A Brave New World…
Super Adventure Mega Quest is an ambitious new game that’s looking to dynamically change the portable gaming market.
In making this game we wanted not only to bring a definitive platformer to the touch screen, but also highlight the history of gaming in a singular experience.
A New Way of Thinking
The brilliance of Nintendo’s Super Mario Bros was their perfect controls. With only two buttons, they managed to revolutionize gaming forever.
We’ve applied the same concept to our programming. While your grandmother could pick up and play the game, it will take many hours to become a master.
This is made possible with our new control scheme we’ve named ‘D-Padless‘.
By tapping on the left side of the screen the player can change directions, and by tapping on the right the player can jump or double jump.
Simple and easy to learn, SAMQ’s precision controls cater to both casual and hardcore gamers.
The Old Meets The New
Rock solid controls are one thing, but SAMQ is also revolutionary for another reason. Looking to pay tribute to the history of video games while bridging the gap into the next generation, SAMQ combines the graphics of multiple systems into a single experience.
Every level begins looking like a good ‘ol fashioned monochrome Gameboy game. Once you collect a power up heart the game upgrades dynamically in front of you into 8-bit NES graphics. Following a second power up it changes into 16-bit.
Finally after collecting that final and most important heart, the graphics upgrade to full HD.
The most interesting part of this graphical shift is that certain secrets and items will only be able to be found in a certain graphic set. Meaning you could replay the level in 8-bit graphics and find a unique secret key, and then have to upgrade again to 16-bit to find its door.
The power ups also dynamically change the music from simple chip tunes to full blown EDM productions. The soundtrack is another story altogether, and we’d love to tell you more…