Hyperforma is a cyberpunk arcade game headed to iOS next week

By , on March 20, 2018
Last modified 1 year, 7 months ago

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Hyperforma puts you in the headspace of a curious explorer traveling through the mysterious cyber-landscape of ancient civilization's network, presented as fast-paced and visually-stylish arcade action coming to the App Store on March 26th.

Gameplay-wise, Hyperforma is essentially a brick-breaker, representing hacking as your digital avatar chipping away at the barriers protecting mainframes and other data. But instead of the classic design of your paddle below a block structure, your avatar bounces off the walls and floor while you rotate the central block structure in 3D space, You'll need to hit nodes and avoid richocheting through gaps in the firewalls that make up the side of the screen, all while using hacker abilities to imbue your avatar with powers at the most effective moments.

Bosses and themed challenges await as you explore deeper within cyberspace and learn more about the ancients, and with progress comes new unlocks and perks, such as damage-increasing Shock or the incrreased recharges of the Attack upgrade.

Hyperforma will be released next Monday for $3.99 and can be preordered on the App Store.


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SumoSplash 1 year, 7 months ago

An absolute mess of vague power-up applications that only serve to subvert any sense of strategy. There is never any notion of using a particular ability at any one time as being more advantageous over another, which allows the player to use them arbitrarily with no sense of purpose. This leaves a feeling of disconnect and dissatisfaction with the absolute basics of the gameplay. In its legitimate attempt to push the genre in an original direction by upping the action and variable, the game becomes buried under its own twisting confusion.

The boss battles are awesome though, because they are nothing like the standard proceedings. In that regard, not all is lost.

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SumoSplash 1 year, 7 months ago

“Gameplay-wise, Hyperforma is essentially a brick-breaker, representing hacking as your digital avatar chipping away at the barriers protecting mainframes and other data. But instead of the classic design of your paddle below a block structure, your avatar bounces off the walls and floor while you rotate the central block structure in 3D space, You'll need to hit nodes and avoid richocheting through gaps in the firewalls that make up the side of the screen, all while using hacker abilities to imbue your avatar with powers at the most effective moments.“

Translated:

“Gameplay-wise, you’ll have no idea what to really expect until you have it in your hands.”