Command treasure hunters Wyv and Keep through an ancient Amazonian temple in search of the Lost Idol! Use quick reflexes and teamwork to conquer a gauntlet of 60 fiendish puzzles and deadly traps. Unlock the secrets of the mystical Xu'hutl pygmies and their terrifying overlord, the great Quetzecola.
User reviews: Positive (18 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 8, 2014
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"The puzzles are challenging, the writing is witty, and the game is sure to provide hours of entertainment"
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About This Game



Take control of two rookie treasure hunters as they adventure into an ancient Amazonian temple! Use teamwork to advance through 6 fiendishly difficult puzzle worlds - from a cannibalistic pygmy village to an active volcano. Dodge poisonous darts, venomous snakes, and deadly spike traps and use dynamite to blast through crumbling walls and floors. Discover hordes of hidden treasure, challenging secret levels, and even a mythical pygmy hat salesman.

Wyv and Keep is a game of action and puzzle-solving, where up to two players guide the treasure hunters through a gauntlet of confounding puzzles in search of the legendary lost idol. The game is presented in a style that would feel right at home on the 16-bit consoles of old, with beautiful pixel art, a catchy soundtrack, and finely tuned platforming gameplay.

Featuring

  • Fully Co-operative - Innovative dual-character gameplay enables both characters to be controlled by either one or two players.
  • Online Enabled - Play the entire game through with a partner from halfway around the world.
  • Challenging Gameplay - Over 60 exciting levels, spanning around 20 hours of brain-teasing gameplay.
  • Hidden Secrets - Collect hoards of hidden treasure, discover challenging bonus levels, and unlock all six different endings.
  • Stunning Pixel Art - Lovingly handcrafted characters and environments.
  • Fantastic Music - Featuring a full 20-track OST by accomplished musician Luke Thomas.
  • High Fashion - Discover the secret in-game pygmy shop, and collect a wide assortment of stylish hats.
  • Cupcakes - They're a girl's favorite!



"Intense puzzles... Stellar level design." - Co-Optimus
"I felt like the cleverest man in all the world when I beat a level." - Rock, Paper, Shotgun

Developer Notes:

Thank you for playing! Please let us know of any issues or give suggestions for what you'd like to see next! :)


System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 8/7/Vista/XP
    • Processor: 1.66 GHz Dual Core Processor or equivalent
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 512 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Integrated Sound
    • Additional Notes: Gamepad recommended for best experience
    Recommended:
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
Helpful customer reviews
12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
Wyv and Keep is a great puzzle platformer with a few twists. It's important to note that this might look a bit like games such as Spelunky. While the theme is similar, the gameplay isn't. Basically you control the two treasure hunters - either alone or in coop with a friend. You'll have to avoid enemies and traps rather than fighting or destroying them.

The goal sounds simple: Reach the exit door. However, it's typically not that easy. You'll have to avoid pits, traps, and enemies, while also triggering buttons, moving boxes, etc. Some things can only be solved involving team work. For example, one character might have to fill a gap in the ground, while the other pushes a box over. On another map a wall might be too high, so you'll have to move a box, jump on it, and then use your friend as a stepping stone.

I've been playing this game since its initial Desura release and it can be lots and lots of fun. The game's pixel art is well made and tries to emulate late 16 bit era games (i.e. Super Nintendo and other 2D consoles). Some parts of the game are higher resolution though. If you're not a fan of pixelated game and prefer HD graphics, better skip this game.

The game offers replayability through challenges: Beat a level as fast as possible, beat it with as few retries as possible, and try to collect as much money as you can. Also, the old Desura release had its own level editor. Accordin to the devs (see comments under this review) the editor will return once Steamworks integration is working/complete.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
at its best its genius puzzles are a delight
at its worse the puzzles make me want to stick sharp things into my brain

10/10 would put myself through the pain of restarting a million times because I pushed the crate in the worng place again
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 19
While I encountered a few bugs here and there, Overall this was a really fun puzzle platformer which only got even more fun in Co-op! The humor was good, the graphics was nice and I felt the difficulty curve was just right!

Video Review Below!
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=315862845
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
Really fun and charming co-op pixel art puzzle game!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 1
Really fun co-op game. Plenty of puzzles that require thought but levels are short enough that you can keep going forward.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 15
This is a really great puzzle platformer, with great odd-couple buddy dialogue between Wyv and Keep. A lot of love has been put into this game!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
It's a puzzle platformer with a few cute notes. My first blind impressions are linked below - felt a bit simple early on, but gets more complex and interesting with more play.

http://youtu.be/Qq6LOU4IvPk
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
I made a video review to show off some of the features and gameplay of this game!
http://youtu.be/ixlKaCfwYTE
I hope you enjoy!
Martyr
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
A fun little puzzle game, very well made.

I recommend it to all Puzzle-game fans. :)
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
It's really difficulty to find a game where you can push boxes together (or on their head), but if you can find that person.. that one person..
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
Wyv and Keep: The Temple of the Lost Idol is a fun, comical, co-op, puzzle platformer game. Each puzzle takes place on a single screen and has a kind of Sokoban-style gameplay. If you play in single player mode, you switch between each characters. If you play with a friend either player controls a character. The price might be a little high at the current $15 for the depth of the game play, but there is a lot of content here if you enjoy the puzzles.

I played with a friend, so my experience with this game is from that point of view. I have not tried single player. The game consists of moving around crates to reach new areas, activate buttons, block traps, and eventually open up the exit which both characters must reach. New obstacles are added in each set of levels, such as arrow traps, spikes, enemies, and lava. In addition, there are new objects to play with such as dynamite and crates hanging from ropes that must be cut down. Without giving away any spoilers, if you make it to the end of the game you are in for the quite the surprise, or at least it was for my friend and me.

The platforming part of this puzzler comes in a lot in the later stages. Once you have figured out where the crates need to be moved around in a particular level, there is still a lot of timing and precise jumping involved.

All in all, I think anyone who is a fan of this genre will enjoy this game, even more so if you have a friend to play it with.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
Best mother♥♥♥♥in' platformer 2014
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12 of 23 people (52%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
I've been playing this game since 2012 and am extreamly happy it has made its way to Steam. This is a great 16bit puzzle game that you are sure to love!
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6 of 16 people (38%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
Charming pixel graphics and a nice game with puzzles involving platforms and blocks and switching between two characters. I don't think it's worth the full price tag the developer has put on it on steam though and I would advise waiting until at least 50% off.
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