Within the Woods is a platformer about a racoon lost in the woods. The racoon soon finds that there are other creatures occupying the forest, creatures that thirst for his blood.

If you like the Webgl version, we recommend playing the Windows / Mac build, as they have much better framerates. If you experience some frame drops on Webgl, one solution is to enable hardware acceleration on your browser if you haven't already.  

This is a submission to Weekly Game Jam 188, where you have 6 days to make a game. The theme is "Treehouse". We made a game loosely based on the Baba Yaga, a Slavic folktale about a demon tree house with chicken legs.


For fonts, we use Silver, one of my favorite. The palette is 24-universal by Danilo Recevic. The sound effects and music were from opengameart, freesound, and Youtube's audio library..

The pixel art was made in Aseprite by Valkoy (who also did lighting). The particle effects and programming was made in Unity by Thuleanx.

Updated 10 days ago
Published 12 days ago
PlatformsWindows, macOS, HTML5
AuthorsValkoy, Thuleanx
GenrePlatformer, Puzzle
Tags2D, Atmospheric, Horror, Pixel Art
Average sessionA few minutes

Install instructions

Unzip and run the application.


Forest1.1Win.zip 39 MB
Macxos.zip 37 MB


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and wow it s super glitchy  the game is lagging

Unfortunately the game's pretty intensive, especially the webgl version, given the amount of lights we put in. Were you able to run fine on the downloadable version? It should perform much better than the web version.

no it s glitchy the downloadable version 

What kind of computer are you running this on? Can you describe the glitches? Admittedly the game's glitchy (some screen tears and parts of the screen become a solid red/orange for a second or two) on my computer as well, but my computer's been needing service and people with better computers run the game without a problem. If your computer's spec is too low then there's not much I can do.

how to unzip

You can use software like winrar or 7zip. If you have access to a linux terminal then you might wanna try the gzip command.




Thank you for playing the game. I hope you enjoyed your time.


Can I download this and put it on my website?

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What are you using it for?

If you just want to feature / display the game, I'm sure you can just leave a link to here. Itch has an embed system so it should format the embed to look pretty, assuming you link it with the proper html.

Something like this:

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I would love to put it on my arcade website where people will be able to play free, fun  games for hours and not get bored. This game is really fun so I'd love to have it up there. I just dont love the standard itch.io embed system that redirects all my visitors to itch.io so if I can embed the game without it sending my visitors to another website that would really make my day.

I'm not sure if I can help with this. Either way, you can probably embed this itch.io page within your page using <iframe> if you really want users to not be redirected.


Good Game

Ayy. Thank you.


Great game! loved the art!

Glad you like it.


Very good animation and gameplay, in my opinion, it may have a little cost...

Ahh. It was made for a Game Jam so it's standard that we don't charge money. I appreciate the compliment nonetheless.


nice game dude!


I played the game, and I thought it was pretty cool, I made a video if you want to here all my feed back

Thanks a lot for covering the game. I'll make sure to tweak the jump mechanic next time I do a Jam. The intention was if you release the jump button early, you can do a shorter jump (and vice versa, if you hold the jump button you'll jump the maximum height). But i think the jump release might've been too sensitive at times.

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I really loved the twist at the end, and I'm glad I could help find glitches, I know this game was new so I don't get mad at the bugs. If you make any other games I'll be happy to cover them too. anyways, have a good day / night


Hii, I've made a video about the game and wanted to share some feedback, hopefully it's useful to you :D

-The main concept and the short story are interesting and fun.

-The visual style is quite good, but the illumination is especially outstanding for me I really liked it :)

-The gameplay mechanics are simple, but that's just what the game needed,also they feel pretty polished and solid.

-I've found a big bug/glitch, after getting inside the small wooden house the game doesn't load the textures of the level until you die once.

Hopefully this is useful to you :D, also if you could subscribe that would help me a lot :)


Thanks for the feedback and for linking yourself playing. We're aware of the bug/glitch you mentioned but haven't figured out what could've caused it :(. The mechanic was simple because we initially wanted to make a horror instead of puzzle game. However, we were short on time, and a horror game without polish doesn't feel great, so we settled with an puzzle platformer.

You are welcome :D


This is so sad. My computer sucks so the frames are too much for it to handle. Im crying bc thi game looks good too.


Did you try the Downloadable version. Admittedly, my computer is on its last legs and can't handle the game on webgl also. But the platform specific version is quite stable for me.

I just did that. The framerate increased soooo much. Thanks.

Glad to be of help. I hope you were able to enjoy the game.

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same for me :(

edit: now i downloaded and it works pretty well


so much well desain 

Thanks for the positive feedback. 


Great game dev 

Thanks for playing! I hope you enjoyed the game. Seeing you play through it was entertaining for me.

Thank you i'm happy you liked it :D