Hidden Gems — Fotonica

Fotonica” at first glance looks like an early wire-frame version of “Mirror’s Edge” and, like that particular parkour-infused title, seeks to capture and transform that thrill of rushing through the land and sky at a breakneck pace.

With precious little visual information aside from the ground beneath one’s feet, arms swinging back-and-forth and a smattering of score pellets and cannon-esque launchers, Fotonica wastes no time in propelling the player into the simple joys of feeling like they’re in the most serene fantasies of a freerunning dreamer. This visual simplicity is complimented by an equally minimalistic control scheme; the entire game is played using only one button.

Fotonica” was created by developer Santa Ragione, is available to play for free on popular internet time sink Kongregate and requires installation of the free Unity 3D browser plug-in.  Keep an ear out for the small easter egg that greets players who are AFK a little too long.

“Hidden Gems” articles aren’t reviews or previews. They’re just short descriptions of top-tier, yet inexpensive or free, games that playWISE happens to stumble upon. You can read the article, or you can play the game for yourself.

2 Responses to “Hidden Gems — Fotonica”

  1. April 10, 2012 at 11:17 am

    The game is really interesting, and I find that you made a good parallel comparing it to Mirror’s Edge (massively rated underrated game IMO), anyway, that was a good point and I never heard that Easter Egg before, so I had to try it myself, and it worked! Nice post overall.

  2. July 27, 2013 at 12:52 pm

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