Spring can’t come soon enough and whilst I guess we are officially just within the new season, until the weather warms up and the slew of games promised for Spring 2018 release start to arrive, it won’t ever feel like it is here. One game that is fast approaching release though is Fox n Forests – slated for a Spring 2018 release – and today a brand new gameplay video has emerged… one which shows exactly how the seasons change on the fly.

Released today by Euro Video and Bonus Level Entertainment, the latest gameplay video for Fox n Forests centres around level 1:2 “Gorgeous Gorge”. Inspired by 90’s classics such as ActRaiser 2 or Castle of Illusions, it comes with a wonderfully melodic soundtrack. With Fox n Forests making the most of the 16-bit era and combining it with a modern design, a chiptunes soundtrack and nostalgic feel, this is one 2D platformer that we are looking out for.

Due to hit Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC, Fox n Forests will see Rick the Fox bravely wielding his Magic Melee Crossbow to attack enemies, changing seasons on the fly to his advantage. This includes such things as making new platforms from falling leaves in autumn.

You’ll gave to help Rick defeat epic enemies, discover hidden bonus levels, find powerful potions and other valuable loot, all whilst solving brain-teasing puzzles and unveiling the mysteries of the fifth season.

 

The gameplay video also arrives with an industry insight into the level design of FOX n FORESTS via a new update on Kickstarter. It was successfully funded in August 2016, raising more than $130,000 USD / €107,000, and the design of each stage is a key component in its development.

“Level design is one of the most important tasks in game development,” says Rupert Ochsner, game director at Bonus Level Entertainment. “All elements need to come together in an entertaining way and it can make or break the game.”

Check out the trailer below.

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