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Here's a list of frequently asked questions, gathered from the official homepage of the game, the steam discussions and the wiki.

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Where can I submit a bug report?[edit | edit source]

Email your bugs and feedback to: [email protected]

Will there be a wiki for the game?[edit | edit source]

Our official wiki will be on http://theforest.gamepedia.com

Where can I buy the game?[edit | edit source]

The game will be available on Steam as well as in GameStop Stores. We are also looking into other different options for selling the game and will update this question when things are confirmed.

How much will the game cost?[edit | edit source]

The initial Alpha release will cost $14.99.

Will you support motion controllers for those actions performed in the trailer? (wood chopping, smashing heads, carrying birds)[edit | edit source]

We haven’t announced official support for motion controllers yet, but we will be aiming to support the most popular motion controllers as the virtual reality platform develops.

Will this game run on my computer?[edit | edit source]

System requirements taken from the steam store page:

Minimum
  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel Dual-Core 2.4 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT
  • DirectX: Version 9.0
  • Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX®-compatible


Recommended
  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: Quad Core Processor
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560
  • DirectX: Version 9.0
  • Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX®-compatible

Will there be co-op?[edit | edit source]

Co-op is not planned for the initial release. However adding some form of co-op play will be one of our focuses after the initial release of the game.

Will there be a peaceful mode?[edit | edit source]

Yes. Eventually people will be able to play the game as a more traditional survival/exploration simulator, with the horror elements effectively disabled.

Who is making this game?[edit | edit source]

Endnight Games is a 4 person indie studio based in Vancouver, Canada. We also make significant use of outside contractors, depending on production needs there have been anywhere from 5 to 10 people working on the game at a given time.

What game engine are you using?[edit | edit source]

Unity 4.

Why does it look so good for an indie game?[edit | edit source]

With our background in VFX and the use of some very talented artists/coders we have been able to aim as high as we can for the visuals of the game.

Will I be able to build shelters anywhere? such as a hill, on the island or in a cave.[edit | edit source]

Currently you can build structures almost anywhere above ground.

Will there be more than one type of shelter?[edit | edit source]

Yes, you will be able to build many types of shelters, from basic leaf-covered to large wooden cabins and more.

Will the axe be an item I can craft in the game?[edit | edit source]

Yes, it is possible to craft simple axes from items in the environment.

Will you be able to climb trees or mountains?[edit | edit source]

You're able to climb tress currently by clicking the SpaceBar, but enemies in the game can make use of them. Access to mountain areas will be blocked off in the first alpha release.

Can you build defensive structure or bases in the caves and underground?[edit | edit source]

Not at this time.

Are there different suits you can wear like camouflage or ghillie suit like thing?[edit | edit source]

There will be clothing you can craft. As well you can cover yourself in mud/leaves as camouflage. Everything will be made from items found in the forest.

Are there bows and arrows in-game?[edit | edit source]

yes since v0.06

Will there be different areas like different cave (sedimentary, igneous or/and metamorphic caves) and will there be different surface environment with like different animals to hunt or kill (is there hunting?) and different plant areas like marsh, jungle, plains?[edit | edit source]

There will be different small animals you can hunt. There will also be different environments based on North American forest. The environment will include caves, swamps, lakes and mountains.

Can you scavenge from your plane?[edit | edit source]

Yes you can, there is food, medicine and other useful supplies that you can pick up on the plane.

Can you play as a female character?[edit | edit source]

Not for the initial alpha release.

Why don’t you guys give more regular updates?[edit | edit source]

We are a very small team working tirelessly to get the game finished. We get carried away making the game. :)

Are the packs of wandering natives that circle the plane ridiculously OP or is my game just derping? Also, why are so many near the starting zone?[edit | edit source]

Yes, they are OP, because the devs made them like that. They are suppose to be strong to put a sense of fear into the players to make them choose how they survive on the island. Most of the cannibals wandering around are just scouting parties. The Plane did make a lot of noise crashing down so it makes sense that they come to investigate.

How can I fight the cannibals effectively?[edit | edit source]

Fire and traps are pretty effective ways in dealing with the cannibals

How can I contribute to the wiki?[edit | edit source]

Read the introduction and learn some basics about text editing before getting started. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to ask anybody from the community or simply leave your comment in the wiki's discussion page.

How do I upload a picture or screenshot?[edit | edit source]

You can simply click on Upload file, which can be found on the left side under "Tools". Always make sure to follow these steps before uploading any file:

  • The important aspect should be visible and not too dark or hidden behind something else.
  • Images should always be cut to a propper size and show the important things only.
  • Files should be given a name so it's easier to find them via the search function.
  • You need to enter {{Copyright Game}} if it's a screenshot or any file from the official homepage. There's also an option to choose different licenses by clicking on "Licensing".
  • Add a category to any uploaded file to make it easy to find duplicates and keep a good structure. Categories for images can be found here.