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The Long Dark is a quieter take on DayZ, and it's still terrifying

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The Long Dark will make you shout with joy over finding an unopened bag of beef jerky.

It's an open-world survivor game in the ilk of Rust or DayZ, but with a much quieter tone and much simpler scope. In its early alpha build, you're not a wasteland survivor, building fortresses to protect yourself from oncoming waves of enemy marauders — you're just a person, vulnerable to real person stuff like cold exposure, starvation, dehydration, third-degree burns, compound fractures and so, so much more.

For a glimpse at The Long Dark's fatal possibilities and occasionally beautiful vistas, check out the Overview video posted above.