The Long Dark
Release Date: 1 Aug, 2017
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“Deep, brutal, and hauntingly atmospheric, The Long Dark is a survival game done right.” - PC Gamer

“Lush and mesmerizing…” - WIRED

“The Long Dark drops you, defenseless, into the harsh Canadian wilderness, putting you in a genuine state of isolation that few games have been able to accomplish…” - The Overpowered Noobs

“The Long Dark‘s long-in-the-making story mode was worth the wait.” - Post-Arcade (National Post)

“...it's a game about true survival.” - USGamer

“The Long Dark...sets a new bar for its genre.” - Third Coast Review

“...the most authentic survival game to have come out yet.” - Paste Games

WELCOME TO THE QUIET APOCALYPSE


Bright lights flare across the night sky. The wind rages outside the thin walls of your wooden cabin. A wolf howls in the distance. You look at the meagre supplies in your pack, and wish for the days before the power mysteriously went out. How much longer will you survive?

THIS IS THE LONG DARK


The Long Dark is a thoughtful, exploration-survival experience that challenges solo players to think for themselves as they explore an expansive frozen wilderness in the aftermath of a geomagnetic disaster. There are no zombies -- only you, the cold, and all the threats Mother Nature can muster.

WINTERMUTE


The episodic story-mode for The Long Dark, WINTERMUTE launches with two of the five episodes that form its Season One.

  • In Episode One: “Do Not Go Gentle”, bush pilot Will Mackenzie (player character) and Dr. Astrid Greenwood are separated after their plane crashes deep in the Northern Canadian wilderness in the aftermath of a mysterious flash of light in the sky. Struggling to survive as he desperately searches for Astrid, Mackenzie comes across the small town of Milton, where he begins to understand the scope of this quiet apocalypse.

  • In Episode Two: “Luminance Fugue”, Mackenzie’s search for Astrid takes him deeper into the savage Winter wilderness. A mysterious trapper may be the key to finding Astrid, but can he be trusted?

The first two episodes of WINTERMUTE represent approximately 15 hours of gameplay. Episodes Three to Five are included in the price of the game, and will be unlocked for free as they are released.

Features performances by Jennifer Hale, Mark Meer, David Hayter, and Elias Toufexis (Episode Three), and the music of Cris Velasco.

SURVIVAL MODE


Survival Mode is the free-form, non-narrative survival sandbox that has been honed over nearly three years on Early Access.

  • No hand holding! The game challenges players to think for themselves by providing the information but never the answers. You have to earn the right to survive.
  • Permadeath! When you die in Survival Mode, your save is deleted. Every decision matters. [Note that WINTERMUTE does not feature permadeath.]
  • Condition and Calories: Monitor your Hunger, Thirst, Fatigue, and Cold as you struggle to balance resources with the energy needed to obtain them. Every action costs Calories, and time is your most precious resource. Choose your path carefully.
  • Scour the World for Supplies: Over 100 gear items including Tools, Light Sources, Weapons, First Aid supplies, Clothing, and more.
  • A Vast Living World: Explore a 50 square kilometre Northern Canadian wilderness in search of precious supplies. In Winter. Dynamic time of day, weather, wildlife presence, etc. provide just enough randomness to keep things challenging.
  • Survival of the Fittest: Hunt, fish, trap, climb, map, search for life-saving food and gear items, and try to avoid dying from the hostile wildlife, succumbing to hypothermia, frostbite, or dysentery (amongst other uncomfortable afflictions), find and maintain your life-saving gear. 
  • Hunt or Be Hunted: Wildlife to hunt and be hunted by: Wolves, Bears, Rabbits, Deer, Crows, and more to come in future updates.
  • Choose Your Experience: Four distinct Experience Modes let you find a challenge level you are comfortable with, such as Pilgrim Mode, which is meant to be quiet and pensive, all the way to Interloper Mode, where only the most experienced survivors have a chance to last a week.

Survival is your only goal, and death your only end. Make your own survival story with every game.

Features the music of Sascha Dikiciyan.

CHALLENGES


Several standalone Challenge Modes offer objective-based experiences designed to last 1-3 hours each, such as Whiteout -- the race to gather enough supplies to prepare for a monster blizzard. Or Hunted, where you need to escape a murderous Bear. Complete them to unlock Feats that provide long-term gameplay benefits in Survival Mode. Five Challenges exist at launch, with more on the way in future updates.

FUTURE UPDATES


In addition to releasing the remaining three episodes of WINTERMUTE, we intend to continue updating Survival Mode, as we have done with about 100 updates/hotfixes over the past three years of Early Access. Keep in mind that your purchase of The Long Dark entitles you to all five episodes of WINTERMUTE, as well as updates to Survival Mode along the way.

ABOUT HINTERLAND


Hinterland is a small independent developer of original interactive entertainment. Based on Vancouver Island, Canada, Hinterland’s team is largely distributed across North America. Although The Long Dark is the studio’s first game, Hinterland is made up of veterans of the “triple-A” games industry, with lead developers from several renowned studios including Valve, Ubisoft Montreal, Relic, Volition, Capcom, Radical, BioWare, Sony London, and United Front games.


SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Windows
Minimum:
  • OS: Windows XP
  • Processor: Dual-Core Intel i5 CPU @ 2GHz+
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel 4xxx Series w/ 512MB VRAM or better
  • Storage: 7 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Any on-board chip will work.
Recommended:
  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel i7 CPU @ 2.6GHz or higher
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: nVidia GTX 555 w/ 1GB VRAM or better
  • Storage: 7 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Ideally, something with Surround capabilities.
Mac OS X
Minimum:
  • OS: OSX 10.9.3
  • Processor: Core i5 @ 2.2GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 5000
  • Storage: 7 GB available space
  • Sound Card: On-board.
Recommended:
  • OS: OSX 10.9.3
  • Processor: Core i7 @ 2.7GHz+
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Dedicated standalone GPU w/ 1GB+ VRAM
  • Storage: 7 GB available space
  • Sound Card: On-board
SteamOS + Linux
Minimum:
  • OS: SteamOS or Ubuntu 16.04 or 17.04
  • Processor: Dual-Core Intel i5 CPU @ 2GHz+
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel 4xxx Series w/ 512MB VRAM or better
  • Storage: 7 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Any on-board chip will work.
The First of Many
The First of Many
Survive 1 day in a single Survival Mode game.
Your Journey Begins
Your Journey Begins
(Secret achievement)
Night Walker
Night Walker
Survive an entire Night outside (single game).
You Made It!
You Made It!
Survive 10 days in a single Survival Mode game.
Paradise Lost
Paradise Lost
(Secret achievement)
The Long Winter
The Long Winter
(Secret achievement)
Losing a Child is Like...
Losing a Child is Like...
(Secret achievement)
Leaving the Old World Behind
Leaving the Old World Behind
(Secret achievement)
The Old Trapper
The Old Trapper
(Secret achievement)
Natural Healer
Natural Healer
Heal yourself using all types of natural medicines (single game).
Beneath a Starry Sky
Beneath a Starry Sky
Survive 3 consecutive Nights outside (single game).
Lights in the Sky
Lights in the Sky
(Secret achievement)
Ready for when the SHTF!
Ready for when the SHTF!
Survive 50 days in a single Survival Mode game.
It was THIS Big!
It was THIS Big!
Catch a fish weighing over 5kg (11 lbs).
Waste Not, Want Not
Waste Not, Want Not
Harvest 10 Complete Deer Carcasses (single game).
Don't Starve
Don't Starve
Keep calorie store above zero for 10 days.
Graduation Day
Graduation Day
(Secret achievement)
Freight-Train of Hate & Hunger
Freight-Train of Hate & Hunger
(Secret achievement)
Happy Harvester
Happy Harvester
Harvest 25 of each kind of plant (single game).
Too Big to Fail
Too Big to Fail
(Secret achievement)
You'll Be With Her Soon
You'll Be With Her Soon
(Secret achievement)
Wrapped in Furs
Wrapped in Furs
Sleep in a Bearskin Bedroll while wearing a Wolfskin Coat, Deerskin Boots, and Rabbitskin Mittens.
Centurion
Centurion
Survive 100 days in a single Survival Mode game.
Stone-Age Sniper
Stone-Age Sniper
Stun a rabbit with a rock from over 25 meters (80 feet) away.
Pacifist
Pacifist
Survive the first 25 days without killing anything (single game).
Silent Hunter
Silent Hunter
Survive the first 50 days without firing any firearms (single game).
Living Off the Land
Living Off the Land
Survive 25 consecutive full days only consuming calories harvested from wild plants and animals (single game).
Desolation Point
Desolation Point
Craft a full set of improvised Tools.
Face the Impossible
Face the Impossible
Survive one day on Interloper difficulty.
Exploration Game
Exploration Game
Visit every interior location in both Mystery Lake and Coastal Highway (single game).
Sounds Like Some Kind of Indie Band
Sounds Like Some Kind of Indie Band
(Secret achievement)
Timberwolf Mountain
Timberwolf Mountain
Climb to the top of Timberwolf Mountain.
Resolute Outfitter
Resolute Outfitter
Fill all clothing slots with 100% condition gear.
Penitent Scholar
Penitent Scholar
Complete all Research books.
Challenge Mastery
Challenge Mastery
Complete every Challenge.
Deep Forest
Deep Forest
Keep a campfire burning for 3 days.
Skilled Survivor
Skilled Survivor
Get all skills to level 5 in a single Survival Mode game.
Cache Mastery
Cache Mastery
(Secret achievement)
The Will to Live
The Will to Live
Survive 500 days in a single Survival Mode game.
Faithful Cartographer
Faithful Cartographer
Map all named locations in Survival Mode.
Dr. Astrid Greenwood
Dr. Astrid Greenwood
Grey Mother
Grey Mother
Jeremiah
Jeremiah
Methuselah
Methuselah
Murder of Crows
Murder of Crows
Old Bear
Old Bear
Stalking Wolf
Stalking Wolf
William Mackenzie
William Mackenzie

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