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Overview

Black Forest is a turn-based multiplayer online game about cooperation, betrayl and survival.

You and every other player guides a family of peasants living in the Black Forest in medieval Germany. You are isolated from the outside world, and every night wolves, bears and worse come out of the forest. During the day, you need to plant and harvest, and build defenses.

Cooperation and Betrayl

The village consists of private lands and common lands. Everyone can plant, harvest or build on their own and on common grounds, and every family can find shelter for the night in their own houses or houses on common ground.

You can also take control of neighbouring land. To expand, to make lands owned by families who perished useful for the community again, or to gain control of structures your neighbour built.

With this combination, you can work together with others to secure the village, or you can let them die and focus on your own survival. But they might join forces and take your land, so you have to be diplomatic about it, or tricky.

Survival

To survive, your family needs two things:

  1. Food for the day
  2. Not getting eaten at night

Food you can find by planting and harvesting, or by gathering mushrooms and berries in the forest.

Shelter (so you don't get eaten) you can build from wood and stone, both of which you have to gather in the forest. However, those creatures of the night can damage buildings if they smell tasty humans inside, so you will occasionally have to repair or replace those houses. Or have one in reserve, in any case.

Darker and darker...

With every passing day, the nights get darker and colder. Every night, more and more dangerous creatures will come out of the forest. You will need more and thicker walls to keep them at bay.

How long can you survive?

Victory

In the end, you cannot win against the forest. But you can win against your fellow players. Because the last survivor wins the game.

Which means that there are two paths to victory. To prolong your own survival, or to cut short that of the others.

Decisions, decisions, decisions...

Black Forest is full of decisions. Where to build a wall? Grow food or build defenses? Work with the others or against them? Contribute to the common good or your own? Focus or diversify? Stockpile or live day-to-day? Trust, or betray?

These decisions and the way to make them are an important part of the game. Do not underestimate communication with the other players in your village. Be aware that they can be tricky, or trustworthy. Spot opportunities. Use them. Survive.

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## Beta 23 Changelog
* can no longer set sleeping home to other peoples homes
* action to harvest foreign fields no longer showing up (it wasn't working anyway, just a display bug)
* some statistics are now available, both in-game (check right-hand edge of screen) and after-game.
* dragon damage to stone buildings has been reduced to 1.
* private games are partially working. You can play around with them, but there might be bugs left.
* visual updates
* several small text fixes
* lots of small bugfixes

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2 big updates have happened since the last article, with changes to gameplay, visuals, a lot of new players and other important news. Now is the best...

Beta 13 released

Beta 13 released

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The new build, beta 13 has been released. Full list of changes inside.

Build 11 with new Trailer

Build 11 with new Trailer

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A new beta build has been released, with a lot of new features.

New Beta Build and Name Change

New Beta Build and Name Change

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Beta Build 10 has been released, and the name has been changed.

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Mac OS X Client, Beta 23

Mac OS X Client, Beta 23

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The Schwarzwald (beta) client for Mac OS X, continuously updated to the current version.

Linux Client, Beta 23

Linux Client, Beta 23

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The Schwarzwald (beta) client for Linux, continuously updated to the current version.

Windows Client, Beta 23

Windows Client, Beta 23

Full Version

The Schwarzwald (beta) client for Windows, continuously updated to the current version.

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