Are you the next Bear Grylls? Take on the ULTIMATE survival challenge and download the official game of THE ISLAND to find out.

This is a refreshing change from typical world-builder games! Learn to manage your resources carefully and skilfully.

With limited energy and time to complete the Daily Challenges and Tasks that will keep your islanders happy - and alive - The Island: Survival Challenge will truly put your tenacity, and perseverance to the test!


*Drag buildable items such as the Clothes Tree from the BUILD menu and place in the world. You’ll need to CRAFT certain items in the shelter before you can build*

*You have a FINITE amount of time each day to complete the THREE DAILY CHALLENGES. Manage your camp’s resources and energy carefully – and remember to complete CAMPFIRE TASKS to replenish your camp’s energy levels*

Good luck on The Island!


You are about to embark on the mission of a lifetime. 20 unskilled people have been abandoned on a remote desert island, and need YOU to lead them through the toughest survival challenge of their lives.

Featuring tips and inspiration from survival expert Bear Grylls, can you lead this team of everyday people through the relentless trials, tribulations, twists and turns of life on The Island?

With just basic tools and The Island’s natural resources at your disposal, your survivors will need both the mental and physical strength to succeed.

They’ll need to battle the elements to successfully forage for sources of sustenance; fashion the crucial tools and objects essential for survival; and build and maintain vital shelter.

You’ll need to make smart, strategic decisions, managing the camp’s fragile energy levels against the necessity to harvest and craft the resources needed to thrive.

And each day will bring 3 new survival challenges. Level-up your Islanders’ skills to give them a hope against the fickle fates of The Island. Fail to do so and their morale will plummet and they will leave The Island forever.

Have you got the mettle succeed when the odds are truly against you? Will you raise yourself to Bear Grylls’ level and acquire the skills to not only survive – but thrive – and learn to love island life?

In short, can you survive The Island?

Download now for FREE to find out.


* FEATURING hints, tips and inspiration from world-renowned survival expert Bear Grylls

* SURVIVE 15 day seasons with as many survivors as possible. Will all of your group make it through? Multiple seasons to play and replay

* COMPLETE DAILY CHALLENGES before the sun sets each day to keep your survivors fed, watered and their morale high. Can you become a survival pro?

* HARVEST and GATHER essential natural resources such as wood, water and vegetation – even items that have been washed up on the shore

* CRAFT them into vital survival tools

* BUILD shelters to aid Crafting – but watch out for the storms

* HUNT wild turkeys and caiman, and FISH the shores for crucial energy boosts. Remember: if you want to eat, you’ll need to find it, catch it and cook it.

* MANAGE the group’s energy levels carefully

* MAINTAIN MORALE otherwise your survivors will leave The Island, making life harder for the remaining people in camp

* METTLE is your ability to cope with challenges and difficulties. Earn it by successfully completing daily Challenges – and use it to help power your way through tough situations.

* DECORATE your camp to give island life a personal touch – and make it feel more like home

* REPEAT days for another chance to survive if things don’t go to plan – and they won’t!


The Island: Survival Challenge is free to play. In-app purchases are available.

An internet connection is not required to play this game. It will check for economy updates on launch.

What's New

Version 1.1.0

Offline timers - We have had lots of great feedback about the in-game clock stopping while the app is in the background. So now the game will continue to run for 10 minutes offline. This means your Islanders can finish any smaller tasks they were working on, or progress longer tasks, but just enough to ensure they don’t run out of daylight to complete the all important Daily Challenges! Win-win!

Work Harder! - You can now make your Islanders Work Harder on their tasks to speed things up, but, watch out! If you work them too hard, they’ll take a morale hit – and may leave The Island … forever!

New Starter Packs! - There are several new in-app offers to help you kick-start your Island experience or find that vital resource.

FAQ! - We have added an FAQ for all the best tips on how to play the game if you get stuck.

New Season prize buildings! (you’ll have to complete The Island to see what they are!)

Bug Fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
99 Ratings
99 Ratings

Interesting take on the genre


I downloaded this as I am a huge fan of the show, but also of world builder and simulation games in general. This is a it different - it took a bit of getting used to, the on boarding could be a bit clearer, and it was weird that the game clock doesn’t run down when you close the app. BUT that said, it’s an addictive little game once you get into the first challenges and I am enjoying the challenge of balancing my energy based around the things I need to do each day. Overall it’s a lovely little game and feels true to the show format. Looking forward to seeing updates and developments.



After making the mistake of not reading at my first attempt at the game. I failed miserably. So I reinstalled the game. Started reading the hints etc. And wow. I love the game. I’m now on day 14. What I like about the game is when you close it that’s exactly where you start it again when opening it. Also getting used to what you find under sand dunes. Shrubs etc makes it better for when you need items specifically. Like sticks or bottles. I made the mistake of putting a raft near the wood. And when the wood moved my raft was stuck in it. Brilliant game. Best tip I could give is make sure you do the challenges from the fire.

Developer Response

Glad you're loving the challenge - thanks for the positive review!

A bit disappointed


Saw this and had quite high hopes as being a fan of BG & The Island. The concept of this game is very good where by you have a group of islanders and obviously the aim of the game is to survive, keep them happy and thrive by doing jobs such as collecting wood / water and foraging etc.

However....the issue arises when you run out of energy to complete any of these tasks. I was expecting energy to refill after a day or so (overnight) but this seems not to be the case. So going back to the game in the morning, you’re in the same position as previously with no energy to compete tasks unless real money comes into the equation.

They’ve made the game far too difficult in that respect which is a bit of a shame in my opinion.

Developer Response

Hi AndyJMK - thanks so much for the feedback, it's really useful and we will take this on board when we look at updating the game.

The game itself is designed to try and mimic the tough conditions real-life islanders face when they tackle The Island. The challenge is to try and manage the overall energy levels of the camp by selectively undertaking activities that will lead to successfully completing the Camp Fire tasks and challenges - which give energy and morale, plus other rewards - without going bankrupt.

Life is tough on The Island ... as Bear himself says in the game: "Not every mission will be a success, failure is part of survival and you may lose precious energy and resources in the process. But if you never give up, you will win in the end."

Thanks again for the feedback!


Endemol UK Ltd
245.7 MB
Requires iOS 9.3.5 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
© 2018 Shine TV Limited. All text, graphics and other content in this Game is the copyright of Shine TV Limited and Bear Grylls Ventures LLP.
In-App Purchases
  1. Mettle Pack 1 £1.99
  2. Starter Pack £3.99
  3. Hunter Pack £3.99


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