[[http://www.robitstudios.com/treasure-adventure-game Treasure Adventure Game]] is a freeware sidescrolling {{Metroidvania}} / Zelda-style game with a pirate / nautical theme; in it, your character has to search for treasure maps, then use them to sail the two-dimensional seas to various islands to search for long-lost treasure.

In ancient times, the world's landmass was lumped together into one continent. The people of that continent lived peacefully until one day an evil demon invaded and threatened to [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt destroy the world]]. A hero by the name of Huayin, traveled the continent to search for 12 [[McGuffin magical artifacts]] that he used to battle and defeat the demon, the battle causing the continent to split apart into the world as we know it today. Centuries later, two friends named Gagwin and Baggus have been traveling the globe, accompanied by [[TagalongKid Gagwin's son]], and manage to find all 12 artifacts once again. The trio lands on the island where a mystical temple is held, which can only be opened if one has all of the artifacts, and leads to great riches. The trio enters the temple...and the flashback ends.

Cut to the present day, where a boy lives on a nearby island with an old woman he calls his grandmother. For his birthday, she gives him a boat that he can ride in and travel to other islands, and tells him how she found him washed up on shore years ago wrapped in a map. The map leads the boy to a museum that Baggus has built, and learns about the 3 essentials of adventuring, meets a talking parrot, and is then told about the 12 artifacts which Baggus has built the museum to exhibit. Baggus asks the boy to retrieve the artifacts once more.

The people behind the game are working on a re-imagined version of it called [[http://treasureadventureworld.com/ Treasure Adventure World]]. Very little is known about it at this time, but it is known that it is gonna be published by Chucklefish, the creators of VideoGame/{{Starbound}}.

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!!Examples:

