"Researchers believe they may finally have uncovered the lost 'White City of gold' in Honduras using hi-tech scanners that let aircraft 'see' through dense forest. Researchers from the University of Houston and the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM) flew over the Mosquitia region in a small plane shooting billions of laser pulses at the ground to create a 3D digital map of the topology beneath the jungle canopy."
There it is: A new lead in the quest for one of the famous Lost Cities of Gold, said to be the birthplace of the Aztec deity Quetzalcoatl. But you’re damned if you’re going to be beaten to the site by a bunch of idiot archaeologists. Fotunately, their expedition is planned for the autumn. Turns out you’ve got a 100 day gap in your schedule starting next week. Awesome.
As morally bankrupt graverobber Robert Graves, you arrive near the suggested site by helicopter. There’s nowhere for the chopper to land so you’re lowered down through the canopy and into the dense jungle with the simple instruction “We’ll be back here at 8pm every day”.
From here on out, you’ve got precisely 100 days to find the city, strip it of any gold you can find and then get out again before the archaeologists show up. The game works on either a real-time or accelerated clock depending on your preference, allowing you to make the daily trek from the helicopter drop-off point to your destination and back again, before returning to a makeshift basecamp.
The camp can be upgraded as you progress, allowing you to set up mosquito nets, hang a hammock and even display any trinkets you may have found. You have a limited number of rounds for your gun for defending your camp from the local wildlife, and you can tell the helicopter what to bring each day, paying for bigger items with any gold you discover. Of course, the helicopter crew need payment too, so make sure you don’t run out of money or they’ll come less frequently, or even stop coming at all, ending the game.
Can you find the city? Can you uncover Quetzalcoatl’s lost gold? And can you make it into the underground chamber where it’s rumoured the feathered reptile himself resides? It’s up to you to reach 100% completion in 100 days in Graverobber: Quest for Quetzalcoatl’s Gold™!
DLC will include: The Mysterious Cities of Gold Pack where you can dress like Esteban, Tao or Zia while listening to the amazing music from the 1983 animated series, the ‘Call him Dr Graves, Doll’ Pack where you have a young AI companion with you named Short Round and a female companion who loses her voice when she gets flustered, and (of course) Zombies Mode where the ruins are still home to their original inhabitants. They’re actually really friendly and invite you in for tea and a biscuit while they explain the hardships of being zombies in a jungle and how they don’t have iPhones or TV or anything like that. A fascinating account well worth the £2.99/$4.99 asking price.