Maupiti Island (video game)

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Maupiti Island
  • Bruno Gourier
  • Jean-Luc Langlois
  • Christian Droin
Designer(s)Dominique Sablons
  • Bruno Gourier
  • Christian Droin
  • Jean-Luc Langlois Edit this on Wikidata
Writer(s)Sylvian Bruchon
Composer(s)Andre Bescont
Platform(s)Amiga, Atari ST, MS-DOS

Maupiti Island is a point-and-click adventure game developed and published by Lankhor. It was released in 1990 and is the sequel to Mortville Manor. The player controls Jérôme Lange, a detective who attempting to solve a crime by interacting with various characters and collecting clues while further events unveil a complex plot.

Gameplay and premise[edit]

Maupiti Island is a graphical point-and-click adventure game. Time plays an important role in the gameplay. Depending on the time, the various characters switch between the 28 different locations and certain events only occur at a specific time and place. The player must uncover clues and objects in dialogue with the people present and by examining the various scenes in order to uncover the mystery of the criminal case.

Maupiti Island is set in the year 1954. The premise of the game begins with Jérôme Lange on a trip to Japan from Madagascar but when a hurricane happens, his boat gets on a anchor in a tiny colonial outpost in the Indian Ocean.[1] During the night, a woman named Marie disappears. Jérôme Lange is in charge of the investigation.


Maupiti Island was a great artistic success in France. A columnist for Joystick praised the game for its "solid script" and "superb execution".[6] Reviews of the game were mixed. While the graphics were mostly praised, there were criticisms of the plot and the pace of the game. At times the title has been compared to Delphine's Cruise for a Corpse.[7][8] Maupiti Island received the Canal Plus 1990 Tilt d'Or for "best adventure game".


Sukiya was going to be a sequel of Maupiti Island. The plot was to take place in Japan and was meant to feature a playing interface similar to Maupiti Island's. The game was supposed to be released in early 1993 but the game was never released due to financial difficulties within the company and low sales of their latest adventure game Black Sect.[9] Sukiya was seemingly in an advanced stage when the decision to interrupt development was made.[10] In 2019, a crowdfunding project tried to finance a remake but did not find sufficient financial support.[11]

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  1. ^ Old, Vintage is The New (21 July 2018). "Retro Revisited: Maupiti Island (Amiga)". Vintage is The New Old. Retrieved 2022-03-23.
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  4. ^ Play Time 3/1992, S. 77.
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  6. ^ Artemus (March 1990). "Maupiti Island". Joystick (in French): 118.
  7. ^ ACE Magazine Issue 48. September 1991.
  8. ^ "Amiga Joker Amiga Joker Sonderheft Nr.4 - Adventures Page scans - Amiga Magazine Rack". AMR Abime. Retrieved 2023-05-21.
  9. ^ "DIE Kult-Seite über die alten Spiele-Magazine und Retro-Games!" [THE cult site about old game magazines and retro games!]. Kultboy. Retrieved 2023-05-21.
  10. ^ "Sukiya - Abandonware France". Abandonware (in French). Retrieved 2022-03-23.
  11. ^ Grünwald, Sebastian (February 2, 2019). "Maupiti Island soll Remake erhalten" [Maupiti Island to get remake]. Adventure-Treff (in German). Retrieved 2023-05-21.

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