Secret Maryo Chronicles

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Secret Maryo Chronicles
Developer(s)SMC Team
Platform(s)AmigaOS, Microsoft Windows, Linux, Mac OS X 10.5 or higher, Pandora
ReleaseJanuary 23, 2003
Screenshot of Secret Maryo Chronicles in version 1.5.

Secret Maryo Chronicles is a free and open-source two-dimensional platform computer game that began in 2003.[1] The game has been described by the German PCtipp as a Super Mario Bros. clone.[2]


Version 2 of Secret Maryo Chronicles

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 as 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] An in-detail review of the Free Software Magazine in 2015 called the game a "great way to procrastinate".[11]

SMC became a popular freeware title offered by many freeware download outlets; the game was downloaded over 3.4 million times just via between 2004 and May 2017.[12]

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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. ^ "The Secret Chronicles of Dr. M."
  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.[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ Scheibe, Carsten (May 14, 2008). "Maryo macht auch Spaß" [Maryo is fun, too]. Stern (in German). Retrieved February 8, 2010.
  9. ^ Przikling, Georg H. (December 20, 2009). "Das Christkind muss warten" [Christkind has to wait] (in German). ZDF. Archived from the original on July 17, 2011. Retrieved February 8, 2010.
  10. ^ Linux Format 116 March 2009 page 77
  11. ^ Secret Maryo Chronicles: a wonderful GNU/Linux game by Tony Mobily in Free software magazine (2015-06-11)
  12. ^ stats 2000-05-15+to+2017-05-21 on (May 2017)

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