Until Dawn’s script was 10,000 pages long

By James O'Connor, Wednesday, 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.

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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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