Cute platformer The Forestale is secretly… Doom, kinda?

The Forestale

Taken at face value The Forestale by solo indie dev Yorzh Aleksey isn’t a particularly noteworthy game. A fairly standard 2.5D platformer, currently slated for release on Steam. It seems decent enough in a early 2000’s kinda way, but the game itself isn’t the interesting bit.

No, what makes The Forestale fascinating is that it’s a full indie platformer developed entirely in the GZDoom engine. Yes, that GZDoom engine. The one that powers the likes of The Adventures Of Square, Castlevania: Simon’s Destiny and, yes, even Brutal Doom. I’ve said it before, but Doom really is everything now.

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