The Fabled Woods Out Now on Steam with DLSS and New Ray Tracing Features


Publisher Headup and developer CyberPunch Studios are thrilled to announce the PC release of The Fabled Woods, a dark and mysterious narrative short story played in the first person perspective.

The game is available now on Steam and on the Epic Games Store at a price of $14.44, €14.44 and £11.89, and includes the game’s art book (called “the Notebook”) as well as its atmospheric soundtrack.

In close cooperation with NVIDIA for support in technical regards, and by the help of Pumpkin Jack’s developer Nicolas Meyssonnier in terms of effects and lighting, The Fabled Woods features striking visuals and an intriguing story with many twists and turns. The use of DLSS provides for a significant performance boost enabled by NVIDIA’s recently-released Unreal Engine 4 DLSS plugin. In addition, the game features RTX Global Illumination as well as ray-traced foliage, shadows and reflections.

“Our goal was to launch the first game that can handle ray-tracing foliage with over 1 million instances and good performance.” explains the developer Joe Bauer. “All the trees cast ray-traced shadows and there are ray-traced reflections in all the water you can find in the woods.”

About The Fabled Woods

The Fabled Woods is a narrative adventure that puts the player at the center of nested mysteries within an expanse of beautiful woodland. Starting at a forsaken campsite, the player progresses through the story by exploring the forest and discovering clues, guided by unknown voices.

Despite the picturesque beauty, ugly and terrible secrets lurk among the shifting boughs, a darkness that no amount of dappled sunlight can erase. Get ready to take the first step, and experience an unforgettable journey!

Features include:

  • Three intertwining narratives to be uncovered, piece by piece, as you hunt for clues as to what happened
  • Explore at your own pace in an experience built from the ground up for fans of the puzzle free, death free storytelling in games such as Gone Home and Firewatch
  • Fully voiced, hear the characters as they impart their tales of strange going ons and mystery to you, the player, all set in a living world built in Unreal Engine technology

For even more info about the game, please check the game’s Community Hub on Steam, watch the new release trailer or follow The Fabled Woods on Twitter and Discord.