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Aug 19, 2013 | 12:56 PM EDT

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The Kingdom of Etheari is in need of a hero to unravel the mystery of a magical Evil Forest and to stop whatever is behind the cause of its existence.

Evil Forest is a randomly generated action RPG where every play-through will be a new experience. Over 60 different items, weapons, spells, armor, companions etc to discover. 5 Bosses! A detailed game journal, a wide variety of evil creatures to fight!


ARROW KEYS to move
UP to jump
Press UP again while in the air to double-jump
A - attack
S - magic attack
D - interact/pick-up
SPACEBAR - use item

The controls can be changed for WASD in the game.



Rated 4 / 5 stars

Very similar version of binding of isaac.

SeethingSwarm responds:

Yeah this game is so influenced by Isaac. I even put quite a few Isaac references in there as well :D


Rated 5 / 5 stars

This game is amazing. So much content!

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SeethingSwarm responds:

Thank you, glad you like it :)


Rated 5 / 5 stars

This game i super addictive, and I loved it! I rarely take the time to write reviews, but I really just wanted to let you know that I haven't spent this much time playing a game in a long, long time. Thanks for making my evening more fun!

The only thing that I found you could improve with this, is providing the ability to mute everything. I like to watch things while I play games, and that wasn't possible with this one. Not that I minded much ^_^

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SeethingSwarm responds:

Thanks for taking the time to write a review and letting me know you liked the game! I really appreciate it. So glad you enjoyed it :) can press M anytime to mute the game. I noticed that I only made instructions for muting in the loading screen and the main menu. I probably should have made it clearer for players, sorry about that! Thanks for the 5 stars!


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Addictive, and great fun! I think I've found a glitch on the final level, though - I died fighting the final boss and respawned thanks to my respawn token thing, but now I seem to be stuck hovering perpetually somewhere offscreen? My followers keep falling and then respawning, and it says I have full health and magic, but I can't cast any spells or do anything. I do have bat wings on, which might be part of it.

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SeethingSwarm responds:

Thank you! Sorry to hear about the glitch. There are so many factors that could have made that happen, but I think it might have something to do with your x and y position on screen when you died. If you died while next to some wall, you could have somehow respawned on the other side of the wall and got pushed off screen, but there's no way for me to tell unless I can see exactly how it happened and know the conditions and circumstances. It has never happened to me though, but I've heard that it has happened to a few other players (getting pushed off screen). There is so much going on and with the great amount of random items, weapons, armor etc in the game, the possibilities for glitches are big and extremely hard to anticipate. This project was very ambitious and I might have gone in way over my head. I apologize. Thanks for still giving me a high score! Much appreciated :)


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Great game-I've been lurking on Newgrounds for over a decade, but registered today because I wanted to share a review with you. The art style, variety of opponent behaviors, variety of environmental obstacles, humor provided by the items, movement and hit detection are all very good.
My first play through was my favorite, and I've been playing the last week or so trying to recreate that experience. I kept getting "return to level 1" scrolls, which allowed me to play through level 49 and then bounce back to continue trying new weapons and improve my character. Since then, I've rarely seen those scrolls and I've not again had the opportunity to return to level 1 more than once per play. An "unlimited" or "endless" option to this game would be a wonderful addition.
Since I've been returning to this game so often, I've also noticed that every 5th, 15th, 25th, 35th and 45th stage is the game shop. Unless I've used a scroll, I've never had enough gold to make use of the stage 5 shop, so this is a complete waste. Three ways I would improve on the shop: 1) Don't make them count for a stage. This needlessly shortens the game. 2) Have them appear every 9th stage, just before a boss. This will allow players more opportunities to save up gold so they can actually purchase the goodies. 3) Don't generate the items for sale via the same random mechanics experienced within the other stages. Have the first item always be a weapon or a spell, have the second item always be an armor and the third item some kind of... well... item.
Thanks again for the great game!

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SeethingSwarm responds:

Thanks for taking the time to write a review with very helpful feedback! It's great to hear from people like you and I'm so glad you like the game. I agree with pretty much all your suggestions for improvement and I will definitely keep them in mind for future projects. Thank you! :)