On 20 February 2018 Hinterland Studio released the first developer diary of the year. This entry included information about changes to Episode 1 and Episode 2, and plans for going forward with Episode 3. Emphasis was put on changing the story mode to be less linear and allow a greater degree of freedom to the player. The diary also confirms that the player will assume the role of Astrid Greenwood in Episode 3. Additionally, the diary announced updates to the core technology on which TLD runs.
The team’s been hard at work on a variety of projects since we released the Rugged Sentinel update in December, and I thought you might like a general development status update.
The main thing that has been occupying our time is work on E…
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On 22 November 2017 Hinterland Studio released the third developer diary entry since the full release. This entry included information regarding the upcoming December update (which would become the Rugged Sentinel update).
A note from The Long Dark’s Creative Director, Raphael van Lierop
The team’s hard at work on finalizing the (still un-named) December update and with a bunch of new players joining us thanks to the Steam Autumn Sale, it seems like a good time to preview a few of the treats we have in store.
First off, you’re all waiting to hear more information about the Moose. The model, animation, audio, and core behaviour is all finished. We’ve populated the world with Moose — it’s a pretty rare animal so don’t ex…Read more >
I am proposing the creation of a bot in order to facilitate monotonous edits. For example, at the moment almost every item page has a gap between the top of the page and the quote, which could easily be fixed by a bot. It would also be nice to have a bot should other needs arise. Do people support or oppose this?Read more >
On 23 October 2017 Hinterland Studio released a second diary entry. This entry included information regarding a new internal publishing team, the future of story mode, and an upcomming survival update. Below is the text from the diary entry.
The Road Ahead
It’s been a little while since you heard much from me. August was our launch month, and kept us quite busy with post-launch support (patching, mainly). Most of the team took September off to rest up, apart from a contingent who worked on some platform support tasks, and now most of the team is back at work and it’s time to fill you in on our plans for The Long Dark, moving forward.
While there were a lot of things to celebrate about our 1.0 launch, one thing it showed us was how …Read more >
On 1 September 2017 Hinterland Studio released a "diary" entry entailing information about events prior to, and after the official release of The Long Dark. The diary also included information about what is to be expected in the future development of the game. Here is the diary in its entirety:
The Last Days of The Long Dark, and the Road Ahead
It’s been a month since we launched The Long Dark. As many of you know, our launch was not as smooth as we would have liked. Certainly it wasn’t as smooth as many of you would have liked.
Although I’ve talked about some of these things in post-launch interviews, a bit of an explanation seems in order.
In early July, we encountered a crash in the game that knocked us down. In 4 years of d…Read more >
Hello fellow community members of this wikia.
I am happy to announce that I just adopted this wiki due to reasons from previous staff team being inactive and no longer visiting this wikia, leaving it vulnerable to vandalisers and any other issues unsolved. Thanks to Merrystar for giving me admin and bureaucrat rights.
My role in this wikia is to make sure everything are in check and any issues solved. Issues including, vandalisers, community members arguing each other, several pages need overhaul or subject for deletion and so on. And of course, improve the wikia by making it more cooler as possible.
As you know, I can not handle everything on my own. I am currently looking only one community member willing to become administrator of this wiki…Read more >
A powerful revolver chambered in .357 magnum meant for hunting large game. Not as accurate as a rifle and kicks like a mule, but smaller, lighter and just as powerful. However, the question remains: six shots or just five?
The Hunting Revolver is a weapon that can be found in hunting shacks and such. It is less common than the rifle, is slightly less accurate, and has less range. However, it is 2.4 kilograms lighter, sports the same damage, and can be fired from the hip. It will load rounds one by one or will load all 6 rounds at once if the magazine is empty. It uses .357 magnum rounds which are .01 kilos heavier than .303 rounds used by the rifle, but are otherwise very similar. The ammo can be founds in many of the same locations as …
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The following was retrieved from Half a Million! from The Long Dark news on Steam.
