Factsheet

Developer:
Acid Wizard Studio
Based in Warsaw, Poland

Founding date:
March 1, 2013

Website:
acidwizardstudio.com

Press / Business Contact:
wassup@acidwizardstudio.com

Social:
twitter.com/TheAcidWizard
facebook.com/AcidWizardStudio
facebook.com/Darkwoodgame
Skype

Release date:
17.08.2017

Early Access launch date:
24.07.2014

Description

We are Acid Wizard Studio, three guys (and a dog) making trippy games.

About

Darkwood

Darkwood - a new perspective on survival horror.

Scavenge and explore a rich, ever-changing free-roam world by day, then hunker down in your hideout and pray for the morning light.

Features
  • Experience the only top-down survival horror game that will make you scream out in terror.
  • Enjoy an engaging blend of RPG, roguelike and adventure elements crafted by hardcore gamers.
  • Step into a world where the cycle of night and day truly impacts your (already faint) chances of survival.
  • By day explore the randomly generated, ever-sinister woods, scavenge for materials, craft weapons and discover new secrets.
  • By night find shelter, barricade, set up traps and hide or defend yourself from the horrors that lurk in the dark.
  • Gain skills and perks by extracting a strange essence from mutated fauna and flora and injecting it into your bloodstream. Watch out for unexpected consequences…
  • Make decisions that impact the world of Darkwood, its inhabitants and the story you experience.
  • Meet eerie characters, learn their stories and decide their fate. And remember - don’t trust anyone.
  • Laugh maniacally as madness consumes your mind.

History

The game was successfully crowdfunded on Indiegogo in 2013, where it gathered more than $57,000. After it’s premiere on Early Access in July 2014, the studio spent three years refining the game together with the community. In July 2017 a live-action trailer was released, revealing the official launch date: 17th August.


Videos

Release gameplay trailer YouTube

Live action release date trailer YouTube

Interactive alpha gameplay trailer YouTube


Images

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Concept art

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Selected Articles

  • "Darkwood has an astonishing atmosphere. Tension. It’s an unnerving experience. Anguish. Those shrieks. That dog. "
    - Adam Smith, Rock, Paper, Shotgun
  • "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."
    - Omri Petitte, PC Gamer
  • "Darkwood is a promising top-down horror roguelike that has cult classic written all over it"
    - Jeffrey Matulef, Eurogamer
  • "The fear of the unknown is powerful. Darkwood takes that idea to heart"
    - Patricia Hernandez, Kotaku

The Team

Gustaw Stachaszewski
Coding

Artur Kordas
Art, sound, music

Jakub Kuć
Animation


presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks