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Through the Woods is a third-person psychological horror game set in a forest on the western shore of Norway about a mother and her missing son. Through dynamic narration, you play the mother’s re-telling of the events surrounding her son’s disappearance in a setting heavily influenced by Norse mythology and Norwegian folk tales.


With Through the Woods, the Norwegian indie studio, Antagonist, is attempting to capture the forest as they saw it as children, with all the frightening and mysterious feelings of roaming the woods alone. This is coupled with a poignant story and high quality sound design that acts as a core mechanic in the darkness of the forest.


Be afraid of what happens when you’re walking Through the Woods,

but prepare to be petrified of what’s on the other side.


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★ FEATURES ★

Dynamic narration for the dialogue that tells the story in the present, putting the player's actions into past tense

Environments and story inspired by Norwegian art and nature, and Norse Mythology

Heavy focus on audio-design as part of the core mechanic

Creative use of light and darkness, making your expectations play tricks on you

A profound experience that will leave you feeling as if waking up from a nightmare

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The award-winning third-person Norse horror adventure Through the Woods will be ready to launch on PC on October 27th via SteamTM and other digital platforms, just in time for the weekend before the annual holiday of fear and horror! Anyone looking for a game to put them in the perfect mood for Halloween has no further to look than Through the Woods, “one of the most anticipated horror games of 2016” (IGN).

10 new screenshots depict the grim atmosphere of Through the Woods and show more of its forest creatures and locations.

Play Through the Woods and win! The launch will be accompanied by a contest with dozens of prizes. Top prize is the ultimate gaming machine – an MSI VORTEX! A VR-ready, high-performance PC and the world’s smallest gaming cylinder. Follow us on Facebook for the latest information!

Through the Woods: Collector’s Edition comes with a digital artbook and the original soundtrack, and is ideal for those wanting to find out more about the Norse mythology that was the developers’ main inspiration. Open the artbook and see the game world through concepts, sketches and artwork; listen to the original game soundtrack and engulf yourself in the eerie atmosphere of the forest...

Review code for Through the Woods will be available before launch and the press are welcome to request review keys straight away.

About the game

Through the Woods is a third-person Norse horror adventure set in a forest on the western shore of Norway. It tells a story of a mother and her missing son. Through reactive narration, the player experiences the mother’s re-telling of the events surrounding her son's disappearance. It is the path of a terrified woman who is forcing herself to cross this terrible place for the sole purpose of finding her son in a setting heavily influenced by Norse mythology and Norwegian folk tales.

With Through the Woods, Antagonist have captured the feeling of the forest as they saw it as children, with all the frightening and mysterious feelings of roaming the woods alone. This is coupled with a powerful story and high quality sound design that acts as a core mechanic in the darkness of the forest. Through the Woods is a profound experience that delivers the feeling of loneliness and loss in a terrifying place.

  • Explore stunning environments and experience stories inspired by Norse mythology, Norwegian art and nature
  • Uncover dark tales of the past and present through reactive narration
  • Creative use of light and darkness generates deceptive environments
  • A frightening journey accompanied by beautiful and grim sound design
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Through the Woods' Kickstarter Post-Mortem

Through the Woods' Kickstarter Post-Mortem

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Through the Woods Quick Update and New Screens

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A couple of new screenshots and a little update on what we've been up to in the past weeks since our Kickstarter ended.

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Raibert
Raibert

Hi! What about first person, is it would be in game ?

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MistressAlex
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Very nice. Tracking!

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OleHelland Creator
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Thank you!

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sHaKeNbAkE..
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Best "stumble across a game" moment I have had....my 1st impressions here- Youtube.com

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Makhmud98
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Hey Guys Played The Game
Youtube.com
Had a great time, would be so awesome if you guys put my video on you website :D

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Makhmud98
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Awsome Game, Cant wait to do a walkthrough of the demo on my channel :D
Youtube.com
would be awsome if you gave some feedback

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Dynamont
Dynamont

THOSE TROLLS FREAKED THE HELL OUT OF ME!! ;_;

Hey! I just played and made a YouTube video on "Through The Woods" and I can honestly say that from what I have played of the Demo I think that there is Huge potential here! :D

The game is exceptionally well made. As regards performance and all of that it's a perfect 10/10 and everything else from Sound Design to graphics to story and voice acting is superb!

I honestly really enjoyed the demo and I am super excited for the full game!

If you guys would like to check out my video on the game here it is -

I tried my best to give the game a nice solid playthrough and I hope you guys enjoy it! :)

Well done on the game guys. It's looking fantastic so far! :D

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Guest
Guest

Looks nice, really. The headwear on the character reminded me of blair witch vol1 game main character. Sounds create atmosphere n I like that. I hope there won't be lots of "straight to the face" moments to scare - tension n atmosphere works better imo. Thank you for doing this game n keep it coming )

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AndersHillestad Creator
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Thanks for the kind words, and we totally agree! Tension and atmosphere is what makes the best kind of horror games. We want to keep you on edge at all times, not just waiting for the next jumpscare.
You will probably jump though!

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