The Long Dark’s Creative Director Sheds Light on its Story, Setting, and Conditions

The conditions in The Long Dark are the result of the largest solar superstorm in history, making, “the Carrington Event of 1859 look like a party sparkler. In late September, triggered by a massive coronal mass ejection (CME) that covers the distance between the Sun and the Earth in a blazing eight hours, the Earth is buffeted for days by highly concentrated electromagnetic energy.” The effects of the event are widespread, heavily impacting the nation’s power grid, satellites, telecommunications, and automobiles. The damaged infastructure does not bode well with winter on the horizon.

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