Down the Well
A downloadable demo for Windows
Down the Well is a demo of a project made by Forgotten Key. It's a prototype meant to demonstrate some basic parts of a new game in a new IP where the player explores the Well Between Worlds.
The demo you can play here would at most be called an early pre-alpha version of the game we imagined we would build.
Down the Well is a game about exploring a mysterious underworld and finding purpose in it. Throughout development we planned to explore the game's themes in deeper ways.
In this demo you can familiarize yourself a bit with the atmosphere of the world, follow Tay on a short scenario through the tunnels of the Well and have an audience with the Warden of the Forest.
Everything made here is or was very much WIP and we used it mainly to showcase the project to publishers and investors. We even have a disclaimer in the beginning of the demo from that time!
Future of the project is uncertain.
The demo can only be played properly with a controller. We recommend using an Xbox One or a PS4 controller.
The game contains in-game tutorials and will introduce the different mechanics and inputs as you progress through the demo level.
The specific demo distributed on this page is licensed under Creative Commons as defined through the link below. Linking to this page is deemed by the developers as an acceptable way to fulfill attribution in the license.
Download the zip-archives, unzip the files, plug in a controller and start the appropriate executable.
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damn, another amazing demo that probably won't have a full release. I sure hope Krumbukt will be able to revive the unfinished projects at some point.
Very appealing intro, but X-Box pro controller wouldn't be recognized and keyboard and mouse controls would not be hinted so had no idea what to do.
Would love to have given it a shot, buit couldn't even walk through the first room... ;____;
I know we were told Forgotten has closed/will close but I hope someone else will take over the reigns and finish this FANTASTIC game >.......PLEASE XX
Hi, THANK YOU this is a FANTASTIC little game . When will we get the full version PLEASE , can you update us?
Gosh this was really good! The setting is amazing and the seamless key system is awesome! I wish we could get a full version of this..
So glad I got to check out the prototypes you guys released. I really do hope that your unfinished games find a new home or that you guys are able to bring your ideas into new projects with new teams because they really are wonderful. Great job as always!
I utterly loved the feel and setting of this (Amy not so much her cup of Tea :P,
Wish you guys had been able to continue it!.
Hey, I loved the environment and the lore - very enchanting. But, THE CONTROLS! I know you warn it can only be played properly on an XBox controller, but it would be SO EASY to accommodate keyboard and mouse. Sadly the mouse sensitivity was terrible, I never could find the keyboard equivalent of the B button, and holding down the equivalent of X (the E key) didn't work for crafting, so I couldn't get any further. Come on guys, it can't be that much effort.
Thanks for the kind words. Thing is, this was made as a demo for pitching to publishers, and we did it to accomodate one set up. We never intended to release this specific version, and it's here as is as a curtesy when shutting down our studio. I am sure you understand why there is no support for keyboard and mouse :)
B may refers to 'shift'. X when crafting refers to 'enter'.It took me an amount of time to find that
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this is such a magical experience! i was tense but enchanted as i wandered the eerie and beautiful world and discovered its creatures and artifacts... i got sucked in, played as far as possible, now i wish there was more... very nicely done! huge fan of this! such a sense of huge ancient wonder and little charming characters
Just wanted to thanks to everyone who has downloaded, played and / or commented :) It's great to hear all the encouraging words. Cheers!
There is an enormous amount of potential in this game, I truly hope you decide to further develop it
Wow, looked very pretty this game!
It's a great demo with a fantastic concept and art style, but the controls needs a lot of work if the game gets a full release.
Very cool demo
I fell in love with the game and I'd love to see the entire game make it somehow into the homes of gamers around the world! All of the artworks and concepts done on the game, all the characters, it's just beyond amazing!
This game was awesome! I can't wait for the full release. I really liked how you were able to play an entire "chapter" without giving away too much of the story in the full game. Also it looks amazing, especially for a demo. Some parts also gave some spooky vibes and I thought for sure I was going to get jumpscared.
Good job ! 😊
Fantastic game well done really enjoyed it keep the great work..
Wow. That's all I can say. I was wrapped into this almost instantly. I wanted more. I still want more. It just has an authentic feel and the characters introduced now already had my attention. Would love to see this come together.
I really hope you guys can get some funding or pass this project on to get it finished. I'd pay a kickstarter to make sure this game happened. Just my opinion though. I've gotten everyone to play it and I really like the concept
Nicely Done <3
Really nice little demo here, very atmospheric and a little unnerving. If I was to be picky I would say perhaps the gameplay is missing a little something extra, but generally I loved it. Great visuals and ambience - Very cool!
Cant boot the game crashes after the forgotten key logo screen
I didn't know what to expect from this game. But as soon as I used a magic key on the first door I came across, I got excited. The sense of childhood fantasy and wonder show quite well through the atmosphere, visual tricks, and sound of this game. I'm not a huge fan of crafting and gathering mechanics, but it seems simple enough in this game and does add a good reason for exploration. I can't wait to see what this game turns out to be once it's completed.
This is my kind of game or at least it could be! Looks amazing, the atmosphere is fantastic and the mystery of the world in which we are playing is candy for the imagination! It pains me to hear about the company shut down and I hope the very best for everyone!
A nice view of what is and could be, this demo for Down the Well has everything I would enjoy in a 3D adventure game. Folk lore, fancy doors, item hunting, and magic galore. The world in which it all took place was absolutely beautiful, with much detail put into the environment, and lighting both subtle and overt that helps to keep the tone set as you explore a place of wonder. Though it's only a few fetch quests here, I definitely enjoyed the idea of what could be in this game and had fun looking at everything. I would love to see more done with this game if possible in the future.Great job on this, devs.
Impressive stuff here, definitely feels like a midgame slice. While the artwork and environments are impressiv, there isn't a whole lot to do on the player's end though, and it ends up feeling a bit like a walking sim with some story and crafting elements. I'd love to see some more puzzles and environmental interactions. Though I read that you guys were releasing these demos due to the company shutting down, so I'm not expecting to see more of this but I'm glad you released what you did. Best of luck to you all in your future endeavors!
I REALLY LOVE THIS GAME! I can't wait for full release :D
Awesome Game, I love the every moment of it. I recommend everyone to check it out and support develop. Pretty well design, smooth visual and texture and lighting. Amazing story-line and I'm really interested of seeing what will happen next. I hope full game release soon as possible I will be looking to that
;D good gane