Dear Esther Writer Teams With Frictional Games For Amnesia Sequel


Posted February 23, 2012 - By Adam Rosenberg

Amnesia: The Most Frightening Game That You're Not Playing

Those who keep up with gaming news on the Internet have likely read or heard about Dear Esther, a newly released PC indie game from thechineseroom that's a little bit adventure, a little bit ghost story. The game is actually a spruced-up version of an old Source engine mod, with a well-written tale penned by one Dan Pinchbeck.

Frictional Games, the developer of Amnesia: The Dark Descent, knows from horror gaming and liked what Pinchbeck did with Esther. So much so, in fact, that the writer will be lending his talents to Frictional's in-development sequel, Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, a new interview with Joystiq confirms.

The game isn't a direct sequel, though the new story is said to be set within the same universe. It opens on New Year's Day in 1899, in London. "Full-on Victoriana," as Pinchbeck describes it.  The story follows a "rich industrial tycoon" named Oswald Mandus as he attempts "to piece together the missing fragments of his life" after having a nightmare vision.

Frictional confirms that the game will stick with a first-person horror framework, though designer Thomas Grip says flat-out that "players won't be able to play it like [the previous game]." The plan is to start with a PC release and follow it with Mac and Linux releases "soon after." There's plenty more info to be gleaned from the interview; definitely follow the source link and give it a read.

Source: Joystiq

Dear Esther Writer Teams With Frictional Games For Amnesia Sequel


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