Danger, death, and despair define Black Forest. As the chief of an unlucky village, your goal is to survive. Gather resources, shore up the village, then survive the terrifying night. Maybe you'll hold out long enough for relief to arrive. Maybe not. Are you up to the challenge?
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Mixed (14) - 42% of the 14 user reviews for this game are positive.
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About This Game



Welcome to the dark heart of the Black Forest. Your village was supposed to harvest its bounty, but managed to draw the attention of the unrelenting darkness inhabiting the woods. As the dangers descend upon it, it's your job as the village chief to help the peasants fend off the creatures and make it through the dark night, as the sinister secrets of the woods best left alone awake and focus their attention on you.



Black Forest is a city builder like no other. Where other games focus on expansion and development, Black Forest is all about defending what's yours. Strategically assign villagers, gather resources, reinforce defenses, and above all, maintain the delicate balance until the king's knights arrive.

Every decision matters, every loss is permanent, and come nightfall, the relentless horde of forest-dwellers will test your ability to govern and survive. Remember: Until the king's knights arrive, you and your villagers are completely on your own.





  • City Building With a Twist: Defend what's yours and survive, balancing the limited resources at your disposal. Make tough choices: Houses can be rebuilt, but people lost cannot be replaced. But maybe you need to sacrifice one of them to save the many?
  • Survive the Struggle, Not Tech Trees: Outlast, not conquer. You can't fight the forest and you can't win by force of arms. Your goal is to lose the least by outsmarting and outthinking the forces arrayed against you, and making hard decisions: What can you lose? What must survive? What part of the tech tree can you do without?
  • Sophisticated AI: Every monster uses a complex set of rules to react to the environment, observing and adapting their behavior. You choose what the villagers work on, while monsters will try to figure out weaknesses and opportunities, then mercilessly pounce on them when you're not looking.
  • Robust Simulation Features: Weather can dramatically alter the course of your game. Rain, snow, or drought aren't just cosmetic effects. Villagers need food, but a dry spell will mean they need to irrigate - but that takes workers away from building defenses. What you decide may very well change the course of the game.
  • A Greater World Beyond: Black Forest is set in the expansive world of Dragon Eye, a high fantasy roleplaying setting available for everyone. The game's campaign will tie into the complex lore and overarching storyline, including decisions and struggles of a world on the edge.

System Requirements

Windows
macOS
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS *: Windows 7 64 bit
    • Processor: X64 architecture with SSE2 instruction set support
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DX10, DX11, and DX12-capable GPUs
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Hardware vendor officially supported drivers
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS *: Windows 7 64 bit
    • Processor: X64 architecture with SSE2 instruction set support
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DX10, DX11, and DX12-capable GPUs
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Hardware vendor officially supported drivers
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.
    Minimum:
    • OS: High Sierra 10.13+
    • Processor: X64 architecture with SSE2 instruction set support
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Metal-capable Intel and AMD GPUs
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Apple officially supported drivers
    Recommended:
    • OS: High Sierra 10.13+
    • Processor: X64 architecture with SSE2 instruction set support
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Metal-capable Intel and AMD GPUs
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Apple officially supported drivers
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 18.04, and CentOS 7
    • Processor: X64 architecture with SSE2 instruction set support
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.2+ or Vulkan-capable, Nvidia and AMD GPUs.
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Gnome desktop environment running on top of X11 windowing system, Nvidia official proprietary graphics driver or AMD Mesa graphics driver. Other configuration and user environment as provided stock with the supported distribution (Kernel, Compositor, etc.)
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 18.04, and CentOS 7
    • Processor: X64 architecture with SSE2 instruction set support
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.2+ or Vulkan-capable, Nvidia and AMD GPUs.
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Gnome desktop environment running on top of X11 windowing system, Nvidia official proprietary graphics driver or AMD Mesa graphics driver. Other configuration and user environment as provided stock with the supported distribution (Kernel, Compositor, etc.)

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