Be the hero of history! ArtFormer is indie action platformer PC game with RPG elements evolving in each chapter.
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We are working hard on a game you will enjoy. Playing early access is a great introduction to the story for the player, and it helps us to finish the game for you in highest quality possible based on your feedback.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Our game will be in early access for approximately one year.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“In the full version of the Artformer, we are going to finish all the stories we started in the early access. Storyline playtime in the full game will be around 6 - 8 hours long.

In the current early access, we bring you around 30 - 60 minutes of each chapter to try, what is it going to look and play like. So thats around 4 hours of gameplay now.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game have all important features, including all four different historical styles you could see in our screenshots and trailers. You can play first part of the story and solve quests in each chapter.
We want to polish the game based on user feedback.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“In the early access, you can buy ArtFormer with a 25% sale.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We´d love to hear your feedback! if you want to tell us something about the game, don´t be shy and contact us on email feedback@artformer.net.”
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Planned Release Date: November 11

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About This Game

Be the hero of history! ArtFormer is indie action platformer PC game with RPG elements evolving in each chapter.

Gameplay features of final game
Approximately 8 hours of the main story campaign. Sneaking, fighting enemies with spears, swords, axes and bows. Dialogues and quests with NPCs, journal system. Inventory, looting, character statistics, different weapons, armor and shields to choose, puzzles and more.

Story and art
Artformer is sorted into four chapters.

Cave paintings
The story of the first chapter is about a young boy, soon being initiated into manhood by his tribe. Unexpectedly, the herd of buffalos ruins the village. Help your tribe, travel trough the dangerous caves, learh how to fight and bring your people back home.
Inspiration came from the prehistoric cave paintings in Africa and Europe, as Tassili, Altamira and others all around the world.
Idea of this chapter is to pay tribute to all unknown antient artists.

It's an entertaining way how to show the significant visual elements of an important era in Art history, rather than perfect reproduction of one specific painting.

Egyptian papyrus
The story of second chapter is about Faraon's journey to the underworld. Help Pharaoh Ramsesse II to get over the dangerous river of Nile and get his mumificated body to the tomb and his soul to the underworld.
Inspiration came from the papyrus paintings, freaque on tomb's walls, funeral equipment artefacts, statues in Egypt and many more.
Idea of this chapter is to try to reproduce the atmosphere and myth of Egyptian life after death in it's characteristical esthetics.

Greek pottery
The story of the third chapter is about Odysseus and his role in Trojan war and his journey back home to Ithaca island, escaping from the burning city of Troy after 10 years of long war. Travel across the Eagean sea and face all the danger of magical mythological creatures of antient Greek.
Inspiration came from almost 3000 years old pottery paintings from Greece across the styles as Minoan Crete, Athens, Sparta and others.
Idea of this chapter is to show Homer‘s story of Odyssey and the basics of Greece ancient culture in visualy attractive, dynamic way.

Roman mozaic
In the story of the fourth chapter, you are on a way to became a gladiator during the ancient Roman republic. Find the fighters school, train yourself, choose your style, make friends and enemies and fight for glory in the arena. But always be carefull, because the danger is everywhere.
Inspiration came from the Roman mozaic over 2000 years old, found in Italy at Rome, Pompei, Sicily and many others.
Idea of this chapter is not to glorify violence during gladiator games. We want to show the cruelty of these games by player‘s choices with deadly consequences in contrast with high estetic level of Roman culture.

Game inspiration for ArtFormer can be found in classic platformer games as Prince of Persia 1 and 2 and Another world.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: windows 10
    • Processor: i3
    • Graphics: gtx 560
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: windows 10
    • Processor: i5
    • Graphics: gtx 1050
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
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