London, UK – 17.09.2013 - Jasper Byrne’s critically acclaimed indie horror title Lone Survivor will be available on console for the first time ever on September 25th in Europe, in a Sony exclusive ‘Director’s Cut’ edition, developed and published by Curve Studios and Curve Digital. The North American release is set to follow in the next two weeks.
Lone Survivor: The Director’s Cut is a survival horror game that focuses as much on insanity, loneliness and isolation as it does on external enemies. Directly influenced by classic survival horror and psychological thrillers like Silent Hill and Twin Peaks, Lone Survivor offers players many different ways to approach situations they encounter in the game. Avoid combat, or tackle your foes head on. Seek out companions or escape alone. Maintain your own sanity or risk falling into madness – Lone Survivor is a game that’s all about choice.
Byrne commented, “It’s been a lifelong dream of mine to release one of my games on a console, and it’s been amazing to watch it coming together in the last few months. Lone Survivor on the PlayStation has gone from a simple port to nearly a completely new game that I’m very proud of.”
Along with a completely new lighting system designed to improve the games distinctive style both on HD televisions and the vibrant Vita screen, The Director’s Cut edition also features hundreds of tweaks and changes to the original game including new dialogue, over twenty new items, brand new endings, trophies and secrets. The console release also marks the first time Lone Survivor has been available in other languages, with fully localised German and French text.
Curve Digital managing director Jason Perkins added, “Lone Survivor: The Director’s Cut isn’t simply a console port but a completely reworked version of Jasper’s original game. It’s been very interesting watch the game grow in all sorts of ways since we started working with Jasper, and when it comes to new content this game has been our biggest project yet.”
Praise for the original Lone Survivor:
“Lone Survivor is easily among the best survival horror games that I’ve ever played, a feat that’s truly remarkable.” Destructoid – 90
“A chilling and fascinating indie psychological horror.” Games Master UK –81
“It’s one of the freshest, boldest and most rewarding entrants in a genre many had left for dead, and anyone pining for a true Silent Hill experience needs to experience what Byrne has to offer.” VideoGamer.com –90
About Lone Survivor
In this psychological survival adventure, the masked protagonist must escape from a city ravaged by disease, by any means necessary. Starving and exhausted, he has begun to question how much of what he sees is even real. Lone Survivor is a new kind of adventure where the choice of how to survive is up to you.
About Curve Digital
Founded in 2012, Curve Digital publishes original IP and enhanced conversions of popular independent video games. Working with high profile developers such as Jasper Byrne (Lone Survivor) and Mike Bithell (Thomas Was Alone), Curve Digital helps individuals and small teams bring their games to a larger audience on popular console formats, including PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One and Wii-U.
About Curve Studios
Founded in 2005, Curve Studios is a game development studio based in Clerkenwell, London. The developer of games such as Stealth Inc, Explodemon and Hydroventure: Spin Cycle, Curve Studios is one of London’s leading independent development studios. Curve Studios has worked with many highly respected partners including Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft and Disney.