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Traps n' Gemstones

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A "Metroidvania"-style platform adventure, with inspiration going all the way back to SNES and 8-bit classics.

Traps n' Gemstones is a modern take on exploration-based, backtracking platformers, loaded with hidden chambers to uncover, artifacts to find, weapons to use and items to combine.THE PLOT
Precious relics have suddenly started to disappear from a well-hid pyramid that has been guarded by Bedouins for generations, who claim to have spotted an unknown perpetrator.
As a freelance archaeologist and expert on ancient explorations, you've been secretly called in to Egypt to help them solve the mystery.

Arriving at the pyramid's entrance empty handed, your journey starts off by searching some well-known chambers for items and weapons to help you on your quest.
But as you get deeper into the pyramid, you begin to realize that this mystery will require more than just a whip, a sharp mind and a good amount of explosives to unravel.CONTROLS
Use a USB-joystick, or the following default KEYS:

RUN - Cursor Left / Right
JUMP - Cursor Up or ALT
ROLL - Cursor Down or CTRL
WHIP - Space bar
MAP - Return or F1

Alternatively, you can reconfigure the keys to your own liking on the OPTIONS screen.GAME FEATURES
* Non-linear gameplay: Walk around and explore freely
* Non-destructive gameplay: When failing, you don't restart from the beginning, but at the entrance of the current chamber
* MAP OVERVIEW: Keep track of visited areas
* INVENTORY OVERVIEW: Keep track of found weapons, items and relics
* VARIETY IN GAMEPLAY: Run, roll, swim, slide, ride mine carts, etc
* Real-time spatial sound processing: Hear the sound dynamically adapt to your surroundings, from large chambers to underwater swims
Release date
Donut Games
Donut Games
Age rating
10+ Everyone 10+

System requirements for iOS

iPad 2 Wifi, iPad 2 3G, iPhone 4S, iPad Third Gen, iPad Third Gen 4G, iPhone 5, iPod Touch Fifth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen 4G, iPad Mini, iPad Mini 4G, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad Air, iPad Air Cellular, iPad Mini Retina, iPad Mini Retina Cellular, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Cellular, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Sixth Gen, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Mini 4, iPad Mini 4 Cellular, iPad Pro, iPad Pro Cellular, iPad Pro 9.7, iPad Pro 9.7 Cellular, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad 6 1 1, iPad 6 1 2, iPad 7 1, iPad 7 2, iPad 7 3, iPad 7 4, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad 7 5, iPad 7 6, iPhone X S, iPhone X S Max, iPhone X R, iPad 8 1 2, iPad 8 3 4, iPad 8 5 6, iPad 8 7 8, iPad Mini 5, iPad Mini 5 Cellular, iPad Air 3, iPad Air 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Seventh Gen

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows 7, 8, 10 and up
  • Processor: 1.00 GHz or higher
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX 11 compatible card
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 50 MB available space

System requirements for Android

4.0.3 and up
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Last Modified: Aug 28, 2019

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Microsoft from French
Game pretty easy to finish, but what a pleasure to search the 100% realization. The race to the score gives an irresistible urge to return to improve its world ranking. I recommend it warmly. A must of the genre on iOS.
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Microsoft from Spain
Finally, a Metroid-type platform, how much I missed it. Going exploring until finding the utensil that unlocks map zones, diverse enemies, secret zones, aquatic zones, caves, jumps to millimeters,... This game has it all with a perfect Indiana Jones aesthetic. Highly recommended and now offer for these parties
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Didn't think such a cool Game hides behind it. Fun fun! I would have 2 Suggestions For Improvement: 1st warp points and 2nd somehow the Points system does not appear mature. It should be like this: Either you get more than one Life or you don't lose your Points when You die. But just as it is now, where you immediately die on the smallest contact and you lose all The points, but then can just get them again with a bit Of Rumgerenne-that makes no sense and destroys the Satisfaction of the Points gathering when it is uniquely anymore.
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Microsoft from Italian
I was skeptical... A little ' for programmers who have always made games, in my opinion, unconvincing, a little ' for the theme, the usual imitation of Indiana Jones, and a little ' from the images ke show a low quality graphics. But Then TouchArcade voted him with the maximum vote, and also other reviews have assessed very well... So I bought it! I had to reconsider, a beautiful game, an ambitious project, a lot of inspiration, great atmosphere, perfect controls, and... There would be a lot to say... But do it first to download it! Recommended!!!
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Microsoft from Deutsch
The Game is very nicely done, the Idea is very well implemented. Unfortunately, this Platformer also simply suffers from the excessive Degree of Difficulty. Right at the Beginning come the probably at many hated water levels where pixel-accurate Navigation is important. This may go with a Gamepad, but a Touch control is overwhelmed here. You can try it again and again, but you lose your Mood very quickly. Please dear Developers: A few Pixels more Tolerance would do the Game just as well as a gently increasing Level of Difficulty. Update: The other Rooms are much lighter, so do not immediately (like me) let it be watted away from the first Water Rooms.
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