Will 'Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs' Be the Scariest Game Ever?

Gaming 2012/03/29 19:22:15
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"Amnesia: The Dark Descent" is largely regarded as the scariest video game ever made. Even fans of the "Silent Hill" series were stunned when the experimental horror game was released in 2010. Compilation videos of people reacting to the game went viral. Now Frictional Games, the original developers, are turning the project over to a studio called thechineseroom, creators of ghost adventure game "Dear Esther," to create "Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs."

Dan Pinchbeck, creative director at thechineseroom, told Gamasutra, "We want this game to be absolutely skin-crawlingly, heart-shatteringly, and nerve-jarringly terrifying -- that's the target. Everything is geared around that. Just turning people to complete ice and making them have complete meltdowns ... If we don't frighten people as much as the original, then we've failed. But now we have to frighten people that know what to expect." It's slated for Fall 2012.

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  • Lunaseven 2012/06/24 14:49:57
    I just wanted to add this
  • ColourfulxRain 2012/05/21 18:33:54
    I'm not sure. The first game wouldn't work on any computers/laptops i've had..but i heard it was pretty darn scary! so hopefully this time around it'll be playable on more devices. I'd like to try it :)
  • Lunaseven Colourf... 2012/05/22 03:13:34
    same with me as well
  • U Mad Bro? 2012/05/17 03:06:16
    U Mad Bro?
    Protip: Turn off speakers, scary game isn't scary anymore.
  • Resp 2012/05/04 05:19:11
  • Mavii 2012/05/03 23:58:46
    Amnesia: Dark Descent friggin' scared me to death. So I guess yeah, it should be the scariest ever. If they make a part three, imma lose it.
    amnesia the dark descent
  • Radical Ed 2012/05/01 08:24:32
    Radical Ed
    only if jesse cox plays it.
  • Thaevoo Radical Ed 2013/01/02 08:30:09
    Jesse will get 300.000 something messages to do it, I think that we can assume he will play it eventually.
  • Greetings Chap 2012/04/24 23:05:56
    Greetings Chap
    But i really bet that it will still be very scary! And I look forward to it!
  • 13_JunkyardDog 2012/04/23 05:05:13
  • Kris 2012/04/23 00:57:15
  • Erin Innocent 2012/04/18 15:18:27
    Erin Innocent
    prob not, it sounds interesting :p
  • samantha 2012/04/16 06:15:12
    Hit the wrong button again! poo! I hope its good!
  • Krissy 2012/04/15 04:58:23
    The first one wasnt that scary.
  • Reaper 2012/04/13 03:00:21
    this will make an excellent pewdiepie lets play!
  • Maci 2012/04/13 00:43:29
  • merpelyn 2012/04/12 23:23:56 (edited)
    Amnesia is scary but I have played games and watched game play of games that make me jump more than Amnesia. The whole pig slaughter effect sounds creepy but I don't picture myself shutting off the computer after playing.
    Edit: Also on account of all the "scarier" games people are posting below that didn't scare me except for a little jump.. I think I'll be fine.
  • CサïCサï xχx 2012/04/12 22:19:37
  • Sam Stroberg 2012/04/08 04:45:10
    Sam Stroberg
    I doubt it will beat Silent Hill.
  • Zamboni - Madoka Magica fan... 2012/04/06 02:07:10
    Zamboni - Madoka Magica fan BN0
    If it's more scary than Doom 3? Hell ya.
  • CJ M 2012/04/05 11:58:12
    CJ M
    For me it's a no, I wont be able to stop laughing at the name and I don't see the game being very good if they handed development over to the Dear Esther game crew, I really don't think I'm going to prefer it one bit over the original Amnesia but I'm still going to try it.
  • AdaHosio 2012/04/05 09:47:49
    I'm already excited - and I've only seen my brother play the Amnesia demo. Oh and a ton of playthroughs. I'm too broke to actually buy the game yet :(
  • TblR 2012/04/04 22:47:09
    fear 2 for me
  • CJ M TblR 2012/04/05 11:56:03
    CJ M
    That game is just a run and gun shoot em up, don't see anything scary there at all.
  • bettyboop 2012/04/03 17:15:23
    Actually I would have to say I do not know, only I did not have that option to pick. I suck at video games so I do not play them. My favorite game is at the arcade, its the one where you bop the gopher on the head with a foam mallet.
    gopher bop
  • Ben 2012/04/03 14:07:06
    Silent Hill.
  • Trish 2012/04/03 03:14:12
    Dude dark descent was mad scary. I dearly hope they make this one even scarier.
  • DeadPoolTwo 2012/04/03 02:07:36
    Dead Space and dead space 2 hands down
  • Jeremiah DeadPoo... 2012/04/03 22:02:47
    Dead Space and Dead Space 2 were cheap scares. I mean, come on! All the "scary" moments were just Necromorphs popping out and yelling "boo!" They never let the atmosphere take over enough, it was just one fight after another. I played the game while no-one was in my house, as late as I was going to stay up (around the hours of 9:00 pm to 11:00pm) with all lights off. I blew through the game only jumping twice. What DS and DS2 don't realize is that it is much scarier if your mind does all the work, not the monsters.
  • DeadPoo... Jeremiah 2012/04/11 23:50:22
    i never jumped, it just gave me a feeling of complete vunerability, i kicked the games ass. it was designed to not scare the sh** out of you, but to make you paranoid
  • Jeremiah DeadPoo... 2012/04/20 03:13:26
    It's kind of hard to be pariniod if the people trying to murder me are standing at the other end of the hallway and all I have to do to get rid of them is shoot meh big gunz into their face a couple times. Amneisa was much better at creating that sense because you could never know where the enemy was, and even if you did know you couldnt do anything about it besides run like hell.
  • Drew 2012/04/03 01:39:17
    they will have to put a lot of efforts. It won't be less frightening than the first one... i hope
  • tywon.smith 2012/04/02 15:16:27
    Looks pretty cool anyway. But im more into racing games.
  • ValdezNichole19736546 2012/04/02 15:03:17
  • P. Sturm 2012/04/02 09:57:41
    P. Sturm
    Life is!
    You throws your dime and takes your chance.
  • james 2012/04/02 06:25:49
    I Loved the first, lets hope the second is even better. When is it supposed to come out. i feel i should've played penumbra first.
  • runningintriangles 2012/04/02 03:39:37
    I have my doubts considering, yes, we know what to expect now.... but who knows, could be great regardless.
  • kelly 2012/04/02 00:29:54
    Dudes I got nightmares after watching YouTube videos of Tobuscus playing it. The guy was cracking jokes every thirty seconds and I was ready to wet my pants. One thing I know for sure is that I won't be playing this one when it comes out. That's for sure.
  • james kelly 2012/04/02 06:26:38
    is tobucus the portuguese sounding guy. You should watch Robbaz play it.
  • kelly james 2012/04/03 20:25:48 (edited)
    I dont think you're thinking of the right person. If your guy is able to distract me from the game sure thing!

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