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Escape from the last underground citadel of devastated Earth and find your new world where you will save, romance, trick, betray or even kill people...using magic of words in this immersive text-based roleplaying game!

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'Well...that geyser of blood emanating from my chest is proof I have high blood pressure.'
'Unfortunately, his spine is now clearly visible from the front.'

- Fallout

Hello everyone!

We're going to demonstrate Dark Forest: Reborn combat system in this article. Our primary goal is to provide you with the 'do whatever you want and still get game reaction' experience.

The world of Dark Forest: Reborn is cruel. You will face local conflicts with highwaymen, clashes of criminal groups and even war. Every event in the game tests your abilities.

Freedom of choice

Let us pretend that misterious forces took your poor body and placed it on the battlefield. Your forces are carving towards the centre of enemy army through the infinite waves of mad savages. They surge forward and it seems their strength is infinite. Your rusty sword is the only weapon you have.

Snow had only one choice

What will you do?

  • You can try to run away.
  • You can try to hide.
  • You can cry and ask for help.
  • You can join friendly forces in their attack.
  • You can just wait and do nothing.
  • ...

Escape from the battle

Every choice will give you additional choices. Your main task is to survive, but it is a really difficult task in the world where your allies are dead and the battle is lost.

Target any part of your opponent's body and have fun

Do you want to hit your enemy's head using your sword? No problem. Cripple his arm? Left or right leg? Strike his torso? Yes! If you are strong enough, you can even finish him with a single fatal blow like Saitama without use of any weapon. Not enough strength? Use words or even so called 'green magic', a gift from high-tech civilization.

Battle, savage

Active combat system

You should be fast. The world of Dark Forest: Reborn is a living world - your opponent will not wait for your actions and words, he will keep fighting and hitting you until your death.

Too slow

Will you be able to protect your allies? Will you save your friends, or maybe your decision will be to kill yet another enemy general? Your glory is important as well: if you show yourself as a good warrior, you will gain reputation that will help you in your future adventures.

You should understand your strong and weak skills and abilities. Plan your actions. Don't use everything you have on weak enemies. Save something special for their bosses!

Battle, max charge

Your energy and time are limited resources. Sometimes it's a really good idea to try to find your opponent's weak spots first.

Weak Spots

What's next

In our next article we will discuss other ways of solving your problems in Dark Forest: Reborn. Smashing everything to pieces is fun, but sometimes you don't want or just can't do such things.

You can find more information in our blog. Follow us and be the first to play Dark Forest: Reborn!

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