|Ziegs' Fan Game|
|Developer(s)||Shooting Star Studios|
|Platform(s)||Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows, Xbox One|
|Single Player, Multiplayer (1 to 4 players)|
|Genre(s)||Platform Adventure, Metroidvania|
In this game players asume control of four kids: Lilith, Matthew, William and Meredy, as well as their cat pet Sokrates who can help with a few abilities. The kids can travel through dreams and reality in a decaying Earth, obtaining magical abilities through the course of the game that will help them solve puzzles and interact with the environment. Its gameplay is inspired by games from franchises such as Metroid.
As a 2D open world platform adventure game the player controls a group of four kids: Lilith, Matthew, William and Meredy, as well as their pet cat Sokrates. All of them will help each other in order to progress through certain obstacles or reach places they can't reach normally. Even the cat helps on that. There is some kind of mystic thing happening on this game too: the kids can travel through dreams by using portals. These are dreams of the people hoping for a beautiful Earth, without hate, despair, war, sadness... as well as dreams of people's good desires and wishes. But there's also the bad things. While you can also travel the current, horrible decaying Earth in the reality, you are also able to travel through nightmares, which mostly contains more dangerous enemies and surprises.
The game's world maps are extremely open and explorative, the kids interact with the world's and dreams' environment and solve puzzles and facing enemies in their way to restore Earth. The kids will also collect Health Orbs, new abilities and Soul Dreams, which are collectibles needed to complete the game. A map can be used when dream portals open, linking them to their point of origin in the map so the protagonists can travel through them from afar. Save points can be found in all dreams and the reality, allowing the player to save the game and appear in the latest save point used.
"The world is not like it used to, now coming to an end covered in war, technology domination, contamination, destruction and darkness. Families, friends, everyone is slowly dying and disappearing while Earth keeps becoming the disgrace the human kind started.
But not everything was lost. Shining sightings appeared as different pure children around the world were attracted by its light. Deciding to follow the light, four kids started an adventure through cruel reality and hopeful and beautiful dreams. Dreams of saving Earth from its demise."
Full story coming soon.
|Sokrates||Meredy's cat and considered the pet of the group of friends. Sokrates develops a magical ability of being able to talk and be understood by humans. He also obtains a magic that lets him change into different objects and other beings to help the protagonists..|
|Irelia||Irelia is an unknown woman that guides the protagonists during their journey, giving them advise about the dreams and nightmares and how to use their abilities. It is not revealed what she is or where did she come from exactly until the end of the game.|
|Peace and Sorrow||Two mystical wolves that help the kids during certain puzzles. Peace is the white wolf, she is a form of embodiment of the good wishes and Sorrow is the black wolf, and he is a form of embodiment of people's misery.|
Dreams can be accesed by using portals. Dreams are worlds that represent people's current dreams of a better Earth and their good desires. Some dreams are considered nightmares, having dreams of wishes of war and other things that have slowly destructed Earth.
|Forest of Hope||Forest of Hope is a massive forest with beautiful trees, flowers, and many animals and shiny rivers. It symbolizes the souls' hopes of an Earth without decaying nature.||Easy||Dream|
|Angel Garden||Angel Garden is a garden maze outside of various houses and mansions with a XIV century theme. It symbolizes the souls' wishes of going back in time in order to avoid the now perishing Earth.||Easy||Dream|
|Lake of Despair||Lake of Despair is a big aquatic nightmare world in which thunders, hurricanes and other natural disasters occur. It symbolizes people's fears of natural catastrophes.||Normal||Nightmare|
|Aquapolis||Aquapolis is basically the dream counterpart of Lake of Despair. It's a big and beautiful aquatic dream world with various underwater animals and a beautiful aquatic environment. It symbolizes souls' wishes of non-polluted oceans.||Normal||Dream|
|Nuclear Debris||Nuclear Debris is a nightmare taking place in a nuclear war zone. It symbolizes people's despair during the wars and fears of nuclear effects.||Hard||Nightmare|
|Moonside Road||Moonside Road is a big nighttime, astral-like dream world with various mysterious creatures and puzzles. The dream is divided in various luminous and dark areas, symbolizing souls wishing for the light to come back and souls wishing for darkness. Players meet the Mystical Wolves here.||Hard||Dream|
|Ancient Chateau||Ancient Chateau is an inmense beautiful and heavenly castle maze that seems to take place in a sky garden. It symbolizes the souls' wishes of going to heaven.||Hard||Dream|
|Rumble Marshes||Very Hard||Nightmare|
|Arctic Warzone||Very Hard||Nightmare|
|Dream Realm||Very Hard||Dream and Nightmare|
MusicBeauty of a Fairytale (Forest of Hope Theme):
- This game is highly inspired by franchises such as Rayman, Castlevania and Metroid.
- As a such, it is considered as part of the Metroidvania genre.
- The game also seems to take high inspiration from Ori and the Blind Forest, which is also part of said genre.
- Forest of Hope & Moonside Road themes composed by BrunuhVille.