Journey inside The Long Dark with new in-world videos

The Long Dark Lonely Lighthouse. Photo: Hinterland/Skybound
The Long Dark Lonely Lighthouse. Photo: Hinterland/Skybound /

Post-apocalyptic survival game The Long Dark releases new promo videos that hearken to the desolation seen in The Walking Dead, but on a whole new level.

The Long Dark game has been heralded as the perfect game for fans of The Walking Dead. Not only is the game a venture from developer Hinterland Studios and publisher Skybound Games, but the survival game transports players into the barren wastelands of the post-apocalyptic world. If you want to learn more about the game, or if you’re already a fan, these three in-world fan-created stories have been transformed with audio and accompanying video to provide a deeper look inside the amazing world of The Long Dark.

The good folks at Hinterland Studios and Skybound Games know that there is a whole world that unfolds within The Long Dark and so they have taken three stories created by fans and made them into these stunning videos that take fans deeper within the mythology. “Desolation”, “Frost”, and a third untitled story are all narrated by a talented trio of actors: Austin Creed, Melissa Hutchison and Maury Sterling. Fans of Telltale’s The Walking Dead game will recognize Hutchison as the voice of Clementine.

The Long Dark takes place after a great geomagnetic disaster wipes out all technology and leaves the world entrenched in a winter that quickly becomes a frozen tundra. It’s a vast wasteland full of danger, and with all of the resources left behind from before the disaster used up, it’s up to the most creative survivors to make it in this new world. Fans of The Walking Dead will appreciate this quest to stay alive; whether it’s foraging for supplies for fighting off threats, this game puts the player in the middle of the action.

Take a look at these stunning videos based on in-world fanfiction from the game:

As you can see, the videos are a great representation of the look and feel of the game. There’s no question that the game resembles The Walking Dead comics in lots of ways, and while the stories are really quite different they both have the same gritty feel. The quest to survive in both worlds is real, as is the uncertainty of what the next day will bring.

Fans will be able to explore new worlds within The Long Dark as the game expands with Episode Three (due late 2018) and Episode Four and Five (due in 2019). The game’s ability to grow is another reason to love it, as there will always be new places to explore and new threats to face.

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The Long Dark is available now for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and each retail copy comes with a link to download the game’s soundtrack, along with a field journal that players can use to jot down notes and learn more about the secrets of Great Bear Island. Be warned: The Long Dark is addictive in the best of ways, and when it pulls you in you’re all in for the duration.