Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs has been announced as a collaboration between thechineseroom and Frictional Games.
After being rumored over the weekend, and teased earlier in the month, the game has been confirmed to Joystiq by Dear Ester writer Dan Pinchbeck.
Developed by thechineseroom and produced by Frictional, the game is not a direct sequel to Amnesia: The Dark Descent, but does take place in the same “alternate history” and the same universe.
The game follows a wealthy industrialist named Oswald Mandus, who in 1899 has returned from “a disastrous expedition to Mexico” which ended in tragedy.
Mandus caught a fever on his ill-fated trip, during which he dreamt of a “dark machine.” Upon regaining consciousness, the mysterious machine from his dreams also “sputters to life.”
Joystiq said a full interview with Pinchbeck and Frictional designer Thomas Grip willgo live later today and will contain more detail on the title.
We’ll update this space as more information becomes available.
Yes folks, the Dear Esther folks and the Amnesia folks have gathered together to make the followup to the scariest game ever. I'm already shitting myself.
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