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DARK SHORES
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Platforms: PC
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
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Feb 3, 2015 @ 11:48am
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We've been Greenlit!
Description
Release date: Fall 2016
WHAT IS THE GAME?

Hunted is a first person survival horror game that explores concepts of perma-death, branching storylines, and unscripted horror.

THE STORY

A charter plane containing five young tourists crashes on a remote island, deep within the South Pacific. As the tourists struggle to survive on the island, they soon realize that keeping themselves fed and sheltered is the least of their worries. There’s something else on this island. Hunting them.


PERMANENT DEATH

In most games, when the player dies, they would respawn at a checkpoint. This however makes death less meaningful, as the player knows that if they get caught, they can just start again. This essentially means that any scary moments lose their appeal instantly. But in Hunted, the severe consequences elevate the tension.

BRANCHING NARRATIVE

When the player dies as one character, the story continues as another. This makes for a branching storyline, where the outcome is entirely dependent on who lives, and who dies.

UNSCRIPTED FEAR

LABS focused on an un-scripted hunter in an attempt to create fear that isn’t linear. Once the player becomes aware of the scripted nature planned jump scares, the metaphorical curtain is pulled back, and horror games can lose their impact. To avoid being just a simple haunted house, a level of unpredictability has been added.
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86 Comments
alan Feb 4, 2015 @ 7:10pm 
@LABS ...Thank you for the info. I did watch the video but I suppose I didn't pick up on that message coming from the notes.

Now that you explain it in that sense, it sounds a bit more appealing.

You have my vote...For now. :)
LABS  [author] Feb 4, 2015 @ 7:04pm 
Hey Alan. This game is far more narrative focused than other games. I developed this game wanting to create an interesting narrative experience- to experiment with how a story reacts to a changing cast of characters. There's the main story with multiple endings, but there's also a pretty hefty backstory that sheds light on the creature hunting you, and the island itself. If you take a look at the gameplay walkthrough, you can see (at a few points) some scattered journal entries. Those optional collectables reveal the plot and back story bit by bit.
alan Feb 4, 2015 @ 6:33pm 
How is this any different than The Forest in terms of straight up gameplay and experience?

Is there a backstory? Is there an actual end to the game that can be achieved? Or do you just keep seeing how far you can get with each playable character?

Is there actually a story itself that we can get immersed into and learn more and more about as it progresses?
mega_jon Feb 4, 2015 @ 5:19pm 
Interesting, i wanna see where this goes.
CSone Feb 4, 2015 @ 4:41pm 
Looking forward to a game that actually makes risk, risky. And not a last save point game.
Cнιιкα* ♥ Feb 4, 2015 @ 2:32pm 
Goood!! Vote! :D
RobbMoth Feb 4, 2015 @ 10:15am 
It look good, but I don't want play it alone! You've got my vote! :D
DOUBLE KING Feb 4, 2015 @ 10:11am 
Looks like "The Forest", but much worse. Also, is it "Hunted" or, "Dark Shores"?
Swank Feb 4, 2015 @ 8:28am 
Looks too much like the game I already have
-The Forest
Tinly :P Feb 4, 2015 @ 5:34am 
its Game REal Horror, Like this