Guardian Maia Ep 1 - Maori Interactive Fiction

4.7
257 reviews
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Content rating
Teen
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About this game

FEATURES
+ Guardian Maia Ep1 is free to play.
+ Interactive fiction, choose your own adventure with choice and consequence.
+ Unique combat system, choose wisely to conquer your enemies.
+ Based on the mythology of the Maori culture with a modern spin
+ Atmospheric soundtracks that incorporate Maori sounds and birdsong.
+ Stylised chapter illustrations featuring characters from the story.
+ An epic gamebook journey.

A guardian must protect her people against the horrors of a world grown wild...

You are about to guide Maia on a treacherous journey where decisions aren't simply about life and death. The gods are watching Maia very closely, judging her behaviours, weighing her choices. Maia's mana is at stake in many of the moves she will make.
In the context of Guardian, 'Mana' represents Maia's personal and spiritual power, her will, her integrity, her inner strength. Episode One has three different endings depending on what Maia's Mana Score is at the end of the game.

Episode One begins outside a traditional Maori settlement in Fiordland, New Zealand. The people are protected by Guardians, and one guardian, Maia, is censured for her strange nature. While Maia lives outside the settlement, in the forest, her loyalty remains strong to her people as she protects them from hostile outside forces.

Find out what happens next by playing through our interactive fiction novel. Make your choices wisely your health and your mana depends upon it.

Episode One is part one of a duology. This is a hybrid historical/science-fiction story that draws on the mythology of the Maori culture in New Zealand. Guardian is also a global story and taps into the universal human need to belong and understand the mysteries of the world.

SOCIAL MEDIA
+ www.theguardiangame.com
+ www.facebook.com/guardian.maia
+ www.instagram.com/guardian.maia
Updated on
Feb 17, 2019

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4.7
257 reviews
A Google user
November 7, 2018
I played the Guardian game recently. I find the stories filled with mystery and intrigue. The background sounds built anticipation. The beauty of it is that even if there were violence incorporated in it, words were used instead to elegantly describe it. There is no bloody scenes to look at and it is all down to individual player's imagination. It really is a fun and interesting game book!
22 people found this review helpful
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Adam Sargant
May 18, 2020
I love games that reward you by giving you knowledge if indigenous cultures. This does that by giving you the option of clicking to find out more about the terms used and provides an engaging story within which the player's choices impact the outcome of the game. It also seems that mana is used in a culturally appropriate manner, given the limitations of gameplay, and not simply as a term for "energy". I would pay to play a second chapter if just to support further such games
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A Google user
May 28, 2019
Very interesting story, nice explanations of words and the drawings are beautiful! I very much appreciate the female perspective, a woman who is strong and courageous instead of boring, untrue female stereotypes. One thing is a bit less; every paragraph one needs to click to continue, it's a bit disruptive and imho unnecessary.
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What's new

- When resuming the game, content from the previous session is now visible by scrolling up.

- Added Glossary links within story, Glossary entries can now appear within the game flow.

- Added descriptive names for font sizes in options.

- Unlocked Gallery and Character images now persist after story progress is reset or previous chapter is selected.

- Fixed some character images not unlocking.

- Miscellaneous fixes and underlying improvements.