Hot on the heels of the Werewolf: The Apocalypse computer RPG Earthbound we have another rage monster. This time it’s Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Heart of the Forest from Different Tales. And we don’t know much about it.
Different Tales are former The Witcher game makers who make slow games. They have a slow gaming manifesto.
I want games that treat me as an adult, someone capable of thinking, feeling, and understanding. I want games that connect with me not as toys but as tales of common human experience. I want games that challenge not my skills and reflexes but my assumptions and feelings. I want games that encourage me to take a break and come back later. I want games that let me experience them at my own pace. I want games that give me space to grow. I want games that are slow.
The first line there is about being treated as an adult and goodness knows Werewolf can be an adult game. However, Different Tales are also about the wholesomeness of being open and honest.
I suspect this game will be less about slaughtering goons and will dig deeper into more profound issues around ecoterrorism, direct action and what it is to be a big and ferocious monster.
You can sign up for more information about Werewolf: Heart of the Forest here.
Have you played Different Tales’ Wanderlust game? What did you make of it and does it offer any insight into what Heart of the Forest might be like?