Beasts of Maravilla Island was released on June 12, 2021 by Whitethorn Digital. The game was developed by Banana Bird Studios. Beasts of Maravilla Island is a 3D adventure game where you take on the role of a young wildlife photographer who traverses Maravilla Island’s magical ecosystems to discover extraordinary creatures, learn their behaviors, and, most importantly, photograph their majesty.

Beasts of Maravilla Island is developed by an independant studio. The game offers a lovely, wholesome game perfect for relaxing or playing together with children. Explore the island, take pictures of and read about its fantastic creatures and vegetation as more and more about the girl’s grandfather’s visit is revealed.

The animal designs were the highlight of the game and the photography mechanic was stress-free as each level gives you infinite amount of time and attempts to capture that perfect photo.

The game only has three levels which are rife with life and plenty of subjects to photograph. There’s some mild platforming but most of the game will take place in camera mode. This is really apparent as outside of camera mode, the main character animations are very stiff during the platforming segments.


  • Take on the role of an aspiring photographer and embark on your journey to fill your grandfather’s photobook with the magic of Maravilla Island.
  • Traverse a beautifully unique world freely by running and climbing to discover and engage with the local wildlife.
  • Includes over 50 extraordinary creatures and plants to photograph, each with their own appearance and behavior such as the Sparkling Lamp lily, the Maravillan Mango Kakapo and the Prism-Winged Butterfly.
  • Complete puzzles that rely on your cooperation with animals, including playing hide and seek with an Otter Crocodile or helping a Bird Monkey find his perfect match.
  • Explore three distinctive ecological zones, the Singing Jungle, the Glimmering River, and the Painted Plateau- each containing their own unique flora and fauna to uncover.
  • Put your photography skills to action by taking breathtaking shots, however you like! Choose an angle and adjust the height and zoom to get the perfect shot of Maravilla’s many mysteries.
  • Curate your photo book to your liking by capturing multiple photos of each animal and choosing the best ones to showcase.

The gameplay is very simple, fill the photo album with a full selection of photographs. As new photos are taken the game adds them to the album and the camera can identify if the item is already in the album. There is no pressure to take photos making the game a perfect casual game which makes it perfect for very young children who want to learn the ideas of photography.


Operating SystemWindows 7 x64 or better
CPUIntel Core 2 Quad Q6600 or better
Memory4 GB or more
Hard Drive Space4 GB
Graphics HardwareGT 630 or better
NetworkBroadband Internet Connection Required

This game uses the Unity engine.