The Long Dark is a thoughtful, exploration-survival experience that challenges solo players to think for themselves as they explore an expansive frozen wilderness in the aftermath of a geomagnetic disaster. There are no zombies -- only you, the cold, and all the threats Mother Nature can muster. Welcome to the Quiet Apocalypse.
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Very Positive (26,206 reviews) - 92% of the 26,206 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 1, 2017

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August 16

The Long Dark -- Patch 7 Is Now Live!



Steam Updates The Long Dark to v1.10 (32415)

WARNING: There may be story spoilers in these notes.

Linux Specific

* Fixed issue with post-FX not rendering correctly on Linux when using Medium or higher display settings.
* Fixed issue with movie files not playing correctly on Linux.

General

* Fixed issue with Jeremiah's Flare Cache not spawning correctly. This fixes a blocker in getting the Supply Caches achievement.
* Fixed several small typos in various Trust dialogues.
* Memory optimizations.
* Fixed issue where Survival music could occasionally be heard in a story episode.
* Fixed issue where Jeremiah would be inanimate after completing the Bear Hunt mission.
* Fixed issue where the Snow Shelter would not unlock properly after completing the relevant Trust unlock.
* Fixed issue where Methuselah cinematic might not play in Renewed Hope mission.
* Fixed issue where Rifle could end up in a broken state when reloading during a door transition.
* Fixed issue in Survival Mode where the female survivor voice sometimes plays when playing as the male survivor.
* Fixed issue with a series of multiple exertion sounds being played after a Bear struggle.

### END OF PATCH NOTES ###

We're continuing to fix additional issues as quickly as we can. Thank you for your patience.

- The Hinterland Team
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August 11

The Long Dark -- Patch 6 Is Now Live!


STEAM PATCH 6 For The Long Dark -- Updates the game to Version 1.08 (32384)

WARNING: There may be Story spoilers in these notes.

* Memory and performance optimizations.
* Fixed issue where Methuselah may not trigger correctly in certain circumstances in Episode Two.
* Fixed issue with "Hank's Hatch" side mission in Episode Two.
* General fixes to various cinematics.
* Fixed issue with players teleporting when exiting the Lone Lake Cabin in Episode Two.
* Fixed issue where players could get stuck in Grey Mother's Fuel mission in Episode One.
* Fixed issue with text jittering on some screens.
* Retuned Food and Fuel requirements of respective Grey Mother missions in Episode One.
* Fixed camera crashing during Climb and Harvesting animations when FOV is over 90 degrees.
* Fixed a variety of annoying collision bugs throughout.
* Fixed issue where the Flashlight's "high intensity" setting was ineffective against Aurora Wolves.
* Fixed endlessly feeding Wolf in Milton.
* Fixed issue where players could sometimes get stuck in a dialogue sequence.
* Fixed issue with overlapping text in the Give Items portion of the Trust interface.

### END OF PATCH NOTES ###

We're continuing to fix additional issues as quickly as we can. Thank you for your patience.

- The Hinterland Team
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About This Game

WELCOME TO THE QUIET APOCALYPSE


Bright lights flare across the night sky. The wind rages outside the thin walls of your wooden cabin. A wolf howls in the distance. You look at the meagre supplies in your pack, and wish for the days before the power mysteriously went out. How much longer will you survive?

THIS IS THE LONG DARK


The Long Dark is a thoughtful, exploration-survival experience that challenges solo players to think for themselves as they explore an expansive frozen wilderness in the aftermath of a geomagnetic disaster. There are no zombies -- only you, the cold, and all the threats Mother Nature can muster.

WINTERMUTE


The episodic story-mode for The Long Dark, WINTERMUTE launches with two of the five episodes that form its Season One.

  • In Episode One: “Do Not Go Gentle”, bush pilot Will Mackenzie (player character) and Dr. Astrid Greenwood are separated after their plane crashes deep in the Northern Canadian wilderness in the aftermath of a mysterious flash of light in the sky. Struggling to survive as he desperately searches for Astrid, Mackenzie comes across the small town of Milton, where he begins to understand the scope of this quiet apocalypse.

