Until Dawn is a PlayStation 4 interactive drama horror video game, released in 2015 by Supermassive Games. It was developed and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. When their lives are endangered, players take control of eight young adults who must survive on Blackwood Mountain.
The game’s multi-linear story-lines and butterfly effect system, in which players must make decisions that can alter the plot. They have a hyperlink cinematic feel to them. Depending on the choices made, all of the playable characters will live or die. From a third-person perspective, players explore the world in search of clues that will help them solve the mystery.
Until Dawn sequel?
Supermassive has heard the calls for a sequel to Until Dawn. While it wants to offer more of the same, it isn’t aiming for the obvious sequel for its next major project. “After Until Dawn, began to order a sequel, and it continues to happen today, so we know there is a fanbase who loves this sort of stuff,” says CEO and executive producer Pete Samuels. He added, “Our desire to serve the fan-base from our point of view is all about creating the anthology. It is about serving us in what we love to do, which is to do more stories and characters, and do it more often than once or twice every few years.”
How many games are included in the dark pictures anthology?
The team also sought a fresh start and hoped that an anthology of stand-alone games would provide them with more creative independence. Five separate games are included in the Dark Pictures anthology, each focusing on a different sub-genre of horror.
A chance is given to you to experiment with a new topic by writing for an anthology. You can create the characters specifically for that story. “You’re not bound to use historical characters,” says game director Tom Heaton.
What does the producer say?
“If we were making sequels, we wouldn’t know who survived,” says series producer Dan McDonald. We could possibly find it out from your game save, but we don’t want to make another game based on it. With new characters, we want to tell a new story.