This Darkwood Trailer Is Super CreepyFiled inside: News
So, I’m a big sucker for atmosphere in my games. The mechanics can suffer here and there, and high-quality visuals (while a crucial component) do not necessarily make a fantastic atmosphere.
Thus, Darkwood really peaks my interest. I’ve been following it for some time, and it’s set for release on Early Access soon. A celebratory trailer has been released, and it further solidifies that this is going to be an excellent atmospheric horror game with rogue-like qualities. Check out the trailer below.
Early access for the game is still “coming soon,” according to the now-active Steam page for the game. The final game will be divided into three chapters, with the first being available in early access. There will be a skill system and a multitude of perks to choose from in order to grant customization of your character. Take what you will of this, but they also make a point to mention “choices and consequences,” a claim made by many games, while falling short of expectations fairly often. I think Acid Wizard has the right idea with their focus in the game, however. The game is dark, and can be difficult to sort through, by what I’ve seen of it so far, and the most powerful tool in horror’s arsenal is that of the unknown. “The fear of unknown is powerful – and the unknown will try to remain unseen, forcing you to watch your back. Your senses will be deceived, your sight fooled, your smell tricked by Darkwood‘s surreal terrors,” they say of the game. I’ll be following this one closely, so keep an eye out for future updates.