Darkwood screenshot of a rather creepy tree

Darkwood is a top-down horror game that will have you explore a randomly generated world during the day, after which you will have to somehow survive throughout the night despite all manner of creatures and monstrosities lurking deep in the misty woods. It arrived to Steam Early Access quite a few years ago, and after a whole bunch of patches and positive reviews it has now finally been released!

Since trying to explain atmospheric horror games through words alone is a completely pointless task, allow me to share with you the recently posted launch trailer. Its not very long, but it should get the point across quite nicely. Have a look:

I haven't played the release version just yet, but I did spend a few hours with one of the earlier betas, and I must say Darkwood made quite an impression on me. Its gameplay wasn't anything revolutionary back when I played it, but the sound design and overall atmosphere were so good I had to take frequent breaks due to how stressed out it made me! So if you're interested in a bit of a different horror game I would highly recommend you at least take a bit of time to look into Darkwood, you might just find something you like.

Speaking of which, you can learn more by heading over to either Steam or the official website. And finally, here's a couple of eerie images just to set the mood:

Darkwood screenshot of lights illuminating the fog

Darkwood screenshot of a crampt house with a corpse in it

Darkwood screenshot of a bloody abomination