Bright lights flare across the night sky. The wind rages outside the thin walls of your wooden cabin. A wolf howls in the distance. You look at the meagre supplies in your pack, and wish for the days before the power mysteriously went out. How much longer will you survive?

Welcome to THE LONG DARK, the innovative exploration-survival experience Wired magazine calls "the pinnacle of an entire genre".

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The episodic story-mode for The Long Dark, WINTERMUTE, currently includes three of the five episodes that form its Season One. The Episodes build on The Long Dark's award-winning survival sandbox gameplay with a thoughtful narrative experience that explores the history, and current mysteries, of Great Bear Island, as survivors there come to terms with the Quiet Apocalypse.

The first three episodes of WINTERMUTE represent approximately 25 hours of narrative-focused survival gameplay. Episodes Four and Five are included in the price of the game, and will be unlocked for free as they are released.

Features performances by Jennifer Hale, Mark Meer, and David Hayter, and the music of Cris Velasco.

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Survival Mode is the free-form, non-narrative survival sandbox that has been honed to a sharp edge after over five years of open development, in collaboration with The Long Dark players.

Survival is your only goal, and death your only end. Make your own survival story with every game.

Features the music of Sascha Dikiciyan.

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Several standalone Challenge Modes offer objective-based experiences designed to last 1-3 hours each, such as Whiteout — the race to gather enough supplies to prepare for a monster blizzard. Or Hunted, where you need to escape a murderous Bear. Complete them to unlock Feats that provide long-term gameplay benefits in Survival Mode. There are currently 6 Challenges in the game, with more planned to come.


In addition to releasing the remaining episodes of WINTERMUTE, we intend to continue updating Survival Mode, as we have done with over 150 updates/hotfixes over the past five years of development. Keep in mind that your purchase of The Long Dark entitles you to all five episodes of WINTERMUTE, as well as updates to Survival Mode along the way.