A downloadable game for Windows and macOS


In Anchored you manage a settlement built on top of a floating island hovering above a dangerous jungle. But supplies are scarce up on the island, your settlers must venture down into the jungle to scavenge for food and resources in order to survive.

But you are not alone amongst the clouds... You must expand your settlement, upgrade your settlers and build your defenses in order to defend your island form the increasingly difficult nightly attacks.

Help your settlers fight starvation, expand and defend their island in this real-time-strategy survival game. Equip them with different gear and weapons, and combine their special abilities in order to form a combat effective group, to further increase your chances of surviving. How many nights can you survive..?

About us

Graphical Artists:
André Bengtsson | Nisse Lindblom | Marcus Litholm

Johan Holmér | Semih Parlayan | Johan Öhman

ELIAS Software | End of Innocence - Kristofer Eng

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Anchored was part of a course at Uppsala University's Game Design education at Campus Gotland. The version of Anchored that is found here on itch.io is considered a vertical slice (demo or proof of concept), and was originally designed to be displayed at a game conference. The game was uploaded in the state it was after the course ended. Since the team is now scattered around different schools with new projects, we are not able to continue development.

We are humbled by the amount of interest and positive feedback Anchored has gotten since we uploaded it and this makes us wish we were able to continue development. It is not impossible, however, that circumstances will allow us to finish Anchored in the future.

Either way, your feedback is always of interest to us, so don't hesitate to leave a comment telling us what you think of the game. Enjoy!


Select settler: Left mouse click
Select all settlers: Double left click a settler
Move/interact/attack: Right mouse click
Move camera: Cursor against edge of screen or WASD keys or Hold
and Drag Scroll Wheel
Increase camera speed: Hold Shift key
Island/Jungle camera switch: TAB key
Camera zoom: Scroll Wheel
Camera to selected setter: Space key
Attack move: Q then Left Click
Apply control group: Control + 1, 2, 3 or 4 key

Install instructions

Having trouble downloading the game? This happens sometimes here on Itch.io. Try downloading it in another web browser or in incognito/private mode or use the Itch.io Program.

To play the game (Windows)
Extract the Anchored v1.03.zip to a folder of you choice and then run the Anchored v1.03.exe

If the game doesn't start there might be an issue with your DirectX. Try downloading the latest. Or you might have downloaded the wrong OS version of the game. Make sure to download the Windows version if you use Windows and OSX if you are using Mac.


Anchored v1.03.zip (200 MB)
Anchored_OSX_v1.03.zip (181 MB)


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It is a fun game and very addicting, but the longer you play the more buggier the game is. needs more update tho the game has potential to become big.

Just found this game a couple days ago. It is a good game. From what I have read in the comments, it seems the game is coming to end which sucks. Only issues I have with this game is that there is no save feature and they go through food way too fast. Also not enough objects and progression. But it is a fun little game. Would be cool if the person who created this kept going. Maybe made it so if ya villager died you got a new one after a period of time. Nice little game. Like I said, it sucks if the developer is abandoning the game :/

Check out my Let's Play!!! Gotta love this game!



Just played this, and only after did I see all the comments about the game and it's non-future. Just gonna echo what's been said and agree it's a shame it has been abandoned if that is the case.

Some video for you all anyways, check it out!

Too short. Difficulty ramps up exponentially, quickly causing you to lose if you don't beat it as fast as possible. There should be hotkeys to use abilities and make/select groups; there aren't. A grand total of 4 weapons with 2 of them requiring researching by unlocking the blacksmith and the materials, by which point there is absolutely nothing else to do but explore the jungle and navigate the only slightly uncommon bears that can 2-3 shot your team with an aoe attack; or just finish the game entirely. Bear bones AI that can be led in circles with one tank as you just hit everybody else with either the musket aoe or the mortar aoe which 2 shots even the bears. No saving progress which doesn't really matter because of point number one but it still needs to be brought up. Considering it was made by students it is a very good game that looks pretty damn nice. A damn shame development will not continue.

Hey everyone, just did a short play through of this game! It really has potential, its a shame that the development is not being continued at the moment.

bug run play 1 minute error don't playing

and when you lift anchor not the game ending

pls put a save & I will be happy

i cant move the characters! How do you move them?

Click on their portrait or press 1, 2, 3, or 4 and then right click where you want them to go, what you want to interact with, or who you want to attack. Press q and left click to attack move which is very important due to the extremely small enemy hitboxes.

finished the beta, craving for more :((

good games

Why i can't download this game, and always failed ...

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check out my short Lets Play for Anchored!

Feel free to leave any feedback!


Nice idea and playable already (though short). I'd be glad to see more coming.


pls add saving


Just wait... I'm pretty sure Draegast will do a video on this game. it's got potential.

btw subscribe to Dreagast. daily videos on gaming and occasional vlogs and stuff.


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