It’s Canada Day, and we wondered to ourselves,”What if we made a metroid-vania style platformer set in a magical Canadian inspired world?” That game, my friends, would be called…

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Steph came up with the title and logo

The game would feature a down on his luck Lumberjack named John Maplesyrup, who sets out to save the world when one of The Queen’s Corgis is kidnapped by an evil RCMP officer Skeleton named Carl Canucka.

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Carlos Canucka and John Maplesyrup named by David


The story takes place in and around the capital of Canada, Toronto (sorry Ottawa), and has the player travelling through alternate dimensions: “The World of the English” and “The World of  the French” on his quest to rescue one of those amazing dogs.

Naturally, a mysterious hockey mask in the middle of the city is revealed to John Maplesyrup and transforms him into a superhero hockey player. While hockey players are no strangers to fighting, platforming in skates might prove a bit more challenging.

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I stole this from a hockey card…


How would you make Guacamel-EH! more Canadian?

Miss Universe Canada as X’tabay


  1. One says:

    Would be awesome if real.


  2. Carlos Ayala says:


    But could you do a story based on El Salvador as DLC or a game next XD

  3. Scott says:

    This would be amazing. You could replace gthe chickens with the naional animal …. the majestic Beaver and the Goat Trainer couod be a moose.

  4. Jack says:

    I’d definitely would pick this up if it were DLC.

  5. Mustafa says:

    This sounds great, except for the fact that Toronto isn’t the capital of Canada, Ottawa is. But I guess Ottawa wouldn’t be as fun!

  6. Brendan Beckmann says:

    You guys realize everybody who has seen this is counting on Canadian DLC for Guacamelee, now right?