Animal Island is basically Animal Crossing within Roblox

Get a taste of Island life in this simulation title

An island beach with an ocean view, and a town filled with roads and trees in the background

Animal Island is an upcoming Roblox RPG that challenges you to make a new home on your very own island. But, of course, you’re not alone. The island is home to a number of furry animals that you can befriend as you explore, earn rewards, and collect materials. Your survival comes down to building a home, and growing crops – a roof over your head and sustenance, what more do you need?

As is to be expected from a Roblox game, you can play Animal Island with your friends. You can take part in quests together, and even trade your loveable pets – though I’m not sure why you would. Furry friends are for life.

Yes, it sounds like Animal Crossing, doesn’t it? Creators Wendy Ayche – AKA Wengie and Max Fu of Rude Robot Studios – clearly drew inspiration from Nintendo’s anthropomorphic life sim. So, if you are a fan of Nintendo’s Island life series and Roblox, Animal Island is a must play.

“Max and I are both gamers with our own gaming channels, so launching our own game was a definite dream of ours,” Wengie explains. “Our goal for Animal Island was to create a game where players could seek adventure and roleplay in a fun and safe environment.”

a character and their pet dog fishing on the pier

If Animal Island is your thing, perhaps you should take a look at our guide on the best Roblox games; there’s bound to be something to keep you entertained until July 25. Alternatively, if escaping Roblox sounds more appealing for now, you could check out our list of the best Android games, and the best iOS games, instead.