Northern Lights

Northern Lights

The Long Dark but multiplayer?
Hi all.
well to make this short, I was browsing the "The Long Dark" steam page for checking news after a long time I hear about this game, and scrolling down the page in "suggested games" I found this.
I'm not very informed about this game but both of them seems very similiar.
Context, fonts, frontpage and overall about anything I found so far...so since I'm curious I was wondering if you got any inspiration by "Interland Studios" game or maybe you are just part of them.
Best regards.
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Claidiı  [developer] Aug 13, 2019 @ 9:00am 
Hello!
We are frequently asked if our game is "Long Dark with better graphics". We might include this answer in our FAQ :). By "front page" you mean the Steam page or our Website?
To sum it up, the general theme (arctic survival) is similar. Both the arctic and survival aspects. Some of our ideas might overlap with some Long Dark ideas, which is something inevitable in game development, especially since both are survivals. But our game purpose is totally different. In Northern Lights you need to find a way (and there are many) to survive and escape the island. The graphics are totally different style (we aim for realistic style). Gameplay features are different. Northern Lights will also have CO-OP in the near future. So there are more differences between Long Dark and Northern Lights than are similarities.

If you have any other questions I will gladly answer them!
All the best!
Last edited by Claidiı; Aug 16, 2019 @ 6:45am
Originally posted by Claidiı:
Hello!
We are frequently asked if our game is "Long Dark with better graphics". We might include this answer in our FAQ :). By front page you mean the Steam page or our Website?
To sum it up, the general theme (arctic survival) is similar. Both the arctic and survival aspects. Some of our ideas might overlap with some Long Dark ideas, which is something inevitable in game development, especially since both are survivals. But our game purpose is totally different. In Northern Lights you need to find a way (and there are many) to survive and escape the island. The graphics are totally different style (we aim for realistic style). Gameplay features are different. Northern Lights will also have CO-OP in the near future. So there are more differences between Long Dark and Northern Lights than are similarities.

If you have any other questions I will gladly answer them!
All the best!
nah nothing more, all cool...I'll keep an eye out for this game.
P.S.
I meant the Steam Page
DetCord12B Aug 13, 2019 @ 3:13pm 
Originally posted by Claidiı:
Hello!
We are frequently asked if our game is "Long Dark with better graphics". We might include this answer in our FAQ :). By front page you mean the Steam page or our Website?
To sum it up, the general theme (arctic survival) is similar. Both the arctic and survival aspects. Some of our ideas might overlap with some Long Dark ideas, which is something inevitable in game development, especially since both are survivals. But our game purpose is totally different. In Northern Lights you need to find a way (and there are many) to survive and escape the island. The graphics are totally different style (we aim for realistic style). Gameplay features are different. Northern Lights will also have CO-OP in the near future. So there are more differences between Long Dark and Northern Lights than are similarities.

If you have any other questions I will gladly answer them!
All the best!

The game looks really interesting!

What types of weapons will be available for hunting?
Claidiı  [developer] Aug 14, 2019 @ 12:38am 
Hey! For hunting at a longer range you will be able to use either a bow, an Old Russian Rifle (you can attach a scope to it if you manage to find and loot it), a flare gun and we are now working on a hunting shotgun as well! Other methods of hunting include using melee weapons or traps.
Last edited by Claidiı; Aug 16, 2019 @ 6:46am
Razazam Aug 20, 2019 @ 1:58pm 
Is there a build system in this game, or is it like The Long Dark where you find an area to call home and have no ability to edit the setting? A build system would be intriguing in a game like this. Adding on to that, is there the ability to chop down trees?
Claidiı  [developer] Aug 21, 2019 @ 11:27am 
Originally posted by Razazam:
Is there a build system in this game, or is it like The Long Dark where you find an area to call home and have no ability to edit the setting? A build system would be intriguing in a game like this. Adding on to that, is there the ability to chop down trees?

