Exclusive Interview With EndNight Games

I had a chance to to have an email interview with the developers of highly anticipated game, The Forest. The Forest is a survival horror first person game that has you wandering around a forest filled with monsters. After a long wait I finally got an email with the answers to my questions that I asked almost 10 days ago. Here is the interview.

Drakulus – What inspired you to make The Forest?


One of the main inspirations for The Forest came from cannibal horror films from the 70’s and 80s. We thought that the imagery from these movies would make a great world setting. You are in a forest inhabited by cannibal mutants, what happens next?


Drakulus – It has been stated that The Forest is an open world game. How big is it?


It’s a bit difficult to say. The world is still evolving. We wanted to make a world that is big enough to explore but dense with content. Early Access is just a taste.


Drakulus – In the last trailer I saw quite a lot of menacing looking monsters and honestly they were creepy. How many different weapons are in the game? I think so far all I’ve seen is an axe.


New weapons are being added all the time, and no plans to stop during alpha. We don’t want to show off too much of what you can find in order to not ruin the suspense and urgency. If everyone knew what to expect, they would just run for those items.


Drakulus – Can we mix and match different things we find out in the world to create our own unique weapons?


The weapon system isn’t dynamic, but you can upgrade or reinforce the things you wield. There are some fun and unnatural combinations everyone should be pleased with.


Drakulus – How far along is the game right now? Do you have an official release date yet?


May 22nd is the Early Access release date on Steam. It’ll be an alpha, so everyone will be able to see the game progress through updates.


Drakulus – Will The Forest have quests or some type of main goal in the game?


We wanted to make a game where you are thrown into a situation. There will be a story, but it will be up to you if you want to discover it. We wanted to give players freedom to do what they want, in a lush interesting world.


Drakulus – Will there be other npc’s for you to talk to or are you completely alone?

You won’t be completely alone, but there won’t be any npc’s or people to talk to. How you survive is up to you.


That answer to that last question was a bit confusing. Will you have a pet dog or something that you can talk to whenever you’re bored? Oh well, I’m looking forward to getting my hands on this game next month if it’s priced right. We’ll have a chance to see first hand what The Forest is like and hopefully it’ll make me a fan of survival horror games again. It is disappointing the way the story of the game will be told. It honestly reminds me of Dark Souls a little. I would prefer a story driven experience over “go find the story for yourself”, but hopefully there is indeed some type of story that explains why you’re trapped in that forest and how you got there.

The Forest will go into alpha on May 22.

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Author: Drakulus

I'm a hardcore gamer that enjoys every type of genre there is. I'm also a father of four kids, two girls and two boys, and love to write about whatever pops into my head.

5 thoughts on “Exclusive Interview With EndNight Games”

  1. Very cool interview!
    I’m excited to see what the new weapons will be (other than the tennis ball, of course).
    I hope you get the chance to interview these guys again when the game is further along. =o

    1. Me too. I usually keep in touch with the devs that I interview. I get emailed regularly about Van Helsing II, The Forest, and many other games that I’ve covered in the past.

      I have a very good relationship with some of these guys. They’re really nice people and I do hope to have another shot a second interview when The Forest is more polished.

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