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The Fabled Woods, a Narrative Short Story for PC, Opens Its Tortuous Paths in Late March

Check out the completely overhauled dense world in
the new trailer and play the new Steam demo

Cologne – March 8, 2021 – Publisher Headup and developer CyberPunch Studios are thrilled to announce that the dark and mysterious narrative short story, The Fabled Woods, will be released for PC on March 25.

The game was announced in June 2020, and received a complete graphical and feature overhaul since then. The Fabled Woods‘ game world, a dense and beautiful forest, was built with Unreal Engine 4, and is now completely recreated by its developer Joe Bauer. In regard to the best possible usage of fog, lighting, and other effects, he received help from Nicolas Meyssonnier, the creator of the popular 3D platformer Pumpkin Jack. Delving into this uncommon and graphically stunning first-person adventure feels even more exciting now.

Of course, we have a new trailer for you, showing all the new beauty. But we even go a step further by inviting you to delve into the game yourself, as a brand-new demo is now available on Steam! Fans of games like Gone Home or What Remains of Edith Finch should get ready to take the first step into this unforgettable journey. The demo will be available until March 15.

Keep up to date by following The Fabled Woods on Twitter and joining the Discord. Social posts and/or sharing screenshots are much appreciated!

About The Fabled Woods

The Fabled Woods is a narrative adventure that puts the player at the center of nested mysteries within an expanse of beautiful woodland. Starting at a forsaken campsite, the player progresses through the story by exploring the forest and discovering clues, guided by unknown voices.

Despite the picturesque beauty, ugly and terrible secrets lurk among the shifting boughs, a darkness that no amount of dappled sunlight can erase. Get ready to take the first step, and experience an unforgettable journey!

Features include:

  • Three intertwining narratives to be uncovered, piece by piece, as you hunt for clues as to what happened
  • Explore at your own pace in an experience built from the ground up for fans of the puzzle free, death free storytelling in games such as Gone Home and Firewatch
  • Fully voiced, hear the characters as they impart their tales of strange going ons and mystery to you, the player, all set in a living world built in Unreal Engine technology
About Headup

Headup is a hybrid games publishing and development company providing players worldwide with the best content in the independent gaming sector. Established in 2009, it is active on all major platforms such as consoles, mobile devices and PC, and was awarded as “Best Publisher” at the German Developers Awards in 2012, 2013, 2017 and 2019. With over 80 million customers served on mobile and further several million players on the PC and consoles, Headup is always looking to raise awareness and commercial success for developers thinking outside the box. More information can be found at www.headupgames.comTwitter and Discord.

About CyberPunch Studios

Joe founded CyberPunch Studios, a US-based indie development studio in September of 2017 after realizing that selling broadband door to door is soul-draining. Since he first learned of Unreal Engine and Unity3D back in 2010, Joe’s had a passion for making games and their potential to tell stories. Joe cut his teeth as a developer by making mobile games for a variety of publishers. Slowly though, he found the mobile landscape shifting towards free to play, ad-driven throwaway experiences, which also weren’t much fun to make. After one too many loot boxes, he decided to quit and set up on his own, telling his own stories. You can stay up to date with CyberPunch Studios and their projects at their Twitter and Discord channels.

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