Ex-Relic, BioWare, Riot, Volition devs form Hinterland Studio
The Long Dark
by Arthur Kotsopoulos
©2013 Arthur Kotsopoulos
In the wake of SONY’s Pre-TGS conference announcing a slimmer PS Vita with multiple colours and Konami announcing a Los Angeles based studio which will contribute to future Metal Gear Solid games another studio has opened up.
Hinterland Studio, an independent developer with games industry veteran Raphael van Lierop at the helm. In light of this new announcement they also announced the name of the first title they’re working on, The Long Dark.
The team of established games veterans working on this game have a collective of 40 triple-A games under their belts.
As per the press release: The Long Dark is a first-person post-disaster survival simulation, set in the aftermath of a geomagnetic super storm that has destroyed North America’s technology infrastructure.
In the first season of this episodic series, players experience this grim new reality through the eyes of bush pilot William Mackenzie, isolated with other survivors in the Northern wilderness as a result of the event. Gameplay emphasizes exploration to gather resources and knowledge about the world, while mastering a deep survival simulation to overcome the myriad natural and man-made hazards of the new frontier.
Players will also face difficult moral choices that will affect the outcome of gameplay, story, and ultimately, the course of humanity’s recovery.
Read the full press release here!
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