The Long Dark

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The Long Dark story mode to debut this spring

Has sold over half a million copies in Early Access.

Wintry survival sim The Long Dark will premiere its long-awaited Story Mode in the spring and run through an episodic season throughout the remainder of 2016 on PC and Xbox One, developer Hinterland has announced.

I've encountered three main antagonists during the dozen or so hours that I've spent with Hinterland's early access survival title, The Long Dark. That takes some doing in a game that's currently without its upcoming story mode and the mooted addition of AI survivors to its open-ended sandbox. Nonetheless, I encounter the same three foes frequently enough that they bear telling of here, so that you might avoid making the same mistakes I have.

The Long Dark release date set for Steam Early Access

The Long Dark release date set for Steam Early Access

Play the survival sim's endless Sandbox mode.

Wintry survival sim The Long Dark is coming to PC, Mac and Linux via Steam Early Access on 22nd September, developer Hinterland Games has announced.

While the final release will have a narrative-based campaign, this Early Access version will be limited to the game's endless Sandbox mode, so players can familiarise themselves with its survival-based systems. Players will have to hunt for food, scavenge for supplies and avoid predators all while monitoring such vitals as their calorie intake, temperature, fatigue, hunger and thirst.

The Long Dark is being developed by folks who worked on Warhammer 40K: Space Marine, Far Cry 3, God of War, Mass Effect, League of Legends, Knights of the Old Republic and The Unfinished Swan.

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The Long Dark sees light at the end of its Kickstarter campaign

Contains the voices of Shepards Fem and Bro, as well as Solid Snake.

Wintry first-person survival sim The Long Dark has scraped by its Kickstarter campaign with just enough resources to get by - and maybe just a tiny bit extra for a rainy day. Developer Hinterland asked for $200K (CAN) and received $256,217 (CAN).

First The Long Dark gameplay footage released

Hinterland has released the first gameplay footage of its first-person survival sim The Long Dark.

The video clip, narrated by Hinterland chief Raphael van Lierop, shows how you'll struggle to survive in freezing conditions, battling wild animals, hunger and even other survivors in a North American wilderness.

The Long Dark is a Canadian Kickstarter project made by former Relic, Riot, Volition and BioWare developers.

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Ex-Relic, Riot, Volition and BioWare devs announce The Long Dark

Ex-Relic, Riot, Volition and BioWare devs announce The Long Dark

A first-person survival sim set in the northern wilderness.

New indie outfit Hinterland Studios has seemingly formed out of nowhere, but the eight-person Vancouver-based team has quite the pedigree.

Founded by Raphael van Lierop, the director of Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine and narrative director on Far Cry 3, the studio includes: the lead writer on all three major God of War games, Marianne Krawczyk; lead programmer on the Saints Row series, Alan Lawrance; art director on League of Legends and The Unfinished Swan, Hokyo Lim; audio director on Mass Effect and Knights of the Old Republic, David Chan; and composers Cris Velasco and Sascha Dikiciyan collaborated together on Mass Effect 3, Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine, and Borderlands.

Hinterland's debut title will be The Long Dark, an episodic first-person survival sim set in the harsh climate of the northern wilderness following a geomagnetic storm that leaves North America without power.

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