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The Vanishing of Ethan Carter  



The Vanishing of Ethan Carter violently sets the stage


4:30 PM on 06.05.2014



Here's a mood-setting trailer for The Astronauts' "weird fiction" horror game, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter. As with prior footage, this is looking quite nice. It's the studio's first real trailer not counting last year's teaser video, and I like it. I would've preferred gameplay by now, but I like it.

There's much we don't know about Ethan Carter, so let's recap what is known: this is a first-person, combat-less game in which you play as a detective who possesses the ability to see the final moments of murder victims. You're on the trail of a missing boy, Ethan, and to make matters even more urgent, there's been a killing in his hometown of Red Creek Valley.

The more clues you uncover, the clearer and longer your supernatural vision will remain. "Exactly how much you are able to discern from a corpse is entirely up to you," says The Astronauts. "You might discover the motivation of the murderer, or find a hint of where to go next -- or both."








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4:00 PM on 11.03.2014
Vanishing of Ethan Carter sales on pace with Gone Home

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, which Alasdair quite liked in his review, has sold 60,000 units in its first month. Not a lot compared to usual sales stories that make headlines, like, "Rust sells a million in its first month...more



8:30 PM on 10.01.2014
Review: The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

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12:45 PM on 08.21.2014
I need The Vanishing of Ethan Carter in my life right now

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12:22 PM on 08.12.2014
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter has me intrigued

I still don't know a lot about The Vanishing of Ethan Carter apart from some beautiful screenshots and an intriguing name. Thankfully this gamescom trailer from Sony's press conference didn't give a lot away; is it a supernatural murder mystery game? Sure, sign me up for some that.more



12:30 PM on 12.17.2013
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is back with some GIFs

"GIF. The least effective, the most beloved video format of 2013." The Vanishing of Ethan Carter developer The Astronauts isn't wrong. And as much as I would have been just fine with a standard trailer, any footage of this "w...more



5:00 PM on 09.19.2013
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter looks spectacular

The Astronauts' The Vanishing of Ethan Carter continues to look intriguing. And stunning -- gosh, these new screenshots are lovely. Presented from a first-person perspective, this PC (and eventually next-gen console, if every...more



11:30 AM on 03.05.2013
Former Bulletstorm developer on move toward smaller games

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2:30 PM on 02.06.2013
Ex-Bulletstorm devs show off 'weird fiction horror' game

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