Hey there! At the moment Northern Lights has two single-player game-modes. A story-driven sandbox with different ending possibilities and a normal sandbox where the only purpose is to survive as many days as possible. We are still debating whether to add a building system in the normal sandbox game-mode. With that being said, if we decide to do it, chopping trees will become a mandatory feature for the game-mode.
BlackLabrador Aug 28, 2019 @ 7:59am 
Originally posted by Claidiı:
Originally posted by Razazam:
Is there a build system in this game, or is it like The Long Dark where you find an area to call home and have no ability to edit the setting? A build system would be intriguing in a game like this. Adding on to that, is there the ability to chop down trees?

Hey there! At the moment Northern Lights has two single-player game-modes. A story-driven sandbox with different ending possibilities and a normal sandbox where the only purpose is to survive as many days as possible. We are still debating whether to add a building system in the normal sandbox game-mode. With that being said, if we decide to do it, chopping trees will become a mandatory feature for the game-mode.

Please add building in this game. The Long Dark lacks any real crafting and building which makes it boring after 50-100 days of survival.:steamhappy:
Claidiı  [developer] Aug 29, 2019 @ 4:47am 
Originally posted by BlackLabrador:

Please add building in this game. The Long Dark lacks any real crafting and building which makes it boring after 50-100 days of survival.:steamhappy:

We decided to do so! The Unlimited Sandbox mode will contain advanced building and crafting!
Razazam Aug 29, 2019 @ 9:12am 
Originally posted by Claidiı:
Originally posted by BlackLabrador:

Please add building in this game. The Long Dark lacks any real crafting and building which makes it boring after 50-100 days of survival.:steamhappy:

We decided to do so! The Unlimited Sandbox mode will contain advanced building and crafting!
That's exciting to hear! :O
NightshadoW Sep 2, 2019 @ 4:22pm 
So this sounds like it's basically The Long Dark + Rust combined... I think you should focus on the complaints and weaknesses of Long Dark to at least try to improve on their idea, since both games are so similar.
Claidiı  [developer] Sep 4, 2019 @ 7:51am 
Originally posted by 𐂃𐂃:
So this sounds like it's basically The Long Dark + Rust combined... I think you should focus on the complaints and weaknesses of Long Dark to at least try to improve on their idea, since both games are so similar.

Hello! No elements of Rust are present in our game. Building in our game will only be present in one game mode and we have different ideas than Rust's.
Also, like mentioned above, there are more differences than similarities between The Long Dark and our game :). We intend to develop our own ideas regarding the survival mechanics and shape it up with the help of the community. We don't believe that improving on The Long Dark's gameplay ideas would be fair from our part.

Many thanks for your feedback! :)

Moge Sep 15, 2019 @ 12:26pm 
Ah, shame...if u could just make a game like The Long Dark it would be a good game. Now I just dont know...
Claidiı  [developer] Sep 15, 2019 @ 12:43pm 
Originally posted by fold:
Ah, shame...if u could just make a game like The Long Dark it would be a good game. Now I just dont know...
We don't believe we need to make a game like The Long Dark to make a good game! :)
In our opinion, a good game has its personality and uniqueness. The Long Dark surely has its uniqueness which makes it a great game overall, but we aim to develop a new view regarding the aspects of survival in arctic conditions. Copying on Long Dark or even improving their base ideas would not benefit us in any way.
Last edited by Claidiı; Sep 15, 2019 @ 12:45pm
DetCord12B Sep 19, 2019 @ 9:04pm 
Originally posted by Claidiı:
Originally posted by fold:
Ah, shame...if u could just make a game like The Long Dark it would be a good game. Now I just dont know...
We don't believe we need to make a game like The Long Dark to make a good game! :)
In our opinion, a good game has its personality and uniqueness. The Long Dark surely has its uniqueness which makes it a great game overall, but we aim to develop a new view regarding the aspects of survival in arctic conditions. Copying on Long Dark or even improving their base ideas would not benefit us in any way.

Which is probably a good thing considering how haphazard the entire project (Long Dark) has turned out to be, especially with regards to the much touted and now abysmal story mode.

vitornov Dec 24, 2019 @ 10:35am 
Nice to see how the devs are not aiming on simply copying TLD and want to build something different. Love The Long Dark and this gained my interest too. I'll keep on eye on it. :)
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