There are these three guys in Warsaw, Poland — Gustaw, Artur and Jakub — and they call themselves ‘Acid Wizard Studio‘. They’re developing a game called ‘Darkwood’ for the PC, Mac and Linux. They need help. And I’m not talking about the psychiatric kind.
If you remember Alone In The Dark (the scary first one, in particular) then you might be tempted to encourage them… before it’s too late!
Here’s what the Acid Wizards have to say about the Darkwood project on indiegogo:
Darkwood is not a game for the faint hearted.
It’s a game about mystery and adventure, with deep gameplay.
Darkwood is set in a mysterious forest. You don’t know how you got here, and can’t tell if you’re lost in a nightmare or are losing your sanity. Something is terribly wrong with almost everyone and every thing around you. Your only friend is an orphan who seems to know about your past…
Darkwood is old school hard. In recent years games have lost the sense of accomplishment older games evoked. We want to return to these roots and make you work hard just to survive. We strive to find a true balance between horror and survival, forcing you to constantly be on the edge of your seat by exploring the realm of psychological fear.
- Challenging gameplay
Think, learn and adapt. Behave recklessly, fail to prepare for the night: you will not survive.
Dying is a part of the game, you have no extra lives. But not all is lost; some things continue in your next incarnation.
- Satisfying exploration
All locations and events are randomised, making each visit to Darkwood unique.
- Perks and abilities
Improve your character with skills that may help against your enemies.
A flexible crafting system lets you experiment with loot to create items, build barricades or traps, and improve your gear.
- Twisted atmosphere
You will start to question your sanity as the line between reality and nightmarish fantasies begin to blur.
If you are tempted to help Darkwood see the light of day, you have just nineteen days to act…