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Ex-Bulletstorm devs show off 'weird fiction horror' game

Feb 06 // Jordan Devore    @DtoidJordan

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

Warsaw, Poland-based studio The Astronauts has shared a little on its debut release, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, which seeks to "evolve immersive storytelling in games" later this year for PC. Players will become a detective who has the uncanny ability to visualize crime scenes and is investigating the kidnapping of a child.

As you might recall, this is the team made up of folks who previously worked on games like Bulletstorm while at People Can Fly, and the teaser trailer above has the color range to prove it. The game itself is said to be "inspired by the weird fiction stories and other tales of macabre of the early 20th century," which isn't a phrase you hear every day.

"What we care about the most is that the players feel like they're really there. Immersion is our number one priority," explains game designer Adrian Chmielarz. "It's a game about exploration and discovery. We’re not abandoning the gameplay -- on the contrary: we're trying to strip it down to the bone and make sure it's always meaningful and truly makes the experience better." Consider me intrigued as hell to see this gameplay in action.

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destructoid's previous coverage:
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter


  Nov 03

Vanishing of Ethan Carter sales on pace with Gone Home

Though that comparison is a bit disingenuous amidst some otherwise cool straight talk


  Oct 01

Review: The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

A haunting mystery from former Bulletstorm devs


  Sep 19

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter looks spectacular

'It’s less about pure terror and more about clammy unease'


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