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Genre: Action, Adventure
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
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Feb 28, 2014 @ 3:36am
Dec 29, 2014 @ 11:15am
Recent Announcements View All (3)
forma.8 update: why it's taking so long?
Interview on Gamasutra and more details on forma.8
Description
Release date: TBA 2015
forma.8 is MixedBag’s own take on the classic metroidvania formula and the kind of game that, as a two-person indie developer, anyone tells you ‘hey, don’t start with something big like this!’... err...


In a distant future, the small exploration probe forma.8 is stranded alone on the surface of an alien planet. He got parted away from his companions by an accidental event and has a life or death mission to accomplish: he needs to find and recover a powerful energy source deep under the surface before it’s too late. Ancient civilisations, great perils and dystopian visions awaits him, and not everything is as it seems...

Floating gracefully in mid air, with a control system that aims to give the player a true sense of flying, our little hero forma.8 starts with no powers, no weapons and no hints of what to do and where to go: it’s up to the player to explore the planet, deal with its often hostile inhabitants, and slowly uncover the story.

There’s no verbal communication in the game, everything is conveyed to the player only with images and sounds.

A unique mix of hand drawn vector graphics and 3d elements brings the world of forma.8 to life with a unique and vibrant look, while the fully physics based world offers unexpected twists to the gameplay.

  • an expansive world to explore
  • an intriguing and mysterious story
  • action!
  • puzzles!
  • dystopian visions!
  • combat!
  • secrets to uncover
  • lots of enemies
  • lots of BIG enemies
  • some more B I G G E R enemies
  • ...and all the power-ups you need to take care of them and to avoid all the nasty stuff you'll face on the remote, alien planet
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144 Comments
MixedBag Srl  [author] Apr 4 @ 4:15am 
@sharpnova you're right about it.

I've set it straight now.

We are a very small team focusing on finishing and releasing the game on a ton of platform, and sadly sometimes the little things are the ones we don't notice.
Trying to do out best and we'll make our best efforts to provide more constant update to the community.
sharpnova Mar 19 @ 6:15pm 
Why don't you at least update this page, right now, to indicate that it's a 2015 release date instead of 2014. You're naive if you don't think that people's eyes tend to roam to a few key spots on a Steam page, and the release date is one of them.

And seeing a release date that's passed is a bad sign that tends to tell people to forget about it.

Would take you a few seconds which I know is a tremendous amount of time.
MixedBag Srl  [author] Mar 19 @ 6:44am 
Yes, still working on this, don't worry!
Still need some time in the oven, but we'll update this page more often.
It's definitely coming. :)
TheUnbeholden Mar 8 @ 3:00am 
You guys are still working on this right? Its just its been a year since a update :/
moret Feb 5 @ 1:01pm 
Good to see it was greenlit, congratulations. Please keep us updated! All release status are still saying 2014, and I look forward to see this game on a console. Bye!
MixedBag Srl  [author] Jan 9 @ 9:27am 
forma.8 has been Greenlit! A huge thank you for the support, we'll keep you informed as we progress with the game development!
Belzyvard89 Dec 29, 2014 @ 2:02pm 
very amazing! can't wait for it!
Альвет Nov 27, 2014 @ 5:29pm 
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Gog384 Oct 27, 2014 @ 6:54am 
Must have!