Forager is an independent production created by HopFrog studio founded by Mariano Cavallero, inspired by such classics as Stardew Valley, Terraria and classic versions of The Legend of Zelda series. A trial version of the title was made available on Steam through the Humble Bundle service, which also released the full version of the game.
Forager takes us to an open world, initially consisting only of a small island. During the game we explore the area, collecting the raw materials necessary to build the furnace and create the first objects. In time, this will allow us to create gold coins, for which we buy access to other locations. These differ not only in terms of available resources and current fauna - some of them are independent characters offering various services.
Like Minecraft, the game has no predetermined goal. We can focus on breeding plants and animals (as well as minerals, if we have such a whim), look for rarer objects to exhibit in the Museum (for example, in order to win valuable prizes) or engage in trade and collecting riches. If you're looking for adventure, the four dungeons available in the spirit of old-school versions of The Legend of Zelda will allow you to face monsters - including massive bosses - and get boxes with valuable loot, taking into account your new production plans. In our expeditions we can be accompanied by NPCs, which we will gain in the game world. There were also simple riddles and other activities, but it is better not to devote oneself to them all the time.
In Forager there is a simple system of character development in which every activity - extraction of raw materials, defeating enemies, etc. - can be found. - translates into experience points. After collecting a sufficient number of these, the hero advances to a higher level of experience, which allows you to develop skills related to construction, magic, fighting, cooking, mining, etc. The hero is also able to develop skills related to construction, magic, fighting, cooking, mining, etc. He also has a chance to develop his skills in the course of his career. The game does not impose any major restrictions on the choice of skills, which makes it easier to create a character consistent with our style of play.
Initially, Forager offered only single player mode, but after the release, the creator also introduced network options.
Forager uses a simple but colourful visuals, so that the game works even on older computers.
PC / Windows
Minimum: Dual Core 1.2 GHz, 1 GB RAM, graphic card 512 MB GeForce 8800 or better, 200 MB HDD, Windows XP