F.I.S.T.: Forged in Shadow Torch is a new action-adventure game that has already started making waves for its unique and beautiful visual style. Tapping into our natural fascination with sprawling dystopian landscapes, the team behind the game have incorporated an idiosyncratic dieselpunk style into the immersive location of Torch City.
Undoubtedly inspired by a wide range of unusual influences, the result is a city that feels lived-in and organic, full of character and life. But how did the developers make their game world stand so far out of the ordinary? We had a chat with them to find out.
When first discussing what kind of game F.I.S.T.: Forged in Shadow Torch would be, the developers found that they all shared a common interest in the Metroidvania genre. They decided to stick with what they knew, a decision which allowed them to be more creative and focus on the finer details of the game, making decisions that allowed Torch City to become somewhere uniquely identifiable.