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Minimalist space adventure Forma.8 coming in 2014

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Indie studio MixedBag is working on a minimalist space adventure called Forma.8 on a variety of consoles, computers and handhelds, the company announced today.

The two-person team at Turin, Italy-based MixedBag came up with the initial concept for Forma.8 more than two years ago, and since then the project has grown from an idea for a touchscreen control scheme into a full-fledged action adventure game.

Forma.8 takes place in the far future and concerns an eponymous exploration probe that is stranded on an alien planet. Beneath the planet's surface is an energy source that Forma.8 must recover in order to survive after the probe was separated from its cohorts. There's no dialogue in Forma.8, and the probe begins the game with no weapons or powers; the player must acquire them, as in a Metroid-esque title, as they defeat enemies on their path.

Forma.8 is in development on iOS, Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Wii U and Windows PC for release in 2014. You can check out the game's announcement trailer above, and 11 screenshots in the gallery below.


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