Open-world illustrated text-based RPG. Inspired by classic role-playing video games and fantasy gamebooks, the secret of darkwoods is a free game, a non-linear standalone adventure with side quests in a vast world.
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Very Positive (92) - 94% of the 92 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Mar 27, 2023

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Open-word illustrated text-based RPG

The Secret of Darkwoods is an open-world, procedural, text-based RPG that allows players to explore a vast and dangerous world filled with secrets and treasures to discover. The game is set in the mythical land of Emeyralia, a dark and foreboding place where ancient magic and mythical creatures still exist.

Players take on the role of a brave adventurer who must journey through the treacherous forests, swamps, and dungeons of Emeyralia in order to uncover the secrets of the land and become a true hero. As they explore the world, players will encounter a wide variety of enemies and obstacles, from fierce beasts and powerful warriors to treacherous traps and hidden dangers.

Choose your fate in this non-linear fantasy gamebook.

Key Features

  • 800+ Unique Text Pages With Variations
  • 350+ Generated Illustrations
  • Play the main quest (3 to 5 hours), or randomly explore and start side quests
  • Explore villages, cities, dungeons, swamps, caves, forests, cemeteries and temples
  • Music by Dungeon Synth Artists: Percidae, Hjartans, Bounce castle, Alloch Nathir, Kasriel, Erang, Black Rose Tomes, Infernal Symphony, Rap2h

In order to survive the dangers of Emeyralia, players will need to use their cunning, strength, and dexterity to overcome their enemies and progress through the game. They can choose from a variety of weapons, armors, and abilities to help them in their quest, and they can also collect valuable treasures and artifacts to aid them on their journey.

The game features stunning ai-generated visuals, and its atmospheric soundtrack is composed by seven talented dungeon synth composers. Inspired by Daggerfall and Fighting Fantasy gamebooks, The Secret of Darkwoods is an original RPG experience that will keep players coming back for more. Visit more than 25 towns, villages, and cities. Explore cemeteries, swamps, caves, dungeons, forests, and temples. Talk with people in taverns, in shops, or in the streets, and ask them for scripted quests or procedurally generated ones. Fight deadly monsters.

System Requirements

SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.4ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: 2.66GHz Intel Core i7
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • OS: 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i3-3240
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • OS: 11
    • Processor: 2,3 GHz Intel Core i7
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu 20.04
    • Processor: 4-core 64-bit
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space

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