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The Crash Scene is the opening segment when you start a new game in The Forest. There are different variations for both single player and multiplayer.


The crash scene has received many changes since the original release of the game. Currently the crash scene occurs at night time. In much older versions of the game, it occurred during the day.

Single-player and Multi-player (host)[]

The player, is sitting in the window seat numbered 37F. He is sitting next to his son Timmy, who is in the middle seat numbered 36F. The crash scene is initiated when the player presses interacts with the book which is placed in front of Timmy. The player picks up the book and places it by his side. The plane begins to rumble, one of the air hostesses states over the planes microphone:

Ladies and Gentlemen, we are now crossing a flow of turbulence. Please return to your seats and keep your seat belts fastened.
~ Unknown Female Air Hostess

A short time later the plane experiences a critical malfunction. Screens on the rear of seats become static, the plane shakes and begins to lose altitude. The same air hostess from before yells over the microphone:

Ladies and gentlemen and cabin crew please... (inaudible, signal is lost as the plane splits in half)
~ Unknown Female Air Hostess

Some of the passengers and crew can be seen being launched through the air, and outside of the plane. Debris and lose items throughout the plane can be seen flying over head and around the plane. The plane hits the ground though at an angle that prevents it from being completely demolished on impact. The plane slides across the ground before coming to complete halt. As the plane halts, the player is knocked unconscious.

Player Awakens[]

The Player wakes up laying in the aisle to see Timmy unconscious. Red Man approaches Timmy and picks him up. The player crawls towards the Red Man before passing out again.

Player Awakens Again[]

The player awakens in the center of the aisle, and wakes up covered with blood. After standing up, the player can now interact with items within the game.

Multi-player (guest)[]

The secondary player is sitting a seat across from the host/main player, he witnesses him pick up the book, and the scene plays out until you're knocked out. You wake up in your chair, than proceed to get up, ending your start.

Update history[]

Version Changes
v0.01b Fixed issue where camera would spin during plane crash if a controller was plugged in
v0.04b You can press space to skip opening plane crash
v0.06 Fixed plane crash crazy motion blur bug

New improved opening plane crash sound effects Added press space to skip tutorial to opening plane crash

v0.08 Added more randomness to plane crash possible locations
v0.08c Fixed plane crash location that was set too steep and where players would die instantly if they fell out of without eating medicine first
v0.08d Fixed camera position on during plane crash so you can no longer see down your own neck
v0.10 Animated passengers added to plane crash! – Don’t skip crash!

Fixed missing mesh renderer at front of plane crash(animated forward hull)

v0.12 Fixed crash clearing not removing trees on loading a save game (fixing issue where trees would sometimes block exit from plane or from home you’ve built near crash site)
v0.18 Fixed trees visibly popping in after plane crash sequence

New Plane interior art and exterior crash art Fixed trees visibly popping in after plane crash sequence New Plane interior art and exterior crash art

v0.19 New plane dirt chunk added to plane crash
v0.21 Fixed camera looking down neck on plane crash intro

(multiplayer) Fixed remote players name showing while game is loading on their end or during their plane crash sequence

v0.22 Plane crash animations added! Draws now fly open, luggage gets sucked out!

(multiplayer) Fixed client seeing tree stumps host doesn’t around plane crash

v0.23 (performance) New lods made for: Cannibal hut, Cannibal fire details,Massive rock, Background mountains,Plane crash, waterfall, pinetree top heavy

More plane crash animation added – more debris flying around, especially towards end as plane crashes

v0.24 New player/timmy animations added to opening plane crash
v0.25 Fixed bug where camera could be sometimes slightly offset after plane crash

Ensured better randomness of plane crash site roll (audio) Ambient sounds no longer briefly heard before plane crash starts

v0.26 Improved timmy model/textures during plane crash

(multiplayer) Fixed plane not aligned for clients if host plays crash sequence all the way through

v0.26d (multiplayer) Lowered chance of enemies finding players straight after plane crash
v0.27 Fixed camera seeing down neck sometimes during plane crash
v0.28 (Audio) retimed plane crash sequence

(Audio) Fixed plane crash SFX playing again if you skipped the intro cutscene after the plane had already crashed

v0.29 (Balance) Some laptops have a chance of being around crash site
v0.30 Fixed plane crash going through water and terrain at some points
v0.33 (hopefully)Fixed some issues with enemies running into plane crash and getting stuck

Fixed mutants sometimes spawning very close to plane crash on first day

v0.34 (Audio) Added player stand up sfx at end of plane crash
v0.36 Fixed timmy’s shirt clipping through body during plane crash
v0.37 Fixed Alt tab breaking opening animation of crash
v0.38 Survival book pickup added to the start of plane crash sequence

Audio – plane crash sound now gradually fades out if plane crash is skipped (particles) Added broken glass particles to plane crash scene Plane crash set to nighttime and relit plane and abduction scene

v0.39 Fixed plane going through water briefly sometimes during crash

(Multiplayer) Client’s in game day time is now local until end of plane crash sequence for both host & himself

v0.40 Fixed player camera occasionally facing the wrong way during planecrash

Player can no longer die from staying too long in plane crash sequence

v0.43 Added screen distortion effect to plane TV screens when plane begins to crash
v0.46 (Multiplayer) Clients now start the plane crash in separate seats from host, and watch timmy taken away from different perspective
v0.47 (Multiplayer) client player body and skin materials are now correct during opening plane crash
v0.48 Improved ai pathfinding around cliff edges and plane crash sites
v0.49 Improved animations for client during plane crash sequence and waking up on plane
v0.51 Fixed player camera sometimes facing seat during plane crash sequence
v0.52b (multiplayer) Fixed game seeming to crash/take a long time loading for clients during loading of particular scene
v0.55 Suitcases around the plane crash site no longer respawn
v0.58 Added new hair to player crawling forward during coop plane crash cutscene
v0.66 Fixed slightly laggy movement on player camera during plane crash
v0.68 (Multiplayer) Fixed other players visible during opening plane crash cutscene