If you played Amnesia: The Dark Descent then you know exactly how terrifying horror games can be. Famous for its Youtube reaction videos, many ambitious gamers attempted to play through Amnesia, but ultimately never finished out of genuine fear.
After Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs was announced, many assumed that thechineseroom and Frictional Games would tone down the horror aspect of the series in an attempt to appeal to a wider audience. Responding to an email from a concerned fan named Gustav, Frictional co-founder Thomas Grip settled once and for all whether the upcoming Amnesia sequel will be comparable to its predecessor in regards to fear.
The following is only a portion of the message sent by Thomas Grip. If you’re interested in reading the email in its entirety, it can be found here.
“There is nothing friendly, cuddly or cozy about a machine for pigs. Men do not make machines that play with pigs, or sing cute songs for pig. No, there are only horrible and terrifying implications with this kind of machinery.”
“But please do continue with the conviction that A Machine for Pigs will be a nice and mellow experience.”
“You will then be unprepared for what will hit you, and will perhaps never dare to start your computer ever again, fearful of coming close to that machine. Your dreams will be filled with creaking machinery, the desperate cries of pigs, the rattle of chains and the dreadful feeling of something unspeakable is watching you from beyond. That is when you will regret thinking that A Machine for Pigs would be not a very scary experience.”
“Have a nice day!”
Suffice it to say, I think we can safely assume that Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs will be a particularly terrifying game. Hoping to launch in 2012, the downloadable PC title will follow Oswald Mandus, a wealthy man who recently returned from “a disastrous expedition to Mexico.”
This indirect sequel is being developed by thechineseroom and published by Frictional Games.
So I emailed Frictional Games… [Reddit]