Just a quick note to let you know we just sold our 500,000th copy of The Long Dark on Steam. Thank you so much for being a part of this incredible adventure with us. We couldn't have done it without you.
Here's to the next 500,000! All the best to you and yours for this holiday!
- The Hinterland Team
- Original article: http://steamcommunity.com/games/305620/announcements/detail/58909787499466709
The following was retrieved from Winter Holiday Hours for Hinterland Studio on The Long Dark news on Steam.
We get so into our work on The Long Dark that sometimes we forget the team needs to take a break for the holidays, to recharge and spend time with their families. So, to that end, here's how we plan to continue to support the community over the upcoming holidays.
- December 24-Dec 25: The community team will be off, and will not be checking the forums or support email addresses. Please send any "emergency" posts to: email@example.com
- December 26-December 30: The community team will be off, and will only monitor the forums and support email address intermittently.
- December 31st- January 1st: The community team will b…
The following was retrieved from The Long Dark 50% Off in the Steam Winter Sale! on The Long Dark news on Steam.
You may have noticed the Steam Winter Sale went live yesterday! The Long Dark is currently 50% off. This is likely the last major Steam sale event for us between now and Story Mode launch, when the price of the game will increase.
With unique exploration-survival gameplay, a beautiful visual style, over 10,000+ positive reviews (95%+) and a great community -- not to mention a passionate independent studio behind it -- there's never been a better time to jump into The Long Dark!
Keep in mind that all Early Access players will get the Season One Story Mode content for no extra charge as it is unlocked, starting this Spring.
For more d…
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The following was retrieved from Hinterland Reveals Spring 2016 Launch for The Long Dark® Story Mode on hinterlandgames.com
Multiple Playable Characters, Content Plans Detailed
(December 16th, 2015) Cumberland, BC, Canada. Independent game developer Hinterland Studio Inc. today released the first official details about the much-anticipated Story Mode of their exploration-survival hit, The Long Dark®. Set deep in the Canadian wilderness in the aftermath of a geomagnetic disaster, The Long Dark®’s “quiet apocalypse” pits the player against Mother Nature in a desperate bid to survive in the Winter Sandbox mode, which has already sold over 550,000 copies on Steam Early Access and Xbox One Game Preview and enjoys overwhelmingly positive user reviews. …
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The following was retrieved from IGN Exclusive: The Long Dark Story Mode Teaser & Details on The Long Dark news on Steam.
We're thrilled to be able to share with you an IGN exclusive reveal of The Long Dark Story Mode details, including a teaser and the first character art for our *two* playable protagonists, Will Mackenzie and Dr. Astrid Greenwood.
We'll be sharing more information tomorrow!
- The Hinterland Team
- Original article: http://steamcommunity.com/games/305620/announcements/detail/82553040176895208
The following was retrieved from The Long Dark — December Update (v.298), “Timberwolf Mountain” on hinterlandgames.com
We’ve just updated The Long Dark’s Sandbox mode to v.298, which we’re calling “Timberwolf Mountain.” This is the last Sandbox update of 2015, and we’re thrilled to be able to share this with you.
We’ve added a whole new region to the game, called Timberwolf Mountain. It’s the purest wilderness environment in the game to date, a mountainous expanse with almost no “man-made” shelters present. It’s the perfect environment to test the new Rope Climbing gameplay.
Timberwolf Mountain is full of steep cliffs and ravines, and the only routes to the summit require you climb ropes to get to the top. Balan…
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We're happy to announce that we've just launched the Official Merch Store for Hinterland.
Now's your chance to get your very own Hinterland and The Long Dark branded t-shirts, hoodies, prints, and mugs! We'll be adding more items in the coming months, but we hope you enjoy these initial offerings.
All info on shipping, pricing, and contact info available on the Hinterland Store site itself. All Merch-related questions can be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Original article: http://steamcommunity.com/games/305620/announcements/detail/82551240294545884
As a Thanksgiving gift from us to you, The Long Dark is currently 45% off on Steam. With our December update just around the corner, there's never been a better time to jump into the game if you haven't already!
