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Shape of the World

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Without you, will the forest still come alive? Shape of the World is an exploration game where a rich and colorful world grows around you, a relaxing and interactive escape about getting yourself pleasantly lost. Your presence is the driving force behind the procedurally populated environment as you establish permanent monuments to mark your journey.Game Features First-person explorer: Wander in relaxing and surreal environments that beckon you to explore, hinting at distant landmarks and encouraging you to delve deeper into the woods. Amble, swim, drift and fly at your own pace: no ticking clock or perils laying in wait will prevent you from enjoying your journey here. Play with an organic and mysterious ecosystem: Interact with graceful animals, ephemeral flora, and intriguing monoliths. Your actions will alter the world you discover in vibrant and unexpected ways, leaving you wondering what will happen with each path you forge and every hollow you stumble upon. Procedural population: The forest only materializes around you when you get close, and it regrows in a new way each time you pass. The game features a graphically compelling procedurally generated environment that shifts continually. What will you find when you retrace your steps?” A dynamic soundtrack that responds to the player’s travels: The audio shifts along with the visuals, providing an enveloping aural experience to match your psychedelic journey and amplify your immersion.
Release date
Jun 5, 2018
Plug In Digital Ltd
Seaven Studio
Hollow Tree Games
Plug In Digital
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows 7, 64-bit
  • Processor: 3.0GHz CPU Dual Core
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Geforce GTX 750 / Radeon R7 260X
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
  • OS: Windows 7, 64-bit
  • Processor: 2.4GHz CPU Quad Core
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Geforce GTX 780 / Radeon R9 290X
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
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Shape of the World reviews and comments

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Product received for free shape of the world ▸ writes woah! Shape of the world is a game developed by hollow tree games and published by plug in digital. Pass this paragraph if you are not interested in a small bio. This "game" is a title that Stu Maxwell is in charge of; Stu Maxwell is an artist indeed Visual, it sounds quite believable when we see the work proposed to us here. Small precision, it is not at its first glance. Of course it is not all alone, and there is a team of dev behind. In view of the game that is proposed, I must at least present also aThomas Goldberg who worked (and works) in the graphics, more specifically in the technologies of procedural animation. Good and then we can also talk about the soundtrack composer as long as we are there, Brent silk for those who want to know. Usually I do not do organic like that, but for the time I wanted to know who had allowed me to admire the scenery and a quasi-whole procedural generation of the world while having in the ears sounds that agree rather well with the mood that I each passage. And even if you know, you might as well take advantage of others. Really I do not laugh, the "plantations" and everything that is created under your eyes are generated procedurally. There is a path that is not a procedural one. But the rest is, and when you move forward, sometimes you will take a tree just because this exhausted has decided that "you will not pass". But hey, if you're like me, you left click and it clears (an idea to keep to get rid of people IRL here). For the time being I find that shape of the world is to be placed in the register of works of art; or at least the side of contemplative/relaxing games. However I place a warning here, if you are epileptic, be careful. The color chain is quite soft (because the colors in themselves are soft in large part), but you never know: prevention is better than cure. If you take your time, you will "Finish" shape of the world in 2 or 3 hours. If you do not take it, it will probably be in less than an hour. But like most games of the genre, the main goal is almost to get lost. Very clearly, I have found no bugs or annoyance, nor anything that can make this game a bad game I would say that the appreciation of the graphic paw depends on the player. Finally in reality it's all the game. Personally, I had a nice time in beautiful scenery. That said I will not go so far as to say that game allowed me a great immersion; It was a journey of course but I don't have to forget my environment. Good on the other hand it bears rather well its name; the forms that (can) take (re) the world are clearly visible. So about shape of the world, I recommend it. Anyway if you really did not like the game, you can always get reimbursed (after you do not do this in an abusive way either). You can follow the page curator here: sacrez'art.
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