There’s a game coming out in about 11 days that im really really excited about. It’s called The Vanishing of Ethan Carter. It’s a first-person story-driven mystery game, that focuses on atmosphere, mood, and the essential humanity of the characters and “should be played at night, alone, and with headphones”.
You play the game as Paul Prospero, an occult-minded detective who receives a disturbing letter from Ethan Carter. Realizing the boy is in grave danger, Paul arrives at Ethan’s home of Red Creek Valley, where things turn out to be even worse than he imagined. Ethan has vanished in the wake of a brutal murder, which Paul quickly discerns might not be the only local murder worth looking into.
They’re using photogrammetry to make the game, which is the science of making measurements from photographs, especially for recovering the exact positions of surface points. Essentially they’re taking a billion pictures of real things, and using a program to make 3d models and textures out of them. And it makes the game look absolutely stunning. Check out a Commented Gameplay video to see it motion!
Game website (you can pre-order the game there)
1920 version of the first pic