Adventure Gamers have good luck with island secrets to date, and indie developer Somgame Studio is hoping to continue that trend with The Secret of the Mayan Island, currently in development for release later this year.
The Secret of the Mayan Island casts players in the role of a researcher of Mayan texts who discovers a forgotten island where an ancient civilization once flourished. Eager to learn more, he sets off for the island, but once there he "encounters a number of obstacles and mysteries left by the Maya which he must solve in order to uncover the scariest secrets hidden on the island. Unexpectedly, the ordinary adventure turns into the most important event for all mankind."
Clearly inspired by Myst, the game is presented in first-person perspective, with 360-degree panning around photorealistic backgrounds. As players explore the island in search of ancient artifacts and secret places, the gameplay, too, takes its cues from Myst, promising "many mysteries and puzzles seamlessly woven into the gameplay."
The game is currently in development for PC, Mac, iOS and Android devices, and could be finished as early as the end of this year.