Searching for a decent Mac games these days may be a dark decent of its own, but Fricitional Games, creators of the Penumbra series, wants to make it even scarier. Today, the company is offering gamers their first look at actual in-game footage from their brand new horror game, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, due in August for the Mac, PC and Linux. They’re pre-orders now, and if they hit 2,000 by May 31st, the game will get extra content.
The game is now up and running on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. All platforms have participated in the recent testing session and performed over expectations. Frictional is pleased to announce the game will get a simultaneous release on all platforms.
Take a deep breath and prepare yourself to experience the first real gameplay video released. This teaser gives a first look at what sort of experience we are aiming for when playing Amnesia, it lasts for over three minutes and consists of one single clip. The idea is to convey as clearly as possible that the player is in control of the character throughout the whole game. There are no cut-scenes or any sort of moments where control is taken away to force the narrative forward.
Many companies seem to view the PC as a “dying gaming platform” and we see this as a great opportunity. Amnesia is a modern 3D game that from the very beginning has been created with the PC in mind. It has modest demands on the PC hardware compared to recent console ports and because of this we are able to make sure a broader audience can experience the game as intended.
Amnesia: The Dark Descent has an estimated release date of August 2010, and will retail for $20 US. Pre-orders for the digital download are being accepted now at the discounted rate of $16. A boxed version for retail release is also planned, and information will be released as it becomes available.
Further details, including screenshots, can be found at the Amnesia website.
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