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Report article RSS Feed Early Access on Steam Starts May 22nd

We're very happy to announce that The Forest will be available as alpha through Steam Early Access starting May 22nd for $14.99USD.

Posted by skunkietronic on Apr 9th, 2014

Thanks to the community, who helped get us Greenlit in June 2013, we're finally ready to bring out an alpha for our loyal fans. It will be available through Steam on May 22nd for $14.99USD.


We'll need your help testing on different hardware configurations, findings bugs, and of course just enjoying the game while providing us with feedback. We think everyone will enjoy the world we've created.

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grasn
grasn Apr 9 2014, 6:53am says:

awesome! it looks amazing.

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StrykerNocte
StrykerNocte Apr 9 2014, 7:05am says:

Damn, this must be the game RUST wanted to be.. Just minus the Multiplayer!

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Jonexxx
Jonexxx Apr 9 2014, 8:17am says:

I am seriously impressed guys. You can expect me to be among the first to buy this!

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Kuznetsovsky
Kuznetsovsky Apr 9 2014, 9:51am says:

HOLY FFFFfffffff...!! Amazing.

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khris213
khris213 Apr 9 2014, 10:48am says:

Just in time for the end of my exams!

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ChrisRunnels
ChrisRunnels Apr 9 2014, 11:19am says:

Quick question. Will i be able to use my xbox controller or no?

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skunkietronic Author
skunkietronic Apr 9 2014, 1:12pm replied:

Yes, an Xbox controller should work for gameplay. :)

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EricShofe
EricShofe Apr 9 2014, 11:31am says:

Beautiful!

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grillsen
grillsen Apr 9 2014, 11:33am says:

awesome! and are you gonna release the pc requirements aheads of the time

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skunkietronic Author
skunkietronic Apr 9 2014, 1:19pm replied:

We're still working heavily on the game to get it optimized, we'll get the min specs released as as soon as possible. Currently a GTX 660 is ideal, but we're working on lowering that.

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Guest
Guest Apr 9 2014, 2:59pm says:

looks awesome!

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Jesusfreak
Jesusfreak Apr 9 2014, 4:05pm says:

$14.99 seems a bit low. Are you guys gonna raise the price for official release?

Also... is there an endless survivor mode?

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skunkietronic Author
skunkietronic Apr 9 2014, 4:21pm replied:

The price is for an unfinished game, we only thought it would be fair. Plus it is an incentive for those who want to help push development for the final release to get it at a lower price. So, yes, the price will probably go up for final. We have not settled on a price though.

We are playing with the idea of an Endless/Horde mode that would also be co-op. Unfortunately that won't make it into the alpha. We're focusing currently on the single player campaign.

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Tuore
Tuore Apr 9 2014, 4:58pm replied:

What's the price going to be in euros?

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skunkietronic Author
skunkietronic Apr 9 2014, 7:50pm replied:

Somewhere around €10.82. Since the alpha is through Steam, we're not sure how they will round the price for other currencies.

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Tuore
Tuore Apr 10 2014, 4:18pm replied:

Awesome, as long as it isn't just €15 like some lazier publishers tend to do :) Will buy it to support the development as soon as it's possible.

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skunkietronic Author
skunkietronic Apr 10 2014, 4:26pm replied:

Some publishers might try to make up the conversion costs doing that. We'll try and keep it fair for everyone.

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Jetcutter
Jetcutter Apr 9 2014, 6:13pm says:

Tell me I can switch to 3rd person view, and you will have my coins.

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skunkietronic Author
skunkietronic Apr 9 2014, 7:28pm replied:

Unfortunately, no :(

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Mombasa69
Mombasa69 Jul 27 2014, 2:03pm replied:

No 3rd person view totally ruins it.

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skunkietronic Apr 9 2014, 7:26pm replied:

We're currently focused on a Windows release along with Oculus Rift support. But a Mac compatible version is something we're hoping to do in the near future. With more community support for a Mac version the higher it will be on our priority list.

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thebioguy
thebioguy Jun 3 2014, 12:38pm replied:

I would buy it for the Mac.

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Guest Apr 9 2014, 9:01pm says:

Do we have any word on multiplayer capability being in the cards for future releases?

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skunkietronic Author
skunkietronic Apr 9 2014, 9:09pm replied:

We want to have a co-op mode similar to an Endless/Horde mode, but it won't be ready for alpha.

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Guest
Guest Apr 10 2014, 12:01am says:

Just take my money now. Do it.

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yazilimburda
yazilimburda Apr 21 2014, 9:24am says:

I wanna buy it. But it can be perfect if you add co-op :)

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mechrojay
mechrojay May 5 2014, 5:29pm says:

wtf.......did i stumble upon..............? This looks amazing///////

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BiiCheah
BiiCheah Jun 3 2014, 2:00am says:

Its this game with multiplayer?

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Unpretentiousil
Unpretentiousil Jun 9 2014, 12:26am replied:

SAME!!

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Mombasa69
Mombasa69 Jul 27 2014, 2:02pm says:

No 3rd person option, totally ruins an otherwise excellent looking game.

No 3rd person, no purchase.

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