The Dream Arcade Archive: Clouds of Farfisa

“Clouds of Farfisa” by nilski & Lyskestrekk Records.

“Try [to] […] survive in the hazardous haze of Farfisa!”

With the beautifully strange music of Lyskestrekk Records, that evokes real oneiric vibes, “Clouds of Farfisa” is one of the jam submissions for The Dream Arcade Archive that actually set me into a trance-like dreaming state. I felt like my focus was split in two entities: One side concentrated on the tunes, the other concentrated at what actually happened in the game. So, what is it about?

You play as a orange-eyed monster on an enormous pink cloud. Your goal is to collect any valuable object you can find. And by valuable objects I mean diamonds, coins, cakes and synthesizers, of course! Very soon a group of dancers joins (or rather surrounds) you. In a specific interval they will all move at the same time in the same direction, and if you are not careful enough, then they will nudge you from the “Clouds of Farfisa”. In that case you will lose one of your two lifes. But they are not the only danger, as you will realize quickly enough. Two gigantic snakes will appear and shoot their poison right at you. If you get hit, you will lose a life as well.

These two ‘safety hazards’ are enough to make “Clouds of Farfisa” a very appealing jam game with a high replayability value. I tried it for at least thirty times in a row to finally make my way to the Top Ten of the online leaderboard. But honestly, even without this feature I would have given the game several plays. So get groovy and go with the rhythm, my fellow dreaming treasure hunter. [PLAY]