Posts Tagged ‘Figment’

Figment imagines its way onto PC today

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When you see games partway through the development process they can get frozen in your memory at that point. I saw Figment [official site] a long while ago in a hotel courtyard at GDC and I remember loving its art style but being unsure how the game itself would pan out. I’d catch it out of the corner of my eye at shows – this year’s Rezzed for example – but always managed to hit a busy time and so couldn’t get a hands-on. Fast-forward to today when the game is a) launching on PC and b) playable at EGX and I get to compare my snapshot with Brendy’s and they’ve managed to tangle together!

“If you do a newsie about Figment coming out today you can say I played some at EGX and it is like Pip dreaming of an bird dreaming of a newt dreaming about playing Bastion. A bit slow maybe. But then you never can move fast in a dream.”

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Make a song and dance about Figment on 22 September

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Musical action game Figment [official site] wowed Adam when he tried it in April with its hand-drawn art and bosses that perform entire song and dance numbers. Now we know it’ll be chiming onto our screens very soon: 22 September, to be exact.

In Figment, you journey into a person’s mind to confront their fears, which range from teeth falling out to spiders. You have to defeat a series of nightmarish bosses along the way, and between them there’s some light platforming segments, simple combat and straightforward puzzles. But what sets is apart is the sound: everything in the world explodes with music when you interact with it.

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Figment is a slightly sinister silly symphony

Before I played Figment [official site], I knew very little about it. I’d heard that it was set inside the mind of a person suffering from fears, doubts and anxieties, which made me think it’d be creepy or heart-breaking, but the screenshots suggested something far lighter and perhaps even humorous. Having played a few levels spread across the game, I’m delighted to find that Figment’s finest qualities couldn’t show themselves in screenshots or press releases. It’s a musical and I found it utterly charming.

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