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Treasure Adventure World completes its long journey

Treasure Adventure World

It’s been seven years since Robit Games released the original freeware Treasure Adventure Game. The charming exploration-focused platformer won over a lot of hearts, and claimed itself a few awards in the process, and so its teensy-tiny two man development team (one programmer, one musician at the time) set their sights a little higher.

Despite recruiting a few new friends along the way, it must have felt like an eternity of struggle for the developers, but today their sequel/remake/followup Treasure Adventure World is available to buy under the banner of Starbound devs and Stardew Valley publisher Chucklefish Games. If the trailer within is to be believed, it looks to be everything the original was and then some.

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Treasure Adventure World sets sail on February 7th

Update: Because I’m braindead this first week, I mistakenly said it’s out February 8th. Nope, it’s the 7th.

A good five years after we first posted about it, Robit Games’ open-world puzzle-platformer Treasure Adventure World will sail out next month. Publishers Chucklefish Games, who also published Stardew Valley and Starbound, today announced that Treasure Adventure World will launch on February 7th. The important bit is: you get to sail around on a boat which can shrink down to fit in your pocket. Also it has exploring, fighting, puzzling, nightclubs, and other cute stuff in this trailer, but I’m mostly in it for the boat. Check out this new trailer: Read the rest of this entry »

Admission Quest: Valve Greenlights 50 More Games

Worth noting: Depression Quest is the first Twine game ever to be greenlit. Good on it.

Every day, approximately 43 billion new indie games spring into existence from mysterious ethers far outside the realm of human comprehension. We approach these portals into The Beyond with great apprehension, then we scuttle away with our bounty, arms and hearts full of excitement and terror. We call this process “game development,” and it will probably bring about the end of the world. Until then, though, someone needs to curate these things, so Valve blasts new finds with its organizational death laser, Steam Greenlight. Yep, that’s exactly how it all works and this is not just me filling space because I’ve written far too many Greenlight posts at all. Anyway, standouts: powerful Twine darling Depression Quest, surrealist Thief usurper Tangiers, and sidescrolling epic Treasure Adventure World.

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Gluggy Lovely: Treasure Adventure World Trailer

Sharks make the best pets
Developers are always suggesting the best way to get into the games industry is to ‘make something’. Not anything, though. You can’t assemble a day bed and walk into Bethesda demanding a job making Skyrim expansions. No, they mean you should make a game, or a bit of a game, or something gamey. If you made a game about a day bed, maybe you’d have a chance? That’s what Stephen Orlando did when he made Treasure Adventure Game, a wonderful and free adventure platformer that was all game (but not about a day bed). He’s since been working on Treasure Adventure World, a remix and remake of it that will definitely place him in the games industry if you buy it. There’s a ‘help me fund it’ page here. Trailer is below.
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Second Wind: Treasure Adventure Game Being Rebuilt

Remember Treasure Adventure Game? Come now, don’t make me roll up a copy of Adam’s brief yet glowing appraisal and beat you over the nose with it. You have a very attractive nose. Since I cherish its Greek-sculpture-like beauty, I suppose I’ll eschew punishment and just tell you it was a peaceful, pleasant explorer jetted with jolts of high-seas derring-do. TAG was, however, also a labor of low-budget love, so it took a hit or two in the scope and scale department. But no more. Robit and Chucklefish (two gaming companies, in spite of names that suggest they’re actually a comedic noir future mystery-solving duo) are gutting TAG, starting from scratch with a gorgeous new art style, and rechristening the whole thing Treasure Adventure World. It looks quite scrumptious. Have a gander after the break.

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Hi Seas, Lo Fidelity:Treasure Adventure Game

Given the economy, being a treasure hunting adventurer is actually a good plan for recent graduates

Gold bullion! Pieces of eight! Booty in unimaginable quantities! All these things and more await in free open world platformer Treasure Adventure Game. It’s a rather self-explanatory title, like if David Cameron went by the name Laminate-Face Eton Man or Richard Branson was simply called Money Beard. TAG, as I’m calling it, is the first release from Robit Studios, which appears to be a fellow by the name of Stephen Orlando. There’s a downloadable beta available now and the finished release should be available next weekend. For free! The simple aesthetic and emphasis on exploration remind me of Knytt but there are plenty of baddies to fight as well. It says so right there in the trailer, which is buried beneath the X below.

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