Indie developer Hinterland has released a handful of new screens for its survival simulation game, The Long Dark.

When we spoke with The Long Dark creator Raphael van Lierop late last year, he stated that he was surprised fans were expecting the game to be scary. Today's colorful screens help separate The Long Dark from horror-oriented survival games, and exhibit a subtle beauty in even the gloomier scenes. The Long Dark was successfully Kickstarted last October, surpassing its $200,000 (Canadian) goal with a final funding total of $256,217. Van Lierop tells us that he hopes to have the Alpha release ready in the next few months; hopefully the new screens below can tide fans over.

For more on the game, check out this early gameplay footage.