Atlus has just revealed the release date of Zombie Studios' psychological survival-horror Daylight. The $14.99 title will be out on April 8 digitally for PC and PlayStation 4. It supports Oculus VR and is 3D compatible. Also, the developers are playing around with the use of Twitch, for exemple (not final) if someone types "meow" into the chat, the player will hear a cat noise in the game. The feature is on timer to avoid spam and the full list of words won't be revealed. New screens revealing new areas inside plus story details.
Where we last left off...
In the late 30s, a tourist steamboat caught fire and capsized off the coast of New Kipling, drowning more than 1000 passengers. The bodies of the victims washed up on the shores of Mid Island, and the hospital was quickly converted into a makeshift morgue to handle all the corpses. The remaining survivors of the shipwreck were treated at MIH, but with limited resources and growing costs, the MIH was unable to recover from the specter of a tragedy of that magnitude. The hospital closed its doors abruptly one day in 1948.
"Affluence would offer no protection from them. Some would say, they suffered the most. Exposure...Disaster... The flames rose up on their lavish display." - Dr. Mercer
This was a dark period for Mid Island. The turn of the century brought about plenty of medical advances that drastically reduced the need for a hospital; the early 1900s also brought about a massive wave of criminals. To deal with the influx of prisoners, a portion of Mid Island Hospital is retrofitted into a prison. Patient rooms were given prison bars and filled with the criminal and criminally insane. The isolated island made it an ideal location to sweep the malcontents under the proverbial rug, and the out-of-sight-out-of-mind corrections facility quickly became overcrowded. Overcrowding beget prison violence, and after a string of brutal injuries, murders, and allegations of illegal and immoral medical experiments, the prison quickly came under scrutiny. The Great Depression all but wiped out funding for the prison, and 6 years after the economy crashed, the prison ward was abandoned and Mid Island penitentiary reverted to Mid Island hospital.
"The curse grew stronger as time went on. With each year further tightening its grip. They built steel cages to contain its resolve. Enslavement, Isolation. Reckless Abandon. The city would burn with hatred and fear." - Dr. Mercer
1700 - 1859
Skipping back nearly two hundred years, we get to the initial founding of Mid Island Hospital. As colonial America began to flourish, so too did rampant Tuberculosis. Between the ravages of the disease and the various wars with the French, Native Americans, and eventually British, Mid Island Hospital tended to several generations of death. Corpse disposal was haphazard at best, and was accomplished by any means. As America turned on itself in the Civil War, Mid Island Hospital retreats to obscurity until the early 1900s.
"It began with Infection. A black veil of Sickness. Disease and Despair, sudden and swift." - Dr. Mercer
"They moved the afflicted to this place where you stand. They thought it would protect and leave them to grow. Then came Corruption, Persecution.... and Chaos." - Dr. Mercer
That gamasutra articles doesn't mention either MNC or DirtyBomb though. So I think we can agree that people tend to overlook gaps in the genre's history. This shit did not kick off with Battleborn/OW. (1 minute ago)
OW and DirtyBomb are not MOBA-light games. They are team FPS games that have heroes. (8 minutes ago)
DirtyBomb did something that was at the time unique. You could not call it unique anymore. (10 minutes ago)
@Tinks: I know you think that. But they're not really the same genre. (10 minutes ago)
I could be wrong, but I think the first MNC really did just have classes and no overlapping roles. Think they added "pros" in the sequel. (11 minutes ago)
some lean more moba, or more tower defense, or more shooter, but I think everything we're talking about is connected (22 minutes ago)
Surely you can spot the differences. (27 minutes ago)