Controller F.A.Q.

Q: Which controllers are supported by Feist?

A: Feist supports all controllers supported by Unity. The controller needs to provide the necessary standard buttons and/or axes.

Controllers with non-standard axes (i.e. not 0 at rest and in the range from -1 to 1) might cause issues or the respective axes will be ignored. This includes some D-Pads and Hats that are not represented as standard buttons or axes.

Feist includes mappings for some existing controllers. The mappings are based on Rewired’s non-native mappings, a list of them can be found in Rewired’s Documentation. Note that Feist’s support is limited to the «Linux Fallback» and «Webplayer» columns.

Controllers without an included mapping will have to be configured in Feist’s option before being usable.

Q: My controller doesn’t do anything!

A: Go to the «controls» menu in Feist’s options and check if there’s a «joystick and gamepad» option at the bottom. If the option doesn’t appear that means your controller wasn’t recognized by Unity.

Feist does not support controller hot plugging, so make sure your controller is plugged in and loaded before you launch Feist.

You might have to install a driver for your controller, check Rewired’s Documentation for any caveats (note that for Feist only the «Linux Fallback» and «Webplayer» columns apply).

Q: The mapping is awkward on my controller!

A: You can configure the mapping in Feist’s options by going to «controls» and then to «joystick and gamepad».

Q: I can’t use the menu because it constantly cycles through the options!

A: A non-standard axis on your controller was probably mapped to a menu input and the game thinks a menu button is constantly held down.

You can load a null mapping that does not map anything by holding G + P and pressing N. The gamepad should stop working at that point and you can navigate the menus using the keyboard. Go to the «joystick and gamepad» menu under «controls» in Feist’s options and set up your controller from scratch.

Q: My controller still doesn’t work!

A: Please get in contact with us via and we’ll help you.

Please include the exact model of your controller as well as the operating system version you’re trying to use it on. Also try to include a screenshot of the gamepad debug output, activated while in the game by holding G + P and pressing D.


If you own the wonderful game Botanicula from our friends at Amanita Design, but haven’t had the chance to try out Feist yet, then we have good news!

Owners of Botanicula have a new item in their Steam inventory: a 50% off coupon for Feist.


Amanita was always a big inspiration for us and so it was time to thank Jakub and his skillful crew for making those amazing games!

Check your inventory now – the coupon is only valid from September 4th through September 18th! Click here to open the inventory directly in your Steam client.

If you already own Botanicula & Feist feel free to give the coupon to a friend. If you don’t own Botanicula for some reason, then do yourself a favor and check out Amanita’s peerless and inspiring work!

Review Roundup


Feist is available on Steam, GOG, Humble and Itch since last Thursday and there has already been a slew of reviews talking about it! Here’s just a selection:

Game Review: Feist by Nouse
«Indeed, Feist succeeds in bucking the trend, providing an experience that manages to display creative skill while also being extremely fun.»

If a Tree Falls in the Woods – Feist Review by ClickIndie
«Feist is handmade like an Aston Martin or a bespoke suit, finely crafted like small-batch bourbon, imagined as art, loved as a child.»

Feist: A Prickly Pre-Release Review by IndieRuckus
«Its a speedy roll through a tranquil forest, a haunting, frill-free title whose aesthetic will cling to you long after you’ve completed it.»

Review: Feist by Vox Ludi
«If you’re interested in a game with fantastic art style and ambience, this short romp will leave you mesmerized.»

Feist (PC) – Review by VGChartz
«This carves the way for intense and often evolving enemy encounters that force you to make quick but intelligent decisions.»

Feist by PCGamer
«At a time when the word ‘survival’ is bandied about frequently in relation to PC games, Feist offers a stranger, much rawer take on the concept.»

And some reviews we could only barley understand with Google Translate:

Review: Feist by Game4Me
«9 – Subliem»

[Review] FEIST possui uma alma além da obscuridade by Joguindie

Feist – Provato by Gamer’s Paradise


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Source and Video


We are very happy that Feist will be published by Finji which is run by Rebekah and Adam Saltsman who created well known games like Canabalt, which invented the endless runner genre and found its place in the Museum of Modern Art. Finji is now publishing wonderful gems like Panoramical, Overland and Night in the Woods.


Panoramical is a digital anthology of musical landscapes with analog controls. Now reimagined for your home computer.


Overland draws on a variety of influences, from X-COM to Oregon Trail, Edward Hopper, and biomorphic abstraction, to create a completely new experience.


Night in the Woods is a beautiful and melancholy game with earnestness and attention to detail in every day life from Alec Holowka (Aquaria) and animator Scott Benson.