The Astronauts haven't shown us much of The Vanishing of Ethan Carter yet, but you've got to start somewhere. Unfortunately that somewhere isn't a gameplay or cinematic trailer, it's three jif/gif/gajif files showing off some environment shots through the eyes of protagonist Paul Prospero. If that's not enough to sate your curiosity, expect more details on Ethan Carter starting in January. That is, if you trust The Astronauts.
For those unfamiliar, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is a horror adventure game developed by The Astronauts, a new studio made up of former People Can Fly devs. The focus of the game is said to be subtle, immersive storytelling with a focus on atmosphere. Hopefully that comes across in their gajif files, which hold some interesting details in them.
Our first of three jagifs features a rocky path that helps showcase some of the photogrammetric technology the astronauts are using in Ethan Carter. That's modeling that pulls both texture and shape from a real-life 3D object. The second shows a bit more contextual of a scene, having a ghostly apparition appear before the protagonist and then quickly disappear. Notice how the weather and environment change? Third is another simple environment, spooky as it is, that shows off more of the photogrammetric technology which is used on the tombs and roots.
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is planned for release on PC in, well, it was initially announced for 2013. I suppose we'll hear more on that in January too.