Heart of the Woods

Heart of the Woods
TitleHeart of the Woods
LengthShort (2 - 10 hours)
DeveloperStudio Élan
Publishers Denpasoft & Sekai Games & Sekai Project & Studio Élan
 Flowers ESP
 Sekai Project
Side story
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Traveling to a remote village in the woods, Maddie and Tara have low expectations. The two run a popular online show focusing on the supernatural, but thus far it’s been nothing but smoke and mirrors. When they receive an invitation to the antiquated village of Eysenfeld, they’re expecting more of the same. But it soon becomes apparent that the locals are hiding a secret. Maddie sees unnatural beasts in the forest that she’s sure are products of her imagination. Lights in the woods flicker and sparkle but disappear if she gets too close.

In time she learns that the lights come from a girl named Abigail. Well, the ghost of a girl. She was sacrificed hundreds of years ago by the villagers to appease the god of the forest. Maddie devotes her time in Eysenfeld to getting to know Abigail, and eventually promises to break the curse that binds her to the woods.

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Maddie Raines
Maddie Raines 
Hair, Blond
Clothes, Coat, Glasses, Hairpin, Scarf
Items, Video Camera
Personality, Kind, Smart, Stubborn, Timid
Role, Homosexual
Engages in, Investigation
Subject of, Death, Resurrection
Engages in (Sexual), Lesbian Sex


A part-time manager, part-time video editor, and full-time babysitter, Maddie has the thankless job of handling the absolute whirlwind that is her best friend Tara.

She's professional, meticulous and intellectual: the first person to turn to when a problem needs solving. But when their investigation entangles her in an ancient curse, she's forced to confront phenomena beyond her comprehension, and more importantly, her own self-doubt.

Main characters

Hair, Pink
Clothes, Dress
Personality, Cheerful, Kind, Nature Lover
Role, Ghost, Homosexual, Lonely
Engages in, Singing
Subject of, Evil Sacrifice, Resurrection
Engages in (Sexual), Lesbian Sex


For the last two centuries, the ghost of a young woman has haunted the forests of Eysenfeld. That ghost is Abigail, a kind and playful soul forcibly bound to the forest as part of an ancient curse.

Two hundred years of wishing for a life cruelly denied to her have led to a feeling of crushing loneliness and one overwhelming desire: to finally have someone to talk to.

Morgan Fischer
Morgan Fischer 
Hair, Brown
Personality, Brave, Friendly, Kind, Low Self-esteem
Role, Homosexual, Lonely, Pet Owner, Shopkeeper
Engages in, Cooking
Subject of, Child Abuse


A loyal Taranormal viewer and the daughter of Eysenfeld's mayor, Morgan is...different. When not running her small and mostly empty antique shop, she's known to disappear into the woods for days at a time. That, combined with her resistance to traditional social standards, has caused her to develop a bit of a notorious reputation in the village.

However, this resistance is not just an act of rebellion: Morgan knows that there's something sinister deep within Eysenfeld, and she's not going to stop until she tears it out at the roots.

Tara Bryck
Tara Bryck 
Hair, Red, Shoulder-length
Clothes, Hairpin, Shirt
Personality, Charismatic, Energetic, Outgoing, Transgender
Role, Comedian, Homosexual
Engages in, Investigation


One of the world's most popular paranormal vloggers (according to her), Tara is unfailingly charismatic and bursting with limitless energy.

She's brash, intrepid, and always seeking something new. That often makes her a magnet for trouble: whether it's from relentless flirting, minor criminal activities or just plain pig-headedness, things around Tara have a tendency to end in chaos.

Side characters

Evelyn Fischer
Evelyn Fischer 
Hair, Brown, Long
Clothes, Jacket, Shirt
Personality, Cold-hearted, Confident, Manipulative, Mature, Secretive, Serious, Violent
Role, Antagonist, Fairy
Engages in, Child Abuse, Murder


Morgan's mother, who is also the mayor of Eysenfeld. She has a very strong influence on the village and its people.

Eyes, Blue
Body, Fur
Personality, Kind
Role, Cat, Fairy
Subject of, Curse


Cat of an unknown origin, who has been keeping Morgan's company throughout her life.