Try your hand at the first two (and a half!) levels in the Mayan Mystery with this demo of the game. Explore an ancient temple and the catacombs beneath...
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! :)
The Mayan Mystery was fortunate enough to be a part of IR's Stuffing Bundle, and as a first attempt at game creation, was a true honour and thrill!
Along with the massive increase in exposure came a massive increase in critisism, and while it is a harsh experience to go through, is necessary in order to create a game with the level of polish players come to expect these days.
The overwhelming comment was about the controls. More specifically, the difficulty in timing jumps! It turns out that the speed of the player movements was hampering this, so slowing Mitch down a tad made EVERYTHING a lot easier to deal with.
A few video reviews were made, and it was really helpful seeing them, as it pointed out a couple flaws that have been sorely overlooked...
Issues that have been fixed:
As is part of the whole game making process, I'm sure other things will pop up down the road, but with these latest updates, I'm really hoping that everyone finds the game a lot easier to play and enjoy!
The updated file should be ready to go in the next couple days here on Desura. The demo version is good to go however, and has the same fixes, so if you haven't already played it (or played the old version), please have the latest version a try. I think you'll like it! :)
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Jan 26 2013, 12:44am
@Amidos2006 Hey! It's good seeing you all over the place :)
Jan 25 2013, 10:22am
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Jan 17 2013, 9:27pm
Just added joystick controls to Otis in Orbit WIP. Super fun!
Dec 26 2012, 7:16pm
Been tweaking Mayan Mystery. Controls are tighter, items spawn, and Joy2Key is included! T.co
Dec 2 2012, 2:39pm
Minigame mockup, this time it's Otis in Orbit :) T.co
Nov 23 2012, 9:34am