Heart of the Forest

August - December 2022

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In this 2.5D PC platformer, you play as a little mushroom spirit who has answered the call to adventure and save the forest from utter destruction. Become the Forest God's most unlikely champion as you take on enemies, overcome obstacles, and return the heart to its rightful place.


Player Movement & Animations

The player uses a physics, momentum based controller to move around the world.


Three abilities are available to the player: glowing, gliding and burrowing.

Glow ability

Glide ability

Burrow ability

Control Glyphs

Sprites inline with text to show the player their available controls.
Changes with control bindings & when input device changes from keyboard to gamepad.
Changing with input device


Implemented a basic dialogue system.