Tag Archives: thechineseroom
Sun, Apr 21, 2013 | 23:55 BST
You remember how important light was in Amnesia: The Dark Descent – or maybe you don’t because you sensibly dissociated and buried the memories forever. It looks like light’s going to play a major rolle in followup Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, too, if these almost unbelievably dark screenshots are anything to go by.
Tue, Feb 19, 2013 | 23:51 GMT
Thechineseroom’s long-awaited Amnesia sequel has been tentatively scheduled for a second quarter launch.
Wed, Nov 07, 2012 | 20:55 GMT
Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs will be “fairly traditional yet quietly radical in other ways,” says Pinchbeck
Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs will be “fairly traditional in some ways,” yet “quietly radical in others,” according to thechineseroom’s Dan Pinchbeck.
Tue, Aug 14, 2012 | 06:02 BST
Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs will retain some elements of developer Dan Pinchbeck’s last adventure, Dear Esther, but won’t be the same kind of game.
Thu, Jul 19, 2012 | 01:31 BST
Thechineseroom’s Dan Pinchbeck has announced on Twitter that unusual atmospheric adventure Dear Esther has passed a 250,000 sales milestone. “We always said we’d celebrate if we shifted 20,000,” the modest indie noted.
Thu, Jul 12, 2012 | 08:34 BST
Speaking in an interview with GameZone, Dan Pinchbeck, creative director of developer thechineseroom, said that the horror sequel Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs has slipped from its intended Halloween 2012 release date into 2013,
“The quality of the game is the absolute first, last, and always with this development, and we felt it could do with a few more months’ work to make sure that’s really going to happen,” said Pinchbeck.
Fri, Jun 15, 2012 | 05:23 BST
To thank fans for throwing support behind the Humble Bundle V, which featured Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Frictional Games has pushed out a teaser video for indrect sequel A Machine for Pigs.
Thu, May 17, 2012 | 11:49 BST
Thechineseroom has announced on its website that Dear Esther has now hit 100,000 downloads. The milestone follows the recent release of a Mac version and a Steam discount yesterday.
Wed, May 16, 2012 | 09:13 BST
Dear Esther has now launched on Mac following a previous release on PC. To celebrate the Apple release, which now comes with SteamPlay support, the game is half-off as part of Midweek Madness until tomorrow. You can pick it up for £3.49.
Thu, Apr 19, 2012 | 18:11 BST
If you head on over to Bandcamp, you’ll be able to download Jessica Curry’s soundtrack for thechineseroom’s Dear Esther. It will run you ₤4.99 and contains 17 tracks. You can also have a listen to the soundtrack samples on the site as well. The soundtrack is also available through iTunes and on Amazon UK for £5.99 or £0.69 per track. Thanks, absolutezero.
Thu, Mar 29, 2012 | 20:57 BST
A Machine for Pigs team want it to be “skin-crawlingly, heart-shatteringly, nerve-jarringly terrifying”
Dan Pinchbeck, creative director at thechineseroom, has said if Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs can’t “frighten people as much as the original,” then the team has “failed.”
Fri, Mar 09, 2012 | 14:05 GMT
Dan Pinchbeck, creative director at thechineseroom said during his lecture at GDC that when developing Dear Esther, the team found that when you over stimulate the player with a buoyant atmosphere, it can cause over stimulation and “kill” the atmosphere.
Tue, Mar 06, 2012 | 11:45 GMT
Dan Pinchbeck of Dear Esther developer thechineseroom has been announced as the main speaker for the next GameCity Nights event in Nottingham on March 29. Pinchbeck will talk about past work including Esther, as well as upcoming projects from the studio, including Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs. Also attending will be State of Play’s Luke Whittaker to talk about the developer’s Sheamus McNally award nomination for Lume. You can get tickets here for £6.
Tue, Feb 28, 2012 | 21:25 GMT
Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs will scare the pants off you, that is, if you plan on wearing any while playing it.
Tue, Feb 28, 2012 | 00:04 GMT
Indie darling Dear Esther managed 50,000 sales in launch week, developer thechineseroom has revealed.
Thu, Feb 23, 2012 | 03:43 GMT
Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs has been announced as a collaboration between thechineseroom and Frictional Games.
Sun, Feb 19, 2012 | 21:58 GMT
Frictional Games has revealed the title of its next release, but Internet sleuths think they’ve uncovered much more.
Wed, Feb 15, 2012 | 17:00 GMT
Within five and a half hours on sale, Dear Esther has sold enough units to pay for its development. In less than 24-hours, the game has sold 16,000 units on Steam, and has afforded thechineseroom the opportunity to recoup its financial backing from the Indie Fund and skirt to the top of the Steam’s sales charts. The game, originally a mod for Half-Life 2, was released on Valve’ service yesterday for £6.99/€7.99/$9.99.
Wed, Jan 18, 2012 | 04:50 GMT
I don’t care if you don’t think it counts as a game, this Dear Esther trailer wins my Video of the Day Award.