It’s too much to hope for a suitably witchy October release for this upcoming indie — but that doesn’t stop us from crossing our fingers in secret. Wytchwood, studio Alientrap’s crafting adventure, blends gothic fables and fairytales into one spectacular and sprawling landscape. Depicted in particularly…bewitching… storybook visuals, Wytchwood has players taking the role of the creepy old witch that inevitably can be found in any creepy old forest. Says Wytchwood‘s Steam page:
“As the mysterious old witch of the woods, you will explore a strange countryside, collect magical ingredients, brew sorcerous enchantments, and pass your twisted judgement upon a capricious cast of characters and creatures. After all, how will they ever learn if you don’t teach them the moral of the story?”
An “allegorical world of tall tales” is promised us in Wytchwood, coming sometime in 2018 only to Steam. We know that ingredient collection and concoction will be a heavy focus of the game, along with a swathe of puzzles and storytelling elements. However, the ability to pass judgment on fellow characters in Wytchwood‘s story offers a unique twist on the classic crafting genre, and we’re eager to learn more. Alientrap was present at PAX West in September to show off Wytchwood publicly for the first time, but no concrete news has been released since regarding a solidified date for launch. Our (unreasonable) vote is still for Halloween 2018.