  • In Episode Two: “Luminance Fugue”, Mackenzie’s search for Astrid takes him deeper into the savage Winter wilderness. A mysterious trapper may be the key to finding Astrid, but can he be trusted?

    The first two episodes of WINTERMUTE represent approximately 15 hours of gameplay. Episodes Three to Five are included in the price of the game, and will be unlocked for free as they are released.

    Features performances by Jennifer Hale, Mark Meer, David Hayter, and Elias Toufexis (Episode Three), and the music of Cris Velasco.

    SURVIVAL MODE


    Survival Mode is the free-form, non-narrative survival sandbox that has been honed over nearly three years on Early Access.

  • No hand holding! The game challenges players to think for themselves by providing the information but never the answers. You have to earn the right to survive.
  • Permadeath! When you die in Survival Mode, your save is deleted. Every decision matters. [Note that WINTERMUTE does not feature permadeath.]
  • Condition and Calories: Monitor your Hunger, Thirst, Fatigue, and Cold as you struggle to balance resources with the energy needed to obtain them. Every action costs Calories, and time is your most precious resource. Choose your path carefully.
  • Scour the World for Supplies: Over 100 gear items including Tools, Light Sources, Weapons, First Aid supplies, Clothing, and more.
  • A Vast Living World: Explore a 50 square kilometre Northern Canadian wilderness in search of precious supplies. In Winter. Dynamic time of day, weather, wildlife presence, etc. provide just enough randomness to keep things challenging.
  • Survival of the Fittest: Hunt, fish, trap, climb, map, search for life-saving food and gear items, and try to avoid dying from the hostile wildlife, succumbing to hypothermia, frostbite, or dysentery (amongst other uncomfortable afflictions), find and maintain your life-saving gear.
  • Hunt or Be Hunted: Wildlife to hunt and be hunted by: Wolves, Bears, Rabbits, Deer, Crows, and more to come in future updates.
  • Choose Your Experience: Four distinct Experience Modes let you find a challenge level you are comfortable with, such as Pilgrim Mode, which is meant to be quiet and pensive, all the way to Interloper Mode, where only the most experienced survivors have a chance to last a week.

    Survival is your only goal, and death your only end. Make your own survival story with every game.

    Features the music of Sascha Dikiciyan.

    CHALLENGES


    Several standalone Challenge Modes offer objective-based experiences designed to last 1-3 hours each, such as Whiteout -- the race to gather enough supplies to prepare for a monster blizzard. Or Hunted, where you need to escape a murderous Bear. Complete them to unlock Feats that provide long-term gameplay benefits in Survival Mode. Five Challenges exist at launch, with more on the way in future updates.

    FUTURE UPDATES


    In addition to releasing the remaining three episodes of WINTERMUTE, we intend to continue updating Survival Mode, as we have done with about 100 updates/hotfixes over the past three years of Early Access. Keep in mind that your purchase of The Long Dark entitles you to all five episodes of WINTERMUTE, as well as updates to Survival Mode along the way.

    ABOUT HINTERLAND


    Hinterland is a small independent developer of original interactive entertainment. Based on Vancouver Island, Canada, Hinterland’s team is largely distributed across North America. Although The Long Dark is the studio’s first game, Hinterland is made up of veterans of the “triple-A” games industry, with lead developers from several renowned studios including Valve, Ubisoft Montreal, Relic, Volition, Capcom, Radical, BioWare, Sony London, and United Front games.

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System Requirements

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    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Dual-Core Intel i5 CPU @ 2GHz+
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel 4xxx Series w/ 512MB VRAM or better
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Any on-board chip will work.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel i7 CPU @ 2.6GHz or higher
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GTX 555 w/ 1GB VRAM or better
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Ideally, something with Surround capabilities.
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.9.3
    • Processor: Core i5 @ 2.2GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 5000
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: On-board.
    Recommended:
    • OS: OSX 10.9.3
    • Processor: Core i7 @ 2.7GHz+
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated standalone GPU w/ 1GB+ VRAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: On-board
    Minimum:
    • OS: SteamOS
    • Processor: Dual-Core Intel i5 CPU @ 2GHz+
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel 4xxx Series w/ 512MB VRAM or better
    • Sound Card: Any on-board chip will work.
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