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Forward: Escape the Fold (2022) is a dungeon adventure where you traverse by selecting a path through a grid of cards. Play is making choices about which cards to land on, that either provide health or enemy counters. It stands out for the challenge to balance your protections with fighting enough monsters to gain the rewards they drop.

To start you choose a character with specific abilities and then set out on a run. Each turn you select one of the three next cards in the grid, deciding to opt for money, health, armour or a battle. You need to think ahead as well as what's currently confronting you.

As you progress (and fail and try again) you learn how to make the best decisions. In this way, you crawl to the end of each level to then combine objects found in chests, and markets and bolster your abilities. There are over 100 Item cards to find that substantially alter your abilities.

The result is a game that's simple to get started and surprisingly deep. It's the interesting and unexpected combination of abilities and cards that creates opportunities for complex strategies. As you gain more equipment you can build heroes that can capitalise on certain cards to your benefit. It becomes a game about using your instincts and knowledge to fight through the gruelling beasts that populate the underworld.

Our examiner, Jo Robertson, first checked Forward: Escape the Fold 16 months ago. It was re-examined by Andy Robertson and updated 16 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Battle, Sequencing and Traversal game with Brain Game, Collecting, Fighting and Role-Play elements. This is a single-player game. There are online leaderboards for the most powerful players.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: It takes between 5 minutes and half an hour to play a round of this game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 3.

Apple App store rated 9+ for Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence.

Skill Level

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. While the choices are simple, understanding the consequences and managing your health is a real challenge.


Forward: Escape the Fold usually costs £7.19.

Forward: Escape the Fold - Ultimate Edition

Steam Store PC £7.19
Steam Store Mac £7.19
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 29/03/2022

Out Now: PC and iOS

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Battle, Sequencing, Traversal (Brain Game, Collecting, Fighting and Role-Play)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Overhead, Grid and Hand-Made

Developer: Two Tiny Dice (@TwoTinyDice)

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