I hate houses... in woods... and THIS... is exactly that :d
The House In The Woods
A downloadable game for Windows
Originally made for the Haunted PS1 Wretched Weekend #1 in around 48 hours
ENTER THE WOODS
On a camping trip into the forest your friend has vanished in the night. As you step away from your camp to investigate you realise you are lost as well....
Inspired by The Blair Witch Project.
Explore an endless forest and try to discover its secrets.
POST JAM UPDATE
We have updated the game to be closer to what we originally wanted from the jam but couldn't possibly finish in 48 hours. Many thing have changed including a proper ending, if you have played the game before, please try it again for many new spooks.
Usual movement controls.
Hold shift or click the left stick down to run.
Left click, E or A on the pad for interactions.
RMB or Left trigger to zoom focus.
ALT+F4 to run away.
Follow the cries for help...
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
"Wooaha, f**king hell!" - CJUGames
"Ah, it's freaking me out. It's freaking me out. It's freaking me out." - Cjmaxibon
"What? Oh my god no. Please no." - NathOnGames
"Holy shi- what? Oh god! What the f**k is this?" - SuaVieJaVii Games
"Eeeooo, f**k meeeeee." - jacksepticeye
Please bear in mind we have only really been working on this game for 2 weekends and some evenings so it should still be considered an early prototype.
We may revisit this in the future...
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You may need a diaper towards the end... just a heads up LOL
Very good graphics with a good story
The amount of time I almost SH*T my pants is unbelievable. this was definitely scary. the ambient gives you a unsettling vibe especially while a girl is screaming for help. this is one of the scariest games i have played in a long time.
Terrifying screams lead you to a strange location. There's horror lurking in these woods. But you must locate the house. Something terrible is about to happen. Find the house fast and don't turn back!
Honestly, it is worth the play! Good scares!!!
Keep running until you found the house, Very nice game, Got the chills in the end.
Had lots of fun losing my sh*t
This game really did a good job of creeping
me out, great work devs.
So good! Please feel free to watch my playthrough / like subscribe :)
Although short, it was easily better than the official Bliar Witch game that came out in 2019.
So I didn't read the description before playing so I didn't know it was inspired by TBWP. It's crazy because just a couple of days prior to recording this, I had watched TBWP since it had been a while since my first viewing on the film. Either way, this was fantastic and hopefully you can expand on this. This short game alone was better than the actual Blair Witch game we got.
This game was awesome!The map looks incredible and the story line keeps you on the edge of the chair the whole way! Great job guys!
Hey there Devs! Congratulations on this game. For a game that was made in just a couple of days, The House In The Woods looks and feels great. Actually, I've made a video playing this game with hilarious reactions. I hope you enjoy. Keep the good work!
I had the privilege to play the original version and the updated one post jam. Holy cow man, the update gave me chills. The first one was good, but you took everything to the next level. I honestly would love to see more of this, or even more in your style!
Hi, I'm currently making a series where I play through every game submitted to the Wretched Weekend Jam, and yours was the 62nd game I played!
I really enjoyed the game! I actually was going to play it much earlier in the series, but waited because you said it would be updated! I'm very glad I did wait because the version that is up now is awesome.
I find audio scares me far more than something flashing up in front of me, so this game really got to me. The audio design of the forest and the house is fantastic and got me really tense. I also like the fact you can follow the calls for help if you get lost.
I enjoyed playing through the recent Blair Witch game, and the influence of the franchise with the house layout (and that creepy ending) is clear, but also very welcome because it was done so well.
Excellent work, can't wait to see what you bring out next!
Here's the video for those interested (time stamps in description):
It is great.
Fantastic. One of the best games to come out of the jam, if not the best.
Nice job on the game! I liked the wandering aimlessly in the woods. It gave a great start to feeling hopeless. I think the old bit style enhanced the game play which is a nice touch. I look forward to any more games you make in the future!
Quick question was that me in the corner looking at myself?
I must say, I loved this game!
There was some serious attention to detail. I loved how the environments changed. It was really difficult to know what to expect.
The animation at the end was first class. I was completely wowed by it.
You chose the right moments to run with a scare or hold back. It felt like you had a very mature sense of horror pacing.
The Blair Witch influence is there, but it's not on the nose. This doesn't feel like a 'Blair Witch' game, it feels like its own thing.
Well done! I'm excited to see what your next project is.
Gave it a go...
All's I can say is well done it was amazingly terrifying gotta make this into a full game PLEASE.
This game is truly horrifying, everything from the sound, the aesthetic, the design. It just contributes to the final freight of the game, and not to mention it doesn't have that many jumpscares! The one that did get me is executed well executed. If you want something to try on the PS1 styled horror games this game is the pinnacle of it, I really recommend this game
I don't know how people make these scary games... I was the biggest wussy playing it. I would really like to see a continuation on this and I hope you create more games!
Man I miss classic PS1 titles. This brings back memories. Would love to see this game continue it's story some day.
This game is awesome !!
I can genuinely say that this game scared me half to death haha. I would love to see a full game like this made by you guys!
(Game 2 - 5:36)
Love the aesthetic, very moody, but it sometimes takes a long time for me to find the house. I wonder if the environment scrolls or if it's just a really big space.
Also, I found a couple of large stone glowing objects but they didn't seem to do anything... also a well that was cool to find but didn't seem to have any purpose beyond that.
agreed, I just wished that they did something to atleast give indicators on where we're supposed to go from, like a tiny map stuck onto a tree or something.
This game was really good, The sounds were amazing. The graphics were not the best, but that made it even more scary!
This game was the scariest game I've played in awhile and I'm not even exaggerating. It's the third game in the video, keep up the great work!
I loved the sound effects, very atmospheric and it definitely feels like a PS1 game. Just missing some triangular boobs 😂
This game was amazing i never been on the edge of my seat for a horror game lol.
lol I made a gameplay and with the background sound of the video game I made an hour of sounds in the woods to sleep and have nightmares... I know, I'm crazy.
I liked a lot the atmosphere and design of this game. The Blair Witch project vibes are there. Maybe not super scary, you could cranck the sounds a bit more, but nice work!
Please, for the love of God, revisit this in the future! Wonderful fucking game!
It's short but it's very worth it!! I was very spooked 10/10 would sh*t my pants again
This game was great. It was short.. but packed in the excitement and scares. Really well done.
i had a blast playing this game :D
Hey, I included your game in my latest Itch.io Horror Games video! The part with your game starts around 7:16! Hope ya enjoy the video cuz god damn, I really enjoyed your game! Keep up the great work! Cheers!