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Beasts of Maravilla Island Steam Demo Impressions

Game: Beasts of Maravilla Island Steam Demo Impressions
Genre: Adventure, casual, experimental, collection
Developers | Publishers:  Banana Bird Studios | Whitethorn Digital
Planned Release date:  2021 for Nintendo Switch, Xbox, PS4, PC

Single-player / Full controller support.

At LadiesGamers we have been following the progress of Beasts of Maravilla Island, a magical wildlife photography game.

The game was successfully funded on Kickstarter for which we published an article (find more info here) and now it has a free demo on the Steam store for the Steam Festival (3rd Feb-9th Feb). Since we have been following the games progress for a while I downloaded the demo as soon as I saw it was available!

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Explore the Island

Beasts of Maravilla Island is a 3D adventure game where you take on the role of a young wildlife photographer who traverses Maravilla Island’s magical ecosystems to discover extraordinary creatures. Along the way you learn their behaviours, and, most importantly, photograph their majesty.

The only shooting sounds that take place in the Beasts of Maravilla Island is the click of a camera shutter as Beasts of Maravilla Island is a wholesome game. Wholesome games are titles defined by their bright or cartoonish visual style, relaxed pace and accessible game design. As opposed to the more traditional games that involve violence and strive for visual realism. Over at LadiesGamers, we love these kind of wholesome games, we even made a Best Of list of Wholesome games currently available!

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Snap Photos

Beasts of Maravilla Island opens with our young photographer arriving on a mysterious island. She only has a journal of notes left to her by her grandfather and her trusty camera on hand.The island is beautiful, full of life, colourful and is a joy to explore.

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Unique Creatures

The gameplay focuses on finding remarkable animals, plant-life and bugs, and taking pictures of your discoveries. Adding the photos to your photo book and learning about all the creatures.
The demo is thirty minutes long, just long enough to give you a taste of what’s to come.

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Grandads Journal

You play through a large jungle area, spotting the unique, flora, fauna and creatures. There are quite a few weird and wonderful things to discover. Grandad’s journal has some notes of the creatures, which you can read about their behaviour in. Studying the behaviour of a creature can also help with traversing the surrounding environment. Like using the flash on the camera to open a Lily Flower that allows you to cross a river. It’s a gorgeous game so far, with a bright vibrant forest that feels alive. this will be a great game to chill-out and relax with.

Release Info

Developers Banana Bird Studios and publishers Whitethorn Digital are planning a 2021 release for Beasts of Maravilla Island. Best of all, they also plan on releasing the game on our favourite handheld the Nintendo Switch, as well as PS4 and Xbox. I’m looking forward to playing the full game!

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