The Forest

  • Genre Action
  • Region Worldwide
  • Languages English
  • Singleplayer Yes
  • Multiplayer Yes
  • CO OP yes
  • Release Date 30 May, 2014

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About This 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*

System Requirements

System Requirements

  • CPU: Intel Dual-Core 2.4 GHz 
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT
  • RAM: 4 GB RAM
  • HDD: 5 GB available space 
  • OS: Windows 7 
  • Other: DirectX: Version 9.0