Stealth with a smile on a deadly TV game show – SmallGreenHill reveal Man in a Maze!

Who: SmallGreenHill

What: Stealth with a smile on a deadly TV game show – SmallGreenHill reveal Man in a Maze!

Where: Melbourne, Australia When: June 19, 2012

Details: SmallGreenHill today unveil Man in a Maze, a top-down stealth action game coming soon to PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Asking the question – would you risk you life for a set of steak knives – the game takes place in a deadly yet humorous TV game show.

Taking the genre to new places with mazes full of dynamic security systems, our grinning show contestant has a clever mix of gadgets and tricks to conquer the labyrinth and win both fame and a mountain of awesome prizes along the way.


  • Intuitive stealth puzzle action

  • Evade, befuddle or destroy an array of tricky robotic maze-defenders

  • Turn a simple ball into a weapon to distract and destroy security systems

  • Unlock & upgrade an arsenal of gadgetry

  • 80 mazes across 4 themed maze sets

  • Charming and humorous TV game show format


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More details on Man in a Maze:

Man in a Maze asks a simple question – would you risk your life for a set of steak knives? Of course you would!

So join our daring show contestant as he uses his wits, tools and timing to overcome a progressively more complex and deadly set of puzzling mazes. All in the name of some shiny tat awesome prizes. Just watch out for the electrified drones, machine gun turrets and laser barriers.

Key Features:

Intuitive Stealth Puzzle Action - a super-simple top-down maze format that anyonecan pick up and play.

Deep challenge and Replayability - clever layouts and an increasing variety of cunning security hazards keep you on your toes. Beat the clock to earn more tokens and coins. Revisit levels in Frenzy mode and get your own back on those pesky drones.

Charming TV Game Show format - All the warmth and razzle-dazzle of a prime-time game show, with countless prizes to collect, lucky wheels to spin and a crowd that wants you to win! Also death. Don’t worry about that though. That only happens to ‘other’ contestants.

Having a ball – it’s David vs. Goliath - armed only with a simple ball against violent, merciless robots, take aim and throw to distract security systems. Activate the chargers to turn the tables and bring down the bad guys.

Awesome arsenal of gadgetry - Use hard-earned winnings to purchase and upgrade various tools to help your conquer the mazes. Mines, cloaking, ball-returns and more, can give you edge you need to succeed.

A massive myriad of mazes - Sneak, steal and blast your way through 40 ever-more- dangerous levels that shift through four classic maze and labyrinthine themes. Unlock an additional 15 Frenzy levels and 5 Bonus levels for a total of 60 levels of death- defying, prize-gathering fun.

Development History

SmallGreenHill is Lewis Mitchell, a full time independent games developer based in Melbourne, Australia.

Lewis spent many years in console development at Climax and then Blue Tongue Entertainment, where he was Lead Artist. Lewis struck out on his own in October 2011, when Blue Tongue Entertainment was closed by its owner, THQ.

Man in a Maze is the second game from SmallGreenHill, and started with the core concept of mixing Pac Man with Splinter Cell and a focus on iPad as the primary platform. SmallGreenHill applied for and were successful in receiving funding for the game from Film Victoria in late 2011, enabling them to fully flesh out the concept and expand the platforms to iPhone, iPod touch, PC and Mac. 

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