Ragnar Tornquist's studio Red Thread debuted the first proper look at Draugen, its first-person survival horror game, releasing a trailer first shown at this weekend's EGX Rezzed.
Red Thread Games, developer of Dreamfall, has announced a first-person survival horror game called Draugen, which has won a $144,000 grant from the Norwegian Film Institute.
Draugen, in development for PC, Mac, Linux and next-gen consoles, is set in Norway's west coast, famous for its deep fjords and mountains. Oslo-based studio Red Thread described Draugen as a "dark and disturbing journey into the pitch black heart of Norwegian national romanticism, as seen through the eyes of an American nature photographer, botanist and entomologist".
The story is inspired by Scandinavian literature, legends and fairytales, Norse mythology and the Icelandic sagas. Draugen is a Norwegian word meaning "the Draug", an undead creature from Norse mythology. "The original Norse meaning of the word is ghost," Red Thread explained, "but unlike traditional ghosts the Draug has a corporeal body and physical abilities. Draug reside in their watery graves, guarding the treasures and secrets that were buried with them. And they will protect those secrets at any cost..."