Dash Bomber writes, "The Forest was created by Endnight Games with a team of four people. It was released in Alpha state through the Steam Early Access Program and instantly became a hit among players. This was in due part thanks to YouTubers such as Markiplier and Pewdiepie providing publicity through their own channels. It was released during a time when survival horror games were at their most popular. But, what exactly makes The Forest unique, especially when we consider that survival games are not unique to gaming?"