Posts Tagged ‘Through the Woods’

Norwegian Horror Through the Woods Is Out Now

If you’ve ever wanted to feel what it’s like to be a child in a forest in Norway, or a mother who’s lost a child in a forest in Norway then Through the Woods [official website] stands to make your dreams come true. The game is influenced by Norse mythology and Norwegian folk tales and tells the story of a mother whose son has a fascination with a pier and her constant struggles to keep him away from it because it’s dilapidated and dangerous. So, my typical Saturday night then? Read the rest of this entry »

Through The Woods’ Folk Horror Has a Free Demo

Are we out of the woods yet?

Through the Woods [official site] is a Norwegian folk tale-themed tale of child kidnap. It’s currently on Kickstarter but with a demo so I figured I’d give it a go. There are some mild spoilers for the demo after the jump so if you wanted to try it blind just go to the official site.

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Norwegian Folk Horror: Through The Woods Announced

If there's one thing I've learned about Scandanavia from crime dramas, it's that everyone has great knitwear. Nice hat, lady.

The spookiest spooking I’ve felt in years came last December when I wandered a little drunk and a little dehydrated into Epping Forest because reasons. Night fell fast and hard, and I found myself in a spooky black forest with a purple sky, relying on reflected moonlight to avoid the many spooky black ponds. And then I heard slow, careful footfalls.

It’s a shame that many horror games spoil spookiness and highlight limitations of their art by waving around torches. I’d really like to see the spooky trees of Through the Woods [official site] barely illuminated, glimpsed under moonlight, but its announcement has my interest. Exploring Norwegian folk tales and mythology sounds grand to me. Come see the announcement trailer.

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