Have you ever tried to save your lunch money in order to buy a game or comic book? After so many years, you have grown up, but your colorful life costs all your energies. The unlimited pressure makes you exhausted. Is there anything that could fulfill the void of your heart?
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Oct 25, 2016
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Going on Early Access will help us collect feedback from players and improve our game before formal release. Also, we will be able to communicate with players in the game’s Steam Community, and make our games better.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Early Access will end approximately in early 2017”

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

“The game shall be formally released after several updates in Early Access. After formal release, all new episodes will be released as DLCs.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The Early Access version contains complete contents of the first two episodes. Players could have enough fun, experience full gameplay modes, and receive the messages that developers tend to deliver. But please expect a few bugs too.”

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

“Yes. An independent DLC, which contains a new episode, will be released the same time as the formal release version. The price for the formal release version shall be higher than the Early Access version. This will give some benefits to our Early Access buyers. After formal release, all new episodes will be released as paid DLCs (there might be some free episodes too). Our purpose is to split the full price of the game so that players won’t feel the game cost them too much if they are not satisfied with it.”

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

“We plan to establish discussion groups in the Steam Community to collect feedbacks from players. As the game updates, we will continue to collect suggestions from players too, and will encourage them to submit their own stories to us. Maybe your experience will be included in one of the future episodes.

You can also contact us via:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dragonwhispergames
Steam group:The Shape Of Heart (EN)”
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About This Game

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Warning

This game only supports 64 bit operating systems.

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is a storytelling-based puzzle game that tries to wake you up from the numbness of life.

Game Features:

  • Amazing puzzle solving based on fluid physics
  • A memoir brings you back to childhood.
  • A diary shares our feelings in games, dreams, growing up, fighting with stress, and so forth
  • Fantastic background music and sound efforts that immerse you in your memories.
  • Easter eggs in honor of many classics

Gameplay

  • Solve puzzles by leveraging of an advanced fluid physics algorism
  • Fill containers with proper fluids to open certain pathways.
  • Activate water pumps to guide the fluids to reach places that are hard reach
  • Solve the most challenging puzzles to complete achievements; make choices to progress to different endings.
  • Experience childhood games with different designs and new mechanisms
  • Each episode tells a story in a unique period of life, the choices you make will affect the plots in the following episodes.

This game uses 2D fluid physics to describe growing up stories of the main character. We have split the whole story to 5-6 episodes. The prologue starts in 2016, when the main character just get back home from work and too tired to play any games. He started to rethink where his passions are gone. Then he starts to recall his childhood memories. The next episodes are about his memories in different periods of life. Episode One describes a timeline when he was born in the 1980s, he had a brilliant childhood, and grew up little by little. The next episodes are about his memories in the 1990s, 2000s, and 2010s. At the end, the memory ends and he wakes up in reality. In each episode, the player would have to make some side choices, which will affect side plots in the follow-up episodes. Because the whole game focuses on storytelling, we have to make some restrictions on the puzzle solving and level designing parts. Our purpose is to bring players a continuous gaming experience, without being interrupted by some puzzles. But don’t think the game is easy. We have placed all the hard parts on the side choices. This is just the same as life itself. One who chooses a special path always pays more than those choose an ordinary path.
If you think you are special, try to make your own choices.

Why we choose to release the game based on episodes?


The game adopts a relatively new gameplay mode. We hope to bring our creative works to more players, and paying by episodes would lower the doorsill for many players who want to experience the game. We will continue to update new contents free of charge in the Early Access phase. After the game is formally released, we will release more DLCs which will require a certain price. If players don’t like any of the new DLCs, they can choose not to buy them. If players still looking forward to more contents, then they could pay a relatively little money to enjoy the game and support independent studios like us.

We totally understand that games like The Shape of Heart, which gives only a few hours of gameplay, are not quite supported by the Steam refund system. But we are confident that even if you complete the game within two hours, you could feel the sincerity of our developers. The game still has much to optimize, and we are trying our best. We hope the new episodes and new games will be better with your support. Thank you again!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dragonwhispergames

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 64bit or higher
    • Processor: Intel Core i3-2100 or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 mb video memory
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 64 bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i7-3770K
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 gb video memory
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Mac OSX 10.7 and above
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 mb video memory
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Mac OSX 10.7 and above
    • Processor: 3.2 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 gb video memory
    • Storage: 400 MB available space

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