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THE LONG DARK is a first-person post-disaster survival experience set in the Northern wilderness. How far will you go to survive?
THE LONG DARK is a first-person post-disaster survival experience set in the Northern wilderness. How far will you go to survive?
6,966 backers pledged CA$ 256,217 to help bring this project to life.
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      Les Nelken on

      Congrats Raph and everyone! Don't let the doubting trolls get you down. Onwards and upwards!

    2. Edward Petersen

      I was worried there for a little while - specifically entering the last 10 days with more than half to go. This is fantastic! I'm very excited and I'm glad so many people find the frontier being explored in this game to be engaging. Congrats!

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      Linda Tresham on

      Congratulations to EVERYONE involved: Hinterland and fellow backers. That was quite a trip and I'm very glad that your goal was reached. Pat yourselves on the back for a successful campaign...Everything now is gravy...speaking of gravy....Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! (in Canada :oD )

    4. manio on

      Weeee , grats everyone, now get to hard work, we expect much from you :)

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      Logan Griffith on

      @Ja Powers, The Oculus Rift stretch goal was unlocked early. The Hinterland team decided to unlock it once we reached 100k by Oct. 2nd. The new stretch goals have been revised because of that.

    6. Fru Austin on

      well done guys lookingh forward to seeing moar! :)

    7. Weilard on

      Really glad for you. Every day in gamedev of present i feel better and better. Thank you and good luck.

    8. Thomas Jager on

      Boy, did I hold my breath at a week before the deadline. I was beginning to grow pessimistic, but this victory is an inspiring one, and you owe it more to yourselves and the community than to luck.

      I'm very glad that this has been funded and I can't wait to get hands-on with the beta version. Speaking of which, what's the planning right now on the beta release? Mid 2014?

      I hope you guys will keep us posted as much as you've done during this campaign (well, a bit less is expected of course :-) ) and you should be proud of the community you've brought together already!

    9. Ben Bull on

      Great news, so looking forward this project being released - well done on running one of the best campaigns I've seen yet

    10. Magic666 on

      Congratz guys and girls!

    11. Shane Zehnder on

      I sure hope this shines. This was my LAST computer game. I have been burned to a crisp on every other game I have "kicked" on. This was my last and final hope.

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      Ashley Waugh on

      Awesome news. The increased press coverage helped a lot. I heard about this on and became a backer as soon as I heard about it. Good luck with the dev work guys.

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      Ja Powers

      Eh, I was never worried - I knew you had it in you. Now, about that oculus rift goal. >:) Let's get'er done! This game cries out for that personal touch (the one where you're convinced your arm is being gnawed off as wolf jaws close over your head...)

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      Definitely an outlier in terms of how most Kickstarter funding patterns go.

      IIRC, at 10 days out of 30 left, you guys had only reached 50%/100K, which definitely isn't the most encouraging.

      But things really picked up, due to the increased press coverage and you guys reaching out to well known gaming streams, etc to have a look at the game.

      I guess you guys are gonna be a good case study of how devs who are really committed to making their project succeed and make the right approaches to the right people can still get it done.

      Kudos on not giving up, I look forward to checking out the game when it launches!

    15. Joshua Johnson

      congratz, this is definitely something I've been looking forward to. bad news is now we have to wait a year for it to come out. argh, almost all the projects i've backed are coming out in 2014, it will be a good year for gaming

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    17. Will McConnell Simpson on

      Firstly: that people would contact you and advise quitting is bizarre - why bother?! Secondly: a mid-campaign dip is completely standard, and I had faith in you guys as soon as I saw the pitch. Quality and experience shine through. I can't wait to play through your vision, and you can count me as a hinterlands fanboy. Go team!

    18. Pogopuschel on

      Congrats! I can't wait to see the game evolve. :-)

    19. Russell Deitch on

      Fantastic! Go Canada! (Emerald is funded as well).

    20. Mike Lacasse on

      Nah man, your awesome project, ideas and your team's passion did it.


