Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs announced
Frictional Games and thechineseroom collaborating on next project
Posted by Alex 'SpectralShock' V on Feb 23, 2012 - 3:50pm EST (Feb 23, 2012 15:50)
Frictional Games and Dear Esther's thechineseroom have revealed their joint project, Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, says Joystiq.
"It's not a direct sequel, in terms of it doesn't follow on from the story of Amnesia. It doesn't involve the same characters," said Dear Esther writer Dan Pinchbeck.
Set in 1899, Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs follows the "wealthy industrialist" Oswald Mandus, who has returned home from "a disastrous expedition to Mexico, which has ended in tragedy." Struck by a destructive fever, Mandus is haunted by dreams of a dark machine until he mysteriously regains consciousness. Months have passed, unbeknownst to the industry tycoon, and as he emerges from his slumber the roaring engine of a mysterious machine sputters to life.
Developed by thechineseroom and produced by Frictional Games, Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs is planned for a debut on PC later this year. No firm date has been set, but internally the two studios hope to launch before Halloween.