* AbusiveParents: [[spoiler:Gagwin chopped off his own son's hand in order to get the MacGuffin.]]
* AllThereInTheScript: Every single NPC and creature (including, curiously, the SpikesOfDoom) gets a proper full name in the credits. You're lucky if you even get a first name for most of the entities you encounter in the game itself.
* BalefulPolymorph: [[spoiler:Gagwin was turned into a parrot in punishment for harming his son.]]
* BigBad: [[spoiler:At first, it's foreshadowed that this is the demon from Huayin's time, but Tony Ward later fills the role. As it turns out, [[DevilInDisguise they're one and the same.]]]]
* BigBoosHaunt: One of the islands, especially its castle. Most of the ghosts are friendly, but not all.
* CommonplaceRare:
** The amount of work you have to go through[[note]]Including recovering a map to it from the bottom of the ocean, which you can only find via two ''other'' complicated quests involving lighting a lighthouse and recovering a diving helmet; forcing a village of talking animals to lower a bridge; using ancient lost magic to fly through the sky, and navigating multiple huge complicated series of collapsing platforms high above a piranha-infested ocean.[[/note]] to get a totally ordinary non-magical flashlight takes the cake. Possibly justified if it's LostTechnology, but it isn't made clear.
** Your initial compass requires a similar amount of work, and is explicitly stated to be shoddy and commonplace -- one shopkeeper says he 'hopes you didn't pay too much for it.'
** Heck, early on you have to do a non-trivial amount of work to get a totally ordinary, non-magical ''paper hat''.
* CollectionSidequest: The dimensional shards.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Tony Ward.
* DeusExMachina Played about as straight as it gets: [[spoiler: At the end of the climactic boss fight, The BigBad announces that [[TheBattleDidntCount he is too powerful to be defeated]], and is about to destroy the world...when [[HaveYouSeenMyGod Otis]] [[IncrediblyLamePun steps]] [[GiantFootofStomping in]].]]
* DevilInDisguise: [[spoiler:Tony Ward is actually a demon-like evil deity who took over the world via [=GloboCorp=] to make it develop the way he wanted it to when it was first made - science over magic. The player character's actions end up restoring his powers in a textbook XanatosGambit.]]
* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler:Baggus dies in this way at the end.]]
* EvilInc: Half the citizens of Danausel suspect that [=GloboCorp=] is this. [[spoiler:[[{{Understatement}} They're right.]]]]
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: TheHero is only ever called "Boy," "Kid," or [[spoiler: Gagwin's son.]]
* [[spoiler:FaceHeelTurn]] : [[spoiler:Both Gagwin and Baggus go through one; Gagwin wants to [[DealWithTheDevil sell the treasures]] to Tony Ward whereas Baggus is eventually willing to take [[MoralEventHorizon extreme measures]] to [[WellIntentionedExtremist rid the world of all suffering]].]]
* [[spoiler:FinalBossNewDimension]]: [[spoiler:The final fight begins in the pocket dimension used for warping between islands. Every time the BigBad is hit, he flees to a different dimension, which is represented by having him [[ShoutOut throw sprites from some NES games at you.]]]]
* {{Greed}}: The reason for [[spoiler:Gagwin's fall from grace.]]
* GiantFootOfStomping: [[spoiler:The BigBad's final fate is to get crushed by one of these.]]
* GoldfishPoopGang: Roelof and Lugus are fought multiple times. [[spoiler: They're finally killed at the end of their last battle.]]
* HaveYouSeenMyGod: In the beginning, the world was created by three deities: Otus, god of the earth and morality; Wakanda, goddess of animals and magic; and Louyang, god of humanity and science. After they were done creating it, though, they are believed to have disappeared, interfering with their creation no more. [[spoiler: This is not quite true; while they all agreed to let their creation take its own course, Louyang betrayed the others and became the demon of legend, trying to destroy the world and being thwarted by Huayin. Wakanda turned into a crane by the name of "Wendy" after the cataclysm, and became the leader of the animal village on Boracay island. Otus kept the form of a giant human (you only ever see his enormous feet), and stayed on Somora island, where he occasionally stamps and causes earthquakes to shake the insect village inside the island out of its complacency.]]
* HeelFaceTurn: A very subtle one. [[spoiler:Gagwin admits that he had at first accompanied you in hopes of returning to his human form. Eventually, however, he realized that he wanted to make an effort to be a better father.]]
* HeroicMime: The only thing said by the hero is in a flashback near the end.
* HookHand: The main character has a hook for one hand, and uses it both as his primary weapon and to grab on to terrain.
* InterfaceScrew: When struck by [[spoiler:[[MushroomSamba mushrooms]]. Their smoke also does this, but it lasts longer and isn't as "strong". Finally, if you present Psaul with some mushroom smoke, expect a very heavy one.]]
* InterfaceSpoiler: The interface reveals the number of maps and items you'll get right off the bat... but it's averted in that some items are upgrades or components to existing ones, and don't get their own space on the interface.
* JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind: Using smoked hallucinogenic mushrooms, no less.
* {{Leitmotif}}: Most recurring characters have one.
* MacGuffin: [[spoiler: The final treasure at the end of the temple is sought after by everyone that knows about it.]]
* MagicVersusScience: In the backstory, magic-using animals and science-using humans fought a huge destructive war. In the modern age, both magic and science are LostTechnology to an extent, and both sides use a bit of each.
* MegaCorp: [=GloboCorp=]
* MinecartMadness: There's a brief chase scene through a mine after getting one of the treasures.
* MoneySpider: Nearly every enemy drops a small quantity of coins on death.
* MushroomSamba: Small mushrooms in one area both give you an InterfaceScrew and reveal hidden platforms. You can use fire to smoke them for a longer, smoother trip. They're also used for a JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler:[[BigBad Tony Ward]] would never have regained his powers if you had not deactivated the holy barrier.]]
* [[spoiler:NoEnding: The credits roll immediately after Louyang is defeated, with absolutely no {{Denouement}}. If you got the "Bad End", that's ''all'' you get.]]
** [[spoiler:The "Good End" has a ''little'' bit more to it, but it's hard to tell how serious it is. You return to your house, now inhabited by animals that spout out lines from NES and SNES games, before a boat outside claims your grandmother has been kidnapped by robot ninjas, and [[VideoGame/BadDudes asks if you're a bad enough dude to save her]], implying an AndTheAdventureContinues ending. There is no particular attempt to tie any of this to the main plot.]]
* NoNameGiven: The main character.
* NonHumanSidekick: Your parrot, of course. [[spoiler:Subverted in that it's actually your cursed father.]]
* OneHundredPercentCompletion: There's a percent-completion indicator on your save, but getting the GoldenEnding requires you do ''even more''; simply having 100% isn't enough (mainly, you need to [[spoiler:buy the house and all the various things that go into it. Thankfully, completing the CollectionSidequest isn't necessary.]])
* [[spoiler:OnlyThePureOfHeart: The Hero's pure-hearted nature allows him to access the final treasure.]]
* PlotCoupon: Each of the twelve treasures used by the original hero allows you to advance further into the temple.
* PrematurelyBald: TheHero
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Near the end, the parrot makes the unsurprising reveal that he actually is Gagwin, the hero's father. Then he does a HeroicSacrifice and dies saying that he feels sorry about what he once did to his son and that he is proud of him.]]
* ShoutOut:
** When you hack into the master computer in [=GloboCorp=] HQ and activate it, it greets you with "[[{{WarGames}} Greetings, User. Shall we play a game?]]"
** When fighting a giant crawling robot with a big obvious weakpoint, using a mushroom to enter MushroomSamba mode causes you to hallucinate that it is a GiantEnemyCrab.
** Roelof and Lugus complain about '[[ScoobyDoo you meddling kids]]', even though there's only one of you.
** [[spoiler:The final boss fight takes you through [[SuperMarioBros the Mushroom Kingdom]], [[{{Kirby}} Dream Land]], and [[Franchise/{{Castlevania}} Dracula's Castle]]. Louyang tosses giant versions of objects from the appropriate "dimension" at you - POW Blocks, Maxim Tomatoes, skeletons, etc.]]
** The GoldenEnding [[spoiler: has multiple references to NES games in its dialogue.]]
** The two mice: Jerry and Mickey.
* TacticalSuicideBoss: Both played straight and averted. At one point, you have to fight a robot whose only weakpoint is the huge button on its back, which it regularly exposes... until midway through the fight, when it announces it has analyzed ''your'' pattern and stops exposing it. Luckily, some friendly allies arrive just in time. Played entirely straight by several other bosses.
* TalkingAnimal: Half the inhabitants of the world are talking animals, not humans.
* [[spoiler:TakeOverTheWorld: Tony Ward's end goal.]]
* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: The demon's end goal, of course. [[spoiler:He's still around, but he gives up on it until he finds out about your quest.]]
* ThoseTwoGuys: Roelof and Lugus.
* TreasureMap: They reveal the location of secret passages that lead to key items and dungeons.
* WarpWhistle: The bottle doubles as a warp whistle, since it lets you grab and release the black circles present on every island to turn them into portals to a 'hyperspace' other dimension.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler: Baggus is revealed to be one in his FaceHeelTurn.]]
* XanatosGambit: [[spoiler:Everything bad that turns out to be [=GloboCorp's=] fault suggests that Tony Ward is trying to kill off as many animals as possible while moving humanity and technology forward and, of course, [[TakeOverTheWorld taking over the world]]. He tells you that your quest is a threat to the latter goal, but collecting all 12 artifacts and finding the "treasure" in the temple returns him to his true form - Louyang, the god of humanity and science, and the demon that tried to destroy the world.]]
* XMeetsY: [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker Wind Waker]] meets {{Metroidvania}}.
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