Night in the Woods is a 2017 adventure game developed by Infinite Fall and published by Finji. Originally released exclusively for PC, the game eventually trickled down to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and mobile.
At first, Night in the Woods began life as a successful Kickstarter project, reaching over $200,000 after an initial goal of $50,000. Its unique art style was immediately striking, winning over backers in huge numbers. Despite being Infinite Fall’s first-ever release, the game was a hit with critics, maintaining an 88 on Metacritic. It’s an impressive number for any developer, let alone for a maiden release.
Night in the Woods Premise
Night in the Woods is a game about exploration and choice, with every decision you make has an impact on the future story. The game takes place over multiple days, where Mae, the protagonist, must move around Possum Springs, talking to individuals and discovering the hidden secrets of the town.
On each day, you get to hang out with different characters. During these hangouts, you’ll learn more about each of the characters, and their storylines unravel over the course of the in-game week. If you don’t hangout with a character, they simply won’t be an important part of that playthrough. The game and its story adapts regardless.
Each characters offers an optional side activity. Ultimately, the amount of content in Night in the Woods is however much you make it. There’s plenty to do, and how much you actually experience all comes down to your own curiosity.
Night in the Woods Main Characters
Night in the Woods has quite a large cast of characters, and you can spend a ton of time with each of them. You can hang out with each of them, getting to know them as much or as little as you’d like. Because of the game’s narrative focus, it’s extremely rewarding to learn more about the main characters in Night in the Woods, as it can actually impact the ending of the game.
- Mae: Mae is the main protagonist of the game. After dropping out from college, she returned to Possum Springs, where she has to unravel some deep personal problems of her own.
- Bea: Bea was Mae’s childhood best friend. When Mae left for college, Bea remained in Possum Springs for personal reasons. She’s surprised by the return of her old friend.
- Gregg: Gregg most often appears alongside his friend Angus, with the duo always getting into mischief together. Despite this, Gregg remains a good friend to Mae.
- Germ: Very little is known about Germ, both by yourself and the other residents of Possum Springs. He serves as a figure of intrigue, giving you motive to investigate further.
Night in the Woods Titles in the Series
As of right now, Night in the Woods remains the only major title in this series. Prior to its release, two companion games were released. However, these were extremely small, and can’t really be seen as major titles. Considering its unique gameplay and art style, it’s a shame that more never came from it. It’s such a unique premise that is ripe for innovation, and it’s surprising that we never got a little more from Night in the Woods as a series.
Publisher of Night in the Woods, Finji, recently revealed a title named Revenant Hill, with an art style that heavily resembles that of the original game. While Revenant Hill will be developed by new studio The Glory Society, you can definitely see how the publisher has looked to capture some of that Night in the Woods magic to this day.
It may seem as though the series is gone before it has really begun. However, in the gaming industry, anything is possible, so if you’re hoping for a sequel, don’t lose hope yet. Stranger things have happened.
- Longest Night (2013)
- Lost Constellation (2014)
- Night in the Woods (2017)
Night in the Woods Cheat Codes
Unfortunately, there are no Night in the Woods cheat codes that you can use to get an advantage while playing on every platform the game is available on. However, if you’re playing on PC, your options are a little more flexible.
By installing the PerfectBandPracticePatch for the game, you can access the game’s Debug Mode. This gives you access to plenty of different commands, which change how the game behaves. You can use to it load different levels, and even speed up the game at the push of a button.
It isn’t perfect, but it’s the closest you’ll get to cheats in Night in the Woods.
|Speeds up the game
|Slows down the game
|I + S
|Saves the game
|I + L
|Loads the game
|U + F
|O + R
|Reloads the current scene
|O + B + 1
|O + P
|O + F
|O + L
|O + Q
|O + N
|Toggles night time
|O + M
|O + C
|O + D
|Ends the day
|O + U
|O + G
|O + W
|O + T
|O + E
|O + H
|O + S
Night in the Woods Cheat Code FAQs
Are There Night in the Woods Cheats on Console?
