Factsheet

Developer:
Alonso Martin

Release date:
2017

Platforms:
PC/OSX/Linux, PS4, PS Vita, Nintendo Wii U

Website:
hfalicia.com

Regular Price:

USD$20

Description

Heart Forth, Alicia is a Metroidvania RPG about a young wizard pursued by a terror in the sky.

On the night of your coming of age trial, the sky rains fire over your village, scorching everything in its path. Soon, you’re catapulted into an ongoing war between the wizards of the forest and the desert army of the West. Desperate to reunite with your loved ones, you embark on a journey across the landscapes of a beautiful but threatening world, sculpted by the pulsing violence of its past.

At this game's core is an ode to the classics. Remember the electrifying gameplay of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, the devious dungeons of the Zelda series, and the rich, more serious narrative of Xenogears or Final Fantasy Tactics?

Heart Forth, Alicia brings a modern take on a beloved genre, combining the tight gameplay from the classic action platformers with an epic and serious narrative akin to the iconic '90s RPGs.

History

Heart Forth, Alicia started as a small, personal project by Alonso Martin in 2007. Since then, the project has gone through many growth stages. In 2014, Heart Forth, Alicia had a successful Kickstarter campaign with backers pledging over $232,000 to make Heart Forth, Alicia a reality.

Heart Forth, Alicia is targeted for release in 2017 and will be coming to PC, Mac, Linux, PS4, PS Vita and Wii U.

Features

  • Engage in fast and agile melee combat with your whip and a varied library of upgrades and mobility skills.
  • Master devastating magic spells to annihilate your enemies, solve creative puzzles and overcome devious obstacles.
  • Play with powerful classic RPG elements that provide players with all the gear, sidequests and gameplay of a quintessential RPG experience.
  • Adventure across the game’s many vast regions and treacherous dungeons to gather all their treasures, upgrades and secrets.
  • Experience a rich, engaging and more serious narrative akin to the iconic RPGs of the '90s while trying to escape from a threatening force that lurks in the sky.

Videos

Heart Forth, Alicia - Kickstarter Trailer YouTube

Heart Forth, Alicia - 2016 Gameplay Video YouTube


Images

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download logo files as .zip (1MB)


Selected Articles

  • "Kotaku - It Took Seven Years To Make An Indie RPG So Good-Looking"
    - András Neltz, Kotaku
  • "Indiegames.com - Platform RPG Heart Forth, Alicia in the works for years, looks incredible"
    - Anthony Swinnich, Indiegames.com
  • "PC Gamer - The Best PC Games of 2014"
    - Staff, PCGamer.com
  • "Destructoid - Heart Forth, Alicia is the best Kickstarter I've seen in ages"
    - Jordan Devore, Destructoid.com
  • "Rock, Paper, Shotgun - Gracilevania: Heart Forth, Alicia"
    - Adam Smith, rockpapershotgun.com
  • "Polygon"
    - Emily Gera, polygon.com

Kickstarter Page
Find it on Kickstarter at kickstarter.com.

Steam Greenlight
Heart Forth, Alicia is on Steam Greenlight at steamcommunity.com.


About Heart Forth, Alicia

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Heart Forth, Alicia Credits

Alonso Martin
Game, Level, World & Enemy Design, Graphics, Coding, Story & Game Script, Sound Design, Rendered Cutscenes, Additional Music

Jonathan Geer
Original Soundtrack

BigBossSNK
Lead Alpha Tester

Lukas Meller
External Tool & Shader Development, Website Development

Mathias Kaerlev, Lukas Meller
Console Porting

Lee Kok Wei
Character Illustration

Fran Gonzalez and Miguel Angel Perez Lopez
Additional Enemy/NPC graphics

Deryk Buckareff
Additional Environment Graphics

Henk Nieborg
Additional Environment Graphics

Manami Matsumae
Additional Music

Logan Williams
Marketing

Armand Rochette
Additional Music


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