Hinterland Studios has released the first in-game screenshots for The Last Dark, their upcoming post-apocalyptic survival sim. The images depict a number of environments and greater landscapes from the game, comprised primarily of the the North American wilderness. That is, after all, where protagonist William Mackenzie gets stranded: the cold yet beautiful Pacific Northwest.
Also of note in these screenshots is the unique art style The Last Dark is implementing. The game has an almost storybook quality to it, with an illustrative style rather than hyper-realism.
As the story goes, pilot William Mackenzie was making a delivery when his plane loses power and crashes into in the woods. What he doesn't realize is the world had apparently suffered a calamity -- an apocalypse, if you will. In its own way, The Long Dark is post-apocalyptic in theme, though the events occur immediately after the world "ends," rather than however many generations after, as we often expect from post-apocalyptic settings.
For The Long Dark backers, Hinterland recently launched a new community under Hinterland Forums, letting fans interact and discuss. Kickstarter is rather limited, in this respect. Helmed by former Far Cry 3 narrative director Raphael van Lierop, the game originally debuted last September on Kickstarter and managed to hit its $200K goal a week before its fundraising campaign ended.
In October, Hinterland announced Jennifer Hale and David Hayter would be lending their voices to the game. A morality system will also be implemented as a part of the gameplay.