The “indirect” PC/Mac sequel gets a new trailer and reminds us that nothing is so unsettling as the sound of a child’s voice and the squeal of pigs.
A Machine For Pigs is a followup to the acclaimed 2011 game Amnesia: The Dark Descent, this time a collaboration between original developer Frictional Games with an assist from the indie team behind Dear Esther, thechineseroom. Precisely how it’s an indirect sequel is unclear, but it sounds like it’ll be mining some of the same horror territory as the original without directly calling on that game.
From the official synopsis:
The year is 1899. Wealthy industrialist Oswald Mandus has returned home from a disastrous expedition to Mexico, which has ended in tragedy. Wracked by fever, haunted by dreams of a dark machine, he recovers consciousness in his own bed, with no idea of how much time has passed since his last memory. As he struggles to his feet, somewhere beneath him, an engine splutters, coughs, roars into life…
We can expect Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs sometime in the first half of 2013 for the PC and Mac.
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