First off, thank you, Frictional, for giving me a reason to bring back that amazing banner. I mean that from the bottom of my heart.
As disturbing as Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs is, it was almost far, far more twisted. Kill Screen recently sat down with The Chinese Room’s Dan Pinchbeck and his wife, composer Jessica Curry to chat about a scene they cut from A Machine for Pigs. Details after the jump.
Yes, I know, I spoil you. But the generous folks at Frictional Games have provided me with three Steam codes for their newly released survival horror game Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, and since I already have a copy, I thought I’d gift it to three of you. Since we just wrapped up an epic caption contest, this contest — more of a giveaway, really — is going to be an easy one. I know you’re busy and I respect your time. Why? Because I love you. There, I said it.
Read on to find out how you can win this delicious new horror game.
Thanks to some technical difficulties, my Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs review is a little late in getting up. I blame it on the pigs.
After the break you can watch me review one of the most anticipated survival horror games of the year. How does it stack up against its predecessor, The Dark Descent, which also happens to be one of the scariest games of all time? You’ll have to click that Read More link to find out. Come on, do it for the pigs.
Frictional Games has kept a tight leash on revealing any substantial gameplay footage from their highly anticipated survival horror game Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, a follow-up to the “scariest game of all time.” That ends today with my thirty minute-long preview of the game’s first chapter. There are no real spoilers here, just thirty incredibly unsettling minutes from what may very well be the most anticipated horror game of the year. Also, because I love you, this playthrough is sans commentary, so you can really soak it up without any distractions from yours truly.
If you missed it, you should definitely check out our exclusive early preview of the PAX Prime demo for Outlast, which releases this Wednesday.
The Chinese Room, the developer behind Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs has revealed their next project, an atmospheric game called Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture. It will serve as a spiritual successor to their fantastic first game, Dear Esther, and it looks like it may have some strong horror vibes to it.
After the break I have its debut trailer, along with a batch of gorgeous screenshots.
September is a fantastic month for horror fans, and that’s party due to the fact that come September 10th, we’ll finally be able to get our anxious hands on Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs. The wait for this game has been a long one, but we won’t have to wait much longer to find out what “the swine will rise” really means.
Today, Frictional Games released another trailer with the reminder that the game is available for pre-order at a discounted price.
Finally. Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs has a release date, and it’s just around the corner. The follow-up to what many consider to be the scariest game of all time will hit PC on September 10th for $19.99, and if you act now you can get it for 20% off on Steam and GOG.com. This gives us less than a month to prepare for the game. Thankfully, most of my preparation revolves around heading out to the store for a few night lights and a crate of Depends.
Next month is starting to look really good. Between Diablo III’s Auction House-free console release on the 3rd, Outlast, which releases on the 4th and A Machine for Pigs on the 10th, September really cannot come soon enough.
I’ve scoured the Internet, along with my alarmingly poor memory, to find five of the best horror game trailers ever. We’re inundated with so many teasers, trailers and teasers for upcoming trailers — some good, some not-so-good and even a few that still make me wonder what the hell their PR team was smoking — each week that I think it’s important to really celebrate the successful ones. There are a lot to choose from, but I think I’ve found five that are each successful in their own way.
So what constitutes a “good” video game trailer? To me, it doesn’t necessarily need to have gameplay or gorgeous CGI. Really, all it needs to do is help me reach fanboy level excitement for the game its advertising.
Read on for my list of five amazing horror game trailers that did just that!
I’m going to ask you a question that I honestly couldn’t answer myself. At the end of the summer — likely around August — two hugely anticipated indie horror games will battle it out for your time and your money.
The first is Outlast. Developed by Red Barrels Games, it’s been described as the “new Amnesia.” Then there’s Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, a collaborative effort between developers thechineseroom (Dear Esther) and Frictional Games (The Dark Descent), which has a high bar to live up to as a sequel to what many consider to be the scariest game of all time.
So my question is this: of the above two games — both of which will likely scare the pants off us when they finally release — which are you most looking forward to? Vote after the break!
Frictional Games has confirmed that Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs has been pushed back to the “end of summer.” “We are working away as fast as we can, it has to take the time it takes.” they wrote on their blog. “There are companies working on the translations (will launch with 9 languages in addition to original English). The porting guys are porting away. Deals are being made. Things are prepared for launching the game through more online stores than any other FG game before. In general occupied with all things related.”
So no A Machine for Pigs for a few more months. They haven’t set an exact launch date yet, but it’s good to know they’re focused on getting it out when it’s done, rather than rushing it out when it isn’t ready. I wouldn’t expect anything less from them. You can look forward to watching me (try to) play it when it releases. Until then, enjoy some Kraven Manor.
