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The Forest Quartet (2022) is a puzzle adventure about the band's lead singer who passed away in an ancient forest. You play her spirit travelling through the forest to create three final acts unique to the members of her band for a final concert. It's an unusual set-up and plays out with reactive music and sultry visuals backing occasional conversational dialogue.

The forest has become an abyss of darkness. Something strange has taken over the once green and lush nature that Kirk would draw his inspiration from. The fungus slowly creeps and turns growth into decay. Equally the things in the forest respond to your touch with sound, and invite you to work with them to solve environmental puzzles.

As you work to find the light that spark and reignite the bands musical spark, you sing to interact with the objects you find. As you do you create light with your fingertips, glide, float, and transform into butterflies to move deeper into the band's psyche.

There are no written descriptions or instructions, but you are led to progressively gain powers for your travels. Along with the musical backing, touching objects and the spaces you stand in add unique layers to the soundtrack. Whether it be crackling forest fires or the cold winds from the deep caverns.

The result is a touching game that invites you to live through heartbreak and loss. Recover from grief and restore the band’s musical spark. It's a family made project with an original jazz score. Unusual from start to finish, you face the band's emotions, solve puzzles and fight the corruption plaguing their souls.

Our examiner, Jo Robertson, first checked The Forest Quartet 19 months ago. It was re-examined by Ellen Robertson and updated 12 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Brain Game and Narrative game with Adventure, Puzzle and Traversal elements. This is a single-player game.

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 4 hours and 5 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 3

The game talks about depression, grief and loss.

Skill Level

10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Younger children need some perseverance and be willing to experiment. Also, because of the themes some maturity is required to get the full picture of the game.

CostsCosts

The Forest Quartet usually costs £8.50 to £8.99. 

The Forest Quartet

Switch StoreSALE Switch £8.99 £2.24 until 20/06/2024
Steam Store PC £8.50
PlayStation Store PS5 -
PlayStation Store PS4 -
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 08/12/2022

Price: 75% off

Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5 and Switch

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Brain Game, Narrative (Adventure, Puzzle and Traversal)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Overhead

Developer: Bedtime DG (@BedtimeDG)


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