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Columbus Lander

by Ross Kevin Moffat (AKA Mandle)

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File size: 19 MB
Downloaded: 493 times
Graphics: 800x600, 32-bit color

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Operating System(s):
Windows
Game Genre:
Historical
Release Date:
2 Jul 2016
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About this game

This is my MAGS entry for June 2016, in which the theme was "Neglected Historical Eras".

My entry is basically the classic old game "Lunar Lander", but turned on its side and where, instead of landing on the moon, you must try to guide Columbus along the historically accurate routes of his four voyages to The New World (plus one bonus fictional fifth voyage at the end.)
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Mandle has worked on 51 other games: (see them >>)
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CaptainD has worked on 53 other games: (see them >>)
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Cassiebsg has worked on 30 other games: (see them >>)

AGS Awards Nominations

Nominated, Best Non Adventure Game Created with AGS 2016

4 people commented on this game (newest first):

Wacky game, quite challenging. What will Columbus discover?
2017-07-02 10:05:57 by Andy
It's a fun and silly game, difficult controls but amusing slapstick.
2016-07-02 09:03:50 by Blondbraid
Fun, very challenging game. I want to see what you've done with the fifth voyage but not entirely sure I'll manage to reach it!! :-D
2016-07-02 07:40:28 by CaptainD
As always MAGS was insane fun, insane work, and insane insanity...

I hope players can enjoy the game despite it still being a tad unpolished. The game is fully playable however from beginning to end.

I will be releasing a more polished version in the future.

I feel this game has great potential to be used in classrooms for students studying the voyages of Columbus as I tried to stay as historically accurate as possible to the actual routes travelled (which, in some cases, are not 100% known as navigation was pretty hit-and-miss at the time, but the accepted versions of the routes actually turned out to be very decent for challenging but not impossible gameplay-flow)

YAAAAAAAR!!! HOIST YE MAINSAILS ME HEARTIES!!!
2016-07-02 05:24:28 by Mandle
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