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The Astronauts, a new studio headed by Adrian Chmielarz, the former creative director of People Can Fly and the guiding force behind Gears of War: Judgment, Bulletstorm, and Painkiller, has released a teaser trailer for its intriguing new game.
The game is titled The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, which is slated to be released for PC sometime this year. The game takes its inspiration from early 20th century macabre fiction, and the press release says it is meant to be "played at night, alone, and in headphones."
The game emphasizes storytelling, and it sounds like a captivating tale. The player is cast as a detective who has "supernatural" abilities which allow him to mentally recreate crime scenes. You are put on the trail of a boy who has been kidnapped, presumably Ethan Carter, and soon discover the body of one of his captors, which has been mutilated. More corpses soon turn up, and the mystery deepens as you discover the "ancient force" that holds sway over the region.
The game uses Epic's ubiquitous Unreal Engine 3, a technology that the Chmielarz and his colleagues have a great deal of experience with. Chmielarz says, "“What we care about the most is that the players feel like they’re really there. Immersion is our number one priority. It’s a game about exploration and discovery. We’re not abandoning the gameplay – on the contrary: we’re trying to strip it down to the bone and make sure it’s always meaningful and truly makes the experience better.”
Watch the teaser trailer below for a glimpse of the game.
Source: The Astronauts Official Site
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That showed absolutely nothing. I hope it's not like "Medium: The Game"
Wish the trailer had a bit more to it, but the game sounds like it's worth keeping an eye on. Interesting to see a guy known for his role in some particularly ridiculous shooters moving on to something that sounds much more understated.
Don't like that it's only on PC cause it looks amazing, but the trailer is confusing. What's going on? He's just sitting there.
Ethan Carter.. sounds like the results of most popular Baby names. ETHAN! And his brothers; Ayden and Cayden.. let's not forget their sister, Jayden.. and Emma.
Sounds interesting, I always like a good detective horror game.
Wow, very cool! As much as I loved Bulletstorm I'm very happy to see them stretch beyond the shooter genre. Hopefully this will come to consoles eventually.
Sounds cool. Hope it comes to Xbox.
Sounds pretty neat actually. Interesting new direction.
Looks very interesting...wish it was available on xbox or ps3 (or maybe next gen?) but I'll definitely be on the lookout for this one.