So my latest project with The Chinese Room has been announced! Amnesia A Machine Pigs! The indirect sequel to the smash hit horror. I’m the only sound designer on the project (at the moment) and have been working on it since end of October last year. It’s really coming together nicely and I can’t wait for people to play it/hear it!
The year is 1899. Wealthy industrialist Oswald Mandus has returned home from a disastrous expedition to Mexico, which has ended in tragedy. Wracked by fever, haunted by dreams of a dark machine, he recovers consciousness in his own bed, with no idea of how much time has passed since his last memory. As he struggles to his feet, somewhere beneath him, an engine splutters, coughs, roars into life…
For the people who are interested in sound design – I’m mixing the game at -20DBFS = 0DB SPL. This is giving me a huge dynamic range to play with which is wholly important in horror titles. I’m sure we’ll get a few people who say “oh the games quiet I have to crank my amp all the way up to hear it”. Well at least they’ll be in for a surprise when the louder events happen! It also shows the commitment The Chinese Room have with sound.
Whilst no screenshots have been released I can tell you it looks fantastic, absolutely gorgeous. I have some concept art that I’m allowed to show, it was done by the incredibly skilled Ben Andrews. I was so impressed by the concept I had a piece printed professorially and it is now hanging on my wall!