Islands in the Kingdom: New Lands are pieces of land surrounded by a river, a sea and a mountain cliff, where the Monarch establishes temporary bases to survive Greed, generate an economy to repair the boat and flee to a new piece of land before the greed becomes too strong, that is generally during the unending winter.
There are six islands in total, and only the first one is available upon starting a new campaign. At this stage, all other islands on the map are covered by clouds. The Kingdom has to repair the boat and set sail for new lands. Setting sail from an island for the first time in a campaign makes the next island in sequence accessible—on the map, the clouds over it vanish. This, up to the fifth island, which give access to the sixth, also known as the Skull Island, where there is no boat at all, but a special condition to escape from there. On the map screen, the player can confirm the travel to the next island or change the selection by tapping the left and right buttons to choose any island already unlocked, except the one the boat was rebuilt on.
All islands have similar geography, but each successive island gets progressively larger and harder, affecting the amount of stuff that can exist in the Kingdom, including portals, vagrant camps, all sort of Kingdom structures, and unlockables.
On every island, except for the Skull Island, the Monarch can encounter signposts that will unlock new mounts, statues and hermits that can help them on their journey. Note: the unlockables listed on each island are those unlocked there, and not necessarily found there. To understand the difference, see: Signpost.
The first island is the one where the player's first Kingdom is. The Greed only attacks the Kingdom from one side and only come from the black cliff portal. The other can be freely explored and exploited. It is the smallest of all islands and is much smaller than the Classic land.
When rebuilding the boat, the first 26 pieces of the ship are free, so a complete ship costs about half as much.
|Statue of Archery||Significantly buffs the Kingdom's archers.|
The second possible island for a Kingdom to start on is somewhat larger than the first and has more opportunities. Here, the Greed attack from both sides with one portal on each side and the cliff.
The architecture shrine starts appearing from this island onward.
|Dog||Barks in the direction of an incoming greed wave.|
|Statue of Building||Increases the durability of all walls.|
|Superior horses||Replacement mounts for the Monarch's brown horse.|
The third island continues increasing difficulty as before, with two portals on each side and the black cliff portal as usual, more land, and fewer camps.
From this island onward, the Merchant no longer appears.
|Stag||Incredibly fast mount that attracts deer.|
|Statue of Scythe||Increases crop yield.|
|Ballista Hermit||Enables construction of ballista towers.|
On the fourth island, the Greed come from three portals on each side, plus the black cliff portal either to the far west or far east.
There are fewer camps.
|Bear||Slow-moving mount with a sweeping attack.|
|Warhorse||Mount with high stamina and a defensive buff for subjects.|
|Statue of Knights||Gives knights a special leaping attack.|
|Bakery Hermit||Enables construction of the bakery.|
The fifth island is the hardest to survive on, with three portals on either side, sparse and very distant vagrant camps.
Setting sail from the fifth island is the requirement for unlocking the Skull Island.
Tip: Monarchs should bring the baker or at least the stag, to help with the recruiting task. Preferably both: the stag for fast exploring the land and recruiting on the first couple of days, and the baker to keep recruiting with bread once the bakery is up and running.
|Unicorn||Replacement mount which generates coins when it grazes.|
|Knight Hermit||Enables construction of the knight towers.|
These are is the current speedrun world records for all five islands in a row, with all features unlocked.
|1.||ClaraRDK||LIII*||3h 21m||29 Apr 2021|
|2.||Leu 678||LV**||3h 34m||12 May 2019|
* Per island: V–VII–X–XIV–XVII.
** Per island: V–VIII–XI–XIV–XVII.
One of the major additions to Kingdom: New Lands since the previous game is the idea of islands and the possibility for the Monarch to migrate between them, like bird flocks migrate between lands, usually fleeing from the winter. This granted to the game a lovely feeling of continuity, as the game is never completely "over" when an island's challenge is overcome.
|Dec 19, 2017||All||1.2.8|| · The architecture shrine was removed from the first island.|
· The number of small portals on the sea side of the fourth island was increased from two to three.
· All statues and coin chests were removed from the fifth island.
|Nov 16, 2016||All||1.1.0||Allow players to start a new campaign directly on any unlocked island from the map in the menu.|
|Aug 9, 2016||All||1.0.0||Five regular islands introduced at the game release.|
- Details at speedrun.com
- Unlike the removal of the architecture shrine from the first island, the changes on the fourth and fifth islands were not worth any note from the devs.