Frictional Games has released a new teaser trailer for their followup to the excellent Amnesia: The Dark Descent. The Dark Descent was the last great horror game I played, and it looks like A Machine for Pigs will be the next one. This time around Frictional Games has joined up with thechineseroom, the development team best known for Dear Esther.
There are only 5 days left to help back which looks to be one of the most ambitious games ever. Of course, you wouldn’t expect anything less from the return of Chris Roberts, the creator of every good space sim ever. In a world full of watered down console games, its nice to see a developer targeting the PC platform with a game that both looks amazing and offers a ton of complexity. Star Citizen looks to be the ultimate space sim, with both a great sandbox world and a completely optional but interesting campaign. Add in online play with persistence and you have a very compelling package.
I already supported Star Citizen. Take a look at the video below and see if it interests you as well:
Gabe Newell has confirmed Source 2 for Ricochet 2, and by Ricochet 2 he probably don’t mean Ricochet 2.
The Aliens & AvP franchises has seen many games over the years, including Colonial Marines which is due out in February. However the first game holds a special place in many player’s hearts. I remember the game fondly as the first PC game I ever bought that required a dedicated graphics card, prompting me to make one of my first big purchases: a Voodoo 3 3,000. It was also one of the first games that I ever played online using the Mplayer service. As good as Colonial Marines looks, I am sure there are tons of people that would prefer to have a remake of the original game, and at least one person is (partially) making it happen.
The user “oldschool.Dave” of the CryDev.net forums posted a video of some of the work he has done to re-create the marines campaign from the original 1999 game. He has promised to post some more information later. For now, just check out this awesome video:
Outlast is a PC-only survival-horror game by indie developer Red Barrels. The talent at the company is undeniable, with employees who worked on Splinter Cell, Prince of Persia, Assassin’s Creed, and Uncharted, and this new trailer shows it.