Man, Skyward Sword is so far off! Even Ocarina of Time 3D is another few months away, and that’s only a remake. I need a new Zelda Fix! I can’t be alone. If only there was something to tide me over until then…

Well for those of you who feel the same way, I have good news. Zelda Universe has been host to an amazing team working their butts off for the last few months in early development of the site’s official fan game! Hit the jump to find out more about ZU’s own Zelda game!

Join Link in ZU’s fangame!

The Legend of Zelda: Timeless Haven (tentative title) started out as a simple idea by one member and has grown into a whole team of dedicated members working to do justice to our favourite series. The best news is that we have a playable demo for you right now! Keep in mind that this is simply an alpha demo to show what we have gameplay wise.

You can download the demo here. Please let us know what you think. Stop by the forums and visit the fan game thread in community central. You can also find more information there, like character profiles. Leave some feedback and be sure to let us know of any and all glitches found. The more feedback we get, the better our final product will be!

If you’re interested in this project and think you could help out, we are looking for artists, programmers, spriters and game designers, so please submit an application. More information on that in the forum thread.

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  • Manga Ninja

    Awesome a fangame thanks ZU.

  • ooccoowarrior

    Is there possibly a mac download out there. Because I'm interested in playing this.

    • Hombre_de_Mundo

      No Mac version available. Hopefully we'll get that working next demo.

    • macs are retarded

      macs are horrible, its ur fault

      • Mac Guardian

        More advanced than PC's will ever be.

        • anti-mac

          then why can you install Mac OS on a PC but you need an emulator to run Windows/Linux on a Mac? See where i am coming from, if macs are so great what the hell do you need Parallels for?

  • Queen of Green Lions

    I'm impressed! Great work, everyone!

  • Wow, I didn’t know about this. I knew there was a fan game at cc a while ago, but thought it died. I’ll have to check this out.

  • PhantomLinebeck

    Great grafics

  • Link24

    Wow! That is awesome!
    I love it^^

  • Zeldalover93

    Wow. This thing is hugely based off of Minish Cap. But, hey, I loved that game so no complaints here! 😀 lol

    • Mattocks

      We did use a MC base, but have also been working on original sprites. However Link's sprite is not totally finished yet, so instead of having some actions with the new sprite, and some with old MC sprites (which was just awkward), we simply recoloured the MC sprite and made them all the same for this demo.

  • HeroOfWinds2

    I have one complaint (which I know will be in the final game), need shield. Other than that I enjoyed it. When I heard the phrase alpha demo I expected just some open empty spaces but this had items to be found, and shop and enemies galore. I also like the coloring you used on Link, distinguishes him from the Minish Cap.

    • Mattocks

      Thank you for that. The team has worked really hard on it, and I'm very happy with the outcome.

      As for the shield, yes it will be in the final game, but wasn't one of our foccuses for this demo.

  • Statix

    Fantastic! Veramente bravi! Game maker?

    • Hombre_de_Mundo

      Yes, we're using Game Maker. Anyone who's good with it is welcome to apply for programming on this game (and other positions as well). Just check the forum post for details.

  • Trojandorf

    So, did anyone else get a "virus warning" after they downloaded that? Also, Ganondorf appears to be punching all my desktop icons, and then they get deleted when it happens.. followed by his OOT laugh after each time.
    "AAhhh HA ha ha… AHHH HHAAAA HAA hAaa!"

    • Chad

      No I got it too and then a bunch of popup ads crashed my computer

      • Chad

        Sorry I clicked the wrong link at media fire and it led me to a spam site

  • Reedsta

    liked it a lot but DEAR GOD THE KEESH ARE SO FREAKING ANNOYING
    other than great game

  • Darkstar

    awesome music and graphics! How do I use the sword/pick things up? Im not used to playing on a computer lol

    • Hombre_de_Mundo

      The controls are displayed on the startup screen. You can also press P to customize the buttons to your liking

  • NintendoMasterG

    I have some things to add. First of all, this game needs a SPIN ATTACK! Second of all, it needs a shield. Other than that, AMAZING work, guys! I was really impressed. Oh, and I was also wondering. Will you upgrade the writing? It was a little hard to read sometimes. That's all. 🙂

    • Hombre_de_Mundo

      What exactly about the "writing" is it that you'd like to see changed? The choice of words, color, font, resolution?

