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.
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.
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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.
Here are a few things we did wrong and a few things we did right when we showed our game at PAX Prime this year. Hopefully you can find something useful...
Check out our before and after screenshot comparisons of the demo of Through the Woods, which we will be bringing to the Indie MEGABOOTH at PAX Prime...
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