The familiar becomes magical in this critically acclaimed interactive artscape. Explore ten scenes inspired by the everyday and let your expectations of reality be transformed.

Carl Burton's other work has been featured in the New York Times, Serial, Colossal, and Medium.

Duration: About 45 min
Headphones recommended

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
65 Ratings
65 Ratings
The real dennbert ,

Hauntingly beautiful, but TOO SHORT!

I certainly would have given this 5 stars, but the game ended way too quickly! Whizzed thru the entire thing in less than an hour and was disappointed that there only 10 "puzzles." Then done! The so-called puzzles aren't difficult in the least, another reason I whizzed thru. I almost think this game was made with the main purpose of showing off the incredible surreal "landscapes." Monochrome foggy gray and black... sounds dull but it really is a uniquely beautiful concept. Each level keeps your interest as you wonder how it will develop. The puzzles are easy enough as to not be frustrating... in fact, the game is quite relaxing in its mesmerizing slowness (yes, fans of action / shooters might well find this slow pace annoying). Would I recommend? Yes! It is visually brilliant. Main flaw, too short --- developers, please update with more levels!

DeeG1110 ,


So, once again (I guess I’ll never learn), I paid for the game, and then went for the reviews. And these did warn, I gotta say. Truly, this is not a game by any standards. I look at the money spent as a donation to the developer cause they do have some good games. But this is not it. Slow is not even the word to describe the tempo of this game. By the way, are there any levels past that refrigerator with the flying bottles? It just seems pointless. All of it. Basically, as a player you poke at the brightest spot on the screen until something happens, and when that doesn’t work just spin the screen one way or the other. Really not much thought process involved. And even this could’ve been enjoyable had the game not been so painstakingly sloooowwww. C’mon guys. A game? Not by any standards!!! More like frustrating artist experience.

MellyFin ,


First off - the description says the first play though lasts about 45mins, so there should be no surprise there. Once you play though, you can go back and explore at wil! ISLANDS is stunning. Humorous, beautiful, haunting and has a mystical way of being both interesting and calming at the same time. Loved the sound design and art. Loved that each level tells a short story. Loved that creativity is chosen over obvious expectations. Loved it.


259.9 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2016 Carlburton LLC


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