The Mayan Mystery is a retro-inspired metroidvania with an emphasis on exploration. You play as Mitch, and with the help of your best friend (Otis) and mentor (Dr.A), must stop Horatio Hawk from escaping the Mayan temple with a magical artifact! This is the first in a series of games that will take the Adventures Apes from one location to the next, one era to the next, all in an effort to keep the world's most precious treasures out of Horatio's hands! The full version one the Adventure Apes Webpage has 5 bosses and more than 100 rooms plus an illustrated instruction booklet! :)
A retro-inspired metroidvania with monkeys! Full version development is underway...
Posted by ScaryPotato on May 22nd, 2012
As mentioned in my blog post, I originally declared the demo version of the Mayan Mystery done, and was immediately besieged by people who had suggestions to improve the game, and even a few errors that got overlooked. The next couple weeks were spent ironing out those wrinkles and making some minor changes to get everything set in motion for putting the full version of the game together!
The demo is totally free, and as it stands now, has 3 bosses, and 4 levels for a total of over 60 rooms.
When the full version is ready, there will be an additional 2 bosses and 2 levels, totaling over 100 rooms! Also, I'm planning on including an illustrated instruction booklet to describe each enemy and item, along with controls and level maps.
You can download the demo directly off the Adventure Apes website , or from my page here of course. In the meantime, here are a couple shots of the final two levels in the game, the Lava Tunnels, and Horatio's Lair:
Hopefully, with some hard work and persistence, the whole package will be ready to go by mid-summer. I'll definitely be busting my butt until then! For now though, I hope you'll give the Adventure Apes Demo a try :)