Until Dawn’s script was 10,000 pages long

By James O'Connor
23 September 2015 04:26 GMT

Over the four years Until Dawn was in development, the game’s writers ended up producing 10,000 pages of script.


Talking to Kotaku’s Patrick Klepek, writers Graham Reznick and Larry Fessenden – who were brought in to work on the game in 2011 – essentially had to write the game twice, as it moved from being a PS3 game with PlayStation Move support to the PS4 surprise hit it became.

The game was originally played it first-person, but ended up as a third-person game with a choose-your-own-adventure twist, which beefed up the dialog considerably. Still, the final game uses just a fraction of the 10,000 pages the pair wrote.

The full interview is well worth a read for further insight into the making of Until Dawn. The game’s strong script is one of the reasons why it was the top trending game on YouTube last month.

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