Video games have a spotty history when it comes to addressing mental health. Often, people with mental health issues are demonized, portrayed as the nefarious villains in games like Outlast or Far Cry 3. In other games, mental health is reduced a sanity meter or other mechanic, such as in Amnesia or Darkest Dungeon.…
Mae, the main character from Night In The Woods, is in a band with her friends, which is represented by a rhythm game. These songs are catchy, but playing them well is pretty hard. Not content to master a rhythm game, however, some players are recording covers of the songs on actual instruments.
With a successful Kickstarter campaign and charming art, Night In The Woods was always gonna have a built in fanbase. But the Steam reviews show it’s resonating with players outside of that. Also, that Steam users love to tell good jokes.
In development for over three and a half years, Night in the Woods came out last week and has been making waves with its unique art style and intimate take on daily life in a small, stagnant town. The game’s soundtrack, which Riley MacLeod called “intensely beautiful” in Kotaku’s review, is a big part of that. The…
Depending who you are, you’ll either want to hang out with Night in the Woods’ characters all the time or tell them to get off your lawn. The game is small enough to feel intimate and spacious enough to cater to different kinds of curious people. It may feel different for everyone who plays it.
The dialogue, the animation, the music—so far I am loving everything about Night in the Woods, but as a rhythm game fan there’s one sequence that’s particularly near and dear to my heart. Let’s rock out.
Night in the Woods has a new release date of February 21st. The game will be available for PC, Mac, Linux, and PS4.
Night in the Woods has been delayed to “somewhere in the first part of February,” the developers announced today.
Here's a premise for a game you don't see every day—perhaps one that hits too close to home for some. But that's exactly what makes it so interesting.