The Quarry: Supermassive Games reveals Dawn’s spiritual successor

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The Quarry: Supermassive Games reveals Dawn’s spiritual successor

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Supermassive Games has revealed The Quarry, a spiritual successor to Until Dawn, due out June 10. As with Until Dawn, the cast is made up of a number of recognizable actors.

The Quarry is a teen horror where players control nine different characters as they try to survive the last night of summer camp and, like Until Dawn, anyone can live and anyone can die.

Supermassive promises groundbreaking interactive storytelling on a night of unpredictable horror with lots of flirtation and fear, as relationships between characters are built and broken through intense player-based choices.

Director Will Byles told IGN that each character has ten to 12 different potential deaths. He said The Quarry is “like a circular story and each of those characters is a ray heading towards the center,” which means that any of those rays can be broken without affecting the rest of the narrative.

An untimely death for each character will involve around seven hours of gameplay, but Byles estimated that most playthroughs will last around ten hours. He said that The Quarry is very replayable, as at the end of each playthrough players are given different cards representing each character’s conclusion.

There are 187 of these collectible cards in total, giving completists a reason to explore every inch of The Quarry’s branching story.

Screenshots of the quarry

The game can also be played in co-op, both locally and online. The former allows each player to choose an advisor to check while online play allows other users to watch the game and vote on each decision.

Allowing people to play together is something Supermassive wanted to implement after Until Dawn’s popularity, Byles explained.

“It was almost like a game / movie experience and we absolutely wanted to continue like this,” he said. “We weren’t aware of how social it was with the other people sitting there.”

The Quarry also offers several accessibility options that allow players to fully customize the experience, whether playing alone or in co-op.

Various game components, such as fast-timing events, button mashing, aiming and shooting, can be turned on and off, even between characters. “If you’re playing with your grandparents, you can play your version with your character, and then their characters can have all of that turned off,” Byles said.

The game can also be played as an almost cinematic experience with very few interactions, testifying to its various cinematic influences.

The characters of the quarry

Similar to Until Dawn, The Quarry fuses a field teen slasher with a creature feature, and Byles said players will likely see influences from a wide range of horror films including Friday the 13th, The Thing, and Evil Dead.

Continuing the Hollywood theme, it also features a star-studded cast including Scream’s David Arquette, Modern Family’s Ariel Winter, Detective Pikachu’s Justice Smith, The Social Network’s Brenda Song, Aliens’ Lance Henriksen, and A Nightmare on Elm Street’s Lin Shaye. .

Gamers will be able to see them all in action when The Quarry hits PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox Series and One and PC via Steam this summer.

Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer who remembers to tweet @thelastdinsdale from time to time.

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