Animal Crossing Island Planner is Sims for New Horizons

Finally, a much easier way to visualise your ideas through the Animal Crossing Island Planner

A dedicated Animal Crossing: New Horizons fan has made an Animal Crossing Island Planner for the Nintendo Switch game. Click here and you’ll be taken straight to it, from what we’ve experienced, it works like house building and editing does in the Sims. 

Twitter user @bobacupcake has been working on it for some time, and recently tweeted that the first version of the Animal Crossing Island Planner is out:

As of right now you can place buildings, paths, terraform and place bridges. Apparently fences will be added soon though, and BobaCupcake will be adding more features as time goes on. In the meantime they set up a google doc survey. So if you want to help them out, and tell them what features you want added, you can do so here.

On the website you can even support the Animal Crossing Island Planner with a small donation. Considering how Nintendo are yet to do it, these kind of projects deserve any support they can get.

Upcoming Updates for the Island Planner

Currently the tool is very basic, but there are a lot of planned updates coming: the ability to place trees, rocks, and fences. Being able to update the beach shape to some extent, and a mini-map. There may also be QR code functionality added at some point, meaning you’ll be able to import/export designs created in game. Furniture won’t be added however, but placeholder blocks for furniture size will eventually help you plan layouts.

Animal Crossing Island Planner in action
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The Animal Crossing Island Planner has filled a vacuum. After all having to use the player character to create everything in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a bit of a chore. On top of that you can’t visualise it all together until you’ve made it, and imagine if you don’t like it. This idea is just a great one, making island design and creation a lot easier for a lot of people. We’ll keep you in the loop as the Island Planner is updated, so stick around Culture of Gaming.

Will you be using the Island Planner? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter @thecognetwork. We also have a complete guide to new features and bug/fish times in the new May Day update, so click here for that. As always, thanks for reading COG!

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Will Nelson

I'm a Journalist, Podcaster, Breakfast Radio Host and an all round lover of video games! I might love Pokemon too much for being an adult, but that hasn't stopped me. My favourite game is Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc (that tells you most of what you need to know). Video Games have been a massive part of my life since I was born, and I hope I can spread that passion to all of you reading!

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