Dreamfall developer Red Thread Games has unveiled their next project, a next-gen survival horror game called Draugen. The project will be partially funded by a $144,000 grant from the Norwegian Film Institute. It’s inspired by Scandinavian literature and will take place in the 1920s, set against the stunning Norwegian west coast. Not a common setting for a video game, so I’m definitely looking forward to that. Read on to learn more about it.
Draugen is a first person survival horror adventure that will bring together Scandinavian legends and fairytales, Norse mythology and Icelandic sagas.
It takes place in a remote fishing town whose inhabitants have mysteriously vanished. Sounds a bit like a Norwegian version of the legend of the Roanoke colony.
You’ll be tasked with finding out what happened to the community, and you’ll do so by gathering clues and memories to solve the riddle of what happened to all those people. Like a good horror game, there’s something sinister at work.
We don’t know much about it, but I’m already sold on the premise. It’s one part Roanoke mystery, two parts supernatural thriller. What do you think?
Draugen is slated to release on the PC, Mac, Linux and next-gen consoles in November 2014.