The Peninsula is the setting of The Forest. Judging by the plants that grow there and the overall weather, it seems like the creators chose a Canadian Boreal Forest as the setting of the game (likely because their development team is centered in Canada), although they haven't yet officially stated where their inspiration could have been derived from. In the Sahara Research Laboratory, the player can find references to the company purchasing the peninsula to use in its experiments.
The Peninsula is also home to violent cannibals, mutant creatures, and a variety of wildlife such as birds, lizards, deer and sharks. Beneath the peninsula surface is a system of caves where octopus mutants, spider mutants, and Cowmen live; it is also in these caves where most of the survivors or casualties of the crash were taken. There are also many places around with good loot like an old yacht crashed in a bay, or even the cockpit of the crashed plane which contains the flare gun.
Background[edit | edit source]
Though the peninsula at first glance appears to be a perfectly normal, every day section of the world, the player quickly realizes that this is not the case. Ancient structures, built by a magical or highly advanced pre-historical society, litter the depths of the peninsula, as well as having structures at the very highest points (the mountain area). These structures include sacrificial altars, obelisks that can bring the dead back to life, and more. Because of this magical component, it is possible that the peninsula lies on some sort of ley-line, which would explain the freakish occurrences like sacred trees, mutants, and the resurrection obelisk.
Locations[edit | edit source]
There are many distinct areas of the map, which is surrounded by ocean on three sides and an impassible snow mountain to the north.
Layout[edit | edit source]
There is an interactive map of the peninsula, the deep underground cave system and even info of crafting. It can be accessed by clicking here. Please note that this map contains a lot of old and outdated information, though the general topography remains the same.