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Welcome to Darkwood Wiki!

Darkwood is a very challenging and unforgiving top-down survival horror game in development by Acid Wizard Studio.
The game was released on August 17, 2017 on Steam for PC, Mac OS X, Linux, and SteamOS.

Get to know more about the game here.

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  • Mugetron

    Beta 3.1 (+ hotfix 1)

    August 10, 2017 by Mugetron

    Darkwood Beta 3.1 was released August 10th, 2017.

    • New events and night scenarios!
    • Lots of memory optimization in the 32-bit windows build.
    • The whole Polish localization has been rewritten. Some of the English texts have seen a makeover too!
    • Added a new screen with a video when you die on permadeath.
    • Added burning damage effect to burning villagers during the night, also fixing their low damage.
    • Added new portrait and dialogue option for the undergrou…

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  • Mugetron

    Beta 3.0

    July 28, 2017 by Mugetron

    Darkwood Beta 3.0 was released July 28th, 2017.

    • A new location in the Meadow! It won't be fully accessible until the release though :)
    • A new dream! It's pretty cool.
    • There's a new 64-bit executable for Windows, which should improve performance and stability. Additionally, audio files do not get loaded and unloaded constantly from memory if you have more than 6GB of RAM.
    • The world reacts to more of your choices.
    • Added a option to enable additional co…

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  • Mugetron

    Beta 2.0 (+ hotfix 1)

    June 29, 2017 by Mugetron

    Darkwood Beta 2.0 was released June 29th, 2017.

    • A new NPC! He replaces The Three in chapter 1. Don't worry, The Three are still in the game :D
    • A lot of new sounds and music (but it's mostly for epilogue :P).
    • Added support for resolutions above 1080p and ultra widescreen monitors. This is not recommended, but it's your choice! :)
    • Raised minimum requirements to 4 GB RAM. You can still play on a PC with only 3GB of RAM, but MAY on very rare occasions …

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  • Mugetron

    Darkwood Beta 1.1 was released June 7th, 2017.

    • Fixed issue with savegames when you used a profile from a previous alpha to start a game from chapter 2.
    • Rotated some fences in the meadow hideout.
    • The padlock menu now pauses the game.
    • Removed "close" button from the padlock menu.
    • Added popup when you pick up a map for a location you already knew.
    • Fixed sounds being heard for a split second when exiting game / going to main menu.
    • Added a text and longer …

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  • Crowborn

    A Busy Month

    October 29, 2016 by Crowborn

    It's been a crazy, active month since the release of Darkwood's Alpha 8, and with it came changes and improvements to the wiki! Here's a showcase of everything that has changed over the past weeks:

    • We have overpassed the 400 articles milestone! Thanks to everyone who made this possible :) Hard work was put by the community into updating the wiki with all of Alpha 8’s content.
    • The wiki has been accepted into Wikia's Community Spotlight! This means w…
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  • Leo McCoy

    The Tabber Went Live

    September 5, 2014 by Leo McCoy

    Chances are high that if you are reading this, you are reading this through the "tabber" on the Darkwood Wiki front page. It is a neat, compact showcase that can display a large amount of content in different tabs if you click on them.

    So far, we have on offer the following categories:

    • Darkwood news: news bits about the game
    • Community news: news bits about what is going on in the community at Darkwood Wiki
    • Campaigns: announcement posts of all the E…
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  • Leo McCoy

    The itembox template has been successfully revised to version 2.0. If you will, go have a gander how it looks, and let us know any feedback or comments you might have on the new design.

    It now features a more compact, two-column style design, and can display the in-game value of an item, as well as its maximum number of stacks, if so desired. The Use category has now been merged into Notes since they both serve the same purpose, and Availability is no…

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  • Leo McCoy

    Now that we have finished constructing our pretty infobox template, the individual item pages are getting a first make over. All the weapon pages have already received their new infobox (e.g. see Axe). Over the course of the coming week the itembox template will also come to all the items. We hope to further expand the template in the future.

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  • Leo McCoy

    With Darkwood being in Early Access, the developers are always looking to make the game better. And we can help out too now! Every wiki contributor is invited to provide suggestions for naming the player skills in the game, which are currently still labelled with inconvienently lengthy phrases.

    Simply go to the Name the Skills campaign page and chip in your proposals. The campaign ends at the close of August.

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Forum Activity

See Forum.


New player?

Darkwood is a very challenging and unforgiving game. What is there to say against a little help to get you started? Spoiler-free of course.

  • The Beginner's Guide prepares you for the first few nights and highlights some of the more obscure game mechanics.
  • The Darkwood page gives you a general overview on the game. The perfect place to find out whether Darkwood is for you.

How to help

Feel free to join us and contribute to this wiki. Everyone is free to create a new page or edit an existing one.

Questions about wiki editing should be directed towards the administrators.

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Darkwood leaves Early Access on August 17, 2017. Which difficulty level will you choose for your first proper playthrough?

The poll was created at 17:47 on August 6, 2017, and so far 6 people voted.

What to do

The wiki needs your help with a number of high-priority tasks.

For any questions concerning this, feel free to shoot an admin a message.

  • Bringing the Darkwood wiki up to speed with the sweeping changes introduced in the latest updates.
  • Template coder required! We are still looking to expand our Itembox template. Please fully read the template's documentation first before proposing any changes.

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