The Long Dark is a beautifully rendered first-person post-disaster survival simulation set in the Northern wilderness. It can be argued that a storyline that has been missing in the post-apocalyptic onslaught of game titles is a realistic world not filled with zombies, mutant creatures and other fantastical monsters - The Long Dark iooks to be more in the line of say a Cormack McCarthy novel, The Road, or David Brin's, The Postman.
The images and prototype gameplay footage look beautiful.
The Long Dark is another successfully Kickstarter funded game, raising $256,000 CAD, above its goal of $200,000. Notably, the Kickstarter campaign has surpassed 2 of its 4 stretch goals. The first for a downloadable graphic novel, and the second for an extended game soudtrack.
About the Game (from the Kickstarter Page):
The Long Dark is a thoughtful, exploration focused survival simulation set in the Northern wilderness in the aftermath of a global disaster which destroy's humanity's technological might in an instant. 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?
If you're a fan of atmospheric, exploration-focused games like Fallout 3 or STALKER, you'll love The Long Dark.
The Hinterland Core team is:
Raphael Van Lierop - Titles include Company of Heroes, Warhammer, and Far Cry 3
Alan Lawrance - Saints Row 1-4, Red Faction, Descent: Freespace.