This game has been Greenlit by the Community!

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Mystic Searches
Genre: Adventure
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
Mar 10, 2017 @ 12:17pm
Apr 26, 2017 @ 6:18am
Recent Announcements View All (3)
Fixes to the beta:
Beta Fixes and Cartridge playability
A new adventure game for the NES, also playable on modern platforms.

First conceived in 1988 by a few 8 year old kids in upstate New York, Mystic Searches is finally becoming a reality. As part of The New 8-bit Heroes documentary, a team of modern creatives retrofitted their skills to develop a brand new adventure game that will play on actual NES hardware as well as here on Steam.

In this open world journey through a unique fantasy world, the young vagabond musician Julian strives to avenge his mentor and undo the deceptive actions of the deceitful, rogue sorceress Amriya. Solve complex puzzles, explore a mysterious mythology full of foreign races and monsters, navigate through perilous platforming, gain a wide array of magical abilities, learn the song of the world, and become the hero by restoring control of the supernatural elements to the Mystics before the imbalance leads to the catastrophic end of the world!

This is classic NES gaming for those interested in authentic retro flavor!


We wanted to show off the NES engine and give project supporters an opportunity to beta-test it. We created a 10% vertical slice of Mystic Searches, but instead of just giving part of the actual game, we created a sort of prequel that serves as a prologue to the main game's narrative while giving the player a good indication of the game will play. We called this beta/prequel Mystic Origins, and you can play it for free here:

(You will need java installed in order to play this).

Popular Discussions View All (1)
Mar 19, 2017 @ 1:34pm
Current Beta Testing Results
The New 8-bit Heroes
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MasterMind Apr 11, 2017 @ 2:28am 
Seems Good :D
gamester81 Apr 7, 2017 @ 4:04pm 
I can't wait for this!
CarlHobb Mar 20, 2017 @ 4:18pm 
I met you guys and played this a couple months ago, I'm really glad to see how everything is turning out! It's even better than when you guys were showing it off at an event in Largo!
Game Development Championship Mar 16, 2017 @ 5:49am 
Looks like fun, but why did you have your company icon as your Greenlight submission logo, instead of the game icon?

We are running the Game Development World Championship and would like to see you participate. It's good for your visibility and won't cost you a penny.

You can check it out at .

Good luck with the development!
[IBC]germanpilsner24 Mar 15, 2017 @ 10:50am 
I guess im gonna have to try to squeeze some time into this between playing Breath of the wild :P
RFG Mar 14, 2017 @ 1:27pm 
A www, yeah! Been waiting for a few years, super exciting to see this coming along.
1nferno Mar 14, 2017 @ 12:42pm 
Love it!
Runthis Mar 14, 2017 @ 8:43am 
DestructoDisk Mar 13, 2017 @ 6:06pm 
The kind of games I have been wanting for years are finally coming out. This, Odallus, and Owlia are true to games of my hardware generation. I like games like Shovel Knight and Hyper Light Drifter, but they come up just short in satisfying my true cravings for a new retro game.
miserelephant Mar 13, 2017 @ 3:22pm 
The game looks really cool. I am happy the beta has arrived!