Amnesia, Dear Esther devs might do A Machine for Pigs

If that headline sounds confusing, frightening, or mildly obscene, it has probably done its job. If the rumors are true, Frictional and TheChineseRoom – of Amnesia: The Dark Descent and Dear Esther fame, respectively – might just be collaborating on a freaky-sounding game called A Machine for Pigs. Which sounds goddamn awesome

Not too long ago Frictional ran a potato-esque alternate reality game (ARG) campaign teasing its next release. The title is finally out, and it’ll be called A Machine for Pigs, due this Fall. Fans digging into the ARG’s “China” tease, however, seem to have uncovered more, particularly hints suggesting that TheChineseRoom’s own top-secret survival horror game, also slated for a “Q4 2012” release, might be somehow related. None of this is confirmed, but the chain of hints seems pretty solid. Check out a couple of pieces of concept art in the gallery.

Oh, and the phrase fans got after they solved the ARG’s final anagram puzzle?

“The world is a machine. A machine for pigs. Fit only for the slaughtering of pigs.”

Sold!

Rumour: Amnesia, Dear Esther devs to collaborate on A Machine for Pigs [VG247]

Josh Tolentino
When not posting about Japanese games or Star Trek, Josh served as Managing Editor for Japanator. Now he mostly writes for Destructoid's buddies at Siliconera, but pops back in on occasion.