Multiple former Riot Games executives have unveiled their latest project, Codename: Islands, which aims to compete with popular co-op survival games like Minecraft and Valheim. Treehouse Games, founded by these former Riot employees in 2020, has released a teaser trailer and pre-alpha images to give players a glimpse of what to expect.
Codename: Islands is a multiplayer co-op survival and crafting game set in a 16-player shared world. Players are tasked with building and evolving their own homes, exploring nearby islands, crafting powerful gear, battling monsters, and awakening their island spirit. The game aims to prioritize social interaction and camaraderie among players, focusing on creating lasting bonds between friends.
The exact details of Codename: Islands are still unknown, but Treehouse Games has drawn comparisons to popular social survival games such as Minecraft, Terraria, Raft, and Valheim. Creative director Andrea Sepenzis, also a former Riot Games employee, explains that the team behind Codename: Islands aims to provide players with the freedom to contribute to shared goals in their own unique way. Whether players enjoy base-building, gathering resources, exploring, fighting world bosses, or crafting gear, they will play an essential role within their group.
It should be noted that the video and images shown are from the pre-alpha stage, and the game's name may change before its official release.
For those interested in similar co-op experiences, there are various co-op games currently available on PC that offer engaging multiplayer gameplay.