What is Forgotten Future?
What does open-source mean?
Open source means free to play and anyone can contribute.
- Free to play forever
- Free to fork and start your own game project
- Anyone can contribute artwork, code, time, and $$
- All contributors qualify for Tier Rewards
What kind of game is it?
A parallax scrolling video game, which means fast-paced side-scrolling action. In Forgotten Future you will be able to:
- Intense 2.5D side-scrolling action
- Explore boundless landscapes and deep undergrounds
- Engage in intense fighting action involving weapons, hand-to-hand combat, and vehicle warfare
- Hone abilities based on the 5 elements: Earth, Water, Fire, Wood, and Metal
- Hunt for lost weapons and relics and trade them in villages
What is it about?
Forgotten Future is a story about the distant future of a post-cataclysmic planet Earth. As the protagonist Lem, the player explores a desolate landscape in search of clues that unlock the past. Read more on the story page.
How can I play it?
Ideally Forgotten Future can be played on any modern web browser by connecting a game pad. Alternately, a keyboard and mouse may be used instead. Console releases will also be made available. Check the development timeline for more information and release dates.
What are the System Requirements?
Forgotten Future will run on any modern browser that supports WebGL. A dedicated graphics card is recommended to take advantage of shader performance.
What is the development process for Forgotten Future?
- Javscript WebGL Engine
Written in GLSL, the FF engine uses vertex/fragment shaders for optimal rendering performance. Shaders include rendering classes such as Sprites, HeightMaps, and TileMaps, For an updated list of shaders used by FF check out the source code.
- Contiguous Episode Releases
Forgotten Future will be released in a series of contiguous episodes. This means the game will be playable during the early stages of development. With each episode, the user will be taken to a new point in the storyline from where they left off. Users will also be able to re-explore revised and expanded sections of the existing game. The final version of the game will be playable from the beginning to the end without episode breaks.
- Future Ports
Upon completion of the WebGL Engine Forgotten Future will be ported to compilable C/OpenGL and released on all available consoles and deployment platforms such as Steam.
Who is currently working on the project?
Current developers actively working on the project
Sprite Sheet & Concept Artists
Who is allowed to help?
Everyone. Check out the developer README for instructions on getting started.
How does one contribute material to the Forgotten Future Project?
How are contributed funds spent?
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