Beasts of Maravilla Island is a 3D adventure game that allows you to explore a vibrant fantasy jungle as a wildlife photographer, solve puzzles to discover extraordinary creatures, and engage with their unique personalities in creative ways. The game is currently in development and the full game will be coming soon to PC and Nintendo Switch.
Beasts of Maravilla Island places an emphasis on interacting with animals in a meaningful, non-violent way. Throughout the game, you get to observe different kinds of fantastical animals, understand their behavior and interact with them in creative ways. In order to deliver the best experience to players, the crew is working with experts at the natural history museum to learn about interesting animal behaviors and apply those learnings to make our interactions as great as possible.
The Beasts of Maravilla Island team is composed of recent graduates and current students from The University of Southern California’s Games Program, Cal State Fullerton, and Art Center. The team met through the USC Advanced Games Project program and has since continued development together under Banana Bird Studios, LLC.
We are a group of passionate, nature-loving developers who believe that games need more opportunities for unique, non-violent interactions with creatures.