Night in the Woods
- Year of release: 2017
- Creators: Secret Lab, Infinite Fall
- Story in a nutshell: we're so bad at life that we don't want anything
Meet Mae Borowski, a young cat who dropped out of college and returned to her hometown. The sarcastic, cynical and slightly malicious heroine is forced to temporarily live in her parents' attic, which only intensifies her melancholy. Mae quickly realizes how much time has passed in her life and begins to notice unexpected changes in her hometown. Full of unfulfilled ambitions, the cat has to confront its secrets and solve the mystery of the disappearance of her old friend, Casey.
Night in the Woods offers a story that many adolescents will surely identify with. It's an exploratory story that, in terms of narrative, focuses on issues such as depression, stagnation, mental health, etc. The whole thing can also boast great writing, and the dialogs are exceptional.