Testing of our new game: Mayan Squares The Secret Scrolls
We've just finished a new unique puzzle game titled Mayan Squares: The
Secret Scrolls, with unique and touching story line about a failed
person named Howard. This game is not only fun and challenging, but
also inspirational for everyone!
If you are interested, you can participate in our game development
process by testing this game before its official release at the end of
August 2004. We offer free full version copies of our games for
Many many thanks for contributors!
Looks like a quality game from the screenshots, but I don't have time to sign up for the beta right now. I look forward to hearing what others have to say (if they are allowed to say anything on here
This seemed a bit lame though-
Interesting graphics and cartoon character named Howard.
Why say that? I have a ton of screenshots in from of me- I can already decide if the screenshots are 'interesting' (not the best word to describe your graphics anyway) or not. When you say a feature is having a character named Howard, it makes it sound like you have features for the sake of having features, and not so the customer can see what good thing they're going to get out of it.
Anyway, just a few thoughts.
I'm still wondering how the game is actually played, but I love your cute cartoon screens! Can't wait to see the finished product.
In that case, I'll make sure I find the time today to check out the demo
For some reason when I play this game I think of two things. The voice of Mario from Mario Bros. saying "get ready" and Sesame Street. This game reminds me of those edutainment games targeted for 2nd and 3rd graders. Now I hope you dont take either one of these comments negatively. It's obvious that you've put a ton of work into this game - it's just that there doesnt seem to be much of a sense of urgency. I think you are very close,but you need to spend some more time on the polish, and I would really reconsider the choice of music - you might consider something that's more aligned with the incan/indiana jones kinda theme you have going.
Also, it seems like basically this is a Tetris clone with some strategy thrown in -- you might think about making the jigsaw puzzle pieces more interesting to look at - since they are the centerpiece of the game.
Hi whisperstorm, thanks for your nice suggestion. You just made me realize that the puzzle pieces are not interesting enough to look at. You're absolutely correct, they are the centerpiece of the game, so I will really consider to improve the graphics of the puzzle pieces to make them better..
Originally Posted by whisperstorm