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1 month ago

Feature: A return to Forma

Have You Played… Forma.8?

Forma.8 is the perfect chill-out game. I played it recently after a heavy stint of graphics card benchmarking and it was the best antidote I could have asked for. Not only does this relaxed 2D explorer look stunning (especially when the camera pulls out to reveal its gorgeous pastel landscapes that look like they've been beamed-in straight off a No Man's Sky poster) but its…

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3 years ago

Feature: Colour and forma

forma.8 has adorable animations and lovely palettes

I don't know if you remember but a while ago I posted about the lovely little animation touches of Inside. forma.8 [official site] is another game which invites that treatment. It's a beautiful Metroidvania prospect which uses that sort of flat colour layering that you find in minimalist posters and similar (think WPA posters and the related neo-vintage look you find in Firewatch's imagery). The…

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Feature: Philae your boots

Playing Forma.8 Is Like Exploring A Painted Planet

Forma.8 [official site] was one of the highlights of my Gamescom this year. There's usually at least one game that I knew very little about walking in to an appointment that wins me over almost instantly for one reason or another. This year's most pleasant surprise was Forma.8. You may have heard the line about No Man's Sky creating scenes reminiscent of sci-fi book covers…

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6 years ago