A downloadable game for Windows

Beasts of Maravilla Island is an upcoming 3D Adventure game developed by a team of students that began in the USC Advanced Games Project program. We are currently in the process of completing the whole game for release!

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.

  • Explore a 3D mysterious jungle island teeming with life
  • Interact with and befriend extraordinary creatures
  • Learn about what makes each magical creature unique and capture the perfect photograph of their enchanting behaviors
  • Use light, sound, and the surrounding nature to solve puzzles and discover secrets of the jungle

This is a demo of the first third of the game - stay tuned for the full release coming later this summer!

This is still early access, so you may encounter bugs! If you encounter any issues while playing, please do let us know in the comments below, or at maravillabeasts@gmail.com. 

For more updates on our full release, follow us on social media! 




Install instructions

Unzip and enjoy! 

+ Full controller support, for those who want to use them! 


BeastsOfMaravillaIsland.zip 510 MB

Development log


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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! :) 

Of course!
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!

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Oof, good catch! Just fixed it! (thanks for pointing that out!)

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! 

Thank you so much for playing and for your kind words!! That means a lot to us :') 

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!

Yay! Thanks for playing - and hopefully we'll be bug free by our full release :') 

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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.


Wow!!!! This warmed my heart so much <3 thank you so much for playing - watching your experience with it was truly delightful :') 


Glad to hear. I always try to be as open with Indie games as I can.