Bokida: Heartfelt Reunion is a beautiful Zen-like first person adventure in which you can generate, slice and sculpt massive structures in the stylish minimalist game world, as you use your powers to help reunite two stars who have been unwillingly separated for a long time.
In Bokida: Heartfelt Reunion you are ‘The Messenger’, a being who will hopefully finally be able to reunite the two stars – the Light one and the Dark one. You explore the surface of the Light one, with the Dark one looking down at you from the sky, and discover the many secrets hidden within it’s strange minimalist architecture and ominous towering monoliths.
We first featured Bokida: Heartfelt Reunion on Alpha Beta Gamer way back in 2014 and were greatly impressed by the games relaxing atmosphere, sprawling minimalist game world and superb physics-based sculpting tools. The sculpting abilities in particular are an joy to play around with, as you’re able to instantly build large structures by clicking where you want to build and dragging in the direction you want the blocks to extend. Slicing sections off your structures is even more fun though, with you able to slice blocks up in any way you choose by simply aiming and rotating the angle you’d like to slice.
The current Alpha Demo build of Bokida: Heartfelt Reunion isn’t quite as sprawling as the original prototype, but it’s more of a focused gameplay experience that comprises of a tutorial section and an above ground puzzle section when you can really have some fun with your newly acquired sculpting skills. Both sections are filled with striking artwork, and while the tutorial can feel a little slow, it’s a beautiful place to explore and has a few nice bits of Antichamber-esque visual trickery.
Above ground is much more fun though, as you can finally play around with your sculpting skills – building any structure you like and slicing it to pieces is a simple, but thoroughly enjoyable experience. There are also three 2001 A Space Odyssey-esque monoliths in this section, which each have a simple puzzle for you to solve (and granting a skill in return), but we’d recommend holding off completing the last one until you’ve had all your block sculpting fun – as you’ll reach the end of the Demo and won’t be able to carry on. After getting a peak at the delights on offer in the Prototype and Alpha Demo, we can’t wait to delve deeper into that mysterious game world.
Bokida: Heartfelt Reunion has just been Greenlit on Steam, and to celebrate the devs are planning on holding a Closed Beta test. To Sign Up For The Beta, Simply Email the Devs at Contact@Bokida.com – being sure to state you’d like to be part of the Beta, and include your age and the country you live in (more info here).