The Forest (video game)

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The Forest is a survival video game developed and published by Canadian studio Endnight Games.wikipedia
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After adding a co-op mode option during development, the team stated that they wished for the game to stay away from the massive multiplayer feel of other games, such as DayZ and Rust.
Other games like The Forest, Just Survive, Ark: Survival Evolved and 7 Days to Die were compared to Rust because of their open world survival aspects, as well as having crafting mechanics similar to Rust.

Player character

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The game takes place on a remote, heavily forested peninsula where the player character Eric Leblanc and his son Timmy are survivors of a plane crash.

Nonlinear gameplay

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The game features nonlinear gameplay in an open world environment played from a first-person perspective, with no set missions or quests, empowering the player to make their own decisions for survival.

Open world

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The game features nonlinear gameplay in an open world environment played from a first-person perspective, with no set missions or quests, empowering the player to make their own decisions for survival.

First-person (gaming)

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The game features nonlinear gameplay in an open world environment played from a first-person perspective, with no set missions or quests, empowering the player to make their own decisions for survival.

Microsoft Windows

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The game was released for Microsoft Windows in April 2018 following a three-year long early access beta phase, as well as for the PlayStation 4 in November 2018.

Early access

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The game was released for Microsoft Windows in April 2018 following a three-year long early access beta phase, as well as for the PlayStation 4 in November 2018.

PlayStation 4

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The game was released for Microsoft Windows in April 2018 following a three-year long early access beta phase, as well as for the PlayStation 4 in November 2018.

Human cannibalism

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Inhabiting the island, along with various woodland creatures, are a tribe of nocturnal, cannibalistic mutants who dwell in villages on the surface and in deep caves beneath the peninsula.

Electromagnetic pulse

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Eric explores the lab further and discovers a second artifact that functions as a type of EMP device capable of bringing down nearby planes, implying that Cross used it to crash their plane.

The Descent

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The Forest was inspired by cult films such as The Descent and Cannibal Holocaust and video games like Don't Starve, and was accepted as part of Steam Greenlight in 2013.

Cannibal Holocaust

The Forest was inspired by cult films such as The Descent and Cannibal Holocaust and video games like Don't Starve, and was accepted as part of Steam Greenlight in 2013.

Don't Starve

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The Forest was inspired by cult films such as The Descent and Cannibal Holocaust and video games like Don't Starve, and was accepted as part of Steam Greenlight in 2013.

Walt Disney Pictures

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Developers Endnight Games have said that Disney was an inspiration for the game, commenting that they do not want the whole game to be entirely "dark and depressing."

Oculus Rift

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The game is being developed to be compatible with the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset.

Cooperative gameplay

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After adding a co-op mode option during development, the team stated that they wished for the game to stay away from the massive multiplayer feel of other games, such as DayZ and Rust.

DayZ (video game)

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After adding a co-op mode option during development, the team stated that they wished for the game to stay away from the massive multiplayer feel of other games, such as DayZ and Rust.

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The development team has a background in film visual effects, having worked on films such as The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Tron: Legacy.

Tron: Legacy

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The development team has a background in film visual effects, having worked on films such as The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Tron: Legacy.

Unity (game engine)

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The game was initially developed using the Unity 4 game engine, but was upgraded to Unity 5 in an update in April 2015.

Survival game

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The Forest is a survival video game developed and published by Canadian studio Endnight Games.

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