Cofounder, Mauro Fanelli, from the indie studio MixedBag finally announced the release of Forma.8. It will be available for PS4 and the PS Vita.
The game is set to launch on February 23rd and is a 2D action adventure, with a very unique, visual style. Forma.8’s development took longer than expected, as the game was supposed to be released back in 2014. The project took more time than anticipated and team launched other games in the process, but it is finally ready to go.
You play as a small exploration probe called forma.8 and you’re stranded alone on the surface an alien planet. By accident, you have been separated from your companions and you have a life or death mission to complete: find and recover a lost, powerful energy source before it’s too late. Not everything is what it appears to be… (ohhh… mystery).
Forma.8’s gameplay offers a huge world to explore, a unique control system, power ups to collect after you unlock new zones, enemies to fight, puzzles to solve, large bosses, and a cryptic story. That is a lot going on. All bundled together with unique visuals — a combination of hand drawn vector graphics and 3D characters to give it that amazing pop factor. It also runs at 60 FPS.
There will also be a very limited amount of physical copies of Forma.8, as MixedBag has partnered with Limited Run Games to make these copies. They will only be sold on Limited Run Games website and at a later date, which was not specified.