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Dreamfall Developer Announces First-Person Survival Horror Title ‘Draugen’

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Posted on October 30, 2013 AT 02:01pm

Dreamfall developer Red Thread Games has been awarded a $144,000 grant from the Norwegian Film Institute to begin development on Draugen, a first-person survival horror game.

According to the game’s official website, Draugen is set in 1920s Norway, “amongst the deep fjords and towering mountains” of its west coast. Its “dark and disturbing” story is inspired by Scandinavian literature and fairytales, as well as Norse and Icelandic mythology.

Players will assume the role of an American botanist, photographer, and entomologist. The Norwegian word “draugen” refers to an undead create of Norse legend. The original meaning most closely translated to “ghost,” but as the website points out, “unlike traditional ghosts the Draug has a corporeal body and physical abilities. Draug reside in their watery graves, guarding the treasures and secrets that were buried with them. And they will protect those secrets at any cost…”

Draugen is in development for Windows PC, Mac, Linux, and next-gen consoles. The developers at Red Thread hope to release Draugen in November 2014.

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