The Lost Dark to hit Kickstarter Sept. 16th
Hinterland Studio is a new name in the development world, formed by former employees of Relic Entertainment, BioWare, Riot Games, and Volition Inc. On September 16th, Hinterland’s debut title, The Long Dark, is coming to Kickstarter in an effort to get gamers fund the project.
The Long Dark will be an episodic, open world survival game, and will be released across Linux, Mac, and PC.
The game’s first episode will see player’s take on the role of pilot William Mackenzie, who, along with a number of other survivors, has been stranded in a sort of post-apocalyptic version of North American wilderness. Players will be have to gather resources, seek shelter, and face a number of moral decisions along their path to survival.
The head of Hinterland Studio, Raphael Van Lierop, is a creative director with 13 years of industry experience, having worked on such titles as Far Cry 3, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War and Company of Heroes. He had this to say on about The Lost Dark:
“We want to be part of the incredible crowdfunding revolution, and create a direct relationship with our players. This new model allows us directly engage our community, to expand on our existing resources to help achieve our ultimate vision for the game. Through this additional support, we can add richness to the experience in line with our backer’s expectations, while also maintaining the creative independence that is core to our identity.”