Release date: 19 June 2014
Developers: Kerry Turner and Dan Bibby
Platforms: PC and Mac
Available from: heartwoodgame.com
Heartwood is a short, dreamlike adventure with an eerie, beautiful soundtrack. Using first-person controls, the player explores a mysterious forest.
Heartwood was created by Kerry Turner and Dan Bibby. We have worked in and around Brighton’s games industry for several years, including roles at Littleloud, Futurlab and Mediatonic. Heartwood is our first collaboration.
Heartwood was inspired by games, dreams, folk tales, theme park rides, horror movies, installation art and actual forests.
Kerry designed and programmed Heartwood. Originally conceived as a puzzle game, Heartwood blossomed into a shorter, stranger experience as she began to explore ideas around curiosity, linearity and a sense of place.
Dan composed the soundtrack, and performed it with his band Cicada Skins. The soundtrack features vocals by Delphine Ciampi.
Heartwood is free to download for PC and Mac.
Download a zip of all screenshots and logo here.