Niche Spotlight – Door in the Woods

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Today’s Spotlight is Door in the Woods, a traditional roguelike by teedoubleuGAMES.

Players take control of a desperate survivor in a post-apocalyptic world full of zombies, aliens, and reawakened elder gods. You can find a launch trailer above.

Scavenge for food and resources, escape from blood-crazed cannibals, and ensure that you aren’t driven insane and slowly transformed into one of the horrors that roam the countryside.

Door in the Woods is available on Windows PC via Steam for $9.99.

Here’s a rundown of the game:

This game is a venture into an alternative timeline in which graphics and sensible game design were never invented.

Door in the Woods is an open world roguelike inspired by lovecraftian mythos. Explore a world in which every possible extinction scenario became reality – from zombie plague through alien invasion and to awakening of the great old ones.

Player takes role of one of the last survivors who is trying to make sense of the new reality in which even the most basic rules of physics do not always apply. Survival hinges not only on finding enough sustenance or fending off zombies, but more crucially on keeping your mind intact and safe from the horrors. It turns out that suicide is sometimes the better option.

– lack of graphics
– open world
– extremely limited color palette
– day/night cycle
– almost no audio
– crafting
– questionable design choices

What can you do in this game?
– drink from a puddle and get sick
– hide in bushes from zombies
– fight cannibals and ironically eat them afterwards
– commit suicide
– find door in the woods

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Frank Streva


Niche Gamer’s resident indie expert. Digs through the Steam new releases so you don’t have to. Massive fan of miniature and board games as well.