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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this game could easily be put on steam tbh, if only they still worked on it

You should be able to spawn in new settlers that unlock different weapons and skills, along with more buildings and maybe auto turrets.


Супер игра! :)

so, I beat the demo how do you get the full game?

Helo i like this game but how to Save the game ?

The game keeps crashing when I start up (something like after a second). I'm on Mac

No one uses mac sorry but i dont think this game (or many others) are made for mac.

Keeps crashing when i start up


This game is amazing, such a good concept and great mechanics, so sad they don't develop it anymore, they should kickstart this!



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Thats what my antivirus said its one of the files in the game





P.S. Sorry im just so fricken mad that the developers ruined a game like this.


is this updated now?


is this updated now?


OMG I KEEP DYING!!!! Such a great game though. I wish you guys would get together to make some more spots to move the island too.



Whoa, this is way to fast paced...

If you guys could extend the day leangths and lower the rate of food consumption that would really improve the experience...if you ask me.

that would make the game too easy and therefore boring after mastering it

Settlers can clip through walls when a creature does the smash ability (that one who knocks settlers back)

A couple of my settlers got knocked into the trees by a baddie and now they're stuck. A bit unfortunate.


Weird bug/glitch. I think it might of been caused by placing the loadout area over the edge of the island. It broke my camera. my screen is now turned at a wrong angle and I can't fix it. When I try to move the screen it moves in the wrong direction so now w goes left. Even scrolling on the screen goes the wrong way.

Weird screen rotation glitch.

Screenshot of rotated screen and loadout area over island.

Few more things:

When you have the backpack equiped then you fill it up, if you switch the backpack out for something else it deletes all the extra resources you had. Not really a bug. But maybe don't let the player waste resources somehow, don't let them swap the pack out or make them empty inventory first or something.

Can't use abilities while moving. Doing so sometimes causes them to bug out and run in place and not move.

I also suggest making it so when you use an ability it just activates you don't have to place it down. Takes too long and by the time I place an ability or two the fight is over.

After building everything and getting the depressing 'congratulations' on the anchor and cleaning out the entire jungle below. And dying on day 10 with 3 farms and all weapons and buildings built and unlocked.

I can honestly say It's a fun game.

Need more defense. mines and bear traps aren't enough to defend against so many enemies. Need to be able to get more people Hard to control 4 people tho so don't know how that would work unless you could freeze time to look around then qeu abilities and actions.

Also when the island moves hows the lever on the jungles ground going to move? and how does that lever move the pulley. wheres it connected... Black magic?

It feels pretty good, but there is no quit button. I am sure you know that by now though. (:

Great game! I would want to say that you need to add a way to regenerate health overnight if not already done, or in the process of being done. 9.7/10

Your colonists have healing ability and there is a building you can construct that slowly heals colonists near it.

this game looks good i hope that it is

the game is really good but i think it isn't godd that you are undeer attack when it is night!! I hope you guys can bring some mods in to the game, for example creatif mod

Unfortunately, as explained in store description, there is not going to be further development as student group that developed it has since scattered.

What about passing the assets to other developers who are interested in continuing your work?

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Passing the torch would require agreement from all 6 members of the team as they share the ownership and copyright of game and assets. I'm sure they talked about continuing between themselves before they split up considering Anchored won several awards on Gotland Game Conference last year among them "the most commercially viable project" and "overall best game" awards. So if they could not get into agreement about continuation between themselves, I find it hard to believe they'd be interested to hand over the project to third party. Still it doesn't hurt to try so knock yourself out.

Best candidate to ask is probably ask Semih Parlayan who's contact information on his home page linked on the store page. He's the main programmer of Raft, another popular game on itch, btw.

How do I save?

There is no save feature.

why not it would be nice to save ur progress

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Because it's it's actually quite short (you can complete it and see all the content there is to see in about an hour) and devs did not see it as necessary at the time? Unfortunately, as explained in store description, the provided proof of concept demo is all there is and will be as the student group that made is no longer together and there is not going to be further development. Kinda shame as concept is solid.

I done a pretty lengthy first impressions, the game is pretty awesome

nice game i think


Does it have save feature?

Nope. You can complete the demo and see everything there is to see in around an hour so it's not really needed.

this game is awesome I love this game !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Really liked the concept of the game... I unlocked it all and did some shenanigans with my villagers. Though I understand why there is no save button, one question remains... Where is the exit button?

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This is quite complex!

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BAD REALLY BAD! My Norton Security says its a VIRUS! If its named Callofdutyblackops2v.210.exe its a virus STRAIGHT off the bat! Anyways my security took 2 - 3 mins to load it up!


It's fun, but the controls are kinda clunky and the fact that there's no saving really turns me off of the game.



mmm savings? i finished the demo on the first trial.

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