Secret Maryo Chronicles

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Secret Maryo Chronicles
Developer(s) SMC Team
Engine Internal Engine/Simple DirectMedia Layer/CEGUI
Platform(s) AmigaOS, Microsoft Windows, Linux, Mac OS X 10.5 or higher, Pandora
Release January 23, 2003
Genre(s) Platform
Mode(s) Single-player
Screenshot of Secret Maryo Chronicles 1.5

Secret Maryo Chronicles, short: SMC, is a free, open source two-dimensional platform game.[1] Secret Maryo Chronicles has been described as a Super Mario Bros. clone by PCtipp.[2]


Secret Maryo Chronicles began as a SourceForge project in January 2003.[3] It was developed and is maintained by the Secret Maryo Chronicles development team, led by Florian Richter ("FluXy").[4] The game is OpenGL-based and has an original soundtrack and a built-in game editor. It has been released under the GNU General Public License, Version 3.[5] The game has been expanded up the latest release in 2009.[3] A continuation called, The Secret Chronicles of Dr. M. (TSC), is of April 2017 under continued development.[6]


Secret Maryo Chronicles was listed as the number one open source video game by APC in January 2008.[1] The game was named one of the most promising open source games of 2008 by El Heraldo.[7] In 2008 Stern praised the speed of the game and its puzzle solving ,[8] and heute praised SMC as a well-made non-violent game for children.[9] SMC was selected in March 2009 as "HotPick" by Linux Format.[10]

SMC became a popular freeware titled offered by many freeware download outlets; alone via between 2004 and May 2017 the game was downloaded over 3.4 million times.[11]

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  1. ^ a b Sbarski, Peter (January 21, 2008). "Top 5 best (free) open source games". APC. Retrieved February 8, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Secret Maryo Chronicles" (in German). PCtipp. May 11, 2009. Retrieved February 8, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Secret Maryo Chronicles - History". Official website. Retrieved February 8, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Secret Maryo Chronicles - The Creators". Official website. Retrieved February 8, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Secret Maryo Chronicles - Disclaimer". Official website. Retrieved February 8, 2010. 
  6. ^
  7. ^ "Los juegos Open Source más prometedores del 2008" [The most promising Open Source games of 2008] (in Spanish). El Heraldo. Retrieved February 8, 2010. 
  8. ^ Scheibe, Carsten (May 14, 2008). "Maryo macht auch Spaß" [Maryo is fun, too] (in German). Stern. Retrieved February 8, 2010. 
  9. ^ Przikling, Georg H. (December 20, 2009). "Das Christkind muss warten" [Christkind has to wait] (in German). ZDF. Retrieved February 8, 2010. 
  10. ^ Linux Format 116 March 2009 page 77
  11. ^ stats 2000-05-15+to+2017-05-21 on (May 2017)

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