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Game Giveaway of the day — In the dark forest

Protect your home from waves of undead!
$2.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 5 (38%) 8 (62%) 3 comments

In the dark forest was available as a giveaway on May 4, 2021!

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"In the dark forest" is a 2d side-scroller defense game.
Zombies have risen from their graves and are devouring the survivors. Protect your home and your family, don't let the undead devour your loved ones. Fight off waves of hordes of zombies, get some cash, improve your skills, upgrade and buy weapons. At night the zombies become more numerous, but mines, traps and fuel cans will help you to survive.
Save yourself and relatives, kill all the undead!
Game Features:
Nice graphics
Leveling up system
Steam Achievements support
9 types of zombies with different behaviors
3 types of weapons with the possibility of upgrade

Game Controls:
W/A/S/D or arrows - move character
CTRL - shoot
TAB - enter upgrades shop

System Requirements:

OS: Windows XP Processor: Core2Duo Memory: 512 MB RAM Graphics: Intel HD2000 Storage: 200 MB available space

Publisher:

Luci Entertainment

Homepage:

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1574740/In_the_dark_forest/

File Size:

116 MB

Price:

$2.99

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In The Dark Forest
In Brief
In The Dark Forest is an Isometric defense shooter, where you have to defend your home against waves of zombies. You can see a video of game play HERE and HERE
In The Dark Forest
In The Dark Forest is a defense shooter, where waves of zombies attack you from the right. You start with a lone rifleman, who has to periodically reload his weapon. Shoot using the Ctrl key. You start with a barricade that keeps nearby zombies from entering your compound, but after attacking it several times the barricade can be destroyed. Killing zombies earns you gold which you can spend it the shop; either on new weapons, upgrading them and other defensive items like mines exploding gas/petrol canisters and bear traps. To access the shop press the Tab key. There are three weapons available from the shop, a Winchester, Automatic rifle and a shotgun, each one can also be upgraded to increase its damage, increase the rate of fire and and increase the clip/magazine size. You already have the Winchester rifle. You can move your rifleman around the compound using the WASD keys. Once you've purchased new weapons you can access them using the 1,2 & 3 keys. Pressing Esc key takes you to the main menu where you can turn off sound effects and music and change the game language from English to Russian. The game defaults to English. When closing the game down, it will save your progress unless you have died, or you can opt to start a new game, but this will overwrite your progress.

You can also increase the speed of your characters movement and the reloading speed. Each upgrade can be improved several times. Increasing your clip/magazine capacity in increments of 2 from 8 to 10 and 10 to 12 etc. I haven't figured out what the maximum you can upgrade for each item, but its at least 4 times.

Damage using one bullet starts at 0.5 and requires 4 rounds to kill this reduces to 3 rounds for $270. You can also improve the amount of damage a bullet will do that enables you to drop a zombie or other attacker using fewer rounds; spending $570 on the second upgrade will enable you to drop an enemy using only 2 bullets (the amount of damage = 1.1). The next upgrade costs $1170 and does a damage of 1.4 that requires only 1 bullet to drop the zombies. The flying attackers are harder to hit, partly due to their smaller size and erratic movement, but they take fewer shots to destroy.

From wave 4 things become a little more difficult because the attackers move from side to side constantly, making it harder to shoot them. After Wave five you receive a message saying Attackers repelled, then a new set of waves starts, this time with more attackers.

You can see the number of bullets left in your weapon via the HUD located at the top of the screen. You can also see the amount of damage your compound barrier has left and the number of attackers you have dispatched to oblivion.

The game is a keyboard only game; however, if you have a multi buttoned mouse you can program your mouse buttons to emulate the various key bindings used in game.
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Notes on Security
I scanned a zipped copy of the installed game and it found zero hits from 59 antimalware engines. The downloaded executable may include some low level adware that only opens your browser to Falcowares home page after the game has installed, but does not inject any malware into your system. When your browser is opened to Falcowares home page it earns them some money, part of which is given to the developer of the game for allowing the game to be given away free. You can see the results of the scan via the following link:

https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/c344186424ace38472a5966fc340b837fde8048a9774df430b1652d244387a5c/detection

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  4 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)
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Absolutely HORRIBLE !
Lots of BUGS !
Can't shoot, can't see anything coming.
Started and moved, searching for what key shoots. NONE !
Game over before I even see any zombies come on the screen.
Mouse does not work.

Reply   |   Comment by Starz  –  3 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Starz,

Hi Starz, I detailed all the keyboard bindings in my review. This is a keyboard only game, so no mouse; that said, if you have a multi buttoned mouse you can program those buttons to emulate the various buttons that are used in game and then would be able to use your mouse. .

I didn't come across any bugs and actually enjoyed playing the game in short sessions. Better than a lot of games I've downloaded from here. I don't understand how you couldn't see anything coming. I mention in my review that the attackers come from the right of the compound and come in waves. They appear soon after the game starts. Shooting is using the Ctrl key and movement is WASD (as in most games of this type. Tab takes you to the shop where you can purchase new weapons, traps and upgrades for your weapons and ammunition.

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  3 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
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