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An open world survival horror game. Build, explore, survive in this terrifying first person survival horror simulator.

  • The world: Enter a living, breathing forest with changing weather patterns, plants that grow and die. Tides that roll in and out with the day/night cycle. Below ground explore a vast network of caves and underground lakes.
  • Complete player freedom: Chop down trees to build a camp, or start a fire to keep warm. Scavenge food to keep yourself from starving. Find and plant seeds to grow food.Build a small shelter or a large ocean side fortress. decorate your home with found items. Lay traps and defenses to keep a safe perimeter.
  • Gameplay: Explore and build during the day. Defend your base at night. Craft weapons and tools. Bunker down during the evening or bring the fight directly to the enemy.
  • Fight or Hide: Use stealth to evade enemies, or engage them directly with crude weapons built from sticks and stones.
  • A new type of open world, survival horror experience: Defend yourself against a clan of genetic mutant enemies that have beliefs, families and morals and that appear almost human.
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It is with great pleasure that we'd like to announce 'The Forest' now has it's official home on the Steam Store! Come join the community discussion as we count down the last days before launch.



About the Game

As the lone survivor of a passenger jet crash, you find yourself in a mysterious forest battling to stay alive against a society of cannibalistic mutants.

Build, explore, survive in this terrifying first person survival horror simulator.


Key alpha features

Enter a living, breathing world, where every tree and plant can be chopped down. Below ground explore a vast network of caves and underground lakes.

  • Chop down trees to build a camp, or start a fire to keep warm. Scavenge food to keep yourself from starving.
  • Build a small shelter or a large ocean side fortress. Lay traps and defences to keep a safe perimeter.
  • Explore and build during the day. Defend your base at night. Craft weapons and tools. Bunker down during the evening or bring the fight directly to the enemy.
  • Defend yourself against a clan of genetic mutant enemies that have beliefs, families, morals and that appear almost human.
  • Use stealth to evade enemies, or engage them directly with crude weapons built from sticks and stones.


Development roadmap

The Forest has been in development for a while, but now we need your feedback to make it even better. Our vision for this game is a terrifying open world full of gameplay options and player freedom. We've come a long way but still have a lot of features and improvements to make.

Here's a small sampling of what we hope to add to the game during alpha:

  • Many more animals - fish, snakes, frogs and bird types. We want to really bring the world to life with the variety of fauna.
  • More trapping and hunting options.
  • Expanded A.I. - We're trying some really cool stuff for our AI, and plan to keep it evolving and improving over the alpha.
  • More areas to explore - over time new areas will be added and unlocked and our cave system will continue to develop downwards.
  • More buildable items - More options in what you can construct and what's available to use.
  • More crafting options, more items combinable and more exciting things to create.
  • New creatures - as we unlock more and more of the world and caves over the course of the alpha we'll also be introducing many new terrifying creatures along with a few surprises.
  • Visual improvements - we want to keep pushing what's possible, making the world look, feel and run better.
  • Many UI tweaks and polish.
  • Additional game modes, including a no-enemies cheat mode for players who want a calmer experience.
  • Multiplayer - we find the idea of co-op play in this world really exciting and hope to implement a form of co-op into the experience.
  • Full oculus rift compatibility for the most immersive experience possible. * Note, this will not be available in first version of alpha*
Have Questions You Want Answered?

Have Questions You Want Answered?

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Help pick the top 10 questions you want answered about The Forest before Early Access begins!

Early Access on Steam Starts May 22nd

Early Access on Steam Starts May 22nd

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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Here are the most common questions we've been asked during development.

Interview with 'We Got This Covered' on The Forest

Interview with 'We Got This Covered' on The Forest

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We recently sat down with Michael Shelton of 'We Got This Covered' to talk about our survival horror sim 'The Forest'.

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Awesome!

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IVAN_VLADI
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I like this game alot and can't wait for next update.
Btw, anyone know how many caves in current version? I found 3...

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i never seen one on this

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jarofpoop
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Where to download?

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jagdtiger44
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no mods here? oh lawd..

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koenjiboy
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good game but when i download it ther is an error can anybodey help me pleas

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Hey guys, they are peacefull after You slay some of them. I have slain like 6 and only woman left. They were very peacefull and, it's some bug with it but.. one jumped straight in front of me and.. well.. fell free to see for yourself Youtube.com

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