    21. wiande on

      Sweat baby Jesus, finaly, gj guys

    22. Stuart McKie on

      Well done on the successful campaign, very much looking forward to delving into The Long Dark universe.

    23. Don Reba on

      Congratulations! Very professionally conducted Kickstarter campaign. Looking forward to the game.

    24. Hinterland Creator on

      Thanks for all the great comments and support, everyone!

    25. Ber on

      Congrats on reaching your goal! Can't believe you had people telling you to quit, they clearly had no idea. I mean sure, it was a bit dicey for a while there, but you had some awesome tricks up your sleeve. Anyone who knows anything about KS would know what a big impact releasing some ingame footage can have, or announcing big name voice actors. And you had both! Now for my armchair KS protip: keep the Paypal open for (at least) another few weeks after the KS ends for up to the $100 level. And get someone working on a way to let KS backers upgrade their pledge too. You'll probably get another $50K from this; a game that ends in a storm of publicity like yours is doing will have tons of people discovering it just after the KS ends.

    26. Narq on

      First, congratulations on persevering and succeeding! Hard work brings good karma. As far as all the "You should quit." naysayers, I'm glad to have hitched my wagon to your project and I look forward to us both watching those negative nancies in the rear-view mirror.

    27. Rich Lund on

      Forgot to say - WOOHOO!

    28. Rich Lund on

      Awesome! Congrats guys! Can't wait to see the finished product. Thanks for so many great updates. :-)

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      Karsten Elkjær on

      Congratulations, Hinterland Team! (And congrats to myself for getting to play this game;)

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      Matt Renfroe on

      Awesome! Glad I was able to help you guys get there. Excited for more updates and to get my hands on the game when it's released! Saw this on Boing Boing and couldn't pass it up.

    31. Jordan York on

      Congrats guys! You deserve it! I'm glad we're able to help make the game as good as it deserves to be :)

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      David MacDonald on

      It's going to be a really cool year ahead watching your progress. I cannot wait to try my rift out in the beta.

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      Logan Griffith on

      Everyone at Hinterland is awesome, I am so glad that this campaign succeeded and I am very much looking forward to the great product you guys are putting together. I am very excited to have been a part of this from the beginning.

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      Tim Gilbert on

      Congrats! Really looking forward to the game.

    35. Isaac Vail on

      Congratulations, guys! You did it!

    36. Jesse Dylan Watson on

      Maybe it makes me naive, but I never once doubted this Kickstarter. I was surprised to read people thought it would fail! I probably am naive. This game deserves twice the funding it's already gotten, especially considering the awesome press!

    37. Arely Diaz on

      I had faith in this game since Day One. I can't wait to download and start playing it.
      Congratulations on your success and I hope you guys continue making more games with so much potential as this one.

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      Daniel Oultram on

      Wonderful news, congratulations! This looks like it could be the game I've been wanting to play for most of my gaming life, wishing you all the best and have fun making it :)

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      Nick Deakin on

      I did an early flyby but didn't pledge, figured you were on track to meet your target. Then was reminded by an article on The Verge so decided to put some money down. So yeah, publicity works! :-)

    40. Alexander "Xan" Kashev

      You're right, this is but the beginning of your journey now. Good luck with it!

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      Neo on

      Congratulations! :D

    42. DarkHumor XIII on

      So excited congratulations on reaching the goal!

    43. @Wowdane | | on

      Guess I'm a little late to the party, but I'm here now and congrats :)

    44. light487 - Kickstarter Junkie on

      Conversely.. I've seen enough of these to know that you didn't have a worry in the world to get over the line.. especially with all the marketing that's been going on. So I'm not sure who those people were.. but they have no idea really..

    45. Michael Hartmann

      What? People told you to quit? Glad you didn't listen. Always seemed very likely that you would make it to me.

    46. Joe Scoggins on

      I've had and still have high expectations for this game. There are a lot of games that are also trying this genre and are being poked through, but I feel it with this one and hope it blows the rest away. Good job guys and keep up the terrific work! I know this game will be just awesome!

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      laurent cornelissen on

      Nice, j'ai trop hâte de voir ce jeu.