Treasure Adventure World gets big new demo

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Treasure Adventure World

A million years ago, when the world of indie gaming was around the size of a puddle, Robert Ellis made an unassuming platformer called Treasure Adventure Game (opens in new tab): a huge, free Metroidvania with a piratical theme, and a heart the size of a small planet. As you know, Bob (opens in new tab), Ellis is currently remaking it as Treasure Adventure World, working with a new artist to give it a lovely new visual style, while bolstering the core game with extra stuff in the process. The potential '2013' release date mentioned in the above article obviously didn't pan out, but progress is still being made (opens in new tab), as you can see from the big new demo, found here (opens in new tab).

The demo contains "four overworld islands to explore, caves, temples, hidden secrets, side quests and a major boss fight", and I had a pretty nice time when I played it earlier today. I'm hoping the full game won't be too much longer now, but if this development roadmap (opens in new tab) is up to date, it sounds like there's still a fair way to go yet.

The following trailer is nearly two years old, but offers a good look at the game:

Tom Sykes

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.