A Look at The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Through GIFs

Three GIFs show us the promising world of a 'weird fiction horror game'.

by on 17th Dec, 2013

The Astronauts have sent out a number of GIFs to highlight three moments in the upcoming PC title The Vanishing of Ethan Carter which is described as a "weird fiction horror game" by the developers.

The images show the game’s protagonist, Paul Prospero (named after a character in Shakespeare’s The Tempest) experience a supernatural occurance as well as some of the environments players will find in the game which is due for release next year. 

According to the descriptions of the GIFs: 

"The first 'video' shows a small fragment of a rocky path near the opening area of the game. A lot of what you see has been made using photogrammetric technology. Rest assured we will be talking a whole lot more about it in January, but in short, we believe it’s the future for a lot of indie studios interested in photo-realistic worlds. The technology does not eliminate the need for artists and never will, but it allows faster acquisition of high quality in-game assets."

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"The second movie shows our hero, an occult detective called Paul Prospero, witness a supernatural event. It’s connected to the memories of a certain corpse that Paul is “questioning” about… Okay, this is a longer story, so let’s leave it for another time. Note how the foliage is affected by the switch from reality to the memory, right before the draisine materializes."

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"Third GIF shows a fragment of a long forgotten cemetery from the later part of the game. Elements of the environment, like the tombs or the roots, were also made using photogrammetry."

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The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is set for release in 2014. 

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