Taking a fresh approach to game design, Atari and Eden Games have announced that Alone in the Dark will follow the episodic style of gaming.
Inspired by the presentation style and structure of TV shows, the game will be split into distinct episodes in a season-style format. Departing the film-style script and structures of other games, Alone in the Dark will let players embark on 30-40 minute journeys through “episodes”, with the player getting a quick recap each time one loads a save game. Each episode, taking its cue from TV shows, will end with a cliffhanger and the recap feature will let players get in on the story; if a player wants to leave the game, a video teaser of the next episode will play to “leave them wanting more.”
Alone in the Dark is in development for the PS3, PC and Xbox 360.
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