What a beautiful, charming little game! Compelling with an interesting, quiet story. Exploration is loads of fun, but the characters are the cherry on top. In love ♡
A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux
“Forest's Secret” is a cozy, nonviolent adventure game. You play as a traveller who has just arrived at a quiet forest settlement called Wabika, and must explore its mysterious paths, discover its ancient history, and make friends with its quirky inhabitants in order to find what it is you're searching for. There’s lots of neat little stuff to discover!
This game is playable on Windows, Mac, and Linux. Please check the Download & Install instructions for more information. Before downloading, please note that the game is free and the donation is optional - only pay if you wish to! I'm just happy that you're playing the game at all.
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saw the game on twitter and played, i love it
I loved this game...it gets the idea of compassion right without being corny or overly-sweet. I really like some of the mysteries that are hovering over the gameplay as well, namely surrounding the west. Melancholy done right.
i'm really happy to hear that it accomplished that. there is a gentle sweetness to this world, but it can only feel real when it's accompanied by some sadness.
I love this game so much it's such a beautiful experience to play
I literally just finished this 5 seconds ago and this is definitely one of the best games I've ever played. I almost cried from how pure and wholesome this is. Such a beautiful experience from beginning to end!!! infinity/10 bless
P.S. Dev is super sweet and helpful and a sweetheart.
I downloaded java but it still won't let me play. I attempt to (both in itch & file explorer) and it just, doesn't happen? I don't know what to do :( Maybe I'm doing something wrong?
hi iamthefirebird! i'm sorry to hear that. please email me at byninegiga AT gmail DOT com and let me know your operating system so we can discuss this further.
when i try to launch the game it says an error that java runtime environment is required to run this title and will not let me play. do i have to download something else?
yup! the instructions are listed when you download the game, but here they are for convenience:
"This game is an executable .JAR file. In order to run it, you must have Java installed on your computer - be sure it's the latest version! (You can get it here: https://www.java.com/en/download/) From there, it should be as simple as double clicking on the program; if that doesn't work, please look up how to run a .JAR executable on your operating system. Check the README for controls and credits!"
Ah, this game is so wholesome and refreshing! I saw the video come up on tumblr and noted to revisit when I got a chance. Months later and I finally played it! Life gets so busy and this reminded me it's ok to take some time to chill. I'm left feeling at peace yet ready to do what I can to make the world a better place. Thanks for this game, and thanks for putting out a video with the guitar music. Maybe you could put out a short video of the singing frebs as well, otherwise I'll just have to replay and visit them =) Please keep being creative.
thank you for this lovely sentiment; i'm really glad you enjoyed the game and that it meant something to you. ill see if i can get a video of the frebs.
the world has been making me feel sick lately. this game made me feel better for a bit!
i'm sorry to hear that. but at the same time, i'm glad i could help, even just a bit!
I loved this game so much! I'm crying (good tears), it was beautiful! While I may not be able to give you any money for it, I thought I'd write you a little poem to show my appreciation! (I'm sorry if I got Yokey's name or Leslie's drink wrong. :S)
lovely little guardian
You left your friends alone
They know it wasn't your intention
Yet they still wish you'd come on home
In spirit they'll toast
Red bean coffee and apple cider
Three cup full
For a journey fulfilled
In front of shrine unsealed.
This game was lovely, a very comfy hour spent! Your art style is gorgeous and I can't wait to see more, I feel inspired to make things of my own.
A couple questions if you don't mind: Is there a full drawing of the adventurous girl? She reminds me of that knight lady you drew a while back. Also, is the game's music available online?
that's wonderful to hear! i don't have a drawing of her but i did imagine her to be the same species as the heart knight. maybe they're relatives! and ill be sure to upload the entire guitar track when i get home (i assume that's what you mean by the game's music haha)
a very cute species, I have a black lab so when I saw that character I instinctively wanted to flop her big black dog ears around
and yeah the guitar track is nice and relaxing, I'm finding myself playing the game again just so I can stand around and listen to the guy play it some more
A beautiful couple of hours spent. Wonderful art, music, story, atmosphere... I might've teared up a little at the end of the credits. Thank you for the game, Bynine!
I absolutely LOVE this game! It's beautiful, adorable and really fun to play. 10000/10! I absolutely recommend to anyone who likes adventure games. Can't wait to see what else the developer comes up with, or expands with!
Excellent design, fantastic artwork, and an overall tranquil experience. I look forward to future projects of yours.
Far too cute!! i enjoyed this little romp immensely and honestly I would highly recommend this to anyone wanting to chill out for just a little while. very soothing; very therapeutic... just want the game to be longer (or perhaps even a second installment?)
Great job Bynine! You've made my day, I hope I can make yours too, and happy new year!
I just finished this and I absolutely adore the world youve created!! i love the cozy feeling created by the colors and textures!
love this game, so cute and wholesome
SUCH A GOOD GAME
Hello! I very much want to play this game, but trying to run it just gives me an error that says "a Java exception has occurred". Google has been unhelpful in fixing this. Do you have any idea what might be causing this?
Hello Blightbug! I'm very sorry to hear that's happened! When was the last time you updated Java? You may be running an old version, which would certainly cause this problem. If your version is up to date let me know and we can try and resolve this further.
Edit: Also, you'll want to restart your computer after updating your Java, just to be sure.
what is this here? help is needed
Do you have a release date in mind? Looking forward to this!
This is so cute dude, can't wait for it