Black Forest is a turn-based multiplayer game about cooperation and betrayal. A resource-management strategy game about survival and despair. It is set in the dark and dangerous Black Forest in medieval Germany.
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Mixed (12) - 66% of the 12 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Sep 9, 2016
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“The game is currently in beta testing. Almost all of the planned features are already in the game, but balancing, bugfixing and polishing will need not only additional time, but also player feedback.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“a few months”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full version will be very close to the current beta now that almost all features are in. There will be more polishing and bugfixing until release.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Very playable, almost feature-complete, not many bugs, but game balance isn't perfect.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Possibly, undecided. Current beta testing is free-to-play and might stay that way, but final decision has not been made.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Open beta testing, everyone can join and play and I hope to get as much feedback as possible.”
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May 13

New Client Build - fixing windows issues

A new client build has been uploaded to Steam. This build should hopefully solve the various issues that trouble windows players.

Gameplay has been kept the same, this is mostly a bugfix release.
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March 8

Bugfix Build 31 released

I've released build 31, trying to fix the recent bugs that some players suffer from. If you have any issues, please switch to the beta branch and update to build 31, then let me know if it helps.

If you have no issues, there is no reason to update, no features were added, this is purely a bugfix build.
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About This Game

Black Forest is a turn-based multiplayer game about cooperation and betrayal. A resource-management strategy game about survival and despair. It is set in the dark and dangerous Black Forest in medieval Germany. It is a casual game, meaning that you will spend anywhere from a few minutes to maybe half an hour per day, with a game possibly running for several weeks.


In the game, each player controls one family in a village that is located deep in the forest. Everyone tries to survive the wolves, bears and worse that come at night. Plant and harvest, gather and build, cooperate and betray. Survive as a community, but do not forget about yourself. Try to survive the coming winter to win the game. Or simply be the last survivor to gain a personal victory.

The core element of the game is cooperation and its limits. At some point, you have to think of yourself first. If your community is strong, others will help you. But the forest will sooner or later overwhelm you all - when will cooperation break down? Will people betray openly, or trick? Is that proposal a trick maybe, or really the best? What role will common ground play? Does the village provide shelter for those who lost their homes? Do you share resources or keep them private? All of these and many other questions will be asked and answered in every game.


Please note that Black Forest is a turn-based, slow-paced game. Do not expect to jump in and have immediate action. If you are familiar with play-by-mail games, you will be used to such speed of playing. If you are not - come in and enjoy, you don't know what you've been missing so far.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 64 bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: any DX9 or better graphics card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.8+
    • Processor: Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: any DX9 or better graphics card
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04+ or comparable
    • Processor: Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: any DX9 or better graphics card
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
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