Thechineseroom’s swine-themed follow-up to The Dark Descent is one of my most anticipated games of the year, horror or otherwise. It looks incredible, some might even say absolutely terrifying, though you wouldn’t know it by looking at this new batch of screenshots. They’re insanely dark. I can’t tell what’s going on in most of them, but it’s another look at A Machine for Pigs, so can we really complain?
I don’t know if you’ve noticed this already, but this is an incredibly exciting time to be a horror fan. There are more new horror releases now than there’s ever been. We’ve seen multiple entries in franchises like Resident Evil and Silent Hill, as well as a slew of quality indie horror games from devs like Frictional Games (Amnesia), Blue Isle (Slender: The Arrival), and Red Barrels (Outlast), among others. Perhaps what’s most exciting about this recent surge of popularity the genre’s seeing are the hints at where it’s headed next.
Between games like the six I have waiting for you after the break, it looks like survival horror is coming back, and this time it’s returning in a far more terrifying form.
Frictional Games’s Jens Nilsson posted an update on the status of Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs early this week, giving us an idea of when we can expect to see the hugely anticipated sequel. Developer thechineseroom has sent Frictional the final build, bringing it one step closer to release. “Some work is still left to be done. We are testing, tweaking, optimizing, porting, translating and all those things that are part of the process of creating and releasing a game. Currently we are looking at a release around Q2 2013.” Nilsson said. Q2 spans April-June, a time of the year that’s usually pretty barren when it comes to new releases. More after the jump.
Of the myriad horror games releasing next year, few have as high expectations from fans as the follow-up to Amnesia: The Dark Descent, a game that’s considered by many to be one of the scariest of all time. It’s a terrifying game, so A Machine for Pigs has a fairly high bar to reach. Thankfully, it’s being developed by Frictional Games, the makers of the original game, and Dear Esther developer thechineseroom, so the talent’s certainly there.
So far, we haven’t really had the opportunity to get a good look at this game, but that’s only because they were saving it for today. What better time to sit down with an intensely scary gameplay trailer than Halloween? Check it out after the break.
I’ve dedicated my life, or the last couple minutes of it anyway, to scouring the internet in search of the most anticipated horror games coming out next year. Last night we discussed how great (or terrible, depending on who you are) this year has been for horror fans, so for those of you who aren’t satisfied with the many horror games of 2012, I dedicate this list to you.
For the most part, Frictional Games is still mum on any details regarding their next horror project, which may or may not take their aptitude for crafting intensely terrifying experiences to the deep blackness of space. They’re remaining hush hush so as not to take the focus away from their collaborative effort with thechineseroom on the highly anticipated follow-up to Amnesia: The Dark Descent. A Machine for Pigs. The sequel doesn’t release until early next year, so we have a while left to wait for any real details.
Speaking with Now Gamer, Frictional’s Thomas Grip said He also said the studio’s next project will be “first person horror, that will take things deeper than what Amnesia did and have a more consistent theme.” He also said “It will not be totally different from Amnesia/Penumbra, but I think it is a quite big evolutionary leap and we try a few things we have not really touched upon before.” Sounds exciting.
What would you like to see next from Frictional Games, and do you like the idea of their potentially moving into Dead Space territory?
Finally, we can see what’s been going on with Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs. Frictional Games, who created the The Dark Descent–widely considered to be one of the scariest games of all time (and I have a week’s worth of nightmares and soiled undergarments to prove that fact–isn’t handling development of its sequel. Instead, they’ve put it into the very capable hands of talented indie developer thechineseroom, the studio that brought us the fantastically eerie Dear Esther. I don’t want to keep you from your trailer any longer, so why don’t you click that little Read More button to check it out.
The Dark Descent is widely considered to be one of the most terrifying games of all time. Its powerful blend of pants-shittingly terrifying moments and a dense, foreboding atmosphere made it the most successful of Frictional Games’ arsenal of horror titles, both critically and commercially. With its upcoming sequel, dubbed A Machine For Pigs, Frictional didn’t have the manpower to get it done. That’s when they turned to indie horror developer thechineseroom — the team that gave us the deeply emotional Dear Esther — to make sure its sequel would live up to the astronomically high bar set by its predecessor.
In an interview with Gamasutra, thechineseroom’s Dan Pinchbeck discussed the game and what his team is doing to live up to fans’ expectations. Head past the break for more! READ MORE
It looks like Frictional Games was indeed teasing us with a sequel to Amnesia: The Dark Descent. The sequel is officially titled Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs, and I think it deserves an honorable mention for strangest video game titles, next to Wild Woody and Spanky’s Quest (both real titles, by the way). The team is aiming for a pre-Halloween release this year on the PC (with Mac and Linux versions coming soon after).
As for the bizarre title? Fuck if I know, but in case you’re looking for a little context, a line from the script was offered during the Joystiq interview that reads “This world is a machine fit only for pigs. Fit for the slaughtering of pigs.” Head past the break for more info! READ MORE