Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs is done. Okay, it’s not quite done, and what a bloody relief, but Frictional Games – creator of the original Amnesia: The Dark Descent – posts that thechineseroom has handed over their final build of the title, all ready for “testing, tweaking, optimising, porting, translating and all those things that are part of the process of creating and releasing a game”.
“How come a game meant for Halloween 2012 has been delayed for so long?” asks Frictional co-founder Jens Nilsson, airing a jolly good question. “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. 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.”
There you go, then. According the post, the game should be proper ready in time for Q2. And there I’d just managed to scrape the flavour of the first Amnesia from my harrowed soul.