Through the Woods

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Through the Woods is a third-person Norse horror adventure set in a forest on the western shores of Norway that tells the story of a mother and her missing son. Through reactive narration, the player experiences the mother’s re-telling of the events surrounding her son’s disappearance. Players follow the path of a terrified woman who has forced herself to enter this terrible place for the sole purpose of finding her son, in a setting heavily influenced by Norse mythology and Norwegian folk tales.

With Through the Woods, Antagonist have captured the feeling of the forest as they saw it as children, with all the fear and mystery that comes from roaming through it alone. This is coupled with a powerful story and high quality sound design, which in the darkness of the forest becomes a core mechanic. Through the Woods is a profound experience that directly delivers the feelings of loneliness and loss in a terrifying place...


  • Explore stunning environments and experience stories inspired by Norse mythology, Norwegian art and nature
  • Uncover dark tales of the past and present through reactive narration
  • Creative use of light and darkness generates deceptive environments
  • A frightening journey accompanied by beautiful and grim sound design


Antagonist is a small independent game studio based in Oslo, Norway, founded in 2014. The team is focused on creating narrative-driven titles with epic stories and great gameplay.

Dear fans, As a thank you for your continued support, we have decided to introduce a huge update: completely new voiceovers for the main character! We went back and re-recorded every line of the mother's dialogue with a new voice actress Malin Pettersen, whose voice is much closer to the original trailer. We hope you enjoy the new audio! Let us know in the forums what you think! Please note that only English audio has been updated, we kept the original Norwegian voices. Also, the game's engine h...


Dear customers, it's been a week since Through the Woods has been released and we kept collecting your feedback in order to bring you another update. The patch is now live and here's a list of what it fixes: - Added Achievements - Expanded graphics settings in the main menu. You can now tweak various options to improve performance - Configure controls (BETA) - launch the external configurator to access the Input menu, where you can re-map keyboard and gamepad controls - Fixed skybox on 21:9 reso...


Hi everybody, we keep on improving the game based on your feedback. One of the requests was to add trading cards and achievements. Good news - Trading Cards are here! Now you have another reason to re-visit the game, collect more of the story items (if you missed some) and maybe even find 7 hidden carvings for our MSI Vortex content. Achievements are coming soon! We will also bring you an update that will allow you to rebind the keys very soon. There will be more fixes (like fixed skybox for 21:...


If you’ve ever wanted to feel what it’s like to be a child in a forest in Norway, or a mother who’s lost a child in a forest in Norway then Through the Woods stands to make your dreams come true. The game is influenced by Norse mythology and Norwegian folk tales and tells the story of a mother whose son has a fascination with a pier and her constant struggles to keep him away from it because it’s dilapidated and dangerous. So, my typical Saturday night then? …


Hi everyone, we're excited that after years of hard work, Through the Woods is finally released. But that doesn't mean we're stopping here. Even though the initial feedback was very positive, some of you are experiencing sub-optimal performance of the game. We're taking your feedback very seriously, so we will do our best to improve your experience. Right now, we have released Update #1, which fixes the following things: - Mouse cursor is no longer visible during gameplay - Fixed stretched skybo...




  • OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10
  • Processor: Dual-Core 2.8 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 760 / 960 or equivalent with 2 GB VRAM
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 10 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX® 11 compatible


  • OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU rated at 3,5 GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 980 or equivalent
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 10 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX® 11 compatible
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