The Forest developers explain why cannibals trying to eat you might not be all bad

The Forest

By on January 15, 2014 at 4:35 pm

If you haven’t heard of The Forest yet, then you clearly haven’t been paying attention to this fine site. In fact stop now and look at this trailer:

Alright. Now, in an interview with Eurogamer, developer Ben Falcone has spilled some of the beans on those cannibals and the way they behave.

“You’ve invaded their forest, you’re murdering them, you’re chopping down all their trees. Maybe they’re just trying to survive in this forest. Maybe you’re the bad guy. So we try to make it emotional when you kill one of them and have them care. They’re not all bad, even if they are trying to eat you.”

According to Falcone, the cannibals will try to protect each other from your attacks, will grieve when you kill one, run away if you seem dangerous, and behave in a realistic manner when possible.

Falcone also mentioned that the game would have an ending, but it would be optional — “There is a way to end it, but I think a lot of players will play without ending the game or even realising that there is an ending.”

Check out the full piece at Eurogamer, it’s very interesting.

Source: Eurogamer via Rock, Paper, Shotgun

Tags:
3 comments (Leave your own)
Lord_PorkSword

This is one title I plan to buy once I get an Oculus!

 

Open world survival/horror games are all starting to blur into one giant black blob.

At least we have a reprieve from brown military shooters and forgettable MMOs.

 

ooshp,

SHHH The industry will hear you and then we’ll get all three!

 
Leave a comment

You can use the following bbCode
[i], [b], [img], [quote], [url href="http://www.google.com/"]Google[/url]

Leave a Reply

PC Gaming Calendar 2014

Follow Games.on.net

Steam Group

Upcoming Games

Releasing Soon
Thief Shadowrun Returns South Park: The Stick of Truth

Community Soapbox

Recent Features
Reaper of Souls

Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls reviewed: Change is a good thing

Blizzard shows that it isn't afraid to change everything

Titanfall

Titanfall: Crush your enemies under your robotic foot with these gameplay tips

Wallrunning speed boosts, room clearing strategies, and more inside.

Diablo 3 Competition

Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls Giveaway – The Winners!

You cannot kill Death -- unless you have sick new gear.

Betrayer

Betrayer reviewed: Run like hell from skeletons and murderous ghosts in 17th century Virginia

What's black, white and red all over? Betrayer is, and it's also an intriguing new indie horror title, as James discovers.

Streaming Radio
Radio Streams are restricted to iiNet group customers.

GreenManGaming MREC

The Regulars
The Secret World

Legal Opinion: Bait and switch… with a mankini

Not everybody is laughing following Funcom's April Fools joke on its players.

Bad at Aiming

Sitrep: Waiting in line at the FPS dole queue

Toby is so incompetent that he needs an entire new genre of games invented just to cater for him.

Amazon Fire

Friday Tech Roundup (04 April 2014): Radeon R9 295X2 specs leak

Also, the man behind the "Microsoft" phone scam has been captured and fined.

Barrett M98B

Legal Opinion: Where does your money go?

Why do games cost so much to manufacture? Because everybody wants a slice of that licensing pie.

Facebook Like Box