Night in the Woods

Entrant 2017

Infinite Fall


College dropout Mae Borowski returns home to the crumbling former mining town of Possum Springs seeking to resume her aimless former life and reconnect with the friends she left behind. But things aren't the same. Home seems different now and her friends have grown and changed. Leaves are falling and the wind is growing colder. Strange things are happening as the light fades. And there's something in the woods.

Night In The Woods is an adventure game, one that is very focused on characters, dialogue, story, and exploring a big world that unfolds as you go. Among other things, it's also about: jumping between buildings, feeding rats, and smashing lightbulbs behind the convenience store. How you choose to spend your time in Possum Springs will determine what things you end up doing throughout and who you'll get to know. You'll need more than one playthrough to see all of it. It's personal and weird and it's been made by Alec Holowka, Scott Benson, and Bethany Hockenberry over the course of three years.