A few hours into Alan Wake, Remedy Entertainment's amusing, long-in-development spin on Stephen King horror yarns, Bitmob realized what the developer did wrong. They wasted five years making one product. Alan Wake should've been released as a series of downloadable episodic games.
It's hardly a stretch. Wake presents levels as serialized television episodes, opening with a story recap and ending on a cliffhanger. Y'know, to make sure you tune in next week.