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

3 comments (Leave your own)

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.



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

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