The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is the gift that keeps on giving indie games in beloved game design. Apogee and developer Skydevilpalm are more inspired than most with Quest Master, a Mario Maker-like game editor that has you building your own classic top-down adventure.
Like Mario Maker, Quest Master uses an intuitive drag and drop interface, with dozens of monsters, obstacles, puzzles, and tiles to fill out custom dungeons across different biomes. Advanced tools such as locked doors, timed switches, and breakable walls can guide players along certain paths, and hide clever secrets.
The game features several pre-made dungeons to reverse-engineer, and a tutorial to introduce the many systems in play.
Quest Master also supports co-op multiplayer with up to four people building and testing together. Once it’s perfected, upload and share your dungeons with the community.
A PC demo for Quest Master is available now as part of Steam Next Fest. The game will launch via Steam Early Access later this year. It’s also coming to Nintendo Switch when it’s ready to graduate to version 1.0.