- Players will need to use their observational skills and intelligence to solve multiple puzzles to piece together the mystery of Maya’s past and what dark secrets she has buried.
- Players can collect fragments of memories in the world to unlock new areas and puzzles.
- Mechanics range from simple movement and jump to teleportation and gravity control; the player must use stealth and observational skills to navigate each puzzle.
Ever Forward is not only a puzzle game, but a story of Maya. Maya is lost in a strange world somewhere between reality and imagination and is alone to confront her despair on her journey of discovery, where she must unlock her memories and confront her fears to unravel the secrets of the world.
For more than three years, the team at Pathea racked their brains together in designing puzzles with “the puzzle gamer” in mind. The story and art style are both attractive and good at catching the player’s initial attention, but the puzzles are everything. Ever Forward also brings style to the genre with a relaxing color pallet of soothing pastels and electric future tones designed to simulate the absurd nature of false reality effectively. Many elements of the art may confuse players as to what is what, to further express dreaming’s capacity to be obscene.
However, if a puzzle can’t be solved, there are alternate ways to complete the game without solving 100% of the tasks. Moreover, some puzzles have various ways of being completed to fit different kind of thinkers and logical processes.
Portal & Gravity
The Portal in Ever Forward is a gateway between the two ambiguous planes of Maya’s consciousness. Players can quickly enter puzzles or explore in the vast open free world while manipulating the directional gravity pull. Change in gravity can further challenge the player’s mind and grasp of proximity and spatial relationship.
Get your brain exercises in as Ever Forward is now available for Xbox One and coming soon to Xbox Series X|S.
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