It's Like Pokemon Snap BUT ON DRUGS!... Beasts Of Maravilla Island!
Beasts of Maravilla Island
A downloadable game for Windows
Embark on your adventure as an aspiring wildlife photographer in the hidden magic jungles of Maravilla Island! Explore and solve puzzles in order to discover extraordinary creatures, learn their behaviors, and most importantly, photograph their majesty.
The protective magic of Maravilla Island is waning, and the only way to save it is to restore humanity's belief in the magical. Assume the role of Marina Montez, an aspiring wildlife photographer who is armed with her grandfather's journal of Maravilla and his camera. To save Maravilla Island, you must climb, explore, and solve puzzles with the island's flora and fauna to find and photograph its fabulous beasts.
You'll also need to coax out their unique behaviors! Play with a rambunctious otter-crocodile. Be the wingman for a lovestruck bird-monkey. Discover the favorite hiding spots of birds disguised as bananas. Beasts of Maravilla Island is filled with enchanting opportunities to engage with creatures in unique, wholesome ways!
Capture your magic moments with majestic animals, and share Maravilla Island's magic with the world!
- Take on the role of an aspiring photographer and embark on your journey to fill your grandfather’s photobook with the magic of Maravilla Island.
- Traverse a beautifully unique world freely by running and climbing to discover and engage with the local wildlife.
- Includes over 50 extraordinary creatures and plants to photograph, each with their own appearance and behavior such as the Sparkling Lamp lily, the Maravillan Mango Kakapo and the Prism-Winged Butterfly.
- Complete puzzles that rely on your cooperation with animals, including playing hide and seek with an Otter Crocodile or helping a Bird Monkey find his perfect match.
- Explore three distinctive ecological zones, the Singing Jungle, the Glimmering River, and the Painted Plateau- each containing their own unique flora and fauna to uncover.
- Put your photography skills to action by taking breathtaking shots, however you like! Choose an angle and adjust the height and zoom to get the perfect shot of Maravilla’s many mysteries.
- Curate your photo book to your liking by capturing multiple photos of each animal and choosing the best ones to showcase.
If you encounter any issues while playing, please do let us know in the comments below, or at email@example.com.
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|Authors||Michelle Olson, JetaluskiPro, Atsina Corrington, Preston C. Taylor, Kyle van Wiltenburg, Soruya, SullyZack, gryph0n, Eva Wierzbicki, MadRose71, Ah Young Joo, Jamp|
|Made with||Adobe Photoshop, Unity, ZBrush|
|Tags||3D, Animals, Exploration, Magic, nature, Non violent, photography, wholesome|
|Average session||About a half-hour|
|Inputs||Keyboard, Mouse, Xbox controller, Gamepad (any), Playstation controller, Joy-Con|
|Accessibility||Subtitles, Interactive tutorial|
In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $9.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:
- New Demo build up!Oct 21, 2020
- Beasts of Maravilla Island is now LIVE on Kickstarter!Jul 17, 2020
- Beasts Of Maravilla Island AnnouncementJun 30, 2020
- Fixes coming later this week!May 25, 2020
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I LOVE THIS!
But i softlocked myself by SPOILERS taking a picture of the otterdile camouflaging itself before reaching the trigger of the "hide and seek game" voice line.
Now it doesn't register when i take a picture of the behaviour and i can't leave lol.
Nevertheless, the hour i spent with this game was so fun :)
Oh no!!! We are so sorry that happened to you! So just to clarify, when you hover you camera over the camouflaging otterdile, do the little '???' icons show up? Or it it just not detecting the otter at all?
Either way, we will try to fix this ASAP so that you can resume your game!!!
It does show up actually, but when i take the picture, it saves it as a Neon Mushroom.
Honestly this is a testament to how invested i got with the game because I was trying to take pictures of everything lol
If there are more urgent issues to fix, please feel free to focus on those instead. I only lost 40 minutes of gameplay, i can always start again.
im so sorry this happened to you though!! So it will say that you got a photo of a Neon Mushroom if you photograph one of the logs around it rather than the otter itself - but is it happening to you when you are photographing the otter directly? We have never seen this bug before so I definitely want to make sure we can fix it!
