Red Goblin: Cursed Forest preview and giveaway

They don’t make them like this anymore! 

When people say “very hard games”, the first thing that comes to mind to a modern gamer is the “Dark Souls” series.

Well, a long, long time ago, when words like “DLC”, “patches” and “online” didn’t exist in gamer’s vocabulary, all games were tough as nails. Red Goblin: Cursed Forest tries to recreate that tough, unforgiving old school feeling.

Yup, it did humble me – I can’t remember the last time I saw a GAME OVER screen just 2 minutes in the game. What? Let’s try again!


You start the game as a red little impish thing (a goblin, to be precise), separated from it’s master, the brave knight Artuo – who sucks at magic so much that he managed to get himself and his familiar, the red goblin, separated in a huge, cursed forest.

Your task is to brave the creepy forest and reunite with Artuo. Along the way, you will find different creatures that will help you on their journey by giving you new powers or useful hints. You need to talk to the forest dwellers in order to progress in the Cursed Forest – not only will they open up new paths for you but will share the rich lore of the Cursed Forest.

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Red Goblin is really, really punishing. There are hidden spikes everywhere, and you only have 3 lives between checkpoints. Luckily, checkpoints are not that far between, but you will get your share of game over screens before you finish it.

You also have to talk to forest creatures multiple times, we had to talk to Igor (in the picture above) again, after checking out the boxes below him to get the punching move in order to break them and we didn’t get any indication that we had to go back and talk to him again.

It’s still an early version of the game and I’m sure the developers over at Wonderwall will fix those small remaining issues.

Complaints aside, Red Goblin: Cursed Forest is a really enjoyable Metroidvania game, with brilliant soundtrack and pretty pixel art.


Red Goblin: Cursed Forest is currently on sale and you can buy it for 50% off over at



We have secured 10 Red Goblin: Cursed Forest keys for random 10 Steam group members.

How to participate:

1. If you’re not a member already – Join the IndieGameBundles Steam group

2. Leave us a nice comment here and mention your Steam ID

3. The winners will be picked randomly on Friday

Good luck!


And the following 10 group members won the Red Goblin: Cursed Forest: 

Angel.9 Rakou Cobra 


Howl at the Moon 


Meduka Meguca 


[UMPF] Max Hammer 




I added you as friends on Steam, find me in chat and I’ll give you your download key! 

Sorry everyone else, but hey, more group giveaways coming soon! 


  • Vlad Ilnitskiy
  • Andre La Barre

    Me likey metroidvanias! (I am ACWraith.)

  • Sam

    I would like to try my luck with this game, my steam handle is GreenTomato

  • Amer T

    Super ruby dragon attack of AWE…some 😛 (Vneiskra on steam)

  • midovnyu

    I try ;). Thanks! (I’m midovnyu)

  • Aunder

    Thank you very much! This giveaway is very NICE of you 😉 I am aunderrednua ( on steam

  • MoistVomit

    I’m addicted to MetroidVania games. It all started way back when I was a wittle itty bitty amoeba

  • Alex

    Thank you for your hard work on keeping us up to date for all these bundles out there! 🙂 (Steam id: endlesshorizon )

  • Robert Castilho

    i like games like that my steam id is RobertRCO

  • Wildys
  • Bob Jones

    Looks fun, steam id andvari_x

  • dihpadilha

    really cool, I love retro style games – my steam id is

  • Jason

    This looks like my kind of game. Steam id: hotlarva

  • Eustathios Oxtaplouts
  • algardo

    Looks so nice, steam id is algeirdinger

  • HolyHeadshot

    Looks very interesting, thanks for the heads up! Steam ID: EDGHolyHeadshot

  • Leonhart

    metroidvania <3 … steam id : x_leonhart

  • OnyxSage

    You are all horrible people!
    How can you post heart-smileys in comments and declarate your love to some “bla-bla-dvania”, while poor little red Goblin in the terrible forest completely alone?

