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06-15-2017, 03:47 AM
#21
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 1,087
Geez... I usually know if I'll like a game when I see your comments! Looks like this might take me away from my playing Breath of the Wild on my Nintendo Switch.... my backlog of iOS games will likely continue to grow!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pitta View Post
Wow wow wow, the attention to details!!!!
Both graphically and in sounds!!!

Same vibes as when I first played Another World on Amiga back in the days.
(HUGE compliment because Another World is one of my all time favorite ever).

I got used to the probe inertia in 5 minutes (at first I bounced everywhere).
Awesome game already, a steal at the actual price.

Do we know if it supports iCloud sync?
06-15-2017, 04:36 AM
#22
Joined: May 2012
Location: Turin, Italy
Posts: 90
Hi everyone,

Mauro from MixedBag here! Thanks for all the support, it's been a long journey for us and finally being able to release forma.8 on iOS means a lot for the whole team!

We started working on the game in early 2012 (!!!) and actually showed a very early build to TouchArcade at E3 2012. It's been a very long time and a lot of stuff happened meanwhile.

Really hope you'll enjoy the game!

If you have any questions, I'm keeping an eye on the thread!

Thanks again,
Mauro & the MixedBag team

Indie studio MixedBag co-founder, programmer, game designer: mixedbag.it
Futuridium EP, a retro inspired shoot'em up: futuridium.com
forma.8, an adventure game for iOS: forma8.net
Facebook: facebook.com/MixedBagGames - Twitter: @MixedBagGames

06-15-2017, 04:41 AM
#23
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skyrise View Post
Hi everyone,

Mauro from MixedBag here! Thanks for all the support, it's been a long journey for us and finally being able to release forma.8 on iOS means a lot for the whole team!

We started working on the game in early 2012 (!!!) and actually showed a very early build to TouchArcade at E3 2012. It's been a very long time and a lot of stuff happened meanwhile.

Really hope you'll enjoy the game!

If you have any questions, I'm keeping an eye on the thread!

Thanks again,
Mauro & the MixedBag team
Hi Mauro. May I ask how is the saving implemented in the game? Can we save anywhere? Are there checkpoints to save? This doubt is the only thing that keeps me from smashing the purchase button. Thanks.
06-15-2017, 04:47 AM
#24
Joined: May 2012
Location: Turin, Italy
Posts: 90
Quote:
Originally Posted by VirtualBoyFreak View Post
Hi Mauro. May I ask how is the saving implemented in the game? Can we save anywhere? Are there checkpoints to save? This doubt is the only thing that keeps me from smashing the purchase button. Thanks.
Hi,

The game autosaves:
- every time you enter a new scene
- every time you die
- in certain scenes there are mid-levels save point (you'll recognise them!)
- if you quit the game (by the save and quit option in the pause menu), all progresses will be saved and you'll restart from the beginning of the scene or from the last checkpoint with all the stuff you've got unlocked.

If you collect something / unlock something / open a door / open a shortcut or stuff like that it get saved if you die / quit and while you'll restart form the beginning of the scene everything will be already unlocked.

It's a very forgiving system and transparent to the user, you don't have to do again stuff you've already done if you die.

Cheers,
Mauro

Indie studio MixedBag co-founder, programmer, game designer: mixedbag.it
Futuridium EP, a retro inspired shoot'em up: futuridium.com
forma.8, an adventure game for iOS: forma8.net
Facebook: facebook.com/MixedBagGames - Twitter: @MixedBagGames
06-15-2017, 04:51 AM
#25
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 161
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pitta View Post
Wow wow wow, the attention to details!!!!
Both graphically and in sounds!!!

Same vibes as when I first played Another World on Amiga back in the days.
As both an Amiga nerd and "Another World" super fan, I'm sold. 🛒
06-15-2017, 04:52 AM
#26
Joined: May 2012
Location: Turin, Italy
Posts: 90
Quote:
Originally Posted by shfrost View Post
As both an Amiga nerd and "Another World" super fan, I'm sold. 🛒
Another World was the main inspiration for the forma.8 look!
We are huge fans!

Indie studio MixedBag co-founder, programmer, game designer: mixedbag.it
Futuridium EP, a retro inspired shoot'em up: futuridium.com
forma.8, an adventure game for iOS: forma8.net
Facebook: facebook.com/MixedBagGames - Twitter: @MixedBagGames
06-15-2017, 04:54 AM
#27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skyrise View Post
Hi,

The game autosaves:
- every time you enter a new scene
- every time you die
- in certain scenes there are mid-levels save point (you'll recognise them!)
- if you quit the game (by the save and quit option in the pause menu), all progresses will be saved and you'll restart from the beginning of the scene or from the last checkpoint with all the stuff you've got unlocked.

If you collect something / unlock something / open a door / open a shortcut or stuff like that it get saved if you die / quit and while you'll restart form the beginning of the scene everything will be already unlocked.

It's a very forgiving system and transparent to the user, you don't have to do again stuff you've already done if you die.

Cheers,
Mauro
Thanks, sold! I'm going to smash the buy button as I finish typing this reply
06-15-2017, 05:10 AM
#28
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Italy
Posts: 2,990
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skyrise View Post
Another World was the main inspiration for the forma.8 look!
We are huge fans!
Credimi Mauro, it really shows.
Down to the sounds!!!

AMAZING atmosphere.
Can't wait to go home and properly immerse myself in the game.

Couldn't check...does the game support iCloud sync between devices?
So I can continue in iPad at home?
06-15-2017, 05:24 AM
#29
Joined: May 2012
Location: Turin, Italy
Posts: 90
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pitta View Post
Credimi Mauro, it really shows.
Down to the sounds!!!

AMAZING atmosphere.
Can't wait to go home and properly immerse myself in the game.

Couldn't check...does the game support iCloud sync between devices?
So I can continue in iPad at home?
Thanks Pitta! It means a lot for us!

Sadly for now we're not supporting iCloud Sync, but it's a feature we'll implement in the future.

Indie studio MixedBag co-founder, programmer, game designer: mixedbag.it
Futuridium EP, a retro inspired shoot'em up: futuridium.com
forma.8, an adventure game for iOS: forma8.net
Facebook: facebook.com/MixedBagGames - Twitter: @MixedBagGames
06-15-2017, 06:09 AM
#30
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Italy
Posts: 2,990
Thanks anyway....now I have to decide where to play it....iPhone always with me or iPad, where it's glorious.

Played 30 mins...encountered and beat first boss, found a path that apparently I can't visit (too slow found new powers and items.
Absolutely glorious.

As part of a scientific space exploration team (in my mind at least) I feel almost guilty killing all those 'cute' creatures.

The game really grabbed me with iron hand....I'm fully immersed in this alien world.