No. As of right now, there is no way to cheat in the console versions of the game. Even on PC, the game is difficult to cheat, as you have to install a third-party mod in order for Debug Mode to work. This is massively prohibitive, and the process is likely to put a lot of players off. Only attempt if you’re really desperate to cheat in this game.
Are There Achievements For Night in the Woods?
Absolutely. Like most title nowadays, Night in the Woods features an extensive achievement list that help extend the amount of playtime you’ll get from the game.
Here’s the list in full, and how to achieve them:
|How to Unlock
|Well, that could have gone better. Also, a lot worse.
|Complete Part 1.
|Huh. Ok then. Hm.
|Complete Part 2.
|Oh no. Oh no no no no.
|Complete Part 3.
|Changing Of The Seasons
|Shorter Days, Longer Nights
|Complete Part 4.
|Complete the fourth dream sequence.
|Best Available Friend
|Complete Bea’s fourth friendship quest.
|Let’s Be Legends
|Long after we’re gone the kids will still talk about it.
|Complete Gregg’s fourth friendship quest.
|He’s from somewhere.
|And it’s here. And there’s a trampoline!
|Complete all Germ friendship quests.
|“Everything Sucks Forever” says 15 year old horror aficionado and train tracks lurker Lori M.
|Complete all Lori friendship quests.
|Mother Of Vermin
|Feed them once and they’re yours.
|Feed the rats once.
|Hope springs, rats multiply.
|Feed the rats three times.
|That sounds like someone’s name if they could name themselves at age 10.
|Find all nine dusk stars with Mr. Chazokov.
|!!!You have ascended the Demon’s Tower!!!
|Stop the bleeding.
|Get the good ending on Demontower.
|At The End Of Everything
|Well, that was weird.
|Beat the game.
|Hold Onto Anything
|Again, that was weird.
|Beat the game twice.
|Make It Last
|as long as it will.
|Complete all of the friendship quests in the game, as well as all investigations. You also need to release all of the letters from the windmills.
|Thryy Wyrd Tyyns
|Spooky magic or something. Who knows.
|Talk to the goth teens on the cliff and find the three pentagrams.
|It’s just four strings, how hard could it possibly be?
|Play at an “ass-backwards” level during every band practice.
|Four strings and the spite to use ‘em.
|Play at an okay, good, or perfect level during every band practice.
|Everything feels bigger and smaller.
|After talking with Mae’s Mom everyday at the church, go on the adventure to the field when she asks.
|No Bobs, No Masters
|Give your father the tooth.
|ALL HAIL RABIES.
|Wait on the bridge after meeting Rabies the Trash King for 10 seconds. He will appear again – speak to him to unlock this.
|Those had someone else’s mouth germs on them!
|Eat the crusts of the pizza at the first band practice.
|You killed that poor roach.
|That was evidence. Probably. Geez.
|Kill the cockroach with a stick.
|Accidentally Good Dinner
|Let’s not pretend it was skill.
|On Day 6, hang out with Bea and buy the following ingredients for dinner: Cream of chicken soup, Mac and cheese, Biscuits, and Chicken from the deli counter. This will give you this achievement, although there are other combinations that work too.
|Slasher, stabber, all around knifer.
|Win the knife fights against Gregg.
|A killer’s eye.
|Shoot the Forest God’s face during Gregg’s third hangout.
|Deep Hollow Hollerers
|Music fills empty spaces.
|Convince the two rooftop musicians to play together.
|Poets of Possum Springs
|A blueness, a youness, a dankness, a thankness.
|Listen to all of Selmers’ poems.
|All sketches? We made the game and have never gotten this. Wow.
|Complete the journal with all of the sketches.
|Ride The Chariot
|To Donut Hell
|Unlock every achievement (PlayStation 4 only).
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