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Let's play The Long Dark, celebrating one year of Early Access

Charlie Hall is Polygon’s tabletop editor. In 10-plus years as a journalist & photographer, he has covered simulation, strategy, and spacefaring games, as well as public policy.

Hinterland Studio celebrated a big milestone last week with the one year anniversary of launching The Long Dark on Steam's Early Access program. Now available on Xbox One as well, the game has sold nearly half a million copies so far.

Since Polygon first explored the harsh Canadian wilderness, the team at Hinterland has added three new maps, including Coastal Highway, Pleasant Valley and Desolation Point. They've also reworked just about every aspect of the game, from the way items are crafted to how players are affected by the environment.

We'll play today from 3:30 p.m. until around 4:30 p.m. ET. You can watch right here, or on our YouTube Gaming channel. We'll archive the stream when we're through.