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Heart Forth Alicia is the most beautiful use of pixels… ever

Alonso Martin’s Kickstarter-backed metroidvania Heart Forth, Alicia is taking its time in development as it passes the three-year marker of its campaign’s success. That’s quite a lot of time to twist and tweak an indie video games, but each passing update and appearance at conventions show that all that time is being put to good use.

Frankly, this is the most beautiful use of pixels I’ve ever seen. I recently reviewed Cosmic Star Heroine and praised it for capturing the simplicity of the 16-bit era and its old school use of pixels, but this is something on an entirely different level. This is the kind of jaw-dropping presentation we’d be seeing on a daily basis if 3D had never taken off in the gaming world.

Just to get my point across, here are a few GIFs from the most recent update. You can check out the game and all the improvements it had made over the years on its Kickstarter page.

Even the menu system is incredible!

Heart Forth, Alicia is a long way off from its original 2016 release date, but I don’t care one bit. Alonso Martin is onto something with this game, and I can’t wait to finally play it.

Heart Forth, Alicia is scheduled to come to the PlayStation 4, PS Vita, Wii U, and PC. No word if Martin is dropping Wii U support in favor of the Switch.


Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...