the quarry, the upcoming narrative horror game from Supermassive Games, will have multiple endings. And when we say several, we really mean 186.
Each ending depends on choices you make in-game with the non-playable characters. These endings can mean life or death, as the story changes depending on the decisions – all contained in a 1,000-page script.
Speaking to IGN, the game’s director, Will Byles, spoke about the amount of work that goes into such a “mathematical nightmare.” And the huge amount of work was imposed not only on the developers themselves, but also on the actors of the game.
“Writing a branching narrative is a really interesting exercise,” Byles told IGN. “We write a 100-page script as if it were a movie. We develop our character styles and once we have that we can start thinking about how to turn that into a full 10 hour experience. “Actors are used to a 100-page script on a feature film, and when we send the scripts to the actors, they’re very concerned because they’re huge. The screenplay for this is over a thousand pages. We have to turn about 50 pages a day, which is unheard of. It’s just an insane amount of footage. But of course a lot of what they learn is the same over and over again, but from a different industry.”
There are both big and small decisions to be made in the game as to how these branches will work. And thanks to intelligent placement, e.g. B. if you make a decision when only a few other characters are around, a larger group of characters will continue playing things normally because they are unaware of your decision.
Bigger choices will “significantly impact the story,” Byles said, and those choices will affect the other characters. But there will also be dozens of smaller choices that affect the story you play, such as: B. Relationships. And the outcome of every decision you make, big or small, is shared with you so you know how you affected another person or how it affected the bigger picture.
The Quarry is due out on June 10th and takes place on the last day of summer camp, and the teenage counselors at Hackett’s Quarry decide to throw a party to celebrate. Unfortunately, bloodied locals and something “far more sinister” will turn a night of partying into a night of horrors.
In the game, you play as each of the nine camp counselors, who are led by actors such as David Arquette (Scream), Ariel Winter (Modern Family), Justice Smith (Jurassic World), Brenda Song (Dollface), Lance Henriksen (Aliens), Lin Shaye (A Nightmare on Elm Street) and more.
The game also features the ability to play with up to seven friends in online play, where invited players watch and vote on key decisions, creating a story shaped by the entire group. Or you can play together in couch co-op, where each player chooses a camp supervisor that they control.
It features adjustable difficulty, and if you’d rather watch things play out rather than play, you can enjoy the game in Movie Mode for a cinematic thriller. All you have to do is decide how you want the story to develop, sit back and enjoy the horror.
The Quarry will be available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.
https://www.vg247.com/supermassives-horror-game-the-quarry-will-have-186-different-endings Supermassive horror game The Quarry will have 186 different endings