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forma.8 has adorable animations and lovely palettes

forma.8

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 first thing I was thinking of pointing to were the colour palettes, some of which are unusual in gaming, but right now there’s just something so pleasing about little animated touches that elevate the world through attention to detail:

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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 – Forma.8 looks like the prestige, limited edition reprints of those books.

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