Norse horror game Through The Woods is out later this year
Through The Woods is a third-person survival horror game from Norwegian studio Antagonist.
The game is played through the eyes of a mother who has lost her son. It guides players through a haunted forest and plays on fears of the dark and the horrors of the unknown. “We realised that we didn’t want to leave it up to the player to decide or to make them wonder if what they’re seeing is really happening or not; it’s happening. What’s going on is impossible, but it’s real all the same.”
Many of the games creatures come from Norse mythology, though the developers aren’t revealing much, they have stated that giant mountain trolls will make an appearance. “What people may or may not know is that we have a lot of story elements that involve the events of Ragnarök, and that a couple of characters from Norse mythology also appear in the game, either as physical characters or in documents. The game and the island where the game takes places have been woven into the story of the epic battle of the gods.”
Through The Woods was successfully crowdfunded last year. The game is currently in development but is slated for an October 2016 release.