Woodfarer tasks you with exploring a beautiful, colourful woodland in search of three spirits.

These spirits are needed to open a shrine, a horse tells you, very insistently at the beginning of the game. Luckily, they’re not too fragile as you’ll also need to shoot them at various dangers. After which they have a habit of ricocheting between trees, rocks, and even each other before returning.


Finding Your Path

You have a compass that will lead you to each spirit, but it’s easy to get lost when trying to return to the shrine and its guardian horse. Luckily, the wood is built for exploring, with intriguing shrubs, statues, and skeletons around every corner and the gentle sound of birdsong to accompany you.

The game is thus far stunning in its simplicity, but the students who made it also promise that it’s still under development. With such a solid premise and foundation, it’s exciting to think what could come next.

Woodfarer is available to download for pay what you want on itch.io.

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Jay Castello

Jay is a freelance games writer specialising in intersectional feminist critique, how to improve games and use them to improve the world, and cute dogs. She loves inhabiting digital spaces in all their forms, and being constantly surprised by just how weird and wonderful games can be.

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