Maybe you're the real monster.
By Tim Colwill 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.