Small Town Adventure Game "Night in the Woods" Released Today
Night in the Woods, an intriguing and visually captivating story of a diabolical small town mystery, was just released today on Steam. The result of a Kickstarter back in 2013, Night in the Woods was created by indie developer Infinite Fall, and has finally been released after over three years of effort.
The game revolves around a twenty-something named Mae, who has recently returned to her home town after dropping out of college -- only to find that everything has changed while she's been gone. Some things in more bizarre and sinister ways than others.
Night in the Woods is a game that greatly emphasizes story over gameplay. The majority of the experience involves exploration, talking to people, and the occasional mini-game with a new control scheme.
While most of the game is dialogue and walking around, there is also light platforming to do, and challenge to be found, even with such lenient fail-states. It's a game with a diverse cast of characters, rich dialogue, and relatable themes.
Night in the Woods is available now on Steam for PC, Mac, and Linux, as well as on the PS4. The European version of the game is planned for release on February 28th.