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The Quarry: How Interactive Narrative Games Brings out the Best in Horror

I’m thrilled to say that The Quarry, the all-new teen-horror narrative game from Supermassive Games and the award-winning team behind Until Dawn, is finally launching today! 

For any players who are unfamiliar with The Quarry, our premise is simple. You play as a group of nine teenage camp counselors who find themselves stranded for one more night at Hackett’s Quarry summer camp, and decide to throw a party to celebrate their final night together. This rustic camp, located deep in the woods of upstate New York, just happens to be devoid of many of today’s modern comforts — like cell service. What could possibly go wrong? Naturally, the party quickly takes a turn for the worse as the counselors are plunged into an unpredictable night of horror, and find themselves hunted by blood-drenched locals and something far more sinister. Throughout the course of the game, you’ll be forced to make unimaginable choices and decisions that are often a matter of life or death. In The Quarry, any of the counselors can be the star of the show — or die before daylight comes.

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To truly bring the experience to life, we brought on a cast of Hollywood talent and horror legends to bring their expertise to these characters, including David Arquette (“Scream” franchise,) Ariel Winter (“Modern Family”), Justice Smith (“Jurassic World”), Brenda Song (“Dollface”), and more. One of the questions we sometimes get asked is, why not simply create a horror film instead? What is it about interactive narrative games that make them so well-suited to horror?

For me, I believe that the core appeal of horror comes down to a question we ask ourselves all the time: “What would you do?” Horror challenges us to think about this question under extreme circumstances and allows us to see the consequences of our choices.

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Movies and TV shows are linear — all we can do is observe, and the outcome is always the same no matter how many times you watch your favorite horror flick. What’s so special about games is that it is the only entertainment medium where you are truly able to answer the question of “what would you do?” yourself.

In The Quarry, you will be faced with making all types of choices, big and small, that shape your story and determine who lives to tell the tale. Some of these choices will simply affect your relationship between your fellow camp counselors, while others might dramatically impact how your story unfolds, even determining who makes it through the night alive.

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I can’t wait to see what choices players will make during their playthroughs of The Quarry. We built this game to be extremely replayable, with multiple branching story paths, conversation options, character dynamics, and finales to your night of horror. On behalf of the team at Supermassive Games, thank you for your support. You can pick up The Quarry today for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S here on the Xbox Store.

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The Quarry for Xbox One

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Online multiplayer functionality will be available post-launch on or by July 8, 2022. As the sun sets on the last day of summer camp, the teenage counselors of Hackett’s Quarry throw a party to celebrate. No kids. No adults. No rules. Things quickly take a turn for the worse. Hunted by blood-drenched locals and something far more sinister, the teens’ party plans unravel into an unpredictable night of horror. Friendly banter and flirtations give way to life-or-death decisions, as relationships build or break under the strain of unimaginable choices. Play as each of the nine camp counselors in a thrilling cinematic tale, where every decision shapes your unique story from a tangled web of possibilities. Any character can be the star of the show—or die before daylight comes. How will your story unfold? YOUR STORY, THEIR FATE
Will you dare to check what’s behind that trap door? Will you investigate the screams echoing from within the forest? Will you save your friends or desperately run for your life? Every choice, big or small, shapes your story and determines who lives to tell the tale. A STUNNING CINEMATIC EXPERIENCE
Cutting edge facial capture and filmic lighting techniques, combined with incredible performances from an iconic ensemble cast of Hollywood talent, bring the horrors of Hackett’s Quarry to life in a pulse-pounding, cinematic thrill ride. ENJOY THE FRIGHT WITH FRIENDS
Place your faith in up to 7 friends in online play*, where invited players watch along and vote on key decisions, creating a story shaped by the whole group! Or, play together in a party horror couch co-op experience where each player picks a counselor and controls their actions. CUSTOMIZE YOUR EXPERIENCE
Adjustable difficulty for all gameplay elements let players of any skill level enjoy the horror. And if you prefer to watch rather than play, Movie Mode lets you enjoy The Quarry as a binge-worthy cinematic thriller. Select how you want the story to unfold, kick back, and munch on some popcorn in between all the screams! STARRING:
David Arquette as Chris Ariel Winter as Abigail Brenda Song as Kaitlyn Evan Evagora as Nick Halston Sage as Emma Justice Smith as Ryan Miles Robbins as Dylan Siobhan Williams as Laura Skyler Gisondo as Max Zach Tinker as Jacob Ethan Suplee as Bobby
Grace Zabriskie as Eliza
Lance Henriksen as Jedediah
Lin Shaye as Constance
Ted Raimi as Travis *Multiplayer functionality across same generation only.

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The Quarry for Xbox Series X|S

2K

23

Free Trial

Online multiplayer functionality will be available post-launch on or by July 8, 2022. As the sun sets on the last day of summer camp, the teenage counselors of Hackett’s Quarry throw a party to celebrate. No kids. No adults. No rules. Things quickly take a turn for the worse. Hunted by blood-drenched locals and something far more sinister, the teens’ party plans unravel into an unpredictable night of horror. Friendly banter and flirtations give way to life-or-death decisions, as relationships build or break under the strain of unimaginable choices. Play as each of the nine camp counselors in a thrilling cinematic tale, where every decision shapes your unique story from a tangled web of possibilities. Any character can be the star of the show—or die before daylight comes. How will your story unfold? YOUR STORY, THEIR FATE
Will you dare to check what’s behind that trap door? Will you investigate the screams echoing from within the forest? Will you save your friends or desperately run for your life? Every choice, big or small, shapes your story and determines who lives to tell the tale. A STUNNING CINEMATIC EXPERIENCE
Cutting edge facial capture and filmic lighting techniques, combined with incredible performances from an iconic ensemble cast of Hollywood talent, bring the horrors of Hackett’s Quarry to life in a pulse-pounding, cinematic thrill ride. ENJOY THE FRIGHT WITH FRIENDS
Place your faith in up to 7 friends in online play*, where invited players watch along and vote on key decisions, creating a story shaped by the whole group! Or, play together in a party horror couch co-op experience where each player picks a counselor and controls their actions. CUSTOMIZE YOUR EXPERIENCE
Adjustable difficulty for all gameplay elements let players of any skill level enjoy the horror. And if you prefer to watch rather than play, Movie Mode lets you enjoy The Quarry as a binge-worthy cinematic thriller. Select how you want the story to unfold, kick back, and munch on some popcorn in between all the screams! STARRING:
David Arquette as Chris Ariel Winter as Abigail Brenda Song as Kaitlyn Evan Evagora as Nick Halston Sage as Emma Justice Smith as Ryan Miles Robbins as Dylan Siobhan Williams as Laura Skyler Gisondo as Max Zach Tinker as Jacob Ethan Suplee as Bobby
Grace Zabriskie as Eliza
Lance Henriksen as Jedediah
Lin Shaye as Constance
Ted Raimi as Travis *Multiplayer functionality across same generation only.

[This article originally appeared on Xbox Wire]

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