Ever miss being a child, playing games at your grandma's or in your old bedroom? Look no further! Play The Adventures of Elena Temple, the classic you never knew existed, on old machines that kind of sort of maybe existed. It's not like you can remember for sure, right?
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Mar 15, 2018

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September 17

Get your physical Super Limited Edition

Introducing The Adventures of Elena Temple - Super Limited Edition! A physical collector's edition including:

1. Numbered cover (# of 100) with exclusive art
2. Disc with DRM-free game and early access builds
3. Manual + Design Booklet combo
4. A4 Dungeon Map
5. 8 Stickers
6. 2 (two!) Steam keys
7. itch.io key for digital access to disc contents

Huge thank you to IndieBox for making this a reality!

Only 100 units ever made, get yours now on:
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July 20

Update 1.2 brings you closer to the screen

A new update is available for The Adventures of Elena Temple, bringing with it a resolution to the much requested fullscreen feature. The reason I've been avoiding to have such an option until now is because I didn't feel the game lent itself well enough to be rendered fullscreen. The game area of only 240x160 pixels rendered on a Full HD screen or even bigger didn't feel right, first because each pixel in the game area became way too big and second because the aspect ratio didn't match, leading to some weird cropping especially on some of the virtual platforms.

My solution? A zoom in/out functionality! You can get closer to the virtual screen or further away using the gamepad trigger buttons or '[' and ']' on your keyboard - yes, I know, a very programmer's choice of keys here! The zoom factor is saved for future sessions too, as long as you don't change the virtual platform or the display resolution - if you do, it just snaps back to its default zoom factor and you'll need to readjust to whatever works best for you, for the current combo of virtual platform and display resolution. This can also be used as a small trick to reset the zoom factor to its default state - just choose another virtual machine and then switch back to the current one and voila, default is back in fashion!

The update also includes some small level tweaks and a fix for a super rare bug of not unlocking the achievements related to collecting the secret scrolls.

I hope you enjoy the new zoom functionality and hopefully you'll find it an elegant solution to not being able to render the actual retro game fullscreen - it still won't be completely fullscreen, but it will be as near as possible while still maintaining a good looking crop. Plus it gives the chance to everyone to be as close to the virtual screen as they like! Just don't blame me if your virtual mom yells at you that you'll ruin your virtual eyes from staying so close to the virtual screen!

Thank you again for playing The Adventures of Elena Temple!
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“If you like old platforming/exploring games, The Adventures of Elena Temple is definitely something you want in your collection of videogames”
Jay Is Games

“Beyond its very successful nostalgic dressing, The Adventures of Elena Temple is a certainly classic action / adventure retro game, but also a devilishly effective one.”
80bpm – Le Mag MO5

“Not only does the game use a retro style to emulate childhood games, but it also simulates old computers and handhelds in order to capture that feel of playing games while growing up.”

About This Game

Ever miss being a child, playing games at your grandma's or in your old bedroom? Then look no further!

The Adventures of Elena Temple is the classic you never knew existed. And the best part is that you can play it on virtual old machines that kind of sort of maybe existed. It's not like you can remember for sure anyway, right?



  • A dungeon of 50+ rooms to overcome, each its own mini-level
  • Open exploration, you choose which way to go, but don't worry, a helpful map is just one button press away
  • Challenging, old-school platforming
  • Collect as many coins as you want, but we both know you want them all
  • Coins will make you rich, but there's no escaping the dungeon without all the gems
  • Secret scrolls to find for the more observant players
  • Best of all, play the game on a selection of 7 virtual old machines, from the Pomo D'or 4, to Maple and Some Toy and all the way to the NS-Bos PC
  • Update 1.1 brings with it the Stats screen, check out your play time, number of deaths, shots fired and more; win medals like a pro for each stat!


Heads up

The Adventures of Elena Temple is just one game you can play on seven simulated machines. Aside from the different look, the game plays the same on all machines and has the exact same content! The purpose of these old machines is to remind you of the old days, so feel free to pick whichever you like best without any fear of missing out on game content.

The game should run on most Windows and Mac computers that aren't on display in a museum, but if you have one that doesn't run it, you have my deepest sympathy. Just to be safe, you should have at least the below specs.

I'm a solo indie developer, I loved making The Adventures of Elena Temple and I hope you enjoy it! Please leave me some feedback if you play it.

Thank you for your support!

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 1.5 Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 Mb VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • OS: OS X 10.9
    • Processor: 1.5 Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 Mb VRAM
    • Storage: 200 MB available space

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