UPDATE 1 -- Renowned Voice Actor Mark Meer Joins The Long Dark!
We can’t thank you enough for the support you’ve shown us for our first title, The Long Dark! If you follow us on Twitter or on Facebook -- or if you have a keen ear and have listened closely to the audio clips on our Kickstarter page! -- we’ve been hinting at some exciting news and we’re ready to share it...
We’re thrilled to announce that talented actor Mark Meer has joined the Hinterland family and will be voicing our protagonist, bush pilot William Mackenzie!
“When the team at Hinterland first approached me about The Long Dark, I was immediately hooked. There aren’t many games that offer such an understated, yet powerful role and I knew I had to get involved.”, said Meer.
Fans of the Mass Effect series will no doubt recognize Mark as the iconic Commander Shepard in that blockbuster game franchise, and we’re honoured that hell be bringing the lead character in The Long Dark to life.
Stay tuned to our updates, as we’ll have a video from Mark to talk about his career in games, and also reveal more about Mackenzie.
We're also happy with the overwhelmingly positive press we've received for The Long Dark so far. Here are some highlights:
"In a world saturated by technology, The Long Dark wants to simulate “what-if?” moments of isolation, struggle, and survival, when our digital lives get stripped away. " - PC Gamer, http://www.pcgamer.com/2013/09/17/the-long-dark-a-new-post-disaster-survival-sim-launches-kickstarter-project/
"A first-person post-disaster survival simulation set in the Northern wilderness," where Earth is basically in total blackout, which sounds stupidly cool. The developer is pure rockstar." - IGN, http://ca.ign.com/articles/2013/09/16/kickstarter-mutant-league-football-the-long-dark-hyper-light-drifter
"The Long Dark is a first-person game defined not by its combat or action, but its pensive moments, climbing snow-tufted hills and looking out onto a sky dusted with the trails of magnetic auroras, against a backdrop of harsh weather and few resources, focused on classic themes of wilderness literature." - Gamasutra, http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/199854/Inspiration_in_isolation_The_Long_Dark_takes_on_a_different_kind_of_survival_fiction.php
The Hinterland Team