Some of the best games these days seem to be made by way of crowdfunding, and this week, post-apocalyptic survival sim The Long Dark is turning a few heads.
Developed by Hinterland Studio, a small company lead by Far Cry 3 narrative director and Warhammer 40k: Space Marine director Raphael van Lierop, The Long Dark is a first-person survival simulation set in the cold Pacific Northwest. If you're a Fallout fan, this Kickstarter may be worth looking into.
The story follows bush pilot William Mackenzie, who was delivering mail to the Northern wilderness when suddenly, lights flash across the sky, and his plane crashes in the forests below after losing power. Stranded and alone -- not to mention injured -- William must somehow survive and make sense of what has happened to the world. Little does he know, that world will never be the same.
The crowdfunding page for Long Dark asks us just how far we would go to survive, and describes the game as:
The Long Dark is a thoughtful, first-person survival simulation that emphasizes quiet exploration in a stark, yet hauntingly beautiful, post-disaster setting. The breathtakingly picturesque Pacific Northwest frames the backdrop for the drama of The Long Dark.
Features, according to the Kickstarter page, include a "mature storyline" and some heavy decision-making. Of course, the game puts a lot of emphasis on atmosphere and environments, and Hinterland included some audio clips to go along with the early artwork as a preview.
Collectively, the Hinterland team have worked on a number of successful titles, including the Saints Row series, Knights of the Old Republic, the Sly Cooper games, multiple God of War installments, League of Legends, Mass Effect, Far Cry 3, and Warhammer 40K games.
Head over to donate if this piques your interests. The team needs $200,000 CAD by October 16, and currently have $16,805 wth 29 days to go.