Review / Among Trees

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2020/06/30/review-among-trees.html

FJRD Interactive’s Among Trees offers a gorgeous early-access trip to the woods.

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Dogbane roots are hemp-like (i.e., fibrous) and can be used to weave things. No clue here re the mulberry; can it be used as ink?

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Is this in that itch.io bundle? Because if it’s not in the 1,700+ items in that bundle or the 2,000+ items in my Steam pile of shame, it’s getting real hard to justify adding anything else.

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This game looks beautiful, but AFAICT it’s Windows-only. So, I’m thinking for the first time in literally decades that I might want to get my hands on a Windows box…

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I came here to say, it is faintly frustrating when posts about games don’t mention on what platform(s) they are available

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Five minutes in the wilds and the word STARVING flashes on-screen.

I’d rather be griefed in GTA Online.

Looks lovely and reminds me of Firewatch. Would be nice to know if it runs on Windows 7 though given that 8.1 is the minimum requirement but someone said in the Steam discussions that it does.

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Early Access on Epic Games Store. Windows. Steam in 15 months (not sure if this is from Early Access date or release date.) PlayStation and Mac a future possibility.

Rob, did you spend so much time Among Trees that you forgot what the game’s name is?

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Among Trees is pretty great, my only gripes are minor stuff like the lack of a toggle on sprinting. I’m happy enough with my time so far, and in a year or two when it comes out I’ll be happy to play it again.

Yes, actually. I’ve been researching mulberry trees to plant in my yard, and they have quite a fan base among tree nerds for a wide array of benefits (food, medicinal, ink/dyes, wildlife, etc.).

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How does anyone plan anything 15 months out at the moment? The world is changing daily. On some days, hourly.

Looks nice. But one ‘the long dark’ is enough of a time sink for me. (Though I don’t really play TLD in the summer, somehow it feels more real when it’s also winter outside).

Well, they probably signed the exclusivity deal months ago.

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