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 (23 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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March 18

Wyv and Keep Multi-language build Now on Sale! Featuring brand new Trading Cards

Wyv and Keep now speak Deutsch, Español, Français, Italiano, and even Japanese!
We've been working hard to localize the game's hilarious story text, and are excited to finally be able to bring it to many of our friends around the world in their native tongues. You'll now find a language menu in both the in-game options and the Steam properties.

Now Featured in their very own Trading Cards!
Additionally, we've finally added Trading cards, Emoticons, and Backgrounds to the community hub. The 10 cards are full of original art of the lovable duo and even some cameos. The drop rate is 20 minutes, so minimize the game in your taskbar for a couple hours to get started, or preferably, actually play it instead!

Until next time!

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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.


  • 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

    • 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
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
Helpful customer reviews
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 9
There is a certain satisfaction in dropping a weighted crate into perfect position to solve a puzzle. It is a basic notion, pioneered long before Wyv and Keep's existence and an idea that will persist long after. It's only fitting that, in a puzzle game as efficiently simple as Wyv and Keep presents it's challenge often in obfuscation usually reserved for more complicated physics puzzles. In addition from the charm of its beautiful spritework, the witty back and forth of the game's playable duo and the awesome sound track, the game accomplishes great challenge that is easy to pick up and enjoy thanks to effective use of its puzzle design that -while a perfectly awesome single player experience- can be enjoyed by two players on the same computer as well as online. Definitely a game worth its salt.
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 9, 2014
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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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 8, 2014
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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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
12.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 19, 2014
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!
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 10, 2014
Really fun and charming co-op pixel art puzzle game!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 1, 2014
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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 15, 2014
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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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
21.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 27, 2014
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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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 23, 2014
I made a video review to show off some of the features and gameplay of this game!
I hope you enjoy!
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 10, 2014
A fun little puzzle game, very well made.

I recommend it to all Puzzle-game fans. :)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 6, 2014
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.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 22, 2014
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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12 of 23 people (52%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 8, 2014
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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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 7, 2014
Pre-Release Review
Best mother♥♥♥♥in' platformer 2014
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6 of 16 people (38%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 8, 2014
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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1.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 31
Who's That Indie? Is a Blind First Impression's series made of indie based and indie developed games. Today's indie game is Wyv And Keep, created by A Jplly Corpse. It is a puzzle platformer with emphasis on the puzzle. Guide two rookie treasure hunters on their quest to claim the legendary lost idol, using quick wits and teamwork to conquer 6 fiendishly puzzling worlds. Dodge deadly traps and angry pygmies as you puzzle your way toward hordes of ancient treasure.

I found this game very fun and quite simpleto pick up and play, if you want a deeper review please check my first impressions video
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16.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 3
This game...the single player's pretty good, but...

It gets *really* good once you get multiplayer in, and you go through puzzles, even ones you've gotten through before, and find new solutions as a result of that one mixup that you try to salvage, or some *other* way to solve the puzzle that you never thought to try. The puzzles have enough leeway that jury rigging solutions out of the combined intended solutions just to get that last bonus piece of gold really takes it further.

Or when you forgot the puzzle and are trying to figure out exactly what the intent from your online ally is for the solution.

Either way, while there appear to be some hanging bugs from what I've seen of friends playing the game on their end while online, it's made quite a bit of progress over the past couple months.

Got this late last year for the GamesMatter event by IndieGamerChick, but since then, I've noticed that the patches that come through seem to be significantly enhancing the game.

If there's an achilles heel to the game, it's probably the mostly gone multiplayer community for the game - if you're going in now, probably wise to get the 2-pack team pack with a friend to join in, as long as you can continually join in consistently.
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