Night in the Woods screenshot showcasing a rather silly exchange

For those of you not in the loop with quirky indie games, Night in the Woods is an upcoming story focused adventure about old friendships, change, existential dread, and astral projection... because why not! It was supposed to release this January, but according to the most recent Kickstarter update it appears that the release date has been pushed back a couple of weeks - until early February to be specific.

Since trying to explain Night in the Woods through a single paragraph is a fool's errand, allow me to instead show you the teaser trailer. It will probably leave you even more confused, but it does a rather good job at setting the proper mood and atmosphere. So if you're interested, have a look:

As for the delay itself, here's what the developers had to say:

"Hey all! We'll keep this short.

Some last minute things have come up suddenly over the past few days and we have to push back the NITW release by a few weeks. It's all normal stuff, nothing is on fire, and it's all to do with the fact that we're a tiny team making a big game and doing a multi-platform launch is a whole *waves hands around* thing. Right now we're waiting on some info from outside parties as to the exact date we can launch, but it'll be somewhere in the first part of February.

We'll be able to announce the exact date around New Years but we didn't want to just sit on this info for the next couple weeks and spring it on folks who are looking forward to the game. And since we're starting preorders tomorrow we didn't want anyone going into that without this info. We try to be transparent and up front, and it'd be kinda shifty to just keep this to ourselves seeing how close we are to the end.

It reeeeeally sucks having to make this kind of announcement, especially right after releasing a trailer and all. But again, it's just a few weeks..."

If you would like to learn a little bit more about Night in the Woods and its strange inhabitants, the official Kickstarter page is your best bet. And on a somewhat silly final note, allow me to just mention that the Kickstarter page lists the official release date as "We're looking at sometime in 2015." That's estimates for you!

Night in the Woods screenshot showcasing a rather strange dialogue