Darkwood is a top-down survival horror video game by Acid Wizard Studio (Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, SteamOS, Ubuntu) and Crunching Koalas (Nintendo Switch), developed by Acid Wizard Studio.
PlayStation on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 released the trailer:
Darkwood - Launch Trailer | PS4.
Darkwood is set somewhere in the eastern bloc in the late 1980's where a mysterious forest has occupied a large amount of land and is continuing to expand. Many people have been left trapped by the forest and a strange plague is ravaging the survivors, killing and causing victims to transform into monsters and abominations. A group named "The Outsiders" consisting mostly of government officials and soldiers was sent to investigate the woods, setting up the hideouts and a tunnel system to get in and out of the forest. By the time the game takes place most of the Outsiders are dead or evacuated from the zone. In the prologue, the player takes control of an apparent doctor as he searches for supplies. The Doctor seems to be disillusioned with his job of helping people and is hellbent on escaping the forest. After the prologue, the player takes control of "The Stranger", a man who is searching for a key that will lead him through an underground passageway out of the forest. Other characters include the mute Trader who helped the protagonist in the prologue, the half-man half-wolf hybrid known only as "The Wolfman", The cyclist drunk known as the "Bike Man" and Piotrek, who is mesmerised by space travel and wishes to build a rocket. The game begins with The Doctor rambling about the forest and how it has consumed all exits and trapped its inhabitants, his inability to treat the plague and his devotion to escaping the woods before he perishes. The Doctor awakens and prepares to scavenge the surrounding area for gasoline, noticing his dog is dying from a fatal wound. The player can optionally choose to euthanise the dog. As the Doctor moves through the distorted and twisted landscape, he comments on how the woods have cut off all roads in and out of the zone and that the trees are growing at a rate so fast that he cannot cut them down fast enough.
Darkwood was scheduled to be released by Acid Wizard Studio (Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, SteamOS, Ubuntu) and Crunching Koalas (Nintendo Switch) on July 17, 2017, on August 17, 2017 and on August 18, 2017.
It is a single-player video game.
The game is made with Unity engine.
This video game is available for the following platforms: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, SteamOS, Ubuntu, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Official website: darkwoodgame.com
Other websites: Steam