Interview: Ben Falcone (The Forest: An Open World Survival Game)

As a mature gamer, who was brought up on a forbidden love of pirate horror movies on VHS, I must confess that a survival horror game called The Forest inspired by cult classics Cannibal Holocaust and The Descent was always going to capture both my curiosity and attention. Stranded in a forest after a plane crash, you are faced with a decision to perish and accept your fate, or embrace your inner Bear Grylls and build, explore and survive.

The Forest is an open-world survival horror game currently in development for PC, where your character enters a living, breathing forest with changing weather patterns, and plants that grow and die.

The survival horror genre has been in need of a shake up for some time, so it was quite exciting to interview lead designer and creative director Ben Falcone to talk about The Forest whilst toasting a few marshmallows.

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