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About

From the desk of Management:

A dystopian society...an unusual sentence...survive the forest...or perish.

In The Dark Forest is a text based game with a twist; it includes action elements. You are a prisoner sentenced to die at a special facility; a facility that strangely resembles a very large forest. You are equipped with a flashlight and not much else.

But your flashlight is slowly losing power; the only way to bring it back is to shake it, unfortunately, there are creatures in the darkness that are attracted to such noises, and a confrontation with them will certainly lead to an untimely demise.

Keep the flashlight with enough power as you explore the strange and mysterious Dark Forest. Beware the dark, for something seems to be watching you, and the light seems to be the only thing holding it back...

In addition to exploring the Dark Forest and keeping your flashlight at full power, you will also be warding off other poisonous critters that creep towards you as soon as you turn your back. Listen very closely to the sounds you may hear as you trek through the wood...it may well be the very last thing you hear...

How long can you survive?

OTHER DETAILS AND HOW YOU CAN HELP:

In The Dark Forest is made with the Unity engine, it has been thoroughly enjoyable to see how a blend of text based and visual elements can combine into a story which stimulates the imagination while keeping you on your toes.

We have tried to pay homage to the text adventures of yore, down to the commodore 64 style text, to show our admiration to the genre. We would like to contribute to showing others how text based games can continue to be awesome even in this day and age.

Our game uses an orchestrated soundtrack to add to the eerie atmosphere; we want our game to be as immersive as possible. So turn up the volume and turn down the lights when you play!

Your help will aid us in including the best sound effects and music we possibly can, as well as adding some extra animations to further enhance the game experience.

Our game is DRM free and will be distributed to our backers via itch.io.

STRETCH GOALS:

If we reach $300 every backer will receive a Dark Forest Field Guide bundled with the game to learn more about the game world and history!

If we reach $500 every backer will receive a digital world map that will help you navigate and remember key areas of the Dark Forest!

 Intro video music: bensound.com

Risks and challenges

We are confident we can deliver our content right on schedule; the game's framework is already complete and the story is finished. We want to add in some special animations and better sound effects for a complete immersion experience. These additions are what we are working on. If there are any delays, we will have an alpha available for our backers to play. Everyone will still receive the final version and any updates that we make.

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    Become The Dark Forest...

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    In addition, we will make you into a special character featured in the game!

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