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A Silent Wood Offers Minimal Take on RPG Titles, Available on Google Play for $0.99

Personally, I am a FPS guy, but there have been plenty of RPG games that have consumed my life for months at a time. It is hard for me to get very consumed on long games for Android, but once in a while, I stumble upon one that catches my attention very well.

The newest RPG to interest me is called A Silent Wood. Surprisingly, the game features no crazy graphics or imagery, but you are met with only a somewhat-spooky soundtrack and text on your display. 

In the game, you are in the woods, alone in the dark. Quickly, you light a fire, encounter new folks, and build up your own little establishment. While at times it is hard to understand what to do, the story is quite intriguing. To start off, your main goal is to collect fire wood (to keep your fire going), build carts and traps for food, and meet new people who can help you.

All in all, it’s a neat game, but we just wish there was a bit more character and story development throughout.

The games costs $1, featuring no IAPs. Go check it out.

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  • Tammy

    Just started on this game. How do I collect more cloth? Am having problems getting more torches.

  • Travis Erickson

    Time to storm the fort with cannons!

    • Bavan(Developer)

      Did you beat the game? Hope you attacked the fort with sound enabled. 🙂

      • Travis Erickson

        So far I’ve died 3 times at the fort, restocking steel and making a 4th go of it.

        • Bavan(Developer)

          Damn, so close.
          It seems you have got all the perks from wise wanderer and upgraded the cannon. You should be able to defeat the fort with that. There are some spoiler tips. Let me know if you find it impossible to go forward.
          Anyway, you could use power drinks to speed up the production.

          • Travis Erickson

            Good to know, thought that only protected from illness. Fully spec’d with steel sword, katana, boras (for stun) and rifle. I know I can do it, was just late with early heals that last time. Damn sniper got me low one space away.

          • Bavan(Developer)

            Bolas are not very effective against fort. It seems you haven’t unlocked grenades and carbines. I won’t ruin it anymore, but, if you wander in the dusty path, you will find more awesome stuff. 🙂 Enjoy.

          • Travis Erickson

            Oh snap! There goes tonight too.

          • Bavan(Developer)

            I guess you completed the game. Thanks for the review. 🙂

          • Travis Erickson

            I did! The grenades and Carbine made it much easier.

  • Bavan(Developer)

    Thank you very much for the review Tim. Appreciate a lot.

  • ChristianPasquariello

    I’m old enough to remember Zork and the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy text based games on the Apple 2c. Those were and still are some great games.

  • Stevedub40

    This reminds me of old school MUDs.

  • mustbepbs

    If by “minimal” they mean “lazy” then yeah, it’s minimal.

    Can’t believe people pay for “minimal”.

  • Lowenma

    I have some silent wood that can be used as a game

  • Trevor

    The title of this game is just begging to be used in a multitude of jokes.

  • bhayes444

    This sounds exactly like “A Dark Room”, which is an amazing game.

    • nate

      Yeah this seems like a ripoff of that

    • Serotheo

      Looking at the screenshots it looks like an exact ripoff, well between the two I know which to install.. given one is free.

    • Bavan (Developer)

      ‘A Silent Wood’ uses the open sourced game ‘A Dark Room’ (https://github.com/Continuities/adarkroom) as a core and build a story on top of it. Not like the free versions, ‘a silent wood’ is optimised for mobile and have no ads. An immersive experience guaranteed. 😉

      • bhayes444

        Good to know. Thank you for shedding some light on the issue!

        • Bavan(Developer)

          Thank you. The story lines are different from iOS version, and this game has additional elements like farms, plagues and a boss fight. The original developer is Michael from Canada. The free versions are just a link to his web game located at http://adarkroom.doublespeakgames.com/ . Please feel free ask any questions regarding development. Appreciate your support.

          • bhayes444

            Those sound like very promising additions. I think I might just have to try it out.

  • Thomas

    A Silent Wood ???? Giggity 😉