What is Night in the Woods?

Night In The Woods is a VIDEO GAME. All Mae wants to do is run around with her friends, break stuff and hang on to a life of aggressive aimlessness. She dropped out of college and returned home to her crumbling old mining town to do just that, but she's finding that nothing is the same anymore. The old town seems different. Her old friends have grown in their own directions. Mae herself is undergoing some sudden and unexplained changes, giving her mysterious abilities that grant her access to a side of town she never knew existed.

The world is changing, things are ending, and the future is uncertain. Up behind the park at the edge of town, back in the trees by the old mine- there's something in the woods. And it could mean no future at all.

Night In The Woods comes from a deep place for us. That point where you sense things are changing and it's time to move on but you just don't know how. Knowing that everything will end someday, and wondering how well we'll be able to meet it when it happens. How long we'll be able to hold on, and when we should let go. When to accept and when to fight.

What kind of game is it?

Night In The Woods is an adventure game heavily focused on story, characters and exploration, with some platforming to get around town. Mae's a cat so the roofs and ledges and powerlines are all her playground, and she's not the only one up there by a long shot. You'll also be doing various activities and interacting with the world in different ways, getting to know the townspeople, hanging out with friends, exploring Possum Springs inside and out, and venturing into the surrounding areas.

 

Who is making it?

Alec Holowka and Scott Benson, with Bethany Hockenberry co-writing, Adam Saltsman lending his game godliness, and Charles Huettner doing additional animation.

 

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When is it coming out?

We're shooting for sometime in 2015. We'll keep you updated when we have a better idea.

Where can I play it?

On PC, Mac, Linux, and the Sony Playstation 4 home console. Perhaps more eventually. We're wild.

“Night in the Woods is a fantastic surprise”
“Night in the Woods hits too close to home.”

- Garrett Glass, The Koalition
“It's this earnestness and attention to detail in every day life that makes Night in the Woods stand out so far from what we typically associate from the medium.”
- Jeffrey Matulef, Eurogamer
"The charming, melancholy Night in the Woods picks up where Gone Home left off"
- Davis Cox, Killscreen
"Why would you want to play a game where you drop out of college and move in back home? Well, I don't know man."
- Patricia Hernandez, Kotaku
"The completely gorgeous art style is the first hook, but dig deeper and it gets even more potentially exciting."
- Rock Paper Shotgun
“This is Night in the Woods, a beautifully illustrated adventure game that combines a cast of anthropomorphic animals with a witty, heartfelt script that could have come straight from a Sundance-winning indie movie.”

“Combining themes of depression and anger with beautifully drawn animals, this promising indie game will be a PlayStation 4 highlight”

- Keith Stuart, The Guardian
“It's a world of cute animals talking about what it would be like to burn down their room with themselves inside as easily as they talk about the plot of the latest movie, and it's all much more enthralling than it has any right to be.”

“If the developers can make this all work it could easily be one of my favorite games of all time, even though some would barely call it a game at all.”

- GamrReview
“If the brief section I played accurately reflects the entire game, Night in the Woods could be a disarmingly sincere, funny, sad, and truthful adventure that anyone who has ever reluctantly had to grow up can relate to.”
- Carolyn Petit, Gamespot
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Longest Night GATHER ROUND THE BONFIRE AND TRACE THE CONSTELLATIONS. Windows / Mac / Linux