Quantcast
The Forest will be an open-world survival horror game - Destructoid




Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


The Forest will be an open-world survival horror game


4:30 PM on 01.14.2014
The ForestThe Forest will be an open-world survival horror game photo



The Forest is one of the more intriguing titles to come through Steam's Greenlight program but all we've known about the title itself is that it's an open-world horror game. Set in a forest. Thankfully we've got some more details from a Eurogamer interview with developer Endnight Games. Players will control the survivor of a plane crash, lost in a lush wilderness who just has to survive. Trouble is there's some pesky cannibals in the forest and they're peckish.

"We wanted to create a world where we could drop the player into and give them free range to do whatever they want," explains creative director Ben Falcone. "Similar to something like Minecraft where a lot of the fun comes from decisions that you make." Endnight is attempting something really ambitious here; an open-world survival game that has an ending, but not necessarily one you'll find. Players will compete for leaderboard status and will see who can last the longest. 

My main concern with the idea of melding a vast playing area and horror comes from pacing; really good horror works when you get periods of calm before sharp jolts of terror. Giving the player freedom to explore and take the game at their own pace might be rewarding but may lessen the impact of the scarier aspects of The Forest. Still I'm excited to see how more of the game and there's a beta due in a few months that I'd like to get my hands on.

Ambitious open-world horror game The Forest detailed [Eurogamer]






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.







Survival Horror

11:00 AM on 09.10.2014
Check out exactly how the Wii U GamePad will work in Fatal Frame

We know that Fatal Frame is coming to the Wii U, but now we can get a better look at how the GamePad will actually influence gameplay. Based on the trailer, you'll be using it as the iconic camera in the series, as well as a...more



6:00 PM on 09.09.2014
Neverending Nightmares is eerily evocative, and set for release on September 26

It's certainly an exciting time to be an independent game developer. With the rise of Kickstarter allowing anyone with the knowledge, the skills, and an idea to find support, we're seeing a larger breadth of games come out th...more



12:30 PM on 09.09.2014
How not to survive in Alien: Isolation

From everything I've heard of Alien: Isolation, it's best not to run around when you think the coast is clear much less when the Xenomorph is right there in the same room. See: the trailer above. Creative Assembly plans to put out more of these videos throughout the month, and I have to imagine most will end with the demise of Amanda Ripley. It's just like playing the game, then.more



View all Survival Horror






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more