This game has been Greenlit by the Community!

The community has shown their interest in this game. Valve has reached out to this developer to start moving things toward release on Steam.

Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
Mar 11, 2013 @ 5:08pm
Apr 22 @ 12:02pm
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Darkwood is available on Steam Early Access!
New trailer, Early Access launch date
Darkwood is a game about survival, exploration and fear, set in mysterious woods somewhere in the territory of the Soviet Bloc. It is a top-down, free-roam, surreal horror experience with a randomized world, taking cues from classic games, where oftentimes you had to figure things out for yourself. By blending RPG, roguelike and adventure elements together with a challenging difficulty, Darkwood aims to please players craving for a deep and rewarding experience.


No hand holding or linear paths. Think, learn and adapt - if you will behave recklessly or do not prepare for the night, you will not survive.

Each choice you make is permanent, and will have impact on you, or Darkwood's inhabitants. Every time you play, you will see a different story unfold.

A breathing, procedurally generated world for you to explore. Each visit to Darkwood is unique, as all locations and events are randomized.

Improve your character with skills that will give you advantage over your enemies.

A flexible crafting system which lets you experiment with loot to: create items, build barricades or traps, and improve your gear with addons.

You will start to question your sanity, as the line between reality and nightmarish fantasies will begin to blur.

Here's what some cool people are saying:
Originally posted by Omri Petitte. PC Gamer:
I gauge the scariness of horror games using my patented Curl Chance™ system, which measures how likely I am to curl into a ball of whimpering fear when I play them. I rate the new trailer for Darkwood, an upcoming top-down survival horror title from indie group Acid Wizard Studio, a “Mommy” out of 10 based on the inky shadows and surreal sense of unease.
Originally posted by Jeffrey Matulef. Eurogamer:
Darkwood is a promising top-down horror roguelike that has cult classic written all over it
Originally posted by Adam Smith. Rock, Paper, Shotgun:
It’s been SLENDER pickings in the survival horror genre recently but Darkwood has my fear-glands tingling and, disturbingly, salivating. My internal organs are swimming in terror-juice
Originally posted by Patricia Hernandez. Kotaku:
The fear of the unknown is powerful. Darkwood takes that idea to heart

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Jul 24 @ 9:24pm
PINNED: Questions / FAQ
The Acid Wizard
Aug 23, 2013 @ 5:51am
How is this game doing on Greelight?
Sgt. Killdrax
Aug 18 @ 9:20am
No release date yet?
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it looks perdy good
[H2O]Djkrownz Sep 18 @ 6:54pm 
dude this game looks so dope. yes i said dope because it needs so kick ass slang. NO NORMAL SLANG CAN HANDLE THE POWER of..............dark......wood.........
Demo Sep 7 @ 8:31pm 
I voted on this sometime last year, I'm glad I did, I'll have to buy this.
Grand Wizard Jarlington Sep 4 @ 5:39am 
Watching Markiplier play this and as soon as I get some money im buying it, definitally one of my favourite horror rpg games.
retroreactive Sep 2 @ 6:35am 
Looks great and the randomly generated worlds are great replayability can't wait to get my hands on this awesome game
crabed20 Aug 29 @ 9:14pm 
Probably one of the best games ive ever seen/heard/played
Đeezy Aug 22 @ 10:36am 
It's so good.
反造 Aug 21 @ 7:45pm 
ahhh I regret not to buy early access. I should have bought earlier.
fr ... Aug 8 @ 5:26am 
ca changera des call off duty hack lol
AppleminePL Aug 7 @ 7:42am 
Dobra robota! Gra zrobiona przez Polaków to dobra gra :)