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[Joystiq] Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs will take lessons from Dear Esther

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During the Q&A session, we asked Pinchbeck if Thechineseroom's next project, Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs will follow the same model of abstract storytelling. Unlike Dear Esther, said Pinchbeck, A Machine for Pigs exists within the constraints of a "classic horror story," so it won't follow the same model entirely. "What we're going to try and do is we're going to try and keep the lessons that we've learned in terms of not funneling the plot down, not being really explicit with the player about what's going on, using inference, using suggestion," he said. "We're trying to have any opportunities we can to keep that open" for players to do the work of piecing together the ambiguous bits, which he says are especially important in a horror game. "You pretty much can't represent anything in a horror game that's going to be more scary than what the player thinks you're going to represent, and the moment you actually show it, you've lost an awful lot of the power you've got to scare them."


http://www.joystiq.com/2012/08/13/amnesia-a-machine-for-pigs-will-take-lessons-from-dear-esther/
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This is good.
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I cannot wait to get this game... have everything they have made to date, all excellent. Really excited to see what this title brings to the table. The first amnesia title was amazing, good sound card paired with AD-700 in a dark room in the early hours of the dark mornings was epic. Usually couldn't take it for more than say 2 hours at a time but every moment was gold.
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But Dear Esther wasn't any good.
     
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But Dear Esther wasn't any good.
Pure opinion. It wasn't a game, it was an interactive novel. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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Dear Esther was boring.
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Dear Esther was good, but not being able to run and jump ruined the sense of adventure for me. And he walks soooooooooooo slooooooooooooooow frown.gif
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Speaking of horror, have you guys played a game called the Ritual?
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Dear Esther is years old, how come only now I started hearing about it?
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Dear Esther is years old, how come only now I started hearing about it?

Because it was originally a mod of HL. It just recently released as a stand-alone title.
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