Written by. Marco Farinaccia based on the original Japanese article (original article’s publication date: 2022-07-05 21:02 JST)
Japanese amateur game studio Yakisoba-fuu Sandwich has released the alpha version of Forklore on PC. It can be downloaded for free from the Minna no Game Parade website, which is operated by the Game Creators Guild. The game only supports Japanese.
Forklore is a 3D action game where players control a fork that has gained the ability to fly through the power of magic. The goal is to progress through each stage by flying around and stabbing a variety of objects along the way.
The main ability for movement is “boost” which allows the fork to fly through the air in a straight path. However, the time and distance that can be covered in a single boost is based on a gauge, which if emptied, will leave the fork at the mercy of gravity. The fork can stab almost anything in each stage, including walls, floors, microwaves, fridges, and more.
Stages boast a variety of hazards, like lava areas and electrified walls and floors, as well as enemies like avocados and potatoes. To avoid damage from enemy attacks and dangerous areas, players must carefully decide the distance and direction they fly, and which objects they stab. Successfully advancing through stages is a matter of stabbing the fork into all sorts of places and battling a variety of foods.
There is an intuitive flow to controlling the fork and various techniques exist. For example, you can perform a small jump to remove the fork from where it is stabbed and adjust your aim as it falls before flying toward your next target. The current version of the game consists of four stages including the tutorial.
Forklore is being developed by game studio Yakisoba-fuu Sandwich, a group of seven Japanese students. They are still working on the game and intend to continue improving it in the future.