Pretty major news for the ever-growing population of Happy Island players. Developer Crowdstar announced yesterday that players can now manage up to FOUR different islands, instead of just one. This is a pretty major addition to Happy Island – the young game is essentially four times larger than it was, before this update.
My hunch is that Crowdstar introduced this change for performance reasons. My island was getting fairly crowded, and the game was beginning to run a little slowly as a result. But it also introduces a bunch of creative freedom. Players could now have one shopping island, one food island, one tiki island, etc.
This expansion makes less logical sense than it does in aquarium games – after all, it makes sense to buy multiple aquariums, but multiple islands is a different manner – but I’m not complaining. Although Happy Island is a low-stress game (no penalties for not checking in, etc.) it does become a little hard to level-up once your level gets into the teens. All the additional real estate should help significantly. Details:
- Happy Island 2 unlocks at level 15
- Happy Island 3 unlocks at level 25
- Happy Island 4 unlocks at level 35
- Players navigate between islands on the top-right of their screen (see img below)