Oh! Well, so there are actually 3 different pools where the otter can hide - you have to find him in all 3 of the pools before you can progress :) The photo you are taking is actually of one of the logs that the otter disguises himself to look like, but not the otter himself! Let me know if you are having trouble finding him in the other two pools in the area, and if clearing those allows you to continue!
great jobs ..for final game :D thank u ... i know ,,,i have play first prototype ;P
Yay!!!! Thank you for being such a long time supporter of ours! <3
Loved the game! Sadly got stuck while in camera mode and then accidentally walking into a climbable plant. The character feels a bit sluggish to control.
The level design was a bit overwhelming... all the animals and plants get thrown into your face with little breathing room or room to explore and find them, so getting a new animal/plant doesn't feel rewarding enough.
Way cute and wholesome! Kind of a mix between Animal Crossing and Pokemon Snap, really fun. Climbing is a bit weird and some controls were wonky but I managed. Cool ideas with the fruit birds! Sadly I couldn't find every animal/insect :( - Thanks for the cool game and good luck!
perfect game but there is a single bug you can climb to air infinitl
Ahh yes! Thankfully in our new build, we have squashed that bug ;) We are hoping to get an updated demo uploaded soon!
AGH yes this is a known bug - we have since fixed it, but are working on a few other tweaks before we update our demo build! Sorry you ran into it!!
I loved the graphics and concept but I had a lot of trouble getting the climbing controls right. Mostly I kept slipping off branches and having trouble getting back on and I couldn't get on or off vines I was climbing. There was also this moment early on:
oh no!! I’m so sorry that happened while you were playing! Those are both major bugs we’ve been working really hard to squash! Thank you for letting us know you experienced these - I’m sorry again you ran into them!
No problem, at least it was amusing! I'll probably try playing through again once it's fixed since I couldn't get through the full thing easily. It's a really beautiful game and I look forward to seeing it kickstarted successfully!
Reminds a bit of Amazon Trail
Congrats on the Kickstarter!!
Really cool game! I would love to see this on consoles
I like the premise of this game a lot! It can use a lot of polish but I believe in y'all to make it happen :)
Thank you so much for the kind words + video!! :D We are working hard to polish up the game for full release, so stay tuned! :)
A ran into a few bugs here and there during my recording so it'd definitely be helpful to give that a look over!
For instance, the camera seems to capture the game UI if you spam capture.
And sometimes you can't seem to access a climbable wall unless you walk away far enough first and run back to it.
One minor thing that'd be nice is a camera sensitivity slider as well! I felt it was too slow personally!
hi! just want to let you know that the e-mail in the description isn't working for me. I tried to send you guys an e-mail but the message bounced back. cheers!
Magical, were you inspired by Beyond Good and Evil by any chance? It's so eerily reminiscent, from the mechanics down to the music, I love it!
That wasn't one of our inspirations, but we'll be sure to check it out! Thank you so much for playing!
the game is so fun and relax I really like the concept good job devs!
Hey Dev, I love this game, this is a very different style of game than I play, but I was pleasantly surprised by home enjoyable it was. I included you in my video for the best indie games I played this week and have a game play video coming out later!
Check it out:
Wow!! I am so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed it - thank you so much for the kind words and for the video feature!! :D
Little buggy, but otherwise fun!
Really pretty game, and I love the photograph idea of the game! Just wanted to say that I encountered a bug, after I did the singing game and ran to jump on the pink flowers I couldn't jump or walk on the first one and then when I did manage to jump I started to float up through the trees and to the sky. Had to exit the game as nothing else worked.
Thank you so much for reporting that bug!! The team and I will get on that ASAP - i'm so sorry you had to exit the full game to resume your experience!
Beautiful game with cool and unique game mechanics, which can be a bit janky at times, but this is a demo after all. There are so many amazing coluors and shapes. It is very entertaining and enjoyable. And I really like the idea that these animals all have different types of behavioral batterns. I hope to see a more polished version of the game in the future, with perhaps. Keep up the good work. :)
Thank you so much for the kind words and for the video!! We will be releasing a full game with more polish later this summer, so stay tuned :D
I was positivly surprised about this game. I liked how calm it was. But I really liked this. If your interested in the video I made of it you can check it here.