Based in Saskatchewan, Canada
PC / Mac / Linux
Moonshell Island is an action adventure with RPG and simulation elements set on a whimsical island, featuring charming characters, a satisfying action battle system, mini-games and a heartwarming tale of achieving dreams, supporting friends, and building a community. When mysterious creatures begin to threaten the peace, you must journey to find the source of the trouble and recruit the islanders to a safe haven, Crabby’s Cabana Club. As the club population grows, more services become available to aid you on your quest to uncover not only the secrets of the island, but also of yourself.
Moonshell Island started out as a game mock-up created by Crabby Sam in mid 2018 as her contribution for Squared Up! A Pixel Art Zine, which was a successful campaign to raise charity for Able Gamers. Earlier that year, she had begun creating in-game character portraits for an indie RPG named Santria, being developed by Schotti. By January 2019, the collaboration had intensified and Schotti offered to handle the programming foundation to launch Crabby Sam's own game idea into development with the working title CrabbyRPG. On August 10, 2019, CrabbyRPG was named Moonshell Island, and Schotti and Crabby Sam announced they were continuing development of both of their projects under the team name Cheekynauts. In August 2020, Anna Eichenauer joined the project to handle the Moonshell Island soundtrack after capturing the sound that best fit the game with a series of musical sketches.
- Switch between the protagonist and your new friend Crabby and unlock special abilities with the Magic Mug of Candor
- Make friends and help them fulfill their dreams as you build a community
- Distract yourself with fun puzzles, sidequests and minigames
- Explore the diverse landscapes of Moonshell Island
- Fight off ‘nomsters’ and use the loot in delicious recipes
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Awards & Recognition
- "Massive Sacks of Cash Grant Winner" Massive Corporation Game Studios, 31 January, 2020
- "Moonshell Island, is simply outstanding."
- Kai Hutchence, Massive Corporation Game Studios
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Cheekynauts Entertainment Ltd. is a Canadian independent game development team founded in 2019 by Crabby Sam and Schotti to bring quirky and heart-warming stories to life via pixel art games.
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