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Ever Forward heads to Switch on June 29th, 2021, new trailer shared

A girl trapped in a strange world somewhere between reality and imagination. Help her find her way in this adventure puzzle game.

Maya is lost in a strange world somewhere between reality and imagination. She is alone to confront her despair on her journey of discovery, where she must unlock her memories and confront her fears to unravel the secrets of the world. Players will need to use their observational skills and intelligence to solve multiple puzzles to piece together the mystery of Maya's past and what dark secrets she has buried.

Launching June 29, 2021 for PS4, PS5, XBox Series X|S and Nintendo Switch.

Ever Forward gets a new trailer and gameplay feature


Ever Forward is making its way to Switch later this year. While we wait for word on the official release date, two new videos have been released. Check out a new trailer and a gameplay feature above.

Ever Forward heading to Switch sometime in Winter 2020

Ever forward to Winter

Independent developer Pathea Games is proud to announce the release date of their hotly anticipated adventure puzzler Ever Forward. Pathea’s previous game, My Time at Portia, was a critical darling and cemented their status as developers. They hope to continue this pedigree with Ever Forward, which is set to release on Steam August 13th, 2020. The game will retail for $14.99. Future versions for the Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and Playstation 4 are planned for the Winter.

Ever Forward is the story of a young girl, Maya, caught between realities. One is filled with idyllic fields and coastal retreats. The other is a harsh, geometric dream world of traps and puzzles. The player will help guide Maya through these places on a journey of self-discovery and reflection. Together, they will unlock Maya’s memories and find the secrets that lie dormant in her mind.

Ever Forward Key Features

Puzzles - For more than three years, our designers racked their brains, designing puzzles with the "puzzle gamer" in mind. Players will feel deeply challenged and motivated to solve each puzzle, and some puzzles even have multiple solutions, catered to different kinds of thinkers and logical processes.

Art - A color pallet of soothing pastels and futuristic tones designed to simulate the absurd nature of the dream world.

Adventure - Players can collect fragments of memories in the world to unlock new areas and new puzzles.

Mechanics - Mechanics range from simple movement and jump to teleportation and gravity control; the player must use stealth and observational skills to navigate each puzzle.

GameSpot Video - Otherworldly Exploration Gameplay for Ever Forward

Pathea's narrative-driven adventure game, Ever Forward, has you travel across different, surreal worlds to find your way back home. Here is 9 minutes of gameplay showing off the strange worlds and puzzles of Ever Forward.

Ever Forward producer on the struggles of creating engaging puzzles

A puzzling situation

Playing games with puzzles is usually a rewarding affair, especially if you have to sit and scratch your head a bit before you figure them out. Whiel these moments present challenges for players, they might be even more challenging for the dev team.

In an interview with HeyPoorPlayer, Ever Forward producer Bin Yang opened up about the struggles of creating engaging puzzles for the game.

“Well, each stage of development has its own difficulties. In the beginning, we struggled with designing puzzles, creating a satisfying feedback loop, and coming up with a story. As these things began to take shape, more difficulties would arise in different areas, such as art, then again in the same places, such as more puzzle design.

In short, the whole process is difficult, although the burden falls on different members of the team more during certain stages of development. For me personally, the greatest difficulty was always in the puzzle design. Luckily, I took a page out of Maya’s book and never gave up!”

Ever Forward - more footage

A girl trapped in a strange world somewhere between reality and imagination. Help her find her way in this adventure puzzle game.

New trailer for Ever Forward released, game heads to Switch in late Winter

Hang in there, girl

In Ever Forward players impersonate Maya; a twelve-year-old girl lost on the edge of dreams and reality. As they unveil the mysteries of her subconscious, the players will unlock her memories step-by-step and progressively face her fears and sorrows. By facing challenging puzzles and exploring breathtaking environments, they will slowly reveal the secrets buried in Maya’s heart.

Ever Forward was announced for Switch a few weeks back, and now we have a better idea of when to expect it. The publisher has said a "late Winter" launch is planned, which I'm guessing means an early 2021 launch.

Adventure-puzzle title "Ever Forward" announced for Switch

We must press on

Ever Forward is an adventure puzzle game—it is the story of Maya. Maya is lost in a strange world somewhere between reality and imagination. She is alone to confront her despair on her journey of discovery, where she must unlock her memories and confront her fears to unravel the secrets of the world. Players will need to use their observational skills and intelligence to solve multiple puzzles to piece together the mystery of Maya’s past and what dark secrets she has buried.

Key Features

Puzzles – For more than three years, our designers racked their brains designing puzzles with the “puzzle gamer” in mind. Players will feel deeply challenged and motivated to solve each puzzle, and some puzzles have multiple ways of being completed to fit different kinds of thinkers and logical processes.

The Art – A color pallet of soothing pastels and futuristic tones designed to simulate the absurd nature of of the world.

Adventure – Players can collect fragments of memories in the world to unlock new areas and new puzzles.

Mechanics – Mechanics ranges from simple movement and jump to teleportation and gravity control, the player must use stealth and observational skills to navigate each puzzle.

Pathea Games, the studio behind My Time at Portia, is bringing Ever Forward to the Switch sometime in May 2020. No word on price or file size at this time.

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