You can plan out the look and layout of your Animal Crossing: New Horizons (opens in new tab) island with this delightful Happy Island Designer tool on github (opens in new tab).
Created by github user eugeneration (opens in new tab), the tool lets you create your very own little island on a pixelated grid. Currently set with a variety of different options to craft your ideal island set-up, you can change the landscape with different terrain colours, place down a selection of different tree types - from ones that bear fruit to palm trees - and place tents and houses down for all of the Animal Crossing: New Horizons villagers (opens in new tab) you'll have taking up residence on its sunny shores.
The tool also includes some of the new features coming to New Horizons (opens in new tab) such as giving the option to set down little bridges and stairs. The terrain options also let you terraform the landscape just as you'll be able to during your island getaway.
You can also decide where you want to put all of the buildings, such as the new and improved museum you'll be able to admire everything you've collected on your island. Not to mention you also pop down the Able Sisters shop where you can buy new outfits and try out new styles, and Nook's shop known as Nook's Cranny where you can buy all sorts of different items and craft your own.
With the release date in just ten days (!) on March 20, this neat unofficial designer tool is such a fun way to keep you occupied ahead of boarding your flight. Oh, and speaking of flights, you can even make your very own little passport and boarding pass (opens in new tab) with another adorable fan-made generator. It truly is a great time to be an Animal Crossing fan.
Check out our Animal Crossing: New Horizons hands-on preview (opens in new tab) or watch the video below for more island goodness.