If you've enjoyed The Long Dark, please consider sharing news of the sale with a friend! Thanks for your support of our game, and Happy Thanksgiving to all our American players.
(Note, sale price applies to all Steam-based distributions: Windows, Mac, Linux, and SteamOS. The sale does not apply to the Xbox One version.)
- The Hinterland Team
- Original article: http://steamcommunity.com/games/305620/announcements/detail/82551240283423568
IGN has included The Long Dark on its list of 20 Essential Steam Machine Games. We're thrilled to be in such great company!
"It's an uncommonly appealing sandbox survival game, and its thoughtful gameplay embraces nuances like spoiled food, hypothermia, and the need for potable water. The world isn't a nice place away from comfy civilization, and few other games drive this simple fact home so well. While, you know, still being fun."
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We've just launched the Linux & SteamOS version of The Long Dark. Release notes below.
Thanks to all the community members who supported us by testing the Linux Experimental Build. We'll be shutting down that branch now that Linux and SteamOS are in the main game branch.
THE LONG DARK SANDBOX -- LINUX, STEAM OS, & STEAM CONTROLLER RELEASE
The Long Dark now supports both Linux and SteamOS in the main branch, and offers native support for the Steam Controller. Notes below.
Steam Controller We have setup a recommended Steam controller binding: The Long Dark - Official Hinterland Binding (v1.0).
- This layout is based on a dual-stick controller
- The right trackpad is setup to emulate the mouse for high-precision camera movement
- The bott…
We've heard from a handful of our Mac players that upgrading to OSX "El Capitan" may move or delete save files, rendering them unusable in the game.
We're currently investigating, and will post an update in the Technical Issues sub-forum when we know more.
Until then, please be aware that upgrading to El Capitan may affect your save file!
Thank you for your attention.
- The Hinterland Team
We're continuing to investigate this issue. It doesn't seem to be affecting all Mac users who have upgraded to El Capitan. Our testing so far suggests that lost saves *might* be recoverable. We'll post more information soon.
- Original article: http://steamcommunity.com/games/305620/announcements/detail/82548700188723687
Spooky times ahead! The Long Dark is part of Steam's Halloween sale, and will be 33% off until Nov 2nd.
UPDATE #2: Time-progressing bug fixed. All should be working as expected now! Apologies for breaking the game for a few hours.
UPDATE: Unfortunately, our clever attempt to update the game's Main Menu with a Halloween theme has backfired, and we introduced a bug where time doesn't advance (nor Survival Time). We're working on a fix and will publish it as soon as we can.
- Original article: http://steamcommunity.com/games/305620/announcements/detail/82548700180916783
As promised, we’ve created an Experimental Branch for Linux and SteamOS testing. Details below.
- Linux Experimental Build
We are happy to announce the experimental Linux build for The Long Dark!
To download this version in Big Picture Mode:
1. Start Steam and log in 2. Select “The Long Dark” in your your Library 3. Select “Manage Game” 4. Select “Select Beta…” 5. Enter access code first: QjDcT5s3JXw8hcUL 6. Select ‘test_linux’ from the beta pulldown choices
To download when not in Big Picture Mode:
1. Start Steam and log in 2. You should see “The Long Dark” in your Library 3. Select it, right-click, and select Properties 4. Click on the BETAS tab 5. Enter access code first: QjDcT5s3JXw8hcUL 6. Select ‘test_linux’ from the beta pul…Read more >
Hello readers and contributors,
So it has come to my attention that there is a duplicate wiki for The Long Dark on Wikia. The wiki can be found here (Wiki stats / Local list users).
This duplicate wiki has had no activity what-so-ever since its creation in September 2014. I recommend that this duplicate wiki be closed and the URL to become a redirect to this wiki.
If you support or oppose this decision, or would just like to leave a comment, please reply below with:-
I will contact Wikia support in the upcoming days to request the closure. I have also posted a blog on the duplicate wiki regarding the closure.Read more >