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Today, July 24, Different Tales and Walkabout have confirmed that Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Heart of the Forest will be launching in Q4 2020 with a brief new trailer.

Previously announced in June, it comes from the makers of Wanderlust: Travel Stories and The Witcher 1. Heart of the Forest is a narrative adventure game based on the legendary role-playing game Werewolf: The Apocalypse. You play as Maia, a young woman looking to uncover her family’s history. In the pursuit of past mysteries, she arrives at the Białowieża Forest, an ancient wilderness full of ancient and dangerous secrets.

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The game's mechanics are based around three main resources: Rage, Willpower, and Personality. These will determine the choices available to Maia and influence the overall presentation of every scene. With a style that blends together an RPG with a Visual Novel it certainly looks like it's going to be engrossing with the incredible look.

Set in one of the 'last primeval forests of Europe', the Bialowieza Forest which is a vast area located in Poland that apparently comes with a whole bunch of myths and legends. They said the 'mix of nature and mystery makes the Bialowieza Forest a perfect setting for a World of Darkness story'.

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"Heart of the Forest is one of the few video games that actually represent the traditional pen-and-paper role-playing mechanics. The game assumes the role of the game master and guides us through the adventure. It’s one of the best renditions of traditional RPG I’ve ever seen in gaming," said Piotr Gnyp, Head of BizDev at Walkabout Games and a long-standing fan of tabletop RPGs.

As noted in our previous article on it, they gave a bit of a wink-wink that it would be coming to Linux. Today that's fully confirmed in the press details and on the store pages it's clearly noted now too. That's great and wonderful to see Different Tales and Walkabout continue their Linux support.

You can wishlist/follow it on GOG.com and Steam.

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7 comments

Shmerl 24 Jul
So it is a visual novel after all. It's good that they plan to release it for Linux. Looks like we are getting quite a number of visual novels set in the World of Darkness.
Alm888 24 Jul
Quoting: ShmerlSo it is a visual novel after all. It's good that they plan to release it for Linux. Looks like we are getting quite a number of visual novels set in the World of Darkness.
No, it is not, IMO. Visual Novels are simplified versions of text-based adventures (or "Choose Your Own Adventure" books). This game is aiming to be what effectively is a VN precursor: story based, but with stat checks.
Shmerl 24 Jul
I call it a visual novel still. Everything today has "RPG elements", even visual novels. And I expect it to have it, after all WoD is a collection of RPG systems.


Last edited by Shmerl on 24 July 2020 at 7:26 pm UTC
dpanter 24 Jul
More World Of Darkness, yay!
Unshra 24 Jul
Thank you for the article as I would have missed this game. I use to enjoy WoD and Cyberpunk, my favorite from WtA was the Stargazers and their use of Kailindo outside of that it was the Bastet (Bagheera.) Personally always like werewolves over vampires so I'll gladly take a visual novel set in WtA.


Last edited by Unshra on 24 July 2020 at 9:08 pm UTC
razing32 25 Jul
Reminds me of Icy of all things.
Not that that was a bad game.
Let's see how it plays when it releases.
slaapliedje 25 Jul
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Quoting: Alm888
Quoting: ShmerlSo it is a visual novel after all. It's good that they plan to release it for Linux. Looks like we are getting quite a number of visual novels set in the World of Darkness.
No, it is not, IMO. Visual Novels are simplified versions of text-based adventures (or "Choose Your Own Adventure" books). This game is aiming to be what effectively is a VN precursor: story based, but with stat checks.
Sounds like it is more like the excellent Sorcery, Fighting Fantasy, and Lone Wolf type books, vs just the run of the mill Choose Your Own Adventure ones.
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