It may still be a bit chilly in the real world, but Summer in Mara is ready to whisk us away to a tropical archipelago for a chilled adventure. It’s got farming, crafting and there’s a heck of a lot of exploring to be done in this latest title to arrive on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One.
After gaining backing via Kickstarter and Indiegogo, developers Chibig released Summer in Mara on Steam in the middle of 2020 to a rather positive response. Now that it’s launched on Xbox, we’re able to embark on a little farming adventure starring a young girl called Koa that’s super keen about exploring the world around her. In this solo experience, you’ll need to look after an island, which includes everything from tending to crops and crafting the necessary tools, to cooking up recipes and taking care of animals.
Exploration is essential too, with over 20 islands to discover via use of a sailing boat and each bearing its own secrets. Naturally, encountering new places will lead to interactions with new characters, enabling you to talk and trade items. These folks can also give you quests, hints about the world, or just general anecdotes about their life experiences and travels. Throughout it all however, it’ll feel as if you’re growing up with Koa as she acquires more skills and learns more about the environment around her.
- 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.
In order to partake in this relaxing adventure, you must first sail across the gaming seas towards the Xbox Store, for that’s where Summer in Mara is priced at £20.99 – discounted to £18.89 for a week post-launch. Once you’ve paid that, delve right in, but be sure to return one day and tell us how you got on with it via the comments section below.
Take care of your own island and explore the ocean in this farming adventure. Summer in Mara mixes farming, crafting and exploring mechanic in a tropical archipelago with a colorful style and strong narrative.