  • Cole

    Only one question, what's with all the empty fall to your doom holes and what do I do with the red stone near the right cliff? There's no button to put it on.

    • Hombre_de_Mundo

      It's a challenge. It's not meant to be super easy 😛

  • Joshua

    um is this playable on mac?

    • Hombre_de_Mundo

      Not yet, but we hope it will be eventually.

    • matt17

      I doubt it will be since its a .exe file

    • SteelSlasher

      It should work in parallels but that kind of defeats the object of having a mac, or you could go out and buy a cheap win7 netbook

  • Ijzigevogel

    I just can't figure out what to do with the haning man in the bottom right,,, Can anyone help me? Btw, i love the game!:D

  • QueenxLink

    That's awesome!

  • Cole

    Cut him down with your sword Ij

  • rachel

    Legit awesome, i just wish there wasn't so many freakin keesh :l

    • Reedsta

      I KNOW!

  • SkywardLink

    that is amazing

  • Corrol132

    Lots of fun!
    I cant wait till the full game!
    I dint find any glitch or anything else, perfect!

  • serena_1995

    i'm just fine with it! cant wait for full version! me need my zelda fix until SS! when is full game going to be released?!

    • SteelSlasher

      February 31st 2012… oh wait … the world ends in 2012

  • ibrahim

    DA GAME IS FREAKIN' AWSOME IN SO MANY WAYS
    I CAN'T EXPLAIN IT N 1 WORD, I CAN'T WAIT 2 C DA GUIDE DAT GOES WIT' IT. I AGREE WIT' RACHEL: 2 MANY FREAKIN' KEESE

  • MegaLinkX

    so far the only glitch I've found is if you are standing between two things that are pick-up-able, youll pick both up.

  • matt17

    This demo was way better than I expected. The graphics and gameplay are just as good as the minish cap and four swords adventure. This game is gonna turn into something good in the future for sure.
    Only bug I found was that you can tap foward or down quickly then press the roll key and link will scream without rolling. Also, I can enter a room while holding up, and I'll instantly be halfway in the room already, possibly getting hurt by enemies.

  • gward

    lol the keese movement is so weird in this…but it presents a challenge so I like it!

  • dryoshidude

    epic

  • Ijzigevogel

    How do I cut down the hanging man? I can't reach him! Help me!:O

    • Hombre_de_Mundo

      Just find something to put on the switch 😉

  • Shadowknight1

    Pretty nifty little game you guys have going here.

  • Mattocks

    Please keep in mind that this is just a demo to showcase the engine and a bit of what the game's going to be like. This probably isn't going to be an actual level.

  • linkdude101

    Why is there a keese in the shop?

    • Mattocks

      Why not?

      • GorCoronSumo

        Because it will attack unarmed shoppers! Oh…wait, the only person who goes into a shop is Link. Silly me for forgetting basic Zelda logic:)

  • Eric

    Awesome game guys! I can't wait until the full version!

    • Mattocks

      The full version is still quite a ways off, however there will be a fe more demos between now and then to hold people over!

  • Eddy

    This is turning out much better than I thought it might. And there's a lot for just a teaser

  • Eddy

    I've only played it for a few minutes, but the only complaint that comes to mind are the annoying enemies, or more the fact that there are so many at once

  • Uli

    Wow, exciting!

  • The True Fafa (aka GOD!?)

    Great demo! And the credits are hilarious! I’m currently watching them and I’ve reached the “OH COME ON THIS IS ABSURD!” line and the “I can”t believe this”… so when do they actually end?

    Ahem! and through vigorous playtesting, I’ve noticed that if you grab inbetween two pots or rocks, whether it be horizontal, vertical or from the left or right, the two objects fuse into one.

    Oap, just reached the “…”