This game was clearly made with passion. You can see the proof of this almost everywhere. The 2D environments are colorful and enchanting, gameplay feels smooth and polished, not to mention the absolutely huge and very diversified world in which you can spend many hours just exploring. Treasure Adventure Game casts you in the role of a young boy who lands on an island that is a fragment of what was once a continent, destroyed in the war between a demon and a wizard. You accept quests, travel across the oceans, and generally have a bang-up time of being a little boy in a big world, out there looking for treasure and adventure. Your equipment consists of a hat, a parrot, and a boat that appears whenever you touch water. Combine those with the basic platforming abilities like jumping and crawling that you’re familiar with from every platforming game ever, and you’ve got the basics of a phenomenal romp across a huge world filled with treasure, maps, secrets, danger, and triumph.
The music changes with the environments and day-night cycles, enhancing the feel the game is evoking and making you feel immersed in the world as you travel through it. The game has a retro feel, yes, but you really have to see it for yourself to understand what Treasure Adventure Game brings to the table. Since it’s free, of course, there is simply no reason not to!
Treasure Adventure Game was created by Stephen Orlando. He spent over 2 years of his life developing it. When you see the scope and detail in this game, it’s hard to believe that it was created by just one guy. But it was! So if you like it, head over to his website and break that donate button!
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows 7, 1.8 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM (1 GB recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), 2GB HDD, Mouse, Keyboard.
Posted on 2012-03-22 12:14:01 byYoder:
I guess people on GOG aren't used to indie games. This game is a true gem of an indie game. It is exploration at its best. I won't deny that it is obviously building on past advances in the genre (metroidvanias), but it still stands out as one of the better indie titles. The minimalist graphics suit the game perfectly. If you like this minimalist metroidvania, be sure to check out all the indie games by Nifflas.
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Posted on 2012-03-22 14:18:33 byThermoptic:
Of all the years i have been playing games I have never fallen in love so quick that I have with Treasure Adventure Game.
I love indie games but the sometimes miss something that bigger commercial games have. And that is why TAG came as a surprise, this game has it all! A huge adventure with treasures, secrets, quests, puzzles and much more. I love just exploring the world andread more finding new items that upgrades my character.
The graphics and the music has a very nostalgic 16-bit feeling, just amazing!
This game is already one of my all time favorite games! Don't miss this!
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Posted on 2012-03-22 12:32:49 byiamdios:
If you like old-school 8-bit action game, this is just what you want. Be sure to play with a joypad , then you can enjoy a pretty awesome time. Not like recent games, this one won't give you too much hints and tutorial, thus you have to try, and try, and try again. First you'll feel depressed, but when you figure it out, everything makes sense!
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