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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.

Update 27: One More Thing...David Hayter Joins The Long Dark! PayPal! Survival Vignettes!

Posted by Hinterland (Creator)

Hello Hinterlanders,

Well, we're in the final stretch now! Less than 48 hours to go in the Kickstarter campaign for The Long Dark. 

This is the way the world ends. Not with a bang, but more thing.

David Hayter Joins The Long Dark!

One of the most celebrated voice actors in games today, David Hayter is best known for his over fifteen year role as the English voice of the iconic video game hero Solid Snake, from Hideo Kojima’s Metal Gear Solid series.

David’s years of experience bringing the complex, multi-layered character of Solid Snake to life make him ideal for delivering the kind of deep, character-driven storytelling that players will discover in The Long Dark. We’re thrilled to have him join the cast!

In addition to his extensive career as a voice actor, David is a successful screenwriter, director, and producer, having written the films X-Men, X2: X-Men United, and Watchmen.


We're so close to hitting the $225,000 mark for the Kickstarter campaign!! As soon as we do, we're officially unlocking the Downloadable Graphic Novel stretch goal. Onward to the $250K Extended Soundtrack goal! Woohoo!!!


For those of you who've been waiting to back The Long Dark using PayPal, you may now do so at our microsite:

We'll be combining the PayPal and Kickstarter totals for the next 48 hours to see if we can hit some of our stretch goals, so tell your friends and spread the word!

Add Physical Goods To Your Digital Tier!

We are happy to now offer Physical Add-Ons to backers of All Digital tiers. Simply send us a message indicating what Add-Ons you want to purchase, and your shipping address. We'll calculate the shipping, and then send you the total to add to your pledge.

Remember that backers of Physical Goods tiers can already Add-On any physical goods (and of course all backers can purchase Digital Add-Ons).

Survival Vignettes: How Far Will You Go to Survive? 

We've put together a video showing some snippets of the kind of choices you'll have to make in The Long Dark. Check it out, and if you like it, please share it within your network!

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We're heading into the final hours, folks. Let's see how far we can push this!

- The Hinterland Team

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    1. Siresly on

      Hey there Hayter.
      Loved you in Drive.

      Seriously, Drive > Drive. Someone needs to make more stuff come out of Steve Wang.

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      Nick Edsall on

      Come on Guys we need that Extended soundtrack!

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      Jabberwok on

      This game is starting to seem really creepy. In a good way.

    4. Pilgrim on

      Just imagine sitting infront of a campfire with Claudia Black telling you something. That would be super awesome.

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      Brett S.

      Fantastic news!

    6. Joshua Johnson

      so, now whenever you encounter a snake in game the main character yells "Snake? SNAKE! SNAKEEEEEEEE!"

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      Daracus on

      (screams incoherently)

      David Hayter!!!


    9. David Ross Watson on

      Okay, now you NEED to get Claudia Black on your team to round things out (Morrigan from Dragon Age: Origins.)
      Come on! You know you want to ;)

    10. LordCrash on

      Great update and nice shoutouts! That's why I love the indie scene so much. :)

    11. Dara Robinson on

      I think, first time around at least, I'd not walk on, eat it and open the hell out of that door :)

    12. Hinterland Creator on

      Glad you are all excited about David joining us!

      @Martin: We're working on the logistics right now. We'll have them out before mid-December. Sooner, if possible.

    13. ETD on

      He needs to make a joke about having "phantom pain" in the game.

    14. colorrr on

      Great news, congrats! Now good luck making the game as awesome as the voice cast ;)

    15. Mike Lacasse on


      The Phantom Pain's loss is our gain! Awesome news!

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      JayBrand on

      Excited to hear David is on the team. I'm pretty sure that news alone should grab some new backers!
      Was sad to hear he was replaced in MGS, but not so much right now ;)

    17. 6R3ND3L on

      Definitely a voice acting dream team, very excited.
      Great survival vignettes, look forward to more and the specifics of living in the outdoors and how food, water, shelter will be mechanically handled when you only have whats on you and your experience.

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      Martin Blass on

      Glad to see this project is doing well... Just a question: When will the T-shirts be available? Sorry for being impatient... :-)

    19. Jetro Koro on

      Excuse my coarse language, but HOLY SHIT! This is like a dream come true! Welcome David!!!

    20. Erik de Vos on

      Wow, thats amazing news. Seriously creating a dream team here on the voice/audio side!

    21. ETD on

      Holy crap. The list of awesome voice actors just keeps growing.