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Forest of Sleep — An Experimental Storytelling Game

Forest of Sleep -- An Experimental Storytelling Game

Forest of Sleep — An Experimental Storytelling Game

Developer Twisted Tree is combining centuries-old ideas of folk tale plot, structure and character with frameworks for procedurally-generated stories


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Forest of Sleep is a procedurally-generated graphical storytelling game in which players create their own folktale adventures. The game responds as players make decisions, resulting in a satisfyingly different and surprising new story each time.

The game begins with children telling stories around a campfire. They go to sleep, and awaken in the fantasy world of one of their stories. And so begins the adventure.

Inspired by Eastern European folktales, Forest of Sleep is delightfully hand-illustrated and animated, with a beautiful soundtrack of specially-commissioned dynamic folk music from the region, and carefully and engagingly paced.

The game will be released on Windows and Mac, and hopefully on iOS. Regarding a launch date, Twisted Tree has said the following: We don’t know yet, possibly late 2017, early 2018. Now add ⅓ onto that time.

Karla Munger

Karla Munger

I've been with JA in one capacity or other since 2003. I'm currently website administrator. I'm also a digital artist (my avatar is one of my creations). I write reviews and articles, create graphics and basically help tend the site. It's work I enjoy very much. I love playing games of all kinds, but adventure and RPGs are my favorites (particularly scary/dark/unsettling ones). At the top of my list are The Cat Lady, The Longest Journey, Dreamfall, Still Life (first one only), Scratches and Culpa Innata. I'm a dyed-in-the-wool recluse and prefer the company of animals, hardware and ghosts to human beings (no offense). And no bio would be complete without my saying that I do NOT care for phones of ANY sort. Further, I think Dell computers are garbage and that Microsoft has become megalomaniacal. "I put my heart and soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process." - Vincent Van Gogh "I need solitude for my writing; not like a hermit - that wouldn't be enough - but like a dead man." - Franz Kafka "I've been to hell and back, my boy." - Susan Ashworth, The Cat Lady

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