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[Update: Greenlit] Stuck In Greenlight Limbo: ‘Wyv and Keep’

Wyv and Keep

This time the spotlight will be shining on Wyv and Keep, a cooperative (and at times, the complete opposite) puzzle platformer. Let’s see if we can’t help it escape the cold emptiness of Greenlight limbo.

Wyv and Keep is a 2D platform-puzzler starring two rookie treasure hunters. It’s packed with team-based puzzles where you must use both characters to unlock and reach a door to the next level. You can play solo, switching between the two, or cooperatively, locally on one computer or online. It’s also full of adventure, twitch-action, and comedy. You’ll be dodging poison darts, snakes, and spear-throwing pygmies, leaping over spike traps and pits of lava, and using TNT to blast through crumbling walls and floors. All the while you’ll be entertained by the looney antics and witty banter of adventure-loving Wyv and cunning Keep!

I took this one for a spin with Thomas (whom you may know from BSIG) a while ago, and let me tell ya, it was chaotic fun. I mean, we were terrible, but it was still fun! Boxes were pushed, walls (and other things) were blown up, and I may or may not have gotten him killed several times… IN THE NAME OF TREASURE! So if anyone asks, I blame the game. Seriously though, it’s a great and rather challenging 1-2 player treasure hunt, disguised as a 2D puzzle platformer; or is it the other way around? In any case, there’s gold to be found within these ruins, so either bring a friend or go at it alone, but do try it. Just watch out for dart traps, monsters, watery graves, spike pits, and many other hazards – never said it was going to be easy. Oh and keep your distance once the TNT’s lit. Trust me.

So riddle me this, dear reader: why is Wyv and Keep still struggling to get through Greenlight? It’s been out for a while (since December, 2012), so lack of availability is certainly not the reason. If you haven’t done so already, might I recommend visiting its Greenlight page and handing over a ‘yes’, if you like what you see? Remember: your vote matters!

Wyv and Keep is available for Windows, Mac and Linux from the official website, priced at $10 and without any DRM.

Wyv and Keep – Official Release Trailer