do deer have this many…. sets of eyes, normally??

It’s late, you’re at your creaky cabin on a cold night, but what strikes a chill down your spine isn’t the weather, but the sudden realization that you’ve dropped your keys somewhere.

Woodsy is a game about relying on neighbors to help you get home, except your neighbors are often on the decomposing, ethereal side of things.

And as they say, location, location, location! Real estate may be cheaper when the next plot over is a grave, but you couldn’t ask for a more picturesque swamp to call home. A lovely little title put out for Ludum Dare 41, Braindeer Games have done a great job crafting a whimsical stroll through the haunted quest for a good not-so-eternal rest, crafting charmingly monstrous characters with beautifully rendered pixel art and showing off their solid audio design with a few very catchy tunes.

It isn’t a particularly long experience (it is a game jam game, after all) but it’s a lovely trek with some gentle scares. Woodsy makes you feel safe amongst the supernatural residents of the forest, and goes to show that sometimes the most charitable individuals may also happen to be somewhat lacking in the having skin department.

Exorcise your woes and give it a go!

Emily Rose is an indie developer who writes for and resides in the pacific northwest. She’s often seen in the local VR arcade and developer community participating in pushing the medium’s horizons. You can find her on twitter @caravanmalice