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Dear Esther artist teases new 'Stalker-like' project

Stalker, re-envisioned

Dear Esther Artist Robert Briscoe is working on a new "Stalker-like" project, he announced during an interview on podcast Unlimited Hyperbole.

Briscoe, who also previously worked as an environment designer on Mirror's Edge, states he will be developing the project alone, creating "something entirely of my own creation."

"Dear Esther was a great project," he says. "[But] this time around? I've always had this idea in my head of this sort of open-world, Stalker-like game without weapons. With a horror aspect to it. I've never had the opportunity to it because the scope of it is so huge...I can't even believe I'm contemplating doing it! It's so unreal...but this is the whole thing with me: I want to see if it's possible for just one person to make a game on a scale that's probably never been done before..."

Briscoe worked on Dear Esther in conjunction with British independent games studio thechineseroom. While originally a mod of Half-Life 2, a fully-fledged remake of the game was released earlier this year. thechineseroom is currently developing an indirect sequel to Amnesia: The Dark Descent, titled Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs.

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