The Long Dark

Hinterland Studio has announced that David Hayter has joined the voice cast for The Long Dark, their forthcoming title that’s 39 hours away from the end of its Kickstarter.

David Hayter worked as a writer on films like X-Men, X2: X-Men United, and Watchmen, but he’s probably best known for his role as Solid Snake – the best videogame protagonist to have a name which is a euphemism for an erect penis – in every Metal Gear Solid since the first.

The Long Dark, on the other hand,  is an atmospheric survival simulator in which you play a bush pilot stranded in the Northern wilderness after his plane crashes. You’ll need to pay attention to temperature, food, and water, while also making sure that the weather and the local wildlife don’t kill you. There is a storyline and a cast of characters, but the game will also offer a Survival Sandbox mode seeing how long you can last in a variety of scenarios.

Right now, the game is sitting at $227,000 CAD – a little way past its funding goal of $200,000. This means that the game will hit PC, Mac, and Linux, will have full Oculus Rift support, and will offer a downloadable graphic novel to all backers. Its next stretch goal – at $250,000 CAD – will extend the games soundtrack, doubling the music.

If you want to back it, you still can. Backing for $20 CAD (about £12, or $19 USD) will net you a copy of The Long Dark, and the new website also allows you to pledge via PayPal if that’s more your sort of thing.

Tim McDonald
Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he's willing to admit. He's written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion - in all its various incarnations - for over a decade. When not writing about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He's also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man's only professional games journalist.

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