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Until Dawn’s Supermassive Games Invites You to The Quarry

This past weekend 2K and Supermassive Games gave us a glimpse into their latest project. Most notable as the studio that brought us Until Dawn, The Inpatient, and the titles of The Dark Pictures anthology (Man of Medan, House of Ashes, and Little Hope), Supermassive Games has a hallowed tradition of getting a talented cast together for their titles, and The Quarry is no different. Veteran horror actors David Arquette (Scream), Lin Shaye (Insidious), Lance Henrikson (Pumpkinhead), Grace Zabriskie (Twin Peaks), and Ted Raimi (Evil Dead) will merge with the fantastic young talents of Justice Smith (The Voyeurs), Ariel Winter (Excision), Siobhan Williams (Bright Hill Road), Evan Evagora (Star Trek: Picard), Skyler Gisondo (Santa Clarita Diet), Brenda Song (Secret Obsession), Halston Sage (The Orville), and Mile Robbins (Halloween 2018). The Quarry is stacked and being promoted as the successor to Until Dawn.  

Opposing the winter atmosphere of Until Dawn, The Quarry will take place at summer camp, where players will assume the role of each of the nine counselors on their last night at summer camp, at a location that looks strikingly familiar to Josh’s parents’ lodge in Until Dawn. As the trailer shows, David Arquette will embody another local authority figure who wants nothing more than to have seen the kids leave their woodsy setting one day sooner—but somebody (or something) has other plans. Between the strange locals and creatures that might be lurking in the woods, the power to lead the counselors into or away from danger is in the player’s hands and the choices they make. 

David Arquette as Chris in The Quarry

The Quarry will feature a few different modes to cater the experience to players. Those who may want a limited play experience, purely into the game for its movie qualities, will have the option of playing The Quarry in “Movie-Mode,” which will allow you to select how you want the story to unfold and present a horror film while the player sits back in their seat eating popcorn. Those that want a more unique experience will have the ability to invite up to seven friends who will vote on decisions and have the ability to choose one character they play through the game as.  

I was a huge fan of the story based Until Dawn. As someone who is rarely interested in horror gaming, it prompted me to play through the prequel game, The Inpatient, in VR, and though I haven’t gotten into The Dark Pictures games (yet), I still have them readily installed on my PlayStation. Every game I’ve mentioned features thrilling cinematic animations and a decision-making mechanic unparalleled by other engines. The choose-your-own-story endings you can arrive at are wonderfully macabre and have countless possibilities. I’m excited for The Quarry and know this one is getting installed and booted up on day one. 

Drop into The Quarry on June 10.

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Written by Sean Parker

Living just outside of Boston, Sean has always been facinated by what horror can tell us about contemporary society. He started writing music reviews for a local newspaper in his twenties and found a love for the art of thematic and symbolic analysis. Sean joined Horror Obsessive at it's inception, and is currently the site's Creative Director. He produces and edits the weekly Horror Obsessive podcast for the site as well as his interviews with guests. He has recently started his foray into feature film production as well, his credits include Alice Maio Mackay's Bad Girl Boogey, Michelle Iannantuono's Livescreamers, and Ricky Glore's upcoming Troma picture, Sweet Meats.

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