A guardian must protect her people against the horrors of a world grown wild in the wake of civilisation's fall.

+ Guardian Maia Ep1 is free to play.
+ Interactive fiction, choose your own adventure with choice and consequence.
+ Unique combat system, choose wisely to conquer your enemies.
+ Based on the mythology of the Maori culture with a modern spin
+ Atmospheric soundtracks that incorporate Maori sounds and birdsong.
+ Stylised chapter illustrations featuring characters from the story.
+ An epic gamebook journey.

You are about to guide Maia on a treacherous journey where decisions aren't simply about life and death. The gods are watching Maia very closely, judging her behaviours, weighing her choices. Maia's mana is at stake in many of the moves she will make.
In the context of Guardian, 'Mana' represents Maia's personal and spiritual power, her will, her integrity, her inner strength. Episode One has three different endings depending on what Maia's Mana Score is at the end of the game.

Episode One begins outside a traditional Maori settlement in Fiordland, New Zealand. The people are protected by Guardians, and one guardian, Maia, is censured for her strange nature. While Maia lives outside the settlement, in the forest, her loyalty remains strong to her people as she protects them from hostile outside forces.

Find out what happens next by playing through our interactive fiction novel. Make your choices wisely your health and your mana depends upon it.

Episode One is part one of a duology. This is a hybrid historical/science-fiction story that draws on the mythology of the Maori culture in New Zealand. Guardian is also a global story and taps into the universal human need to belong and understand the mysteries of the world.


Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

BlingQueen777 ,


I have mild dyslexia and thought I wouldn’t be able to concentrate on the words. But colours chosen were perfect for my reading disability! Now the game itself is pure genius and fun as I love the ‘story’ or ‘tell tale l’ style games where you decide the outcome! Its a great story and good fun. Great work team, hope to see many more!!

Developer Response ,

Kia ora BlingQueen777, thank you for your review and it's wonderful you're enjoying the story. Glad the layout and colour schemes are working for you, we are ery pleased to hear that :)

MichaelV.NZ ,

Great game book

Really good adaption of the choose your own adventure style books into games. Enjoyed the story about a powerful female heroine and discovering all the authentic New Zealand Māori content.

Developer Response ,

Kia ora MichaelV.NZ, thank you for your review, happy to hear you enjoyed our Guardian Maia adventure :)

nolansssss ,

Very racist game!

I found this to be extremely racist, and a false representation of maori.
Pls add some european, caucasian ethnicity.
Not pakeha (white person)

Developer Response ,

Kia pai tō rā.


Metia Interactive
203 MB

Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
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