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TEAM17 DIGITAL AND AMBERTAIL GAMES ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP TO PUBLISH PREHISTORIC SHOP SIM, AMBER ISLE

Ambertail Games’ debut title welcomes players to set up shop in Amber Isle, a friendly village packed with residents to befriend, items to craft and sell, and adventures to be had on Steam and Nintendo Switch. 

Tuesday, 9th April 2024 – Team17 Digital and Northern Irish game developer Ambertail Games, supported by Northern Ireland Screen, have today announced a partnership to publish upcoming dino-centric shop management sim, Amber Isle. Coming to Steam and Nintendo Switch™, Amber Isle welcomes players to the eponymous Amber Isle, a friendly village fit to bursting with an eclectic mix of prehistoric animals (Paleofolk). As the new (and only) shopkeep on Amber Isle, it falls to players to stock their store with everything their Paleo-pals might need. Does the microraptor need a micro-chair? The plesiosaur some water-proof paper? Each customer has their own unique needs and behaviours, so players will need to haggle, pawn, and counter-offer to get the best price possible, making their shop a resounding success and saving Amber Isle from the brink of fossilisation.

Welcome… to Amber Isle!

Whittled down to its last remaining residents, Amber Isle has well and truly seen better days, and a last-ditch effort to save it sees the grumpy iguanodon Mayor Clawsworth cast a keen yet cynical eye over the new venture, hopeful that Amber Isle can return to its glory days. After designing their own Paleo-character, players will adventure out into the world of Amber Isle, spending their days maintaining their shop, befriending the locals, and improving the village enough to convince other Paleofolk to return and take up residence permanently.

Did you know: Tyrannosaurus rex is closer in time to us humans today than it was to Stegosaurus? T.rex lived 66 million years ago, but Stegosaurus lived 80mil+ years before T.rex existed!

Luckily for us, this isn’t how things work on Amber Isle- Our Paleofolk consist of prehistoric animals from a range of different geological eras, all waiting to live happily side by side on your island!

Amber Isle Key Features:

  • Open Shop:  Customise, name, and run your shop your way – use the profits to unlock new shop décor, walls, floors, and more, making the space uniquely yours.
  • Rebuild the Island: Rebuild, decorate, and unlock new areas to explore on Amber Isle, and with enough improvement, Paleofolk will start to take up residence on the island permanently. 
  • Meet the Neighbours: Ambler Isle is home to 48 different Paleofolk to befriend, including Ice Age mammals, Permian amphibians, marine life, invertebrates, and more.
  • Paleo-you: Express your penchant for the prehistoric and design your very own Paleofolk – change your clothes, crests, and colours, to create your perfect paleo-persona.

About Ambertail Games

Founded In 2020, Ambertail Games is an independent games studio based in the heart of Belfast, Northern Ireland. They’re rooted in cute, slice-of-life games that reimagine your favourite captivating creatures in kind, compassionate worlds. Ambertail’s debut title, Amber Isle, is currently in development for Steam and Nintendo Switch™.

About Northern Ireland Screen

Northern Ireland Screen is the national screen agency for Northern Ireland. It is committed to promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion in all its activities and projects. The organization supports the development of a dynamic and sustainable screen industry and provides opportunities for all communities to engage with and benefit from screen culture.

About Team17 Digital

Founded in 1990, Team17 Digital is a leading developer, video games label, and creative partner for developers around the world. Part of Team17 Group plc, which floated on AIM in 2018, Team17 Digital has an extensive portfolio of over 120 titles, and fully encapsulates the spirit of independent games. Winner of the ‘Publishing Star’ award at the 2023 Develop: Star Awards, Team17 Digital has assembled a portfolio of multi-award-winning and award-nominated in-house brands include Hell Let Loose, Golf With Your Friends, The Escapists, and the iconic Worms franchise, alongside its games label partner titles, including the award-winning games Blasphemous, Greak: Memories of Azur, DREDGE, and the Overcooked! franchise.