

ok. I'm just a kid and I want to try everything 

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for some reason it is possible to infinitely dupe stone in a chest, may be possible with other items. this is done by trying to take it out: while there is stone added to my inventory, the original stone in the chest remains. destroying the chest fixes this issue.

on a perhaps related note, it seems that maximum sizes of stacks are jank

EDIT: it actually seems that this works if you have an item in your inventory AND in the chest.

Muito Bom!

i can't start the game


Sucks to suck

how change slot

press x and then arrow keys (left/right) make sure to hold x

i cant start


tits a great game but the controls are weird


i found a dupe Bug XDDDDDDDDDDD

Tell me pls

I think I found another dupe glitch, for now only works for coal

I broke the game, the dupe glitch is now stuck in my inventory will download obs to show if it's still works after

I beat the game it took like four or five hours this game amazing the ending on amazing however the boat is a bit OP to get that’s what took the longest so yeah amazing game I made two videos of all of it on my YouTube channel not all of it but some of it and I just beat the game amazing game you did and you did a epic job on us and I would highly suggest like doing like add-ons or different versions of the games like different add-ons for more furthermore like worlds.

how do you get the sail for the boat?

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