Great Metal Detecting Simulator Made by Up and Coming Developer

Ben Wiest is a 16 year old aspiring game developer from Wisconsin. Ben sure did good with this game, and I would like to see more from him. The game I am talking about is a game made by Ben called "Detector Island: A Metal Detecting Game".

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As I played this game there were a few aspects that I were most impressed with. For one, being able to purchase metal detector upgrades and skins with points was a great idea! Second, and this may just be a personal thing, exploring the terrain of the map was so enjoyable, especially climbing.

I got to speak with Ben, and learned some about him and his motivation for the game, this is what I learned:

"I started working on Detector Island after coming up with the idea to make a metal detecting game, with it being snowy outside and not being able to go detecting in real life, as it’s a fun pass time of mine. It’s my second ever game and I’m pretty proud of how it turned out, it was a good 7 months of working on it. With the game being freshly released, I’m very eager to see what people think of it and to see people enjoying it :). "

- Ben Wiest, Game Developer. Dev logs: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLo3eDdyP5WLNBXS7M_9VoZs_gQJfXrNzf

As always, feel free to comment how you liked the game! Alternatively, the game can also be found on other popular indie game websites.


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