Dreamfall Creator Unveils First-Person Survival Horror Game "Draugen"
Draugen is Norse mythology horror you can't afford to miss.
Independent Norwegian developer Red Thread Games has announced Draugen, a first-person survival horror game inspired by Scandinavian literature, legends, fairytales, and Norse mythology. It will be set in the mountains and fjords of the Norwegian west coast in the 1920s. Says the Draugen website: "The game is 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.
" Taking place in the early 1920s, Draugen will expose the darkest secrets of a remote fishing community whose inhabitants have inexplicably vanished. Discovering how and why they disappeared will be up to you. (Spoiler alert: The title Draugen, meaning "the Draug" in Norwegian, refers to an undead creature in Norse mythology.)
The Norwegian Film Institute awarded a $144,000 grant to Red Thread Games for the development of Draugen. Aside from Draugen, Red Thread Games is also working on Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey, which successfully reached its funding goal on Kickstarter earlier this year. The 3D adventure is a followup to Funcom's award-winning games The Longest Journey and its sequel Dreamfall: The Longest Journey. Creator Ragnar Tørnquist, who founded Red Thread Games in September 2012, acquired the rights to the Dreamfall license from Funcom after leaving the company last year. Draugen is in development for PC/Mac/Linux and next-generation consoles.
Draugen is the ghostly trip to the 1920 fjords of Norway I’ve never wanted to take (VG247.com)
Red Thread Games has announced Draugen, a first-person survival horror adventure set amongst Norway’s misty fjords in the 20s. The studio received a $144,000 grant from the Norwegian Film Institute to develop the game for PC/Mac/Linux and next generation consoles. Check out some screens and art after the break.
While the line “first-person survival horror adventure” might immediately make you shut down these days, keep in mind Red Thread are the guys who made The Longest Journey and its Dreamfall based sequels, so there’ll probably be more a focus on the “adventure” than in most games of its ilk.
For those who haven’t played Skyrim, the game’s title refers to a Norse undead creature called a Draug, a corporeal ghost who resides in a watery grave. Although details about how the game will actually play are limited, the story sees the player exploring a remote fishing settlement in the mountains where everyone has mysteriously disappeared. As is oft the player’s role in any video game narrative, you will play amateur archeologist and historian, learning of the terrible tragedies that preceded you and discovering the hidden malice in the souls of all people. Puts me in mind of The Shadow over Innsmouth.
“The game is 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 screens and concept art are certainly something.
Another survival horror hope it will be good.
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People Can Fly Becomes Epic Games Poland to Build 'Fortnite'
People Can Fly (Bulletstorm, Gears of War: Judgment) has now been renamed to Epic Games Poland, Pixel Enemy confirms today according to a statement.
“We’ve changed the studio’s name from People Can Fly to Epic Games Poland," a representative told Pixel Enemy. "We’re a global company with talented people working toward one goal across the world.
We think this helps better reflect that.” Epic Games Poland will also be working on co-op sandbox title Fortnite in addition to other studios including Epic's main studio in North Carolina.
Source: Pixel Enemy
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