1C is looking forward to scaring you stiff with Through the Woods. This award-winning third-person Norse horror adventure is scheduled for PC release in October 2016. Repeatedly named ‘one of the most anticipated horror games of 2016’, Through the Woods will be presented at Gamescom 2016 in Cologne this August.
The game immerses the player in the dark, mysterious atmosphere of a deep forest, lit only by the moon and a hand torch, in which fear and uncertainty are fed by darkness. Based on their own experiences in the wild, the creative minds at independent Norwegian game studio Antagonist have created a realistic – but supremely eerie – game environment, spiced up with a thrilling story and dangerous mythological creatures.
About the game
Through the Woods is a third-person Norse horror adventure set in a forest on the western shores of Norway that tells the story of a mother and her missing son. Through reactive narration, the player experiences the mother’s re-telling of the events surrounding her son’s disappearance. Players follow the path of a terrified woman who has forced herself to enter this terrible place for the sole purpose of finding her son, in a setting heavily influenced by Norse mythology and Norwegian folk tales.
With Through the Woods, Antagonist have captured the feeling of the forest as they saw it as children, with all the fear and mystery that comes from roaming through it alone. This is coupled with a powerful story and high quality sound design, which in the darkness of the forest becomes a core mechanic. Through the Woods is a profound experience that directly delivers the feelings of loneliness and loss in a terrifying place…
- Explore stunning environments and experience stories inspired by Norse mythology, Norwegian art and nature
- Uncover dark tales of the past and present through reactive narration
- Creative use of light and darkness generate deceptive environments
- A frightening journey, accompanied by grim, beautiful sound design