A downloadable game for Windows and macOS

The Backwoods is a game in which you play as a seven eyed goat detective looking for your daughter, exploring a bizarre and sometimes surreal environment and talking to similar characters.

This is primarily a narrative and art driven game, in which the main key features are the characters themselves and the dialogue they provide. 

Dev Note: Please keep in mind this is my first game, created under university time constraints and as such, it may be lacking. If offering critique, please comment on the writing instead of the gameplay as that would personally benefit me the most, thank you! 

Known Bugs: Controls page may cause crash upon clicking 'back'.


Backwoods.zip 26 MB
Backwoods.app.zip 30 MB

Development log


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I need more, or at least to know more, know the artist a bit anyway! Have you got any social media you'd be willing to post/send my way? I'm at @raitheart in most places!

hi! i'm flattered that anyone would want to see more of my art haha, i'm cloverbat over on tumblr and cloverbats on deviantart (the uploads are kind of different the further back you go). i don't think i really have much 'personal'-type stuff on my art accounts though if you were curious about that haha. i'll check you out also!

Hello! I really enjoyed your game, it was very creative and captured a really interesting atmosphere without trying too hard plus the writing was superb! I made a let's play of your game here~

hello, and first of all thank you so much for the video! i panicked a little bit when i saw you had a facecam and everything and i was like "oh my god, no, an actual lets player is going to see this unfinished uni project", haha. i really loved your commentary and edits! i have to admit, while you were reading, i really realized that the majority of it is absolutely walls of text in a difficult to read font... which is probably the worst thing for a text-based game, whoops!

thank you again for the feedback! :-D

You're more than welcome! I'm super flattered by the fact you think I'm a 'proper let's player' lol

Ah it wasn't all that bad! You're still learning after all :D

its really sureal. no other narrative game got this sureal feeling

hi! thanks so much for your comment and video, i really appreciate it!