    Admins, just send him my name in Steam (drsterling). No fear little goblin, I’ll help and save you.

  • RagerX

    Steam ID is RagerX_
    This looks awesome, but sounds hard. I’d like to give it a shot!

  • Roman

    I agree with OnyxSage. Every of us sometimes need help. Don’t be so cruel and heartless, don’t speak selfish things, how you even can see “very interesting” situation here! Only you can become a hero and save this poor little creature. I don’t want to speak for everyone, but I’m going to the forest to help red Goblin. Even if I will be alone.

    Sincerely yours, Palevich Raman (aka burunduk666 in Steam)

  • Dani Jo

    neat game, i’d like to play it (fishmarketVendor)

  • really good game, i wanted it in so looong time 🙁 but got no money #sorryforbadenglish ^^ hope i get it :’))

  • bowlby4

    Looks good. Good luck all. (RinkRat)

  • Zoey Miller

    I don’t know it yet, but I want to! Zoey76

  • Aji Mundi

    You had me at Dark Souls. Challenge accepted! One copy, please. 🙂 I will see to it that our little red goblin made it home safely.

    My Steam is AjiMundi.

  • Shawn M. Karber

    Challenging platformers are my bread and butter!

    Steam is phyremynd

  • disqus_6umubE69e5

    lel :3 please can i won this? gg anyway

  • Iniu

    Hi, how are u?
    SteamID: iniu

  • This game is really beautiful, merging a platform game with puzzles and adventure.
    I wish i could play the game.
    Thanks for reading.

    SteamId: Lucas_ag_cv

  • Greyscar

    It looks absolutely awesome and I’m definitely looking forward to it.

    Steam name : Greyscar

  • Сашко Коваль

    That’s awesome!
    SteamId: doctor_alexor

  • Jesse Munro

    sounds great I want it!

    Steam: jessemunro

  • Miroslav Milosevic

    Steam ID : LordMiki

  • Gabox

    Anybody said Metroidvania? Count me in!

    Steam ID: DavidG7496

  • Aaron
  • Curiko

    Wee, another indie game. :3

    Steam ID:

  • ShinyBug

    Thank you for this opportunity! 🙂 Steam ID: xozya

  • Koshy George

    The game sounds great and I can’t wait to get my hands on it.

    Steam ID: STEAM_0:0:52219307
    Steam Name : koshyg15

  • Darren Noyce

    Pointless me entering as I never win a thing.

    Steam ID Morbeous

  • Sagadeathzero

    Steam : Sagadeathzero

  • Guest

    Something about 2d side scrollers are pretty darn addicting.

    steamid: lookerup

  • Keenan Quach

    2d side scrollers are pretty addicting at times.

  • KungFuFishy

    Gotta’ love that style! Looks fun, and thanks for the giveaway!
    Steam Name: KungFuFishy
    Steam ID: STEAM_0:0:12573020

  • BAHCrocker

    Looks pretty interesting, I’d like to try it and see how bad I can do at it…

    SteamID: bahcrocker

  • lol WH

    need to win this game!

    Steamid: WHKhaw

  • Darío

    It looks pretty good actually =D

  • imightbekevin

    This looks pretty rad
    Steam Name: ImightbeKevin
    Steam ID: STEAM_0:1:47618557

  • We will pick the winners in about 12 hours from now, the giveaway is a liiiitle delayed, sorry!

  • Marco Stirner

    Gotta love those rage games! Hope I win it 😀

    Steam name: Peisithanatos
    Steam id: STEAM_0:0:33247387

  • AlanZeez

    Looks like fun.


  • Ricardo Pereira

    Steam ID:

    Thank you very much and good luck for all

  • RushInNow

    Want to win for a first time 😛

    STEAM ID : STEAM_0:0:57189002
    STEAM NAME : RushInNow

  • And the winners have been announced! Congrats to everyone that won, and better luck next time to everyone else!

  • MareGoldnHr

    Congrats to all the winners! Thank you to IGB for all the great giveaways!