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The Forest Cathedral, the Silent Spring Inspired Environmental Thriller, Coming to PlayStation 5, this Halloween

PS5 edition out in time for Halloween.

October 3, 2023

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Whitethorn Games |

Today, Whitethorn Games — publishers of inclusive, accessible, easy-going games, including APICO, Calico, Lake, and Wytchwood — is excited to announce that developer Brian Wilson’s Silent Spring-inspired environmental thriller, The Forest Cathedral, is coming to PlayStation 5 on October 31st!

Watch the latest trailer of The Forest Cathedral below:


Inspired by the events surrounding real-life scientist Rachel Carson’s investigation of the harmful pesticide known as DDT, The Forest Cathedral is a dramatic reimagining of Carson’s environmental science book Silent Spring. Players will take on the role of Rachel, who has embarked on a field research biologist position on a mysterious island. While completing her weekly tasks, she quickly realizes things aren’t as they seem. Players will slowly uncover the horrific effects of the pesticide using advanced environmental technology to complete puzzles that weave together 3D exploration with 2D platforming. What secrets will Rachel discover on this island? Many will try to silence her, but the truth always finds a way.

Key features of The Forest Cathedral include:

  • Hey, Little Man: Switch control between Rachel Carson in the 3D world and the Little Man inside the 2D world of her advanced environmental scanning tools in order to solve puzzles and platforming challenges

  • Nature in Peril: Explore a meticulously crafted forested island, dense with trees, animals, fish, and insects, all impacted by the dangerous effects of DDT

  • The Sound of the Silence: The game features a fully voiced narrative to invest players in the harrowing history of the attempted silencing of Rachel Carson, backed by an enchanting original soundtrack

The Forest Cathedral is currently on Xbox Series X|S and PC via Steam. The game will be available on PlayStation 5 on October 31, 2023.

To keep up with all things The Forest Cathedral, be sure to follow Whitethorn Games on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitch, by joining the official Whitethorn Games Discord, and by visiting https://whitethorngames.com.

Accessibility features available in The Forest Cathedral can be found here: https://whitethorngames.com/theforestcathedral/accessibility

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