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Amnesia A Machine for Pigs

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A recent Joystiq article and an interview with Frictional games has revealed their latest development, a follow up to Amnesia!
Quote"It's not a direct sequel, in terms of it doesn't follow on from the story of Amnesia. It doesn't involve the same characters," Dear Esther writer Dan Pinchbeck told me. Instead, Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs will be set in the same "alternate history and set in the same universe." In short, the game will look to scare your pants off.

Set in 1899, Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs follows the "wealthy industrialist" Oswald Mandus, who has returned home from "a disastrous expedition to Mexico, which has ended in tragedy." Struck by a destructive fever, Mandus is haunted by dreams of a dark machine until he mysteriously regains consciousness. Months have passed, unbeknownst to the industry tycoon, and as he emerges from his slumber the roaring engine of a mysterious machine sputters to life.


The interview reveals there is a planned linux version in the works.

QuoteAmnesia: A Machine for Pigs is a PC title, with Mac and Linux versions to be released if not at the same time then "soon after" launch. The pair are proud that they can afford to develop the game, with Frictional -- acting in a production role -- financing the project. Crowd-sourced funding from services like Kickstarter seem intriguing to both teams, but Frictional says it has enough resources to meet the game's budgetary needs.

*Edit* they have a website up */Edit*

Website:
http://www.nextfrictionalgame.com/ Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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Hamish 23 Feb, 2012
Sorry, what? :confused:
Liam Dawe 23 Feb, 2012
Amnesia + 1

They do love their wiped memories...
Stephan Huebner 23 Feb, 2012
Nice idea, but what I am geting sick and tired of is of Linux-games that will be released "soon after" the versions for other systems. Why is Linux always handled like a stepchild? It comes to a point where I don't bother anymore with companies who think that way, no matter how good their games may be.
motorsep 23 Feb, 2012
Kot-in-Action for example releases its games for Linux and Windows at the same time.

Although, we don't see any love from Joystiq, IndieGames, RPS, etc. nor do we see much love from Linux gamers with Tomes of Mephistopheles. Any idea why is that? (I am especially concerned with game media blackout we are in).
Beherit 23 Feb, 2012
It makes sense releasing the linux version "soon after" the windows version if they do not do parallel builds in all platforms. And it's natural that windows will be a priority. Kot in action probably uses linux as a development platform (do you?).

don't know about the game media blackout, maybe your target audience is a bit more limited than most independent titles.

Can't wait for Amnesia +1.
Brandon Smith 23 Feb, 2012
I agree with Indiegames and RPS being a bit stuck up, but I think Joystiq is very indie friendly and gives everyone an equal chance. I have nothing but good things to say about them.
motorsep 24 Feb, 2012
Quoting: "Beherit, post: 3513, member: 138"It makes sense releasing the linux version "soon after" the windows version if they do not do parallel builds in all platforms. And it's natural that windows will be a priority. Kot in action probably uses linux as a development platform (do you?).


Yeah, I work on Linux.If I had Windows 7 64-bit I am not sure I would switch easily ;) But I have had WinXP 32bit and I needed to harness my dual core 64bit CPU and 4Gb of RAM, so I installed Ubuntu 64bit and instantly felt the difference.

Quoting: "Beherit, post: 3513, member: 138"don't know about the game media blackout, maybe your target audience is a bit more limited than most independent titles.


I can hardly believe that. There are more people playing FPS and RPG games than people playing Steel Storm like games.
motorsep 24 Feb, 2012
Quoting: "Brandon Smith, post: 3514, member: 56"I agree with Indiegames and RPS being a bit stuck up, but I think Joystiq is very indie friendly and gives everyone an equal chance. I have nothing but good things to say about them.


Well, I twitted to Joystiq, I e-mailed 2 people there (one of them did Steel Storm Indie pitch). Heard nothing back. If you have any contacts there, would you mind asking why ToM hasn't been covered, please?
Rustybolts 24 Feb, 2012
This thread is getting a bit can we stay on topic please!
Bumadar 24 Feb, 2012
woooohooooo amnesia +1 :)
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