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Night in the Woods developer announces new project

A new teaser for a new game, with some hints

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Night in the Woods street screenshot Image: Infinite Fall/Finji
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Today, The Glory Society posted an animated teaser of an upcoming project. The gif shows an ominous scene: a crow sits on a tombstone, marked with a pitchfork, a bone, a leaf, symbols from the night sky, and the engraving “a season above, a season below.” The tweet is captioned “the moon rises, the wind changes.”

A follow-up tweet reads: “hey there. been awhile. we’ve been busy working, on a game it turns out. more info soon.”

The Glory Society is a worker-owned and operated cooperative and game studio. It was founded in 2019 by Bethany Hockenberry, Scott Benson, and artist and musician Wren Farren. Hockenberry and Benson were two of the three developers on Night in the Woods.

Night in the Woods was released in 2017, and was critically acclaimed. The simple adventure game told a story about a young adult returning to her home town, but eventually managed to mix in some similarly occult themes.

Update: Polygon reached out to The Glory Society for more info, and received an update from Hockenberry, reading:

We’re not saying much as of yet, though since everyone is asking we can confirm this is not Night In The Woods 2, but rather a brand new and super cool thing all its own. We are blown away by the response and look forward to sharing more.

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