,Game: Hoping Forest
Genre: Casual, Indie, Strategy
System: Steam (Windows)
Developers | Publishers: Arthemy Studios| Arthemy Studios
Controller Support: No
Price: US $8.99 | UK £ 7.50| EU € 8,90
Release Date: April 24th, 2023
Preview code used with many thanks to Arthemy Studios
Hoping Forest is a low-poly, tile-based casual puzzle game that takes you on a relaxing journey through a magical forest. Developed by Arthemy Studios, the game was released on the 24th of April this year.
The main objective of Hoping Forest is to help a cute little frog find a safe path through the forest while avoiding obstacles. The game is played on a grid of tiles, and the player creates a path for the frog by rotating and moving the tiles. However, you need to remember the number of moves the frog can make. If you run out of moves before the frog reaches the exit, you fail the level.
At the beginning, Hoping Forest includes tutorial levels to teach you the mechanics. After mastering the basics, you can progress through four different sections, each containing fifteen levels that progressively increase in difficulty by introducing new obstacles like unmovable tiles, roads with moving cars, and rivers.
As you progress through the game, you can collect flies, increasing your score. There are many different paths you can take, each with its own level of difficulty. The game is not a race, so you can take your time and enjoy the journey.
The game’s low-poly graphics and pastel colour scheme create a relaxing and immersive experience. The music and unhurried atmosphere of the game further enhances its calming effect. Each track is introduced by title and artist, and the lo-fi soundtrack is soothing, adding to the relaxed atmosphere of the game.
Although there are some glitches, such as a missing start button here and there, the game remains fun and challenging. One of the best features of the game is that, after failing a level, you can resume from the fail position instead of resetting the level. This feature makes it easier to find a working path and keeps the game engaging. At the same time, there are multiple ways to pass a level.
In summary, Hoping Forest is a deceptively simple but challenging tile-based puzzle game that takes you on a relaxing journey through a charming forest. Help the little frog find its new home in the forest while listening to some relaxing lo-fi music. With its calm gameplay, low-poly graphics, and soothing soundtrack, Hoping Forest is a game that you won’t regret playing.
Final Verdict: I like it.