[edit] Background

Imagine the lights go out, never to return. Bright aurora flare across the sky, and all humanity’s technological might is laid to waste, neutralized in a kind of quiet apocalypse. Everything that has shielded humanity from the disinterested power of Mother Nature is suddenly wrenched from us, dropping us a few links down the food chain. Food and water are scarce. The roads are no longer safe. And winter approaches…

[edit] Game Play

The Long Dark is a thoughtful, exploration focused survival simulation set in the Northern wilderness in the aftermath of a global disaster. Brave the elements and other survivors, hunt for supplies, explore the world, uncover the mystery, answer the question: How far will you go to survive?

[edit] Features

  • Front Seat to the End of the World. Immersive first-person exploration gameplay featuring a stunning, original art style. Take on the role of bush pilot Will Mackenzie, and navigate the savage beauty of the Northern Wilderness while you face the hazards of the new “post-digital” frontier.
  • Survive By Your Wits Alone. Be on the lookout for potential supply caches, all the while using survival skills to overcome hazards introduced by harsh weather, wildlife, lack of food and water, other survivors, and the mysterious aurorae that add unpredictability to an already extreme situtation.
  • Survival of the Fittest. Deep survival simulation gameplay where every decision matters. Explore a large open world in search of resources, and balance Condition and Willpower against the needs of your daily survival.
  • Will You Be Saviour, or Survivor? Morally challenging scenarios that push players to answer the question: “How far will you go to survive?”. Any survivor you meet in the world can be friend or foe. Will you risk your life to discover what they know and selflessly sacrifice for the common good, or live—and potentially die—by the adage, “might makes right”?
  • Explore A Living World. Rich episodic fiction featuring dozens of locations, a cast of memorable characters, and a mature post-disaster storyline inspired by the creative risk-taking seen in many of today’s exciting television series. This isn’t the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
  • Master the Survival Sandbox. In addition to playing Mackenzie in Survival Story mode, experience potentially hundreds of hours of free-form Survival Sandbox gameplay. Push yourself and your skill to last as long as possible in a variety of survival scenarios.

[edit] Hardware Info

OS: Windows XP
Processor: Dual-Core Intel i5 CPU @ 2GHz+
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: Intel 4xxx Series w/ 512MB VRAM or better
Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
Sound Card: Any on-board chip will work.
Additional Notes: The game is in an Alpha state and is constantly being expanded and optimized. System requirements are subject to change until the game ships.

OS: Windows 7
Processor: Intel i7 CPU @ 2.6GHz or higher
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: nVidia GTX 555 w/ 1GB VRAM or better
Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
Sound Card: Ideally, something with Surround capabilities.
Additional Notes: The game is in an Alpha state and is constantly being expanded and optimized. System requirements are subject to change until the game ships.


The Long Dark gameplay trailer walks through survival-focused Sandbox Mode, after the world ends

A look at gameplay and the visual style

Sep 23, 2014, by Lydia Sung | 6 comments
Jennifer Hale to voice playable female 'persona' in survival sim The Long Dark, all praise FemShep

Apparently, she's quite the survivalist herself

Sep 18, 2014, by Lydia Sung | 1 comment
The Long Dark 'Echo' trailer reveals hauntingly beautiful post-apocalyptic world, plus Early Access info

See in-game footage, listen to the narrator and music

Jul 15, 2014, by Lydia Sung | 4 comments
The Long Dark gets first in-game screenshots, depicts a quiet post-apocalyptic world

From the Kickstarter success helmed by Far Cry 3 narrative director

Apr 02, 2014, by Lydia Sung | 9 comments
The Long Dark ends Kickstarter campaign with $256,217 in funding, expected to arrive Fall 2014

One month later, Hinterland celebrates

Oct 16, 2013, by Lydia Sung | 4 comments
Survival sim The Long Dark picks up former Snake VA David Hayter, new video shows morality factor

This game is looking better and better

Oct 14, 2013, by Lydia Sung | 5 comments

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