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Development Log #16 – Codex, Shortcuts, Shrines and more!

Author   Iñigo Amezua Elorrieta | Posted On   July 9th 2020 | Category   Development Log

Hey there Cutie Club! We are back with some more development news! If you’ve been keeping up with our social media stuff you may already have seen some sneak peeks of today’s updates. Anyway, it’s time for Wimba Island to receive some love.

The Codex and the Cutiedex

These are your best companions when it comes to items and general information about your adventures on Wimba Island. The Codex will store information about different items that will help you remember what you can do with them, as well as allow you to know how much you may haven’t found yet!

On the other hand, the Cutiedex will keep track of the different shapes and colors of the jellies you have caught. It will help you decide if you want to capture the next cute jelly you come across!


Shortcuts do what you expect them to do, but on Wimba Island they are so cute you might as well activate them just for that.

Shortcuts should be used to avoid long walks to places you’ve already been to, progressing through the map will give you access to different and better ones. To activate a shortcut, you must place a relic on the correct side of it, this will leave it permanently active.


In this update Shrines received a bit of a revision, changing some of their main mechanics. Shrines are now directly connected to temples, and are the main way of progressing through Wimba Island, allowing the player to access different zones of the island. You will have to find and complete all the different Shrines in the area before being able to travel to the next one.

Environment Widgets

Some of your favourite bushes and flora got some love in this update too! Receiving some cool animations and interactions, here are some examples:

Energetic Sprouts bounce up after you step on them.
Balloon Stalks give way for Yvette.
Stinkers fight back when stepped on.

What’s next?

We’re currently working hard towards content completion so expect news about that in the coming weeks. Also, Dale is preparing a super awesome preview of the game’s soundtrack. Stay tuned!

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