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Nightmares Avoided With Another Amnesia Delay

The machine for pigs needs another few months of flesh testing.

Utterly pleasant.

I don’t usually celebrate game delays, but another day without having to play Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs is a day without a potential heart attack in my life.

My chest problems have been pushed back a few months, as Frictional Games reveals another delay for its collaboration with Dear Esther developer thechineseroom, a follow-up to Amnesia: The Dark Descent. The game’s now set for Q2--April through June.

“How come a game meant for Halloween 2012 has been delayed for so long? Originally we thought it would be a short, experimental game set in the universe of Amnesia, but thechineseroom had a vision that was bigger than that,” said the company in a blog post. “As their work progressed, the potential for a much greater project emerged. What we ended up with is no longer what we had first imagined, but a fully fledged Amnesia game. A different kind of Amnesia, but definitely not a short experiment.”

It’s not short? Great.

The reason Frictional Games isn't developing A Machine for Pigs itself, by the way, it because the studio's working on something new in the horror department.

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Posted by dragonwizard

FInally!

Posted by trolipo

Wow!

Posted by Philanthropy

fucking sensationalist geez

Edited by Pie

Really hope thechineseroom can pull this one off

Posted by Sgtpierceface

I'd like to see what the Dear Esther guys can do with more of a game game.

Posted by galloughs

Bummer, I'm really looking forward to this! I loved the original source engine Dear Esther (haven't tried the newer version that costs money), and Amnesia is probably in my top 3 games of all time. This game is basically a wet dream come true for me!

Posted by dvdwalker8

thechineseroom is a pretty great name for a developer. Never played the first Amnesia but if it were to come to consoles I would check it out.

Posted by Luck702

I hope they have some plans on how to differentiate Machine for Pigs from Pneumbra and the original Dark Descent. As much as I love Amnesia, it was basically a clone of the Pneumbra games with a different skin. I hope to see some survival horror innovation come out of this game.

Posted by patrickklepek

fucking sensationalist geez

Yeah, this Klepek dude is really turning this place into Kotaku.

Posted by TMThomsen

Can't wait! It might be my most awaited game this year.

Posted by Abendlaender
Posted by Draxyle

With it not being the same developer I'm holding off on buying it day one, but I do hope that this will be fantastic. I'm dreading it, but I survived Amnesia so I can (try to) survive this too.

Posted by Pr1mus

@philanthropy said:

fucking sensationalist geez

Yeah, this Klepek dude is really turning this place into Kotaku.

Yeah fuck that guy! I'ma go tell him on his tumblr.

Posted by jeffrud

@pr1mus said:
@patrickklepek said:

@philanthropy said:

fucking sensationalist geez

Yeah, this Klepek dude is really turning this place into Kotaku.

Yeah fuck that guy! I'ma go tell him on his tumblr.

Yeah, and while we're at it, Primus sucks!

Posted by Little_Socrates

A Machine For Pigs is still probably the best title for a video game ever.

Now it's set to come out around the same time as Slender: The Arrival. So that's...pleasant.

Edited by TheRedDeath

I really don't want to play this game. The first one was so flipping scary and I am a coward. Yet, I know I will in April - June.

Edited by Kidable

I literally had to put my fingers on different shifts to press in the "W" button cause they got so tired of holding it in for minutes at a time in Dear Esther. I ultimately used one hand on the Xbox Controller's thumbstick to walk and the mouse button to look around better.

Let's hope Machine for Pigs is better.

Posted by MrBubbles

I've never beaten the first one, not because it was scary but because I get distracted by other games and play them and by the time I go back to it I have to re-install it and start over.

Posted by Tidel

A Machine For Pigs is still probably the best title for a video game ever.

Agreed. It makes me itch.

Edited by kkotd

@patrickklepek said:

@philanthropy said:

fucking sensationalist geez

Yeah, this Klepek dude is really turning this place into Kotaku.

I know right, and he's out of the office all the time too. Crash your bike? HA! Yeah right! Bikes don't exist anymore.

On a more serious note,

"... A Machine for Pigs itself, by the way, it because the studio's..."

should be ... A Machine for Pigs itself, by the way, IS because the studio's...

Posted by agemyth

@philanthropy said:

fucking sensationalist geez

Yeah, this Klepek dude is really turning this place into Kotaku.

I like this guy.

Posted by Winternet

@philanthropy said:

fucking sensationalist geez

Yeah, this Klepek dude is really turning this place into Kotaku.

But you have klepek on your username. Wait. Are you . . ? Now I'm confused.

Posted by ShaggE

On one hand: Awwww...

On the other: Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww...

Yeah, I'm a wee bit excited for this game.

Posted by JaredA

Flesh testing? eeeeeew....

Posted by golguin

More time to finish the original. I fixed the elevator and my last save is right before I step into the elevator. That was months ago.

Posted by MordeaniisChaos

Best reason for a delay ever?

Posted by kre8havoc

I am sad. I was really looking forward to die in real life from playing this game.

Posted by mylifeforAiur

Yeah, I'm a little infuriated due to the delay. I need my survival-horror fix.

Posted by Brendan

It's Paul, his brother.

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Posted by Video_Game_King

I'm only now finding out that this game is serious and not essentially an Amensia mod where everybody's a pig.

Posted by Will_M

At least I get a little more time to try and get through Amnesia. That game is exhausting.

Edited by GaspoweR

@patrickklepek said:

@philanthropy said:

fucking sensationalist geez

Yeah, this Klepek dude is really turning this place into Kotaku.

YEAH FUCK THAT GUY...AND FUCK HIS TYPOS!

EDIT: Change "it because" to "is because". ;)

Posted by Adaptor

A Machine for Pigs sounds like a classic Nine Inch Nails album to me.

Posted by Foxillusion

"Originally we thought it would be a short, experimental game set in the universe of Amnesia"

...wait, what? Am I the only one that totally missed that detail before? I thought it was always supposed to be a proper sequel... at least now they're saying it'll actually be a full game I guess...

Posted by Zombie_Shakespeare

This is concurrently the best and worst video game related news I have gotten so far this year.

I can't wait to see what Frictional is working on. And I can't wait to play chineseroom's take on Amnesia. Just...ahhh.

Dammit. And at the same time, fuck yeah.

Edited by Jack_Lafayette
@patrickklepek said:

@philanthropy said:

fucking sensationalist geez

Yeah, this Klepek dude is really turning this place into Kotaku.

It's so nice to find someone on the internet who agrees with me.

Posted by bunnymud

@philanthropy said:

fucking sensationalist geez

Yeah, this Klepek dude is really turning this place into Kotaku.

I'm replying to this post har har

Posted by JSwan13

I'm genuinely scared just thinking about playing this game.

Posted by noisyturtle

Given that an actual horror title is really only released every 3 years or more, I have no issues with the delay. We horror fans have to take what we can get, given that mainstream 'horror' titles are nothing more than action games now.

Posted by SmithCommaJohn

I'm finally getting around to playing the first Amnesia game, and I just got through the sequence with the invisible monster in the water. That shit was scarier than plenty of horror movies I've seen.

I'll definitely be playing the next game, but I think I'll need a break when I'm done with the first one, so these guys can take all the time they need, as far as I'm concerned.

Posted by tcsajax

NOPE!