So I missed April Fools this year. Sorry. My excuse is that I was on a plane over the Pacific, which is true. Next year I’ll have some totally mind blowing joke prepared for you all (I considered posting that Alan Wake had been announced as an iPhone exclusive, but I figured that probably won’t have gone over well).
I have a post in the wings about The Path. The short version is that you should go buy it. While it is in many ways a classic adventure game, it’s been filtered and twisted and it’s like nothing that you’ve seen before. It’s a different kind of horror game, one that will require you to think. I’ve only spent a few minutes with it but that’s more than enough to recommend it to you here. I’ll have a much more in-depth post about this game when I get to spend a little more time with it.
Last week was also GDC, and there’s been some horror-related news to talk about. Here’s some screenshots from the new Silent Hill remake, which looks, uh, odd. I’ll play it, and I’m very happy to see that somebody is finally using the Wiimote as a flashlight (ok, Fragile did this first), but I can’t tell much about it yet by just looking at the screenshots. Also, I was surprised to learn that the Saw game is still in development (apparently Konami is the new publisher), and even more surprised that there are screenshots available. The database is quickly falling out of date!
At the end of the month I will be speaking at the Thinking After Dark conference. The list of speakers is impressive, and the topics are all things I am interested in, so I am quite excited about attending. Any of you in upstate New York or Montreal should come attend!