Darkwood produces creepy new alpha trailer

Tuesday, 28th May 2013 00:08 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Top-down horror roguelike Darkwood is approaching the end of its crowdfunding campaign, and the gameplay footage used to promote it is just getting better and better. By which I mean, more terrifying; see for yourself through the break.

Set in a procedurally-generated world, Darkwood is dedscribed by its three-man development team as an old school survival horror with RPG and roguelike elements. Currently in pre-alpha, it’s already won a game jam award and is headed to Linux, Mac and PC – but has not been dated.

Acid Wizard Studio has raised over $25,000 since launching its crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo but is hoping for at least $15,000 more, while a slew of different reward tiers. If you’re keen to show support but don’t have the funds, why not sling it a vote on Steam Greenlight? There’s also a website packed with extra videos, screens and more.

Thanks, HedGamer.



  1. YoungZer0

    That looks incredible. I love the new wave of indy survival horror games and that looks like it’s going for the crown.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Phoenixblight

    Sorry not interested. God View doesn’t make for a horror game. The game would be so much better if they brought it closer to the ground.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Jerykk

    The game still has line of sight, so I don’t see why you think the perspective is problematic. Unless your character can actually see something, you can’t see it either.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Phoenixblight


    Its not a horror game. That view is only good for RTS or dungeon crawls back in the 90s. There is nothing that screams horror because of this view. Horror games are about immersion which you can’t be immersed in this view. What is cool is the traps and being able to barricade doors and windows but this isn’t a horror game. You are playing Link to the Past in a horror setting.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Richenbaum

    looks interesting though whatever you need to call it.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Edo

    Yeah..that was creepy…I like it.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. reetabix

    This looks amaze-balls!! Can’t wait!

    #7 2 years ago

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