Ready Set Indie Games Presents: LudoNarraCon 2021: Forgotten Fields (Demo)

LudoNarraCon 2021: Forgotten Fields

 

Developer

Frostwood Interactive

Publisher

Dino Digital

Platforms

PC
macOS
Linux

Where to Buy/Wishlist

USD 12.99
Steam

Demo Length

About 40 Minutes


Disclaimer: This is the Ludo Narra Con 2021 Demo of the game and therefore it is best to realize that the following gameplay footage of Forgotten Fields is either an alpha version, beta version, early access or, demo of the game. Therefore, the footage you see may or may not be featured in the final version of the game, also there may be some noticeable bugs in the game.


Forgotten Fields tells the story of Siddharth or Sid for short, an inspiring writer who has hit kind of a writer’s block. The demo opens with you playing as Sid who is trying to get a grant to fund himself as he works on his next book, but he has a terrible case of writer’s block and has no idea what his new book will be about. You then get to look around Sid’s mini apartment just to see he is really struggling as a writer, there are some unpaid bills and then upon reading his computer you see his last book sadly, didn’t do so well at least in his eyes and he is doubting himself. 

He then tries to work more on his developing story for his grant. When he is then interrupted by his friend Ajay who has brought a letter from Sid’s Mom informing him of a dinner party that he has to attend, and since it has been a while since Sid’s been home, he obliges and decides that he will attend the party.

I do feel that the character Sid is relatable and it shows how much one can change over a course of time. I identified with parts of Sid as well, and it does seem like he has some struggles with depression. This is brought up in the game as his friend Ajay suggests he get out of the house, opens the curtains, and asks why Sid hasn’t been to see any of his friends including his friend Rohan who lives underneath him. Sid of course has answers for each of these questions, but you can tell that there is more to Sid, and because of these things it makes the character real and relatable.

Before I go into some of the issues I had with the demo please keep in mind that Forgotten Fields is currently available for purchase, but the footage you are seeing above is a demo of the game, therefore some of the issues that I am going to mention could have been fixed in the full version of the game.

The game’s controls are keyboard and mouse as well as a controller. I tried to play the game with the controller, but sadly I was not able to play the game with the controller. The controller worked as far as turning the game and walking but I was unable to interact with anything so I had to switch over to keyboard and mouse, which at times the keyboard mechanics were a little clunky.

There was also a glitch in which Sid goes to lay down and he glitches through the wall and the game off centers itself. I thought it was hilarious, but it was a little strange that this occurred as well, and again this could have been fixed in the full version of the game, but it is still in the demo of the game and I figured I would mention it in case it hadn’t been fixed.

Overall, besides the controller not working and that glitch, Forgotten Fields is a very compelling story with a beautiful art style, and I do recommend it for its story. If you would like to play Forgotten Fields and continue the story of Sid you can pick the game up now on